There has been talks about going more zen and it's great seeing the dev-community steering the conversation towards simplicity for both user experience and the blockchain itself. The roadmap was a good indication too. That's what beta testing is all about, especially for a new tech such as this. I think ease-of-use and ease-of-comprehension are ultimately the first steps to providing value for mainstream adoption.
Talking about steering, it's also important for K.I.S.S to take place in order to spot issues (also, know the right buttons to press) in order to move the platform into the right place. That said, I think @clayop's recent recommendation on a modified n curve is a simple elegant solution worth trying out without fidgeting too many knobs: https://steemit.com/steem/@clayop/making-steemit-better-a-proposal-to-flatten-the-rewards-curve
I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.- Dr. Seuss
I have a friend with whom I've worked at different companies over many years. Although when I first knew him, he scared me a little, I have always admired Dan and respected his prowess as an engineer.
Different Ways of Thinking
I arrive at this conclusion one day when I walk into his office to ask him a technical question.
Dan leans back in his chair, his eyes momentarily glaze over, and in a few seconds he has just the answer I need.
This sort of cool competentence is characteristic of Dan. If I were to peer behind his eyes, I imagine I would see something like the following take place in his mind:
*Incoming question... Classifying...
He doesn't miss an episode.
I must share some funny family moments. A few evenings ago, we were eating dinner and, of course, the toddler steals the show. I adore her view on different situations and life. The age of three seems to be a magical time in life: a conglomeration of the here and there; is and isn't; now, then and future; fantasy and real life. Following is the conversation between my granddaughter (Kyla - 3yo) and her mother (my daughter), Bailey...
Kyla (out of the blue), “Hello, Your Majesty,” and holds her hand out to shake with Bailey.
Bailey, “Hello, I don't think we've met,” shaking Kyla's hand.
“Yes, we met before.”
Kyla, “The last time I was a kid.”
I lost it. Snorting, laughing and trying to catch my breath, I attempted at some sort of dignity, but failed miserably.
My daughter didn't miss a beat, she asked, “And when was this?”
“Last day.” Was the response.
My daughter tri
I have written quite a bit about my students’ and my successes in the classroom. Its fun to think about and share those very positive experiences. Unfortunately, if one only shares the good, it may seem like he thinks he is perfect (or at least wants others to think he is perfect).
Well I am far from perfect. The majority of the time I am really good at my job… but nobody’s perfect.
Whenever one of these less than perfect moments occurs, I turn to my teaching assistant and say, “Well this one sure isn’t going into the time capsule”.
This week I had a “not worthy of the time capsule” moment.
A few minutes before class started, I was hanging out and chatting with my students. We heard a bellowing shout from the hall. A deep loud voice said, “These kids are all here to learn, what are you here to do?”
Ooooh somebody was in trouble.
Tonight at 11:00 CST marks my 7th day on STEEMIT and the 6th day of me posting. I have to thank
for putting me on the blockchain. Where we are from, getting on the block normally means selling drugs, so I was a tad bit skeptical. My assessment thus far on the platform has been greatly positive. There is an eclectic taste of material and content and far less spam. What intrigues me the most is the intellect of all the users I have encountered. My wife said, "You've been spending a lot of time on STEAM lately!" I said, "NO BITCH, IT'S STEEM, GET IT RIGHT!" I've become accustomed to the couch these last 6 days.
With that said, my goal is to use steemit as an outlet and an inl
NOTE: Probably only another amputee can fully appreciate this. But talk about flawed judicial reasoning!!!
I have been waiting to hear the verdict on a local court case for several months. The case was about a good friend, who eight months ago stepped on a nail and his foot became infected. The doctors at the Cleveland Clinic treated him for weeks but nothing helped and the infection was growing worse. Finally his doctors decided to amputate his leg. Somehow on the day of the scheduled surgery, the surgical intern read his charts wrongly and the doctors amputated his good leg. More sad was the fact that even though the mistake was quickly discovered, there was nothing the doctors could now do except amputate his remaining infected leg.
Hearing of this terrible mistake, numbers of attorneys approached him about representing him a
These days problems :D
Last night my wife and I went to see Susan Calman perform at The Stables. I think most people know her from appearances on The News Quiz and other panel shows. She used to be a lawyer, but has been doing comedy for ten years.
She had some topical digs at Trump and Brexit as you might expect. She said it's not a good time for comedians as their job is to 'make the mundane surreal', but the politicians are doing that these days. Mostly she talks about like as a short, gay woman with lots of stories about her wife (her term) and her cats. She swears a fair bit, but I wouldn't say it was offensive unless you are really uptight about gay rights. What it was is very funny. Highly recommended.
Here's an old clip in her home town, Glasgow, where she refers to my home town, Bedford.
She said she'd be in the bar afterwards for autographs and photos, but we had to get hom
And a little funny animals :)
Laughing is great for your health and for your spirit. I think it is something we need to do every day because it makes life better, doesn’t it? I just feel that a lot of stress is released when I have a good laugh even though it is through some childish behavior like fart “pranking”.
Farting is the disgusting. although relieving, act of expelling intestinal gas through the anus with an unpleasant smell. Yeah I know, YUCK!!! but hey, it is funny. It always cracks me up because of the reaction of the other people when someone farts. Now that we are in the youtube era where it is easier to share with the world whatever we want, I have found many pranks (jokes) related to farting in public. Some use farting machines while others use their hands or mouth to imitate the sound that a fart does when it comes out into the world. However, one of the best ways of tea
What is this roadmap? It is the collective consciousness.. We become everything we intake... We are a community of personality with our greater whole expanding with every new-user to its platform... We are unstoppable... We are the collective consciousness..
You see... Money doesnt give influence... Content gives influence... It is what you can contribute to the platform that gives you power...
CHECK OUT THE PUNCHLINES:
I am not making any money on steemit right now but some how I have so much fun on this site I could give 2 shits...
I throw my money into it like a vending machine in a waiting room... seriously though...
I dont like prostitutes so I dont give them money... I drop parables on their a$$
Maybe I shouldnt joke like that but those that can relate can
Steemit isnt a social media site.
IT IS A WORK MEDIA SITE
We arent socializing bitch
Thats for the lazy people at work that piss
kitty desperately trying to avoid attack from the Lizard, in the end only one stands up, and one is blown up!!!
A clip from an episode of the 1950s western television series Trackdown was published to YouTube, along with the claim that it “predicted Donald Trump” by featuring a snake oil salesman character named “Trump” who claimed that only he could prevent the end of the world … by building a wall around the town.
The episode (S1, E30) aired on CBS in 1958 and was titled “The End of the World,” featuring actor Lawrence Dobkin playing the role of “Walter Trump.” A synopsis of the episode from the Classic TV Archive reads as follows:
Walter Trump, a confidence man, puts on a long robe and holds a tent meeting in the town of Talpa. He tells the townspeople that a cosmic explosion will rain fire on the town and that he is the only one that can save them from death. Ranger Hoby Gilman attempts to prove Trump is a fraud.
hello all friends steemit,
I try to see at a glance, how do you think!
whether I pretty today ?
Today I was in my friend's place,
I visited my friend's house funny ...
I always miss my friends is the same,, and
I always wanted to be with her.
NEW SUPER HERO?!