jesta's blog


welcome to my little corner of the blockchain

The recent controversy between Steemit Inc and the community - the premine, control, and where it leads this blockchain

I'm not going to candy coat any of this, since I think the greater community needs a splash of realism and less pandering. At this point in time I have nothing to lose (besides wasting my time) and just think this entire situation is absurd. The vast majority of the "scare" surrounding the issues discussed over the last week have no actual merit and are, in my opinion, cases of manipulation to maintain the status quo.

Buckle up, this is going to be a long one.

Read more...

Vessel Connectivity + SteemDB syncing (after yesterday's downtime)

After the downtime experienced yesterday, many services are still coming back online and some connectivity may still be limited. I've received a number of messages today about using Vessel and not being able to connect, so I figured a PSA was in order to help get those struggling connected again.

If the server you've used previously is currently unavailable while using Vessel, head into the settings tab and enter:

Read more...

2018/07/28 - Incident Report - Witness + Failover Crash

I just wanted to take a few moments now that the smoke is clearing to highlight what happened and why my witness missed so many blocks today. It was a combination of events that caused both my primary witness to crash and the failover to not react accordingly.

TLDR - It was my fault and I'm taking steps to prevent this in the future.

Read more...

jesta witness update (2018-Q3)

I wanted to take a while today to update the Steem community on what's been going on over on my side of the blockchain. This post will be part progress report, part transparency report, and a touch of standing on my soap box.

The first thing that makes sense to dive into is an update of what's happened since my last update, which was about 6 weeks ago. It's been an incredibly busy time and I'm very grateful that a number of different projects have been coming to a close within the last week. From a birds eye view, my time has been split between:

Read more...

A witness update: 2nd quarter

I figured it was about time to write a recap of what's been going on the last few months in the world of @jesta. So here we go.

2018 so far has been full of challenges and learning, which is both great and ultimately doesn't end up with much work to show for it. On the 1st of February I published a post about my potential roadmap and goals for 2018. This update is primarily a follow up and progress report on where I'm at in this process.

Read more...