Evening pages

First day back to work post-vacation, and I was kept busy by a few fires that were waiting for me when I got back. A router configuration to support some VOIP equipment; a user account breach due to a phishing failure; and and urgent server maintenance due to an actual failure on my part. Nothing critical.

I spent most of the day reading The Bitcoin Standard, “researching” finance stuff on Twitter and checking charts. I didn’t change any positions or make any decisions on anything. The Bitcoin Standard is making me very, very bullish on Bitcoin, especially given what I’m seeing and hearing online in the news.

Our plans to keep the kids isolated for the next couple weeks have already failed. We decided to let them play with one friend earlier today, and they were outside for so long that our other neighbors came by, and next thing I knew I had five kids jumping in a trampoline. I think the kids will be alright. One of my neighbors, who works at the local hospital seemed a bit nonchalant when I asked him about COVID numbers at the hospital. He said most of the cases are milder than what they were seeing months ago.

I did have a bit of tense conversation with my other neighbor, who described himself as a “Trump fan”, regarding the upcoming election. He seems more optimistic than I am about Trump leaving office if he loses, but thinks that things will be worse if he wins. I don’t even know what to say to him about it, but thankfully we were able to steer the conversation to other things. While the kids were playing in the back I grabbed my skill saw and started cutting down old deck screws, but he knocked a couple over with a hammer so easily that I grabbed my crowbar and knocked out several dozen in a few minutes. He saved me a lot of time.

Only two more days left in September, then it’s time to move some money. I’ll be pulling BTC out of BlockFi and onto the exchange so I have some capital to deploy. I really wanted to have some to deploy during this last week that might have done well, but I can’t back that up with any hard numbers. I’m two for four this month, so I’m not in a hurry to do anything else at the moment.

For the rest of the night I think I’ll work on Rustlings. I’m more bullish on leaning some of these new chains like PolkaDot and Cosmos after listening to Olaf Carlson-Wee hype on Unchained from earlier this month. I’ve got a lot of work to do on those, and I’ve got some thoughts on how to restructure my trade planning notebooks/programs after seeing some spreadsheet porn on Reddit.

No alcohol since coming back from vacation. My body doesn’t hurt, so we’re back in Atomic Habit mode.