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🀝 Eth Network Discord Community – I liked the idea about this from DeFi Dudes tweet.

πŸ₯§ I’ve used RaspberryPi a lot and the new Pi 400 seems cool.

🎧 Uncommon Core seems like a good podcast to add to the list and this was an interesting thread discussing some of points made in the last episode.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Then new Ethereum.org dev portal was released and is probably a go to resource now.

πŸ₯ͺ Mmmmmhhhh sandwiches!

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« 40 things I learned by age 40 by Sunday Soother has some really good advice worth re-reading every now and then.

I don’t really know much about yield curves and things but fixed rate lending/borrowing on Ethereum would be πŸ‘Œ

And along similar lines this Rise of the Cryptodollar article from Bankless discusses savings rates for crypto dollars.

πŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈ Didn’t realise half this stuff about the Masters finances and thought it was pretty interesting.

🧘 This so true:

Working on a problem reduces the fear of it.

It’s hard to fear a problem when you are making progress on itβ€”even if progress is imperfect and slow.

Action relieves anxiety.

James Clear 3-2-1

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πŸ‘· Hardhat & Tenderly are two super useful smart contract dev tools and this guide shows how to get them setup together.

🧘 James Clear 3-2-1 Newsletter is probably the most consistently good one I read, it almost always makes you think. On kindness, real wealth, and earning love and respect is a really good one.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Good learning in Falsehoods that Ethereum programmers believe.

I read about Ocean Farming ages ago and haven’t been able to shake the crazy idea that this would be a cool thing to do. 🐟

πŸŽ₯ I was pretty proud of this 🦚 feels like I’ve done a circle and gone from hacker to judge, was also very cool to appear on the schedule next to the big names:

πŸ“– Bookmarked for the future – Ethereum Developer Interview Questions.

Look- here’s a table covered with red cloth. On it is a cage the size of a small fish aquarium. In the cage is a white rabbit with a pink nose and pink-rimmed eyes.

On its back, clearly marked in blue ink, is the numeral 8. […] The most interesting thing here isn’t even the carrot-munching rabbit in the cage, but the number on its back. Not a six, not a four, not nineteen-point-five. It’s an eight. This is what we’re looking at, and we all see it. I didn’t tell you. You didn’t ask me. I never opened my mouth and you never opened yours.

We’re not even in the same year together, let alone the same room… except we are together. We are close. We’re having a meeting of the minds. We’ve engaged in an act of telepathy. No mythy-mountain shit; real telepathy.

Stephen King – Books are portable magic. πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

βš–οΈ Clearing out some old bookmarks and this Tweet and this AMA with Bankless are from back when it all got started with Balancer!

Can rely on Chris Burniske tweets to reset the sentiment on a bad day πŸ“‰

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πŸ‘Ύ Dark Forest was a pretty fun game to play on the Ethereum network that used xkSNARKs and they did a pretty interesting intro to zk proofs.

No Edinburgh Festival this year πŸ˜₯ but people are still trying and here’s a celebration of the city.

πŸ›Ή Jackass was a big part of my younger days and Steve O was one of my main men. Demise and Rise is pretty inspiring, how he turns his life around should give hope.

Shared a lot but Ethereum is a Dark Forest and the follow up, Escaping The Dark Forest were pretty good – the mempool is cool 😎!

Following up on ☝️ this dives into front-running Bots. Also cool how its a ‘story of block 1088…’.

βš’οΈ Graphtage: A New Semantic Diffing Tool – could be a handy tool.

TxStreet.com – Love this ❀️‍πŸ”₯ a live cryptocurrency transaction visualizer featuring Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash.

πŸ’Έ Pretty useful cheat sheet for seeing IL vs Fees vs Price action on Uniswap.

πŸ“» I’ve been enjoying listening to Justin Kans podcast, The Quest, lately – tech, happiness and the meaning of life!

β›½ Vitalik explains Gas costs.

🍱 I didn’t love the whole food farming thing but it was pretty wild and will go down in Ethereum history. Here’s some food for thought (🀦).

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» How to re-send a transaction with higher gas price using ethers.js – Something that might be useful.

Options are interesting and I’ve played a bit with Opyn. Some interesting Buidling ideas.πŸ’‘

πŸ“– Perpetual Contracts are another finance instrument thats new to me and here’s a bit of an explainer.

πŸ‘ One of the few posts I’ve seen that shows examples for EIP712. Also goes into meta-txs.

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🏈 The Athlete That Gave Up Millions To Build A Sports Media Empire πŸ’° – Been enjoying the Huddle Up newsletter and this was an awesome story (the YouTube at the end was cool).

βš–οΈ Proof Of Liquidity, Joel Moegro. I’ve been thinking about uses of Balancer Pool Tokens (BPT) and it was interesting to see this – When you add assets to a pool, you receive ERC-20 BPT tokens in that pool proportional to your contribution. In Joels example you use these tokens to stake. The staking service can ‘look through’ the BPT to see how much of the required token you’re staking. In the meantime the pooled tokens are providing liquidity and the stakers assets remain balanced to the original pool weights. Seems like a lot can be done with this kind of idea…

I’m an NHS doctor – and I’ve had enough of people clapping for me – Strange, confusing times and this captures a bit of how I feel.

6 JavaScript console methods like Taylor Swift folklore lyrics – Twilio have some decent dev articles and this one had some nice new info I hadn’t heard.

βš–οΈ “Honestly, there’s another way to look at it from the low cap perspective. If you hold onto the low cap, and it moons on very low volume/liquidity, then you likely won’t even be able to sell it at the top. There just won’t be enough liquidity. But if you provide liquidity in a pool, and your pool comprises most of the global liquidity for that low-cap token, then when it moons you can simply withdraw your liquidity and you’ll have way more ETH or USDC or whatever than you started with. It’s basically a unique way of selling a bunch of those tokens on the way up whereas you may not have even been able to do that if you were trading on someone else’s illiquid market.

⬆️ Balancer community member, @rabmurat posted that message on Discord and it provided some interesting confirmation for something I had been thinking –

  • Assume stable DAI price
  • πŸ“ˆπŸ’©β¬†οΈ Market shitcoin price goes up 10%
  • πŸ‘€ Arbitrageur sees opportunity
  • πŸ’²βž‘οΈβš– οΈβž‘οΈπŸ’© DAI in to pool shitcoin out
  • βš–οΈπŸ’©β¬‡οΈ Bal pool shitcoin price goes up to market price
  • Pool now has more token and less DAI
  • How to choose weights? High shit % means keep more shit but high % also means less of pair (DAI) required
  • Compared to HODL?
    • Impermanent loss does happen but remember HODL only works if you can actually sell at that price – is there liquidity/volume/slippage, etc?

Along similar lines this tweet was an interesting way to think about the BAL incentive mechanism – “…people can deposit their illiquid shitcoins and convert it to a new coin which might be better…”

How to create an Ethereum DeFi realtime dashboard – I didn’t realise Google scripting was so advanced.

πŸ‚ This was a good Tweet storm by Chris Burniske with some tips on how to handle the Bull market (if it comes…)

πŸ‚ Also some more good Bull market/general advice from Taylor Monahan.

Ballet is so cool 🩰 and this from Ballet Opera de Paris shows that working from home is easier for some!

An explainer video about the Opyn hack that shows some useful tooling. Opyn handled it pretty well I thought but also thought it kind of showed they don’t have much traction.

Memeconomics – thought this summed up the current situation pretty well but I guess time will tell.

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Some interesting things I read lately that I don’t really know what to do with but might be interesting to look back on.

68 bits of advice from Kevin Kelly – some good ones in there and definitely worth a look every now and then.

Considering tonights Bojo bullshit press announcement it’ll be interesting to see how the post, Invisible Enemy, about Covid-19 ages. This in particular makes a lot of sense to me: “if the overwhelming majority of experts on the topic think we should do all we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19, it’s crazy not to listen to them.”

Daniel Radcliffes Desert Island Disc was interesting and enjoyable. He seems like a decent dude so positive vibes to him.

Semaphore, a privacy gadget built on Ethereum feels stuck to the back of my mind! I don’t fully get it but feel like there’s something there that’s going to be valuable/useful someday.

NFT Art – I like art, the idea of collecting art and crypto so NFT/Digital art seems like an obvious interest point. Tried a bid on SuperRare for this piece which I liked but I lost :(. I really like Trevor Jones stuff and it was cool to see his Bull go for > $10k!

I’ve had Justin Kans post about Feeling Good saved for ages now as it coincided with me stopping drinking and it gave me some inspiration. Been well over 1 year now so feel I can keep it here if required.

Eth2.0 Staking on test net is a hot topic in general at the moment and I’ve been tempted to get involved. Trying to decide best approach hardware wise at the moment and this post had some useful info. I’m feeling pulled towards setting up a PI 4 but have a few concerns that’s stopping me going for it so far.

Some interesting info on using Echidna on to find high Eth gas cost transactions.

The Beastie Boys Story – this should be worth a watch!

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