Blood in the streets

The crypto bloodbath continues today, with ETH breaching $3000 and BTC $40k. Suddenly my 2x FLI positions aren’t looking to shabby. The market is a complete mess, everything is a sea of red. Still, I have a transfer from my brokerage IRA that is almost complete and should be on exchanges either today or tomorrow, so I will be ready to do somme discount shopping. Still, I could not have picked a worse time to retire. My goodness.

I’ve started working on Solana in earnest, working my way through the tutorials for Anchor, their deployment framework. I have got to get multisig working, as SAIADao has raised over $58,000, and I’ve got close to nine grand in a soft wallet that only I control. Setting it up seems a pretty straightforward procedure, it’s just a program, but it’s using it that I’ve yet to figure out. I have no idea how to interact with Serum via command line, so that’s going to be something new for me to figure out.

Since SAIADao has done so well, I’m moving the timetable up to start purchasing posters in about two weeks. We’ve got more than enough to cover the Star Atlas: Rebirth Tier 3 posters six through eight and have plenty left over. Still, I’ve been making mistakes with some of the proposals, sponsoring some before I verify the wallet transactions, and I even let one through today for five grand that had the parameters mixed up. Thankfully someone caught it, but now we’ve got to vote it down so that it can be redone. It’s a bit of a mess, but I should be able to step back a bit and let others do it.

I’m having trouble bringing myself to work on … work. I had a meeting yesterday with the St. Louis crew that I forgot between my morning call and 1PM. By that time I was doing school work with Younger and didn’t check my work computer until almost three. There’s a lot of other things that I seemed to be missing as well. I just got seven more days to go, but I have absolutely no motivation to do anything at all. There’s too much else going on in my life that has a higher priority. For example, I haven’t been able to get in touch with my dad for several days, last I talked to him was the day after his second surgery. Just put that on the to-do list, I guess.

Someone turned me on to this new game called Core. It’s a very cool concept, it’s like Roblox in that you can build your own games with it, but it’s built on the Epic Games platform, so I assume it uses Unreal engine. It’s got an editor that’s very similar to Unity and Roblox, but the main difference is the number of game assets that are made available by default. There are even frameworks for dungeon crawlers and capture-the-flag games, I was very impressed with it. There’s also a central hub that players can hang out in, and jump into portals which take them to the games. They load very fast, and the entire process of jumping from game to game is very seamless.

Of course I wanted Elder to check it out with me. She’s of course more interested in playing the games than building them. Core is geared at an older teen or adult audience, so I don’t know if I’m pushing her too hard, but I’m hoping we can find something to work on together, but I’m not sure if it’s going to take. I’m going to start her with Galileo in a couple weeks, so we’ll see what she takes after then.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to spend a lot of time with the kids over the summer. Working from home while trying to be Mr. Mom has been really stressful for all of us, mainly as they have no boundaries when it comes to interrupting me when I’m on the phone. I’m sure there’s something to be said about my lack of balance in the past, but that’s all about to change dramatically in a few more days.

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