Exercise is goooooood

So today was meant to be the “blueist” day of the year and to be honest when I woke up this morning I didn’t feel keen to get out of bed, let alone get working. Even after our evening meal I was still feeling a bit meh and could happily have sat on the sofa watching crap on Netflix all night. But I didn’t, I dragged myself to boxercise and put in a shift! It was super tough but I felt so good after, exercise really is a natural high. That and the sweetest most lovely people on Undateables makes the world seem a better place!


Zcash (ZEC) is another form of crytocurrency with its main differentiation being that it provides methods to make private transactions. Personally I can’t really think of when I’d need to use this feature but from a speculation point of view I’m interested because I’ve seen how much Bitcoin and Ethereum went up in value and I can see something similar happening with Zcash.

So I’m tempted to try and buy in early and see if the value rises. But I haven’t bitten the bullet yet and I’m not entirely sure why.

I guess one reason is it’s not super easy to buy, it’s not hard but it would still take a bit more effort than going to coinbase to buy BTC or ETH and that seems to stop me.

Also whenever I look online for guides on how to buyZEC there are usually guides on how to mine it too which looks like a “free” way to get some (ignoring the cost of time and electricity) and of course I’d rather get it for free!

Another reason is I’m afraid to loose money, I wouldn’t be buying a lot but I think I’m naturally risk averse when it comes to parting with cold hard cash.

Current price at this time is $43.91, will I miss out…

Blockchains & Digital Currency

Warning, this is a bit of a brain spew!

Digital currency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum and the blockchains they are built on are exciting and interesting technologies. I’ve been following various blogs about them for some time and there are often comparrisons to the early days of the internet. If that’s the case I want to be involved! But I’m not sure of the best way. And is it going to live up to the hype?

There appear to be two obvious ways to get into it. Firstly develop using the technologies or secondly – speculate on the associated currencies/tokens. I don’t know if I have the creativity or the time to dive into the development side of things although I do find it interesting, especially Ethereum. Speculating on the currency is easy enough to do, just purchase some, but it’s really just guess work, think I need to come up with some kind of strategy.

Git calls on another directory

Today I learned that it’s possible to call git commands on a directory/repository other than the one you are currently in. For example to call git status on a repo in /var/app just type:

git --git-dir=/var/app/.git/ --work-tree=/var/app status

I used this in a Python script I’ve been writing at work that automatically checks for updates in a repo and updates the code if there are any. More on that another time.