After having enjoyed our initial time on SMOKE, Raz and Unnamed decided it was time to step up and put our foot where our mouth is and contribute more to the Smoke network than we currently did.
Because that’s what we do, we decided to drag known Steem community developer Eonwarped in our complicity as well.
Cannaweedness, Your Cannabis-first Witness
We strongly believe that maintaining the central [content] focus of the SMOKE network on cannabis will be key to the future token value and strength of the network. As a team operated witness, we will thus focus on supporting and rewarding cannabis related content and initiatives.
We are long-term DPOS fans and contributors and believe in the distribution power of DPOS-based social media and the decentralization of the network and its community.
Keeping with the spirit of the Smoke network, our focus will mostly be on supporting and curating topically related content and creations, and its creators.
The Cannaweedness 7
1. Love what you do.
2. Never stop learning.
3. Simple is beautiful.
4. Work hard, play hard.
5. You get what you pay for.
6. When you talk, we listen.
7. Respect your inspiration.
The Cannaweedness Trinity: Who are we
Talented and working for one of the world’s largest tech companies, but not in sales nor HR, @eonwarped has contributed several accepted PRs - pull requests - to Steemit’s condenser. He is mostly known as a true DJ - Discord Jockey - and the parent of @dopal, one of the dogs of Steem. We often blame him for all weird outfits dopal can be seen in at times. He does deny any responsibility though and usually tries to divert our attention by pointing at his mad cooking skills. In a previous life eonwarped also operated a community focused bidbot, but decided soon after he preferred to support and fight for more organic distribution methods of Steem’s reward pool.
Most Smoke participants already know @raz, the gentle orca, who loves reading, commenting, and writing posts without TL;DR. Aside from writing multiple thousands words each day, mostly around personnel development, Raz is also interested in the DPOS rewards mechanics and its gamification principles. But that doesn’t mean he loves bidbots, au contraire.
Lastly, @unnamed is the online veteran in the team and has on and off been online since the early 80s. Yes, last Millennium that is. He is a former blog network manager, and founder of the then largest recipe search engine. Neither could compete with Google but the lessons learned saw him subsequently become a startup mentor and advisor, as well as angel investor in the local scene. He once used a bidbot and still feels dirty about it.
What to Expect from Cannaweedness & Server Specs
As we start this new venture, we have opted for the known DPOS hosting provider privex for our initial setup.
We currently are operating a 8GB RAM dual core 2.3Ghz machine, and will upgrade as required, always staying ahead of the curve. Our actual server is EU based, but we may switch to a Las Vegas or Canada based server in the near future.
Expect us to soon also look into, and setup, a fallback solution hosted in a different location.
As a witness we will use our stake to support the awesome creators on the Smoke network and to support decentralized developer initiatives.
We appreciate and are grateful for each witness vote and will work and contribute hard to deserve each received and prospective vote.
Stay tuned for more to come soon. Until then...