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Offline wackou

Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2015, 11:54:22 am »
Released 0.1.9, which fixes the following:

- allow to pass additional args to "bts run", eg: "bts run --rebuild-index"
- fixed feeds due to bter being down
- completed (for now) documentation and tutorial
- tools display their version in footer of web pages, or using "bts version"

The next thing that I'd like to work, apart from ongoing development and maintenance of the bts_tools, would be to setup some nodes such as what is described here: http://digitalgaia.io/backbone.html
This would allow all delegates (not just mine) to be able to thwart a DDoS attack such as what is described here: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=14150.msg184358#msg184358

However, in order to do this, I will have to get a few more VPS instances, which I will be able to afford only if my delegate gets voted in first. Remember, it's only 30%  ;)
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Offline onceuponatime

Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2015, 06:46:27 pm »
Released 0.1.9, which fixes the following:

- allow to pass additional args to "bts run", eg: "bts run --rebuild-index"
- fixed feeds due to bter being down
- completed (for now) documentation and tutorial
- tools display their version in footer of web pages, or using "bts version"

The next thing that I'd like to work, apart from ongoing development and maintenance of the bts_tools, would be to setup some nodes such as what is described here: http://digitalgaia.io/backbone.html
This would allow all delegates (not just mine) to be able to thwart a DDoS attack such as what is described here: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=14150.msg184358#msg184358

However, in order to do this, I will have to get a few more VPS instances, which I will be able to afford only if my delegate gets voted in first. Remember, it's only 30%  ;)

I think your work is very valuable and I have already voted for you.

Can you please tell us how much a "few more VPS instances" would cost?

Offline wackou

Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2015, 08:16:46 pm »
Released 0.1.9, which fixes the following:

- allow to pass additional args to "bts run", eg: "bts run --rebuild-index"
- fixed feeds due to bter being down
- completed (for now) documentation and tutorial
- tools display their version in footer of web pages, or using "bts version"

The next thing that I'd like to work, apart from ongoing development and maintenance of the bts_tools, would be to setup some nodes such as what is described here: http://digitalgaia.io/backbone.html
This would allow all delegates (not just mine) to be able to thwart a DDoS attack such as what is described here: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=14150.msg184358#msg184358

However, in order to do this, I will have to get a few more VPS instances, which I will be able to afford only if my delegate gets voted in first. Remember, it's only 30%  ;)

I think your work is very valuable and I have already voted for you.

Can you please tell us how much a "few more VPS instances" would cost?

Thanks! I'd like to start with 6 nodes, and distribute them 2 in Europe, 2 in the US and 2 in Asia. The ones I have currently are ~35$/month, they are a bit on the expensive side, but quality is top notch. They also need 4G of RAM, which is expensive on VPSes and is the limiting resource of the BitShares client as of now, so I could probably get some cheaper, but not by much. In total, that would amount to ~200$/month.
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Offline onceuponatime

Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2015, 09:21:45 pm »
Released 0.1.9, which fixes the following:

- allow to pass additional args to "bts run", eg: "bts run --rebuild-index"
- fixed feeds due to bter being down
- completed (for now) documentation and tutorial
- tools display their version in footer of web pages, or using "bts version"

The next thing that I'd like to work, apart from ongoing development and maintenance of the bts_tools, would be to setup some nodes such as what is described here: http://digitalgaia.io/backbone.html
This would allow all delegates (not just mine) to be able to thwart a DDoS attack such as what is described here: https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=14150.msg184358#msg184358

However, in order to do this, I will have to get a few more VPS instances, which I will be able to afford only if my delegate gets voted in first. Remember, it's only 30%  ;)

I think your work is very valuable and I have already voted for you.

Can you please tell us how much a "few more VPS instances" would cost?

Thanks! I'd like to start with 6 nodes, and distribute them 2 in Europe, 2 in the US and 2 in Asia. The ones I have currently are ~35$/month, they are a bit on the expensive side, but quality is top notch. They also need 4G of RAM, which is expensive on VPSes and is the limiting resource of the BitShares client as of now, so I could probably get some cheaper, but not by much. In total, that would amount to ~200$/month.

I have sent you bitUSD to get started. If you want to, you can pay me back a little each month after you are elected.


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« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 09:24:07 pm by onceuponatime »

Offline wackou

Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2015, 03:41:23 pm »
I have sent you bitUSD to get started. If you want to, you can pay me back a little each month after you are elected.

Thank you for the BitUSD (my first BitUSDs, nice!), but I think I will send them back to you, for 2 reasons:

- in effect, this is a loan that I contract in order to be able to start working now for free. When I would repay it later, I would also be paying the rent for the VPS myself, so I'd be paying more than what I would have paid had I started only after being elected.

- I don't have huge amounts of free time right now to work on BitShares stuff, and setting up what I envision would take a non-negligible amount of additional time, which I would have a hard time justifying to my family. If that work would be paid (by having my delegate active), then it would be easier for me to find some work time.

As of right now, I still have enough ideas / bug fixes to keep me occupied on the bts_tools project for quite some time, so my plan would be to keep at this rhythm while my delegate is not active (just bts_tools), and step up my game (bts_tools + backbone/network infrastructure) once it gets voted in. Thank you though for the support  :)
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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2015, 04:28:23 pm »
I have sent you bitUSD to get started. If you want to, you can pay me back a little each month after you are elected.

Thank you for the BitUSD (my first BitUSDs, nice!), but I think I will send them back to you, for 2 reasons:

- in effect, this is a loan that I contract in order to be able to start working now for free. When I would repay it later, I would also be paying the rent for the VPS myself, so I'd be paying more than what I would have paid had I started only after being elected.

- I don't have huge amounts of free time right now to work on BitShares stuff, and setting up what I envision would take a non-negligible amount of additional time, which I would have a hard time justifying to my family. If that work would be paid (by having my delegate active), then it would be easier for me to find some work time.

As of right now, I still have enough ideas / bug fixes to keep me occupied on the bts_tools project for quite some time, so my plan would be to keep at this rhythm while my delegate is not active (just bts_tools), and step up my game (bts_tools + backbone/network infrastructure) once it gets voted in. Thank you though for the support  :)

Here's a counter-offer:

If you want to start the the nodes now, you don't pay me back (at the rate of a small amount each month) when you are elected until the market cap rises enough that your delegate income would justify it.

If you want to discuss any other options, we can do it in PMs.

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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2015, 08:53:36 pm »
you should post on the general thread and maybe ask the chinese community for help to get the ball rolling!

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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2015, 09:07:24 pm »
you should post on the general thread and maybe ask the chinese community for help to get the ball rolling!

He has a thread in the General, but not sure about the Chinese area:

https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=14501.0

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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2015, 11:14:02 am »
btstools.digitalgaia is now an active delegate :D thanks to everyone that voted!

I will now proceed to buy and setup the VPS instances as soon as I can, setup the seed nodes and backbone nodes, and then make the backbone available to the public and ensure it is as stable as possible.

Watch this thread for updates!
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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2015, 11:19:35 am »
F.. i .. n .. a .. l .. l .. y!! Congratulations!
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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2015, 04:01:04 am »
Congraz!  It has been a long wait.  You deserve this celebration. :)
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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2015, 09:46:49 am »
Thanks! But I'm out again... :'( :'( Whoever voted me in, also voted me out (btc38? maybe I got voted out as collateral damage from the yunbi delegates coming up in the top 101 and getting kicked out too...)
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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2015, 10:01:53 am »
+- 150M BTS .. that hurts .. and sucks ..
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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2015, 04:32:32 pm »
ohh, forgot to mention: I released 0.1.10 about 3 days ago, which (apart from the usual bugfixes and optimizations) contains the following:

- feed checking is a bit more robust in case one of the feed providers fail
- started modularization of the monitoring thread, in preparation of a bigger 0.2 release which will refactor monitoring into plugins, to make it easy for 3rd parties to write their own and/or contribute them to the mainline
- added payroll distribution "plugin", contributed by user Thom, that distributes a delegate's pay amongst the configured accounts (still experimental)

0.2 will include some changes and refactoring to the config.yaml file, too, to make the general architecture more modular and the tools easier to extend. I hope to get it out as soon as possible :)

And by the way, given that btstools.digitalgaia is in standby (has only been active for 2 days :'( ), this means that I won't start working on the backbone proposal. If that's something that you want, please remember to vote for btstools.digitalgaia!
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Re: Delegate btstools.digitalgaia: proposal and updates
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2015, 03:34:46 pm »
Not sure how I missed this.. but just voted for you.

 +5% to everyone else to case your vote here if you want a technically stronger delegate ecosystem.
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