I keep track of any posts on the Steem blockchain which I've found worth reading. Here's the stuff I've enjoyed over the last few days.
Notes: I'm way behind on reading and laughably behind at responding to comments. Slowly getting back on track after hurricanes, grading, and OS issues (nVidia, screw you).
Crypto and related
"One of the biggest internet DNS processors, CloudFlare, announced in a blog post they are launching their IPFS gateway. Before diving too deep into the consequences of this, let's pause for a moment, to understand who are the actors here.
Health, art, and scenery
"If you are new and you have not seen my old posts then I will explain a bit of the place I am talking about, the abandoned cable car or also called as El Irón is a funicular system that went from the Hotel Humbolt to La Guaira in Venezuela, which started…"
"Hello fellow Steemians,
A few years ago, during a quick visit to a cameo factory near Naples, Italy, I was able to see how carvers make cameos. It was a wonderful experience; those artists are very talented.
Before I show you my photos, here is some…"
A day in the life
"Hello my friends, nice to meet you again!. I was away for my health reasons. I am getting well, so this is the light post of mine.
Life is not that easy nor that difficult to live, it is how you look at it and how you enjoy what you are doing, at least…"
""Wonder Woman is not a Super Hero , she is a choice of every woman"...
So here's a portrait of wonder woman. I messed up a little while doing it , but still happy about how it came out.
Hope u enjoy seeing it as much as i did while doing the…"
"Here's an old one! I think I did this right around season four? Idk looks like I signed it in 2014. It was done all digital but the line drawing was done pretty straightforward while the background and logo required a lot more Photoshop and Illustrator…"
"Here is miss black witch. She likes to go out and walk around at night time because she’s pretty good at using magic. If there’s any trouble at all, she could just whip up a fireball and throw it to whoever threatening her, though most of the time she…"
"Quick show of hands: how many growing up in the 1980s recall Fighting Fantasy game books? These little works of genius were the brainchild of British game designers Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, and spawned a whole slew of imitators on both sides of…"
"To further improve my own games shop on steemit, I got the idea of looking at my potential costumers Steam Wishlists. By knowing what's the most wanted games I can offer a better service.
Since I couldn't edit it anymore I'll put what I have to say…"
"So I get a call at the shop today and the guy is telling me he has to sell his massive toy collection. I won’t get into the details as of why, but he needs to move it quickly. So I took the ride over not really knowing what to expect and man o man...this…"
"Well, the 7 day payout window on my last “I Thought It Would Be Zombies…” update post expired about an hour ago, so it’s high time to move onto Update #6!
What Exactly Are We Updating Here???
First, a quick recap for those new to our unfolding drama!…"
Last night I was watching football ( AjaxAEK Athens ) and I decided to make a quick study.
It was perfect as i limited myself to 1 half.. 45 mins.
I had 45 mins to paint the Doc from Back to the future, no longer! I of course got myself…"
"Hey all, just wanted to say thank you for a successful @fundition campaign! If you look on our page, you can see that we have reached both of our goals to pay for the new pages and new letters for Ithaqa Issue 1!
This means that a digital version of the…"
Videogaming Illustrated was another relatively short-lived videogames magazine from the early 1980s. Though it lasted less than two years, it changed names twice. For instance, this issue from October 1983 is actually titled Videogaming and…"
"Been having fun lately playing with my toys and working on my posing/photography. I got my first 1:12 scale diorama too! It was a bit expensive, but was custom made, and perfect scale for 6 inch figures.
This was one of the first shots I took with my new…"
"If you remember the term ASCII Art, congratulations, you've been around long enough to see the Internet grow from a baby into an adult.
Believe it or not, this was one the most searched topics in the Internet, in the early 90's.
Technology was so good…"
"I think this one needs a better name. Picture it as a fat, gigantic demonic worm. It absorbs the spells of any magic users it eats and the shades of its victims are forced into servitude for 666 days.
This is another attempt to break away from my 90s…"
"For all those gamers who were waiting for a “real” blockchain game, I’ve got a good news. Hash Rush Beta registrations are open now. Register and experience how blockchain games are evolving to compete with mainstream popular gaming titles…"
"Yesterday night I was watching for the second time Alfred Hitchcock's film, Rear Window, and then it occurred to me to publish a Top 10 of classic films that every person should see besides Rear Window, which is an excellent movie by the way.
"Hello everyone! @robotics101 here. It is with great pleasure that I finally announce the arrival of the SteemSTEM badges!These luminous badges bearing the SteemSTEM logo were created by myself, @robotics101, following direction from @zest, so that you can…"
"Global food production will probably have to increase between 60 and 100% in the following decades if we want to feed the current global population and changing dietary habits. Sadly we have not yet colonized another planet or discovered magic…"
"Many notable women’s names have been lost in time and all that remains of them are depictions of their likenesses in stone carvings.(Babylon, Mesopotamia, circa 1200 BC)…"
Utopian and coding
"With the Utopian Hackathon less than a week away, we’re focused on preparations and plans to make it the funnest international hackathon you’ve ever attended. In the meantime, we’re also optimizing our communication channels (like our Discord server),…"
"What Will I Learn?
How to integrate micro-transaction based steemit user authentication into your asyncsteem/Twisted-based web app.
How to chain multiple STEEM JSON-RPC operations asynchronously with asyncsteem
Why and how to avoid…"
Big beautiful world
"From the mainland Calais, France we took the ferry to Dover, GBR.
This was the beginning of our trip to Cornwall in England. Allthough we live pretty close to Great Britain, this was the first time we went to the island. England is known for it's rainy…"
"I shot this a few years ago whilst making a film in Papua New Guinea. I met these guys whilst they were getting ready for a 'Sing Sing'... a traditional gathering. I waited a couple of hours for them to paint each other up and when they were done I asked…"
"Just a few minutes past ten o'clock in the morning, and after a brief conversation with the parish priest, who has indicated the address of the hermitage of the Virgen de la Llana, although it has been reserved, I suppose with some distrust, that he had…"
"Ljubljana, the city of the dragon. @bachuslib picked us up at the train station and brought us to the apartment where we’d stay. There, he had already prepared food for us. So. Much. Food.
I briefly wondered if he wanted to go all “Hänsel and Gretel” on…"
"Do you remember @trumpman's Sunday post on the lakes of Mountain Olympus, the 12 gods' residence?
Well, today I got you some of my shots and videos to enjoy!
There are two pools, each one with its own waterfall that have easy access for visitors. You…"
Our city Slavyansk-on-Kuban was founded in 1865. This year he turned 153. In September, we always celebrate "city Day".The festivities will last for three days. Today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow the city will host a variety of…"
"We have begun our conservation program to save Abongphen Highland Forest (part of Bamenda Highlands) in Cameroon in 2012 by building a primary school called Misty Mountain School (we will let you know more about it in others updates). We believe education…"
So, what's all this then?
My goals here are to foster interaction on steem and provide visibility for good content.
Why not just resteem
This is basically a UI issue; I've noted in my feed that some great accounts which resteem dozens of times a day tend to drown out other posts. Until there's a way to separate author-content from resteems in there general steem-verse (i.e. on Steemit), I don't like resteeming much.
Criteria and format
The only real criterion I have is that the article should be something I was happy to have read. Ideally, it would be recent enough to still be active for 3 to 4 days after I post. A few other other things:
- There's no restriction on category, though I tend to read more STEM/nerdy stuff
- The list is not exhaustive
- If I left you off, it's not because I don't think your post was worth reading
- I'm still figuring out how to arrange topics
- Post order is like the point system on 'Whose Line Is It Anyway' - meaningless
- If you're a prolific author, I might only list one post in full format, then mention others.
- If I post your stuff a lot, I may leave you out from time to time to make room for others.
- If time allows, I may provide commentary on posts, but right now I'm letting them stand on their own merits.
- Artists! I'm trying to post your art in such a way that people can see enough of it to know if they want to follow the link. I definitely don't want to just repost your stuff in full resolution. Let me know what makes you happy.
Call to Action
I enjoyed compiling this list and you can do it, too. Even if your vote counts for nothing and you have 3 whole followers, start keeping track of what you actually liked reading and let the world know about it. I don't think there's a relevant tag yet, so let's go ahead and use #readinglog. If there is a better tag out there, let me know.
Remember, a community without interactions is just a bunch of people. Comment, vote, promote, even resteem!
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