Oct. 14, 20: Not Really Mining KOIN, HF24, Xbox, Teaching Calculus, and Games


I guess there’s just simply no rest for the wicked. Cat got me up at four again this morning and a full two more hours short on sleep. I caught a short nap in the afternoon, but only like a half an hour or so.

Not much happening during the morning routine. Checked the crypto markets, did some curation, did the dishes, drank a pot of coffee...you know, how it is.

It’s kind of amazing how easy it is to fall out of a good habit! Hardly been out walking at all the last couple weeks...it was every day without fail. 🤔😨

No maps or anything today, but I did get my step goal with some to spare. 😃

Got wrapped up in digital land pretty much entirely today. As I’m sure you know, Hard Bork 24 (and 23.5) happened today. Checked the witnesses when I got up, but only like 7 were running it. Marky said they’d agreed on 10AM EST.

I was watching with excitement the birth of Hive...finally we’d have our very own chain ID! And I kept waiting, and an hour later another witness changed...then another hour and another witness, and so it went (like molasses) until the fork finally happened.

AND, drumroll...as I feared I got booted out and couldn’t get back in anywhere! 🤬


Meanwhile everybody congratulated themselves in the Hive Discord...once I was finally able to get back in, I couldn’t claim rewards. That turned out to be a PeakLock issue and they fixed it pretty quickly. 👍

There was a mini fork in the middle which messed up HE and they’re on a 24 hour replay, so that’s currently broken as well as hive.vote. It’s being worked on, so it’s just time, I suppose...really wanted to be able to say that this fork was well done, though.

I started mining KOINOS yesterday, or so I thought. Having left it burning electricity for a day, I turn on the monitor to find this:


Been errors on top of errors and wasted time and electricity. I suppose I should have expected nothing less from Stinc. I figure this was a shot in the dark that missed, twenty bucks down the tubes isn’t too terrible at the end of the day.

I did finally get one transaction through, so at least my balance isn’t zero anymore. For a whopping 6.97 KOIN I paid $3.12 in ETH.


Definitely worth it for a coin that doesn’t even exist yet! 😝

Played some more Portal Knights on the Xbox. To be honest, though, I’m getting a little frustrated with myself that I’m sinking that much time into something that doesn’t actually accomplish anything. I suppose it’s the dopamine bump from completion of a short term goal regardless of its meaningfulness.

As I said, took a quick nap, then hit the shower to get ready to teach. Spent about an hour and a half with them, but pretty much everyone left (except two) by the end. 😭 We covered good ground, though. We proved the derivative of e^x, did some examples of chain rule, and proved the Product and Quotient Rules.

There was a question about “speeding up” and “slowing down.” I felt bad that I couldn’t answer them, because I didn’t realize the book was being so pedantic and meaning “speed” as the absolute value of the velocity. 🤭

Snagged a bit of cereal for dinner and basically hit the hay right after we finished up.

Well, it seems that dCity was functional enough for my Shopping Mall to get robbed, but not functional enough to get in at all. 😡


I can say that Holybread did a great job with the fork. Didn’t really notice any issues at all, at least not when I played. Got my tasks done for the day. 👍


Still hanging on to my top ten position! 💪😮



CryptoBrewmaster also worked relatively smoothly today. I got the brew I started yesterday and sold it and the other one out...impatient, I guess but whatever.

I even got another brew started already!


Last I checked, you need to have a thousand CBM to even be able to move them (😒), but not sure if I’m going to or what once I reach the threshold.

Looks like some players dropping out, I’ve moved up a bit.



Splinterlands was in maintenance mode for much of the day, and it wasn’t my first or even second priority, so that was pretty much it.

There’s no way I’m bothering to play in the last six hours, so it is what it is...Silver here I come.

Average Last 7 Days: 13,487

Lifetime Average: 15,807

10k per Day Streak: 204
Longest Streak: 204

Distance on shoes: 75.94 km


#AutomaticWin Tally: 286
#AutomaticWin Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 19

#TripleTen Tally: 116
#TripleTen Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 7

#DoubleDay Tally: 150
#DoubleDay Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 5

Highest Floors: 120

Highest Daily Points: 41,528

Zombies evaded: 0/0

Mindfulness Diary:

Health: 85%
Satisfaction: 74%
Energy: 78%
Productivity: 77%







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Well I think you had a very productive day indeed! I have no idea what Koin is about and don't really have the time to think about it, on the whole I think HF24 went very well - we still have a fully running blockchain, which is the important bit. Most errors and issues at the moment are due to more calls being moved to the backed support database Hivemind - many transaction requests that used to go direct to the Blockchain are now being dished up by the backend database - apps and dapps need to adjust to these changes and it will be a learning curve.