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Generation: Selfie

The selfie has become as commonplace as the smartphone. I had stopped to ponder why we take them, who they are for, and what is to be gained from them. It’s quite an odd obsession for an era to have. It’s posterity. It’s social hierarchy. To be seen. Capturing moments, taking pictures is obviously a long lasting interest of mankind but to capture a moment specifically to secure your place in a moment is new. It’s self-importance. Think back to 9/11. All the pictures that have come out. Do you recall a single selfie? Me neither. You secured your place in the moment by capturing it in the first person. The selfie is basically the social equivalent of talking in third person.
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On Clarification

I have been deliberately quiet publicly for a few reasons.  Some of them I spoke previously on, and others are personal.  None of them have anything to do with Zetacoin, the “ann”, or for that matter SimplyCrypto.  I have been relatively active privately however.  Some will proclaim that my re-emergence in this post is to “bolster the price” and then insert adjectives, me photoshopped into a ridiculous picture and then some wild unsubstantiated speculation or horrific misrepresentation of what’s said within.   Now that we are working with a general understanding of how this will play, I have some shit to say so pause your porn and take your hand out of your dorito bags. Continue reading

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I will never buy another iPhone.

I was for a brief moment in time an Apple fanboy.  I rushed out and waited in long lines to over pay for the first iPhone.  I have every phone since.  My current phone is still the iPhone 4s.  I didn’t upgrade because after about 3 months I had started to fall out of love with it.  I loathe iTunes with a passion.  I really wanted to give the Galaxy or the Note a go as I’ve heard nothing but brilliant things about them.

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On Walking Away from Twitter

Leaving Twitter is a relatively straight forward move.  It has nothing left of interest to me.  The things I covet no longer reside there.  Rare is an intelligent conversation on any topic of concern to me.  Infrastructure, products and services or implementation.   I used to love having spirited conversations about these things with very smart people.  To an extent the problem is that whole group now work in private companies doing the things we used to discuss should be done.  The conversation currently on twitterw is trite and unpleasing.

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Ugh, The Hubris

So I saw something tonight that I just can’t not respond to.  Maybe I had a beer too many and my somewhat new found restraint is feeling a little weak but here goes.

I saw that there is “plans” for a Zetacoin Women’s initiative created and pushed by dudes.  No one has been more pro-women in crypto as I started the Gender Equality Workshop on NoBS in February with BitcoinWife, and in my crypto company we have a women in our founders group.  However, this is just silly and insulting to women.  Either we will be saying women are dumb and need their own little group we as the alpha man can control and teach them the ways of Zetacoin or that women are unequal to men and need a specialized group.  See, the fundamental problem with creating a gender specific sub-group is that you’re telling them they are different which is in itself being sexist.  How about we just treat them with respect in that we shut the fuck up with the sexist comments and posts of naked ladies and we don’t talk down to them or act weird when one approaches.

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Talking to myself

I wanted to write this as a gloom and doom, but that’s not fair.  It’s a poor characterization of crypto, perhaps because I’ve been around too long and I’ve been working with the same group of people toward far-reaching goals that I see things differently.  Right now, as I look out I am just shaking my head all the time.  All anyone ever wants to talk about is money, trading, greed, money, trading, etc. etc.  Same tired shit, every single day.  It’s like the only conversation.  “Hey! psst!  What can we flip for quick profit?!”  <insert new coin>  ::start hysteria:: repeat.  It’s exhausting, and I fear what might doom us.  See, I told you!  Doom and gloom!  Just kidding.

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With deliberation

It’s been some time since I wrote about these things, but it seems it is time I bring these concepts back to the forefront.  I had been quite harsh on “coins” over the last year.  In retrospect, that was entirely foolish on my part.  I had not understood entirely the true dynamics of the situation.  Coins are released, and typically the creator and core team are good people with good intentions.  They are obviously hard working and willing to put in the time, money, and effort to build something for many to use.  That’s not just commendable, but should be celebrated.  The thing I’ve always been hyper critical of was the pump and dump scheme that would be orchestrated around a coin.  I’d blame the coin because it was easy, and perhaps a bit lazy on my part.  It’s easy to blame “the coin” when in truth they are the victim or at worst complicit out of circumstance.  There are groups that are highly organized that hijack coins for pump and dumps.  The core is helpless to stop this from happening and they can either try to profit from it and hype along with it or try to distance itself, and lose whatever community it had when the bottom falls out.

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Show and Tell

It’s so funny to me that in life there are so many idiots who have never contributed, accomplished or even tried to do anything out there naysaying.  I have spent so much of my life doing and encouraging other people to do I am upset with myself for getting distracted from it.  In doing so, I thought we could play some show and tell.  I will showcase two ventures of mine.  The first will be TutorKinect and that will be followed by Olloku.

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Coins of note

Probably like everyone else, I am tired of talking about Zetacoin all the damn time. I love Zetacoin, and I couldn’t be more firmly entrenched behind it if I wanted to. What many weren’t around for months back was this blog and my twitter account originally talked about and worked on or with a wide array of coins. I developed a pretty nasty case of tunnel vision as we are doing some heavy lifting with Zetacoin, but there are a lot of other solid developers doing amazing things that are worthy of attention. Instead of a coin only getting attention or press for it’s rapid price raise, I want to talk about coins that seem to be trying to do things the way I would consider the right way.
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