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jesta witness update - full time begins - 2016-10-07

This week marks the first full week of steem related projects for me. Its a pretty refreshing change of pace! For those of you not following my updates, I've been doing full time contract work since I joined steem in July. I've choosen to not renew my contract in favor of working full time on steem related projects for the foreseeable future.

Exciting times, and I'm very happy to be a contributor to this social experiment :)


jesta witness update - 2016-09-30

So much for a week off... ah well at least it was productive. With my contract gig completely done, all the time I've reclaimed is slowly filling up with new and exciting projects. Instead of rambling here in my witness update about new projects, I'm planning on doing some write ups - I feel these ideas deserve their own posts.

Before I dive into the details of the last week, starting today all of my witness updates posts will be using the 100% Steem Power payout option. I don't have an exact reason as to why I'm doing it, but it feels like the right thing to do. These updates are to serve as a public service announcement and for transparency, and I don't feel I should be rewarded with liquid currency assets for doing them. Still working on why I feel that way :)


steemdb 0.3.1 - timelines for new followers, reblogs, and witness votes

The most common thing I've been asked for in my projects is the ability to see new followers. In a social media based community like we have here, many people want to observe when they have new followers so they can learn a bit more about them, and possibly follow them back.

After spending a bit time figuring out the proper way to do this, I'm happy to announce these features are now available on


[steemtools] automatic failover for witness nodes

I was told "code or it didn't happen" when my node gracefully failed over about an hour ago, so here it is. I'm a bit tired, so I apologize if there's gaps in the documentation.


jesta witness update - 2016-09-23

Hardfork 14 went well, upgraded all the nodes I control, updates to the sites I run, and finished my last full week of 40hr/week contract work. Feels like a pretty accomplished week!

I also finished setting up my control center for my witness operations, which you can see below.