Witness Update - BetGames

2 months ago

Hi Smoke Fam,

Hope all are high in life and doing great! It's been a while I posted. I have been flying high in clouds(you could assume that I'm happy) with bunch of stuffs.
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Witness Server Running Smooth and Producing Blocks

My witness server and backup server are running smoothly without any issues. I have one server on digital ocean($20 a month) and one server on vultr($20 a month) , both of them have firewall set up and on vultr I have also added DDoS protection($10 a month) to prevent any insider/outsider attack.

Also, pWP is being used to monitor the nodes(in addition to Telegram witness monitor) and switch them if there is a need.

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A new member will join our family in about 4 months

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One of the major reason for me to post less on smoke is because of couple of reason. My wife @bgw is pregnant and I'm taking care of all her needs. Most of you might wonder what's the big deal in this as she is just 5 month into her pregnancy. But this is our first time, so we don't know a thing about it and want to take utmost care.

She has stopped cannabis consumption since the news mainly because we are in a State where it's illegal to consume it and we can't disclose it to doctor if a problem arises. So we both decided not to smoke/take any kind of THC during this phase.

Another reason for me to post less is due to high work load at my day job.

Irrespective of these, I continue to monitor my witness node and not letting my personal life events impact my witness server operations. As we have a major role as a witness to stay active 365 days of the year producing blocks, that priority is on top always. So I have taken all measures to keep a close eye on how my nodes are doing and take actions if unforeseen events do occur.

My extra curricular smoke.io work as witness

I was learning smoke python and smoke java script libraries in first couple of months. Due to the work load this has taken a step back. However, I will continue to learn as and when I get free time, and contribute something good to the platform apart from producing blocks and doing curation

Also, as I mentioned earlier, currently we are located in a place where it's illegal to consume/grow cannabis. However, in an year or two if things go fine, we would be looking to relocate to California or Canada. If that works out fine, I intend to start a part time business that would involve buy/sell goods for smoke token(this is just a long term vision, I'm yet to take steps towards making this a reality)

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We are a witness on smoke.io( @betgames) if you think we(me and my wife) can spread joy here and support community, please consider voting for “betgames” as witness .
if you decide to support, visit https://smoke.io/~witnesses and vote for @betgames

Love and good wishes from @betgames and @bgw !!
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As I said before man this is awesome news, and congrats to you and @bgw on the new adventure you will have

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Thank you buddy :-)