Morning pages

Another beautiful day, and it’s hard to believe that the week is already halfway over.

Yesterday was Workers’ Memorial Day, and my wife, a Union activist and leader, threw a small rally to commemorate the occasion. We had about twenty people there, and press from the local newspaper and one TV channel. It wasn’t a great turnout, but considering that most of her local are work from home now, it probably wasn’t too bad. We brought the kids and let them hand out stickers and posters for people. They were actually well behaved, which is nice.

Funding for SAIADao is moving along, we’ve got thirteen funding proposals at a hundred dollars each. One member was able to discover a discounted pre-sale from the Atlas Co. team. I’m still trying to verify the details, but it seems that our timeline has accelerated. It’s like one of those late-night infomercials: ACT NOW, SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED!

I still really can’t stress how fascinating this whole thing is. The Solana architecture is amazing, and I can’t wait to start digging into it — once I catch up on Rust — and the vision behind Star Atlas is pretty ambitious as well.

This is probably the biggest, nerdiest thing I’ve ever done, forming an investment dao to purchase a bunch of virtual goods for a video game. I kid though, Star Atlas has the potential to be more than a video game, there’s a serious opportunity to make real money here. It’s a very long-term play though.

I’m feeling a little bit of pressure to come up with funds. Alto is still holding up my transfer because of “upgrades”, and I’m feeling a bit perturbed considering all the effort I had to go through to move things around. Meanwhile ETH is holding $2700. I’m considering selling some $MUG tokens to cover my share in the dao, and I’m also looking at buying a pack of week one posters on OpenSea using my IRA wallet, and reselling them in the coming weeks. The only question is whether I have the liquidity to make this a multi-week play. Do I spend my lot on a bunch of week one posters and try to resell them, or do I just try to see how high I can climb the rewards. I dunno.

Still, I’ve already met a bunch of interesting people and I’m sure no matter what happens with this particular proposal, that I’ve made some interesting connections that should pay off in time. Well see.

I also found out last night that I turned down a six-figure job offer. I interviewed with the Lattice1 team a few weeks ago, but we all could tell I wasn’t feeling very enthusiastic about it, and so they went someone else. They told me last I was their top pick, but I just wasn’t keen about it. From where I was standing, with all the focus on retirement, I just couldn’t bring myself to going right back into another “job”. I’ve spent over eight years with Zombie, LLC., as the key man with basically no backup, and I just want a damn break. Hopefully I won’t look back on this in a year and regret it.

I don’t think I will. I’m following my heart right now and it feels great.

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