The Intellectual Wilderness There is nothing more useless than doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

2021.05.11 15:36

A personal appeal

Filed under: Uncategorized — zxq9 @ 15:36

Hello, World!

UPDATE: Things are looking better, but I’m not out of the woods yet. I have been surprised, amazed and humbled by the generosity and concern of the Erlang community. Wow.

Things are still up in the air, so if you happen to need someone to tackle one of the things I’m good at, please let me know. My core competencies:

  • Programming (Erlang, Python, Elixir, Go, C, asm, Lisp, SQL, etc. pretty much anything but K)
  • Project management
  • Distributed systems architecture (or evaluation and restructuring roadmap)
  • Robust systems architecture (or evaluation and restructuring)
  • Teaching (programming, design, English, Japanese, intelligence cycle, decision making process, etc.)
  • Geopolitical analysis and assessment
  • Intelligence analysis

I’ve tried to publish information and working projects for the open source community, however minor my contributions, and at the very least if you happen to be a user of one of my projects and decide to donate on that bases please at least tell me something I can improve for you so that I don’t feel like a total leech.

Donation methods — but if you donate please send me an email and let me know why and what you want it to go towards in terms of existing projects or projects you hope for:

ETH: 0xdaAa0a6789C7ab85c20d3af50475d0f2aCb72D9
BTC: 3F3es8UgDrcxWRKrSBeotcexDHqe7PhpPf
SubscribeStar: https://www.subscribestar.com/zxq9
PayPal: zxq9@zxq9.com

If you read this far, thank you for your patience.

2021.05.4 17:56

Tsuriai: Now engaging in smart contract work

I never thought I’d see the day, but Tsuriai (the tiny Japanese software company I work for) is now in the Ethereum smart contract market as a developer — which means I am now in that same market.

Need a smart contract or blockchain/IPFS-based project developers/consultants/educators*?
Just shoot the office an email at info@tsuriai.jp and they’ll hook you up.
They can even accept payment in ETH now, which makes it a lot easier to contract from overseas.

What a world!

[*Or, as always, Erlang developers or consultants, distributed systems analysis, and pretty much any other BEAM-related services, education or assistance!]

It is pretty well known that I don’t think smart contracts are going to save the world from itself because the problems in the US, Europe and China have everything to do with violations of social trust by government and lack of faith in people among the people themselves (as well as lack of faith in culture and tradition), but… smart contracts actually are kind of fun to write and our workflow is pretty darn fast.

There are clear use cases that fit the Ethereum-style computing paradigm and even some that clearly benefit from deployment on something like IPFS rather than a traditional server back end, and we can talk the client through the pros and cons. I suppose the most common thing to want to implement is NFTs at the moment, and some forms of NFTs (especially distributed name registry systems <hint!> <hint!>) are clearly extremely valuable solutions to otherwise difficult to administer problems.

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