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In-reply-to » @prologic Monero has stayed a little more stable than Bitcoin but it's still a cryptocurrency and it's still going to fluctuate quite a bit. It also uses proof-of-work algorithm so it still consumes quite a bit of electricity. I think the value of being able to send any amount of money, any time of the day, to anyone on the planet in 20 minutes (appears in 2 minutes, spendable in 20) completely privately with near-zero transaction fees exceeds the drawbacks.

I agree with your sentiment 👌

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In-reply-to » @prologic I might have mentioned this already but you might want to look into MoneroPay for payment processing when you get to that point with cas.run. It's a completely self-hosted backend service for receiving and tracking Monero payments and it's written in Go.

Hmmmm

Monero, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, is not illegal globally but is banned in some countries due to its potential use in illicit activities. Countries like Dubai, Japan, South Korea, and Australia have either banned or recommended a ban on privacy coins like Monero.23 Oct 2023

That’s not good 😌

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In-reply-to » Does this sound reasonable for running small workloads? 🤔

If I try and get a PoC up and running that’s useful enough, any takers? I mean c’mon it’ll only cost you $0.15-$0.20 🤣

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In-reply-to » @prologic I might have mentioned this already but you might want to look into MoneroPay for payment processing when you get to that point with cas.run. It's a completely self-hosted backend service for receiving and tracking Monero payments and it's written in Go.

@mckinley@twtxt.net And what about some of the other aspects that make Bitcoin awful. Like the stupid instability of it’s fiat conversation price and the stupid amouns of energy it consumes? How does Monero compare?

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In-reply-to » @prologic I might have mentioned this already but you might want to look into MoneroPay for payment processing when you get to that point with cas.run. It's a completely self-hosted backend service for receiving and tracking Monero payments and it's written in Go.

Ahy is Monaro/XMR considered good / better btw? 🤔

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In-reply-to » Does this sound reasonable for running small workloads? 🤔

@mckinley@twtxt.net Yea the idea is micro costs to the consumer. No one really does this, that I know of, which is frustrating if you want to run a few small things without the overhead of a whole server or the operational efforts.

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@pratikbaid3@twtxt.net is looking for a few small projects to add to his contractor/freelance CV and has reached out to me to see if he could do a bit of work on the Yarn.social mobile app. He’s done work before in the past and has done a pretty decent job.

Two projects we’ve discussed:

  • Flutter upgrade and cleanup, ensuring the mobile app builds successfully with the latest Flutter (which breaks all the time 🤦‍♂️)
  • A UI/UX Redesign of the Mobile App with a Bottom Nav Bar layout. This would end up having something like Timeline | Mentioned | Profile – Maybe it could also have “Search” too if I somehow found the time to add an appropriate search endpoint to the API.

What do y’all think? 🤔

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In-reply-to » The switch to daylight saving time has really screwed me up this year. I’ve been tired for two weeks now. 😩

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Well it’s screwed with my working hours somewhat, but this year I’ve decided to just “not give a shit”™ and just get up at the normal time and start at the time I had been starting work the past 6 months, 8.30am. In practise it probably means I end up working a bit longer for ½ the year, but oh well, at least I don’t have to fiddle with my alarm clock ⏰

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In-reply-to » QOTD: Hello Linux users, what do you use to monitor your network traffic?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de Yeah I immediately thought of this when you asked, because we use eBPF-based tools in Kubernetes clusters. It’s very powerful stuff and you can do a lot very cheaply with it, including tying packets to processes.

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

@bender@twtxt.net That’s precisely what I’m talking about. Investing in good businesses that are well established. If they also produce an income in the form of a distribution or dividend, that that’s even better. YOu can have some tax benefits too if you do it right. But the trap? (I think) is falling into this false sense of security of thinking you can leverage up to the bank’s LVR (Loan to Value Ratio) only to get caught up. Best to be conservative so you can take the wild swings and obviously diversity.

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In-reply-to » Why don't more people borrow to invest and increase their portfolio and wealth? 🤔

@bender@twtxt.net No I meant like a “savings account” 🤣 You guys (us) are lucky I guess? A savings account here in Oz barely gets you 0.35%pa to 1.5%pa depending on how much money you have in it (0-$10k, $10-20k, $20-$30k, up to $50k)

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In-reply-to » San Francisco's Light Rail To Upgrade From Floppy Disks Those taking public transport in the tech hub of San Francisco may be reassured to know that their rides will soon no longer be dependent on floppy disks. From a report: San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's director of transportation Jeffrey Tumlin told ABC that the city's automatic light-rail control system is running on outdated tech and "relies on three ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net wut?!

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In-reply-to » @prologic well, when you buy property you are obtaining something tangible, guaranteed. When you bet on the market (I am assuming that's what you meant by investing), you are not guaranteed.

income producing assets 👌 The math works out if you’re conservative and don’t over leverage 😅

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In-reply-to » Made this awful mistake of not doing pre-prep work before going away on our next camper trip (now). Discovered this morning that some (idiot) person had turned off the power to the camper trailer and the battery was basically dead. I just hope it's not "dead dead". We plan to leave after 4hrs of Bulk Charge from the mains power and it's internal battery charger and hope for the best. I'm also brining a spare 12.8V LifePo4 battery that is basically full to power the fridge, just in case. Fark I'm an idiot 🤦‍♂️

@bender@twtxt.net It did indeed, except I fell over the car’s trailer hitch on my shin, fuck that hurt 😞 thank god I didn’t break my leg (just badly bruised)

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