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Super late to the party, but trying to understand the hype/see what early interesting apps/toys are being built on #blockchain/#crypto that aren't just exchanges/trading platforms/stores. What should I check out? Caveats: super beginner & SUPER skeptical as @rickyyean can attest
So far, Steemit at least looks interesting, but I'm finding pretty little else that's interesting. Brave and Metamask were also not beginner friendly at all to set up.
So update: tried out Peepeth on Toshi... lots of issues:
1) Had to pay gas to write my signup to the blockchain
2) Have to pay gas for any write transaction: sending a peep, following, etc.
3) BUT you can batch 15 actions together and write them at once to the blockchain...
26 minutes sounds ridiculous. But even if this gets solved, can someone who knows much more than I do explain how apps on top of blockchain are supposed to deal with limitations of the CAP theorem?
I guess all app developers will need to become distributed systems experts to account for basic consistency issues when you don’t know when a tweet will get written and confirmed to the database...

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Jul 13, 2018
“It was a day like a slow-motion video of twilight. Uneventful, to put it mildly. The lead gray of the sky mixed ever so slowly with black, finally blending into night. Just another quality of melancholy.” 1/4
“As if there were only two colors in the world, gray and black, shifting back and forth at regular intervals.” 2/4
I enjoyed Haruki Murakami’s “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running” so I figured I’d check out his other stuff. Listened to his first published works on “Wind/Pinball” and really didn’t enjoy them. But just started “Dance Dance Dance” (where the above quote is from) 3/4
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Jun 26, 2018
“Life is a single player game. You’re born alone. You’re going to die alone. All of your interpretations are alone. All your memories are alone. You’re gone in three generations and no one cares. Before you showed up nobody cared. It’s all single player.”
@Naval on @farnamstreet
My mind immediately connected that to the ending lyric from my favorite song right now by @macklemore:

Love is just a tool
To remind us who we are
And that we are not alone
When we're walking in the dark
When I first heard these quotes, I def thought they were kind of morbid. Single player sounds lonely and meaningless. That seems to devalue love, relationships, society.


“We need to work together to advance civilization.”
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Jun 25, 2018
Loved @BostonMarathon champion @Des_Linden's thoughts on failure on the @richroll podcast: richroll.com/podcast/des-li…: "Failure is an action, not an identity" (1/5) #MondayMotivation
"Last year was the big thing where "I’m trying to win the Boston Marathon". I put it out there very publicly. Afterwards, it didn’t happen, and I said I failed and that’s okay. People were like “No, you didn’t fail! You were amazing! And this and that." (2/5)
"I wanted to do this thing and I failed to do it. I failed.
But failure is an action, it’s not an identity." (3/5)
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