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Achievement unlocked: #lca2017 rejected my talk proposal!

I offered to talk on future directions for #bitcoin; there are a handful of world-changing ideas which may one day come to bitcoin (OWAS, ZKP, MimbleWimble, Bitcoin-ng), a larger group which is less speculative (new scripting, covenants, stop-old-clients hardfork, mempool set sync, sidechain ops) and a few predictable/completed ones (SegWit et al, UDP block xmit, compact blocks).

I wanted to talk about these because nobody has given the One Stop landscape overview of all this speculative stuff; it's locked in the heads of bitcoin wizards and unknown and unappreciated outside.

But my proposal "nobody appreciates this stuff, let me tell you about it but details TBA" was clearly underwhelming!
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And tea!
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Speaking at TEDx Adelaide next month; cryptocurrencies from an Open Source POV. Other speakers look great and diverse, too!
TEDxAdelaide 2016: Metamorphosis is set to be the biggest and most diverse TEDx event in Adelaide to date. With a focus on deep transformation, the speakers you will hear, connections you will make and the event experience are sure to inspire you to develop and pursue ideas at the conference and in the future. In previous years, tickets have sold incredibly fast and most events have sold out. This is also your chance to support TEDxAdelaide as a...
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This is exciting: want to get into bitcoin development? Can get to New York for a few weeks? Matt is a great and enthusiastic mentor: http://bluematt.bitcoin.ninja/2016/08/08/chaincode/
Hacker Residency with Chaincode. 08 Aug 2016. I'm excited today to announce that, for a few months this coming fall, I will be taking up residency with Chaincode Labs in New York on sabbatical from Blockstream. Even more exciting - we're looking for people to come join the fun!
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Anyone interested in a cryptocurrencies miniconf for linux.conf.au? If I can find a volunteer to help run it, I'll submit a proposal...
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I fear more miniconf overload...
I'm interested in the topic though... might it be something for a regular talk, tutorial or conversation?
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Like all prototype implementations, #bitcoin #lightning is two steps forward, one step back. So I've started a blog about what I'm doing, aiming for weekly updates: https://medium.com/@rusty_lightning
Rusty is a Linux kernel dev who wandered into Blockstream, and is currently trying to produce a prototype and spec for bitcoin lightning.
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Shame on me. Thanks, Rusty.
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Due to personal circumstances, I will miss ‪#‎lca2016‬. And I am missing it already. This is the conference series which I kicked off last century, and it feels like an ending. But it has grown so far beyond its humble beginnings that in recent years I've tended to just wander around awestruck and a little dazed. Have a great time everyone, and be great to each other...
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You'll be back, Rusty, and you'll enjoy it more :-) have fun and best wishes for your family!
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ASUS ZenBook back for repair again. Once warm, spontaneous reboots. Of course, they have to install windows to run tests. They had to get Asus's sign off to close job without running tests last time, because Ubuntu...
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+Julian Calaby​ The Eprom differs for sure, the firmware has to distinguish between "good" and "bad" cards. As far as I'm concerned, I'll switch to a different manufacturer with my next purchase. Asus is high on the list.
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Laptop fail. Expect response delays during repair (1 week min). On top of the one week delay while I was traveling...
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I remember that poweron beep! Ah, I need me one of these! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LvvIL95VA4
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I briefly acquired a used TRS-80 when I was 11. Wouldn't boot half the time. The main thing I remember about it is that it scrolled text a lot faster than my 8088.
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Pebble circling the drain?

Seems like the recent cuts at Pebble have cut too deep into inventory control, the website, and customer service. Alex ordered a new Time two weeks ago, charged when it shipped (+$25 for express 2-5 business day delivery), queried after 5 days, told it hasn't shipped, told it was out of stock, offered refund, had order cancelled without apology. Website still says in stock.

I'm posting this as a warning to those who backed the recent Kickstarter, who (like me 2 weeks ago) thought it was a sure thing :(
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Nooooooooooo! Ever since my Pebble got screen tearing, and I switched to Wear, I keep telling myself that the next one will be Pebble once again.
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Back to work on #lightning today: writing standard docs towards which I can aim my implementation. One reason progress had been slow is that you need implementation and specs to evolve somewhat on sync for best results...
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TIL that typing "stop" in a terminal in #Ubuntu Unity, it will stop your window manager, prevent keyboard input from entering any window, and even if you manage to cut & paste "start", it will say something about unknown session and you'll end up switching to a VT and rebooting.
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Oh my... I stopped using ubuntu a while ago, but thanks for the warning.
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