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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.

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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:

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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.

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chainbb.com - going offline

It's a hard decision, but at this point I feel it's the right one to make. As I alluded to in my potential witness roadmap, I'm currently focusing on other needed aspects of the ecosystem and haven't given proper attention to chainbb.com or it's users. This has been a constant source of stress for me, as morally I feel that I can't just ignore problems when they arise with the site.

Today, after running into issues with chainbb's servers and the steemd node powering it, I decided to shut down the site and refund anyone who's actually sent any funds to create/fund a forum.

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witness roadmap (potentially) for @jesta in 2018

Being that January has come to an end, I wanted to take a bit today to write and explain where my head is at for 2018 and a bit of a recap on 2017. Man, what a crazy year for crypto overall!

Please note - none of what I'm about to say is set in stone, I welcome suggestions and discussion, and am happy to change my point of view if/when needed. I make a lot of assumptions throughout this post and you're free to call me out on them.

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