Indica update Aug 2020

2 months ago

Hey, hope everyone's doing well despite everything 2020's got to throw at us, just posting a quick update regarding what I've been up to.

I'm still effectively in lockdown, not been on public transport, not seen my mates nor gone on business trips since mid February, run out of weed too now which is pretty wack.

One thing that's really noticeable about no longer consuming cannabis is the return of vivid bizarre dreams every night, when I smoke every day I either don't remember my dreams or I don't dream. Only had a couple corona nightmares, most have just been weird lol.

I'm now in between contracts, waiting for well overdue payment, so I've got time again for development!

I've been working on smoke-js, updating packages, uplifting the webpack config, removing unused functions and improving the documentation: https://github.com/smokenetwork/smoke-js/pull/12/

It's not yet merged into the main branch, would appreciate some peer review or trying it out, but it does pass all tests during build which is a good sign.

I've also been working on the smoke-js webapp, uplifting packages and cherry picking specific steem condenser changes: https://github.com/smoke-indica/webapp/commits/package_updates

I've got about 40 further condenser pr's to merge, then I'll work on updating/replacing packages and changing the webpack config. At the moment I'm unable to run it in debug locally, kinda threw a wrench in the works but once it runs/builds and passes tests I'll create a pull request for peer review and merge into the main branch, leading to implementation on smoke.io

If you've got requests for change to smoke-js or the webapp please do comment below and I'll check them out!

With regards to smoke-indica.com I've completely disregarded its development since mid May, I really need to work on the data pipeline so that it automatically adds content rather than require manual data processing scripts to be run.
This will probably mean moving the post markdown from the git repository to an external database, which will have an impact on the scrolling mechanism.
After that I'll work on the styling, since it's just a bland white website now it's a bit boring looking.

In terms of what I've been up to in my spare leisure time, I've been binge watching gamegrumps on YouTube, playing battlefield 4, posting on reddit and getting into horticulture (check out my Instagram smoke_indica to see pics of my tomatoes & lettuce).

Im really hoping the UK legalized cannabis soon, the lack of cannabis during the pandemic sucks plus I'm sick of contributing to the unregulated market than helping fund the NHS when buying weed. We've seen the UK gdp drop 20% in the news recently, if there's a second wave and no deal brexit (which looks like the only logical outcome) then the gdp will likely continue to drop & cannabis Legalization makes way more sense for the economy despite the tories being in power.

I've been trying to keep up with curation every day, if I am missing for a few days I try to catch up through the backlog so don't get disheartened if I don't upvote for a few days.

How have you all been getting on lately? Been up to much new? Working on any development projects?

Take it easy,
Indica 👻

#development #coding #gaming #pandemic



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I just can´t understand what the Tories are really up to.. a no deal Brexit would surely be bad for UK´s economy TBH. With the pandemic continuing til who knows when it will end adds more to the misery. A big percentage of the population will be in a dilemma of being out of work. About Covid, it´s relaxed here in my city and face mask is compulsory only in public transportations as well as social distancing is recommended.

I visited your tomatoes on Instagram and they are really doing well and looking good... you could give brewed tea, filtered coffee as additional organic fertilizer. BTW, you should move to Vienna so you could grow your own weed, lol. Recreational ones are still illegal, but you can grow your own privately with the motto, do not let it bloom nor have flowers. Nobody (the police) cares about the buds for as long as you grow a couple of plants at home and smoke privately... and if you are caught in public with a small amount of weed, they will send you to a drug seminar if at first offense.

Gardening is cool...keep it up!

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Cool, some good tips for growing lettuce thanks :)

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You´re welcome!

Don't worry , there will be a brighter sunshine to come in your way. You are not the only one affected brought by the nightmare and dreams of coronavirus. At this moment, my boss had a travel attending or extending his condolence to his sister in the mainland.y boss and his two sons travelled last week and returned here at home in quarantine. They are now locked down in the room but I'm not sure if we are safe living in the same roof. I dont know but I entrust my life God. I hope I could smoke to avoid that virus attack me. I heard that cannabis is a great medicine.
Keep safe and thanks God for your post knowing that you are ok.
If cannabis could fight corona maybe it will be the right time to rejoice.

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Also, cannabis DOES fight corona, it's been proven in multiple lab tests now. You're fucking stupid. lol. Get on your other alts and make comments for rewards again, like you're undoubtedly going to. LOL.

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Always love seeing this alt of tecnosgirl's show up to reap some comment rewards! :-D Seems the @dargonx0x and other alt accounts of "her"s have come back too, to reap some rewards, since now they can use smokelink's little portal to cash out. (Or just came back because they know how easy it is to get you low IQ retards to vote their comments! :-P) Just another example of this place circling and getting ever closer to the drain. LOL. We'll be seeing 0.01BTS soon, once people begin to realize this absolute turd of a chain isn't ever going to recover to anything worth a fuck in value. It's a dead chain with shit-for-devs and users with shit-for-brains. No development, nothing new, nothing worth a fuck already here. Cannabis content alone is not a reason to post on a turdchain. There's plenty of other places to earn way more doing that. This fucking joke of a chain is dead. I'll gladly vote people's alts now, knowing they've only got two real options, both of which benefit me. Selling it off, or holding it while the value drops more and more daily. LOL. Win/Win for me, because this turd of a chain is bout done. :-)

I'll gladly vote ppl now that I know are going to sell off. :-)

NHS and education would be two great uses of tax revenue from legal weed.

Not sure the Tories will ever get to it though, they're at the source of defunding both.

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True, though you'd think that something that both raises tax and saves tax would make sense to them... 🤔🤔🤔

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I’m not sure they could grasp that. They will probably go full delirium tremens upon hearing that sentence, and then you’re left with all BoJo/JRM types.

So wack that your still lockdown and out of weed ... those dreams are a killer for me - near ptsd style so I’m glad you are managing without 😉

I won’t even pretend to understand what your doing exactly other then it’s the long needed dev so thank you for that 👍 asking me for ideas is risky business 😝

I just been doing my stream thing and playing with multiple witness rigs ... dev not yet though I’m wanting that discord notification bot sooner then later 🤞 I’ll have to get the onelove boys on it when they have time.

Smoke Tube 🍻

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I've added a few new embedded media types, so if smoke tube is a fork of dtube or something then I could add it too

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What I hope for is a little more complicated ... merging the onelove uploader with our webapp for approved users (will require witnesses to run IPFS node network) ... I really don’t like the idea of a separate front end for “SmokeTube” unless like the onelovedtube uploader it is a tool for just that uploading & posting ... should be fairly simple to enable the IPFS embedding to make it all play just like YouTube videos on smoke.io front end 🤞

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FYI I have no interest in hosting media. In other words I will not run a IPFS node. I think IPFS is brilliant and will eventually make its way in to mainstream but I’ve never hosted media and have no intention to do so as a witness.

But I do support integration of an inline video uploader. Codecs, and conversion, will be a hassle, I guess.

@trees once released a PoC but seems that server/site is now down. And it was never open sourced either AFAIK.

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Simplest solution is to incorporate submission to OneLoveDTube uploader API same as how DTube incorperated us then hosting is upto the user for payment or any group wishing to run a public IPFS network & API - fork our tool and run as stand alone i suppose is simplest but I prefer incorporation.

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That sounds like a great option. I would be all for such integration.

Above was a personal position btw, based on background with hosting files. I know IPFS has solid protocols, it's just my personal position.

Of course, the economics for witnesses play a role too. If platform becomes popular, that would add a solid chunk to ever increasing witness cost. Now it would be rather insignificant but at scale, which is what we need to consider, it can become expensive and that will be a huge hurdle for new (and probably old) witnesses.

I would also not want to offer anything as witness which is available only to select users, that screams third-party integration to me.

Submit the pull request for such integration in webapp, preferably with a user setting to enter/select their uploader API, and I will support that to be implemented.

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Purpose of the restricted userbase is to avoid such issues as hosting shit/stolen videos - only working alternative is paid service .... point is if the front end incorporates the api in a flexible way then anyone can select the destination they are approved for with that network being automatically pinned.

As of this moment a couple laptops with a 2TB HDD's and decent internet could handle and potential demand for the service ... make something that works for now ... always have the option of using just ipfs pins which would allow users to host their own content - submitting it how ever they hell they can figure it out - which will be me and no one else!

I don't know how to code .... a "pull request" would be up to someone that has some idea.

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I get the purpose of the whitelist but it's IMHO not compatible with a core service offered and supported by witnesses.

I don't know how to code .... a "pull request" would be up to someone that has some idea.

You have a team, you have a company (to call it such). While I hope for and would insist on a solid implementation with fallback for users who haven't subscribed to a premium provider aso... before supporting it and pushing for its integration, OneLovexxx would be the main beneficiary of such integration for months to come.

Yours to decide whether that is you priority you want to assign the team.

PS: I don't consider home hosted solutions a standard. I am yet to encounter a default modem with solid firewall and no backdoor ($300 to be added). You will also need a second internet connection of same speed as fallback option (yuppie, yet another modem/firewall needed). Even at only 55Watt, electricity also adds up and I guess external USB3.0 HDDs may be fine since you don't need mirroring the HDD (the network/cluster) is the mirror but they come at a cost as well. Not to forget the laptops themselves assuming not everyone has spare laptops lying round ($300-350).

That's very steep a burden and due to need for two internet lines and the hardware, it is definitely more expensive that the current cost of data slices.

Main cost issue tho is... it's expensive not only for a top20 witness but definitely for a backup witness. And they also need to host all files because the top20 may decide to down their tools some day. Hosting providers come with all that, fast connections, generators, hardware firewalls... and are cheaper.

PPS:"Something that works for now" screams third-party integration even more. If witnesses were to offer that service they make a massive commitment to cover those costs for the future. Not just for now. Front-end third party integration all the way.

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If platform becomes popular

Which it never will. LOL. A pipe dream, you low IQ fucking dipshit. Keep hoping for things that have no hope, just shows further how much of a fucking dumbass you are. LOL.

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Ah, yea, never saw that thru tho. Was just a project that no one else besides me seemed to be truly interested in. People said they were, but no one else made any real efforts and much less, the smoke team.

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Meant like a steem based service, rather than one hosted by/on smoke

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I get a fair amount of flack over the multi chain posting even with being built into third party apps that give no option otherwise(EG Actifit posts to steem & hive no options given)

I suspect a third party application will only bring the cross-post content same as what happened on Whaleshares ... from users that have no intention to follow up with engagement ... sure we will get content but mostly way off topic from people with no interest in cannabis.

EG if the option to post to Smoke is available on DTube people will sign up to smoke just to use the option not giving even one @d00k13 if the content suits the platform or not.

👆 People; Me In A Nutshell ☝

I guess that said, forget about it, easiest is YouTube and will be what people use 🤦‍♂️

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EG if the option to post to Smoke is available on DTube people will sign up to smoke just to use the option not giving even one @d00k13 if the content suits the platform or not.

Yup, we had that issue early on with a team who wanted to build a video site. Fiasteem or something like that. The Masdacs team also removed "post to smoke" because we clearly communicated we would downvote unrelated content.

But here the third-party integration is obvious and safe. Set IPFS node/API, not crossposting app, no need to offer the crossposting feature either.
And the uploader is integrated in the frontend so easy to accept only uploads coming from frontend IP.

On frontend level we could decide to whitelist IPFS providers and offer only a drop down of options, not a URL. Better user experience too.

Great update @indica I do hope UK legalize cannabis soon but i think its still need more pressure from public figures there. I don't know about opinion about majority of people there but i do hope its a positive one and for sure a great move to economy because it takes money from the unregulated market and helps fund NHS and besides that helps lower the crime.
Here at my country, life is back to normal...only difference is that we have to wear mask at all time.
Thank you for continuing improvement in smoke..one of the things i would love would be to have notifications here but i think its not an easy implementation.
Overall i think the site is very intuitive and works great just don't know why are few people joining...maybe we need more marketing effort. :)

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Word of mouth marketing is best 👍

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I think the notifications would require backend changes unfortunately

No projects, except my little Mint weed grow.

Do you have a discord server then I'll send some devs your way to help you test!

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Not one dedicated to development, but here's one of the main discords https://discord.gg/hYedkca

Cheers :)

@Indica I can relate!

One thing that's really noticeable about no longer consuming cannabis is the return of vivid bizarre dreams every night, when I smoke every day I either don't remember my dreams or I don't dream. Only had a couple corona nightmares, most have just been weird lol.

Only a moron can't figure out how to schedule scripts to run, if they need to be run each time data needs to be updated. Even a fucking simpleton could figure out a rough setInterval with JS and make it happen routinely. LOL. The level of low IQ displayed here is great. The site looked like trash anyhow. Less promotion of it was better. Cute all that time and effort you're putting into making the documentation and all that more clear and trying to modify code and such. :-) Really cute. Pointless tho, as this place is dead, along with your investment. LOL. Fucking moron.

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The handful of cro-magnon fucks trying to make this turdchain seem like it's populated or worth a fuck, aren't doing well at that either. Not their fault, it's in their DNA to be missing key components, just like their DNA does. LOL.