Exit interview

I had a call with my boss.

We were supposed to have lunch/brunch this last week, but in a perfect example of the type of disfunction that our working relationship has become, we were unable to get our schedules lined up. Friday, my mom came to town, and I had an interview with a VC in the afternoon, and the only time that would have been doable for us was undone by bad traffic. Sunday, we were unable to meet up as well, but for different reasons.

So he called me yesterday and we talked for half an hour. Eight and a half years working together. Elder was only three months old when I started working with him, freshly fired from my last MSP job, and desperately needed something to put food on the table with. He had just retired from the Air Force and wanted to try his hand as business. It was either a 7-11 or this, he had told me years ago.

He told me that he was faced with rebuilding the team from scratch. I was his first hire, and with me leaving was just the capstone on several losses over the past few years that had seemingly defeated him. Or phone technician, never reliable to begin with, had seemingly disappeared, and the only other person on our team, an office manager who had been with us for several months, was moving out of the area shortly after my departure.

We had had no discussions about my possible replacement, and with less than a month to go, I had grown curious as to what his plan was. There essentially wasn’t one, just defeat. The prospect of rebuilding his team, at this stage in the game, was a non starter for him. The only problem was his contractual obligation to the franchise home office, to which he was still bound to for eighteen months, or some two hundred thousand dollars. He was seeking a buyout or merger with another franchise, or group.

I told him that he shouldn’t consider this experience a failure. To have made it eight years was a considerable achievement. I tried to take responsibility for my part in the failure, I just wasn’t the right person to lead a team at the time, basically, and we had missed our window of opportunity several years before, causing some self-owns that had interrupted our trajectory and crippled us mortally. We had just been bleeding out since then. We had a moment, trying to recall all of the people who had worked with us over the years.

There were of course external reasons at work as well. Our area is heavily saturated with competition, and the market has become exceedingly commoditized over the years. Ultimately, I don’t think the system that the home office franchise provided was scalable for a small office. I became burned out several years ago, having to manage the intricacies of some half dozen vendors and systems: RMM, PSA, backups, AV, M365, more and more with varying degrees of interoperability and APIs. I’ve written ad nauseum about it here on this page in the past. It boiled down to something that was cumbersome and hard to replicate. I had come to the conclusion that the only way to survive was by conglomeration, but we were unable to make that work.

And I am done. I’ve given him two months already since I declared my retirement, and I have today and four more Fridays to go. He said he was going to try and merge with a group based out of St. Louis, to pool resources, and I agreed that it was his best option, but he needed to act quickly as I wasn’t looking forward to any awkward support calls to my cell phone in June.

Before we ended I thanked him for the opportunity, and told him that if he ever changed his mind about crypto and wanted to get in, that I would be more than happy to help him. I think I went on trying to explain what I had been doing the last few months with SAIADao. He mentioned that we had recently gotten on some military contractor list that would give us the opportunity to do some blockchain work. I couldn’t help myself and shot it down, which is probably another perfect distillation of our working relationship these past years. No, I told him, that’s going to be private blockchain work and there’s just no reason for me to focus on anything like that, it’s probably IBM, and blah blah blah I went on.

And that was that.

Stick to the routine

The week has been flying by. Missus’s birthday was Tuesday, and I don’t think we’ve quite recovered yet. The entire house is a wreck, I do not think there is a single room in the house that is clean. I’m not sure who’s been doing the litter box. It’s all I can do to tear myself away from the computer to put dinner on the table. I managed to cut the grass last night, but there’s so many other things that need doing around here that are just getting ignored. I’m sure my dad’s surgery didn’t help either.

I’m slowly working my way through the Rustlings tutorials. I’m actually further along than I was when I first tried to do these on summer vacation last year, so that’s progress. I think number one on my project list right now is a yield farming autocompounder. I just went through my STEP-USDC pool on Raydium: claim rewards, swap half, all liquidity, stake. Rinse, repeat every day as long as the pool is active. I need to automate it.

I wish I had something to automate proposals on DaoHaus. I think I finally got people to help me out, it seemed like I was the only one doing anything. I’d like a custom front end to make tribute proposals easier to calculate, and something that can automatically process ones that need processing. I wish I had a lot of things.

There’s really just too much to work on, and I think I’m close to capacity. Work, i.e. Zombie, LLC, is taking a negligible amount of my time, but it’s one of those things that I have to address as soon as it comes up. Seventeen more days. I’m going to have to say ‘no’ to more things if I’m going to get anything done around here. There’s so much I need to do that I can’t keep up with.

So what’s my first priority around here? Running the house, I suppose. Keeping the kids fed, making sure that they’re cleaning up after themselves and not spending all day eating candy and watching TV. Making sure Younger is getting her lessons in during the afternoon.

Number two? Keeping the fires out for my Zombie clients. I’m avoiding starting any new projects, which seems to be easy as there aren’t really any. I’m not sure what my boss is going to do. I don’t think he’s found a tech to replace me, and I don’t know what he plans on doing after June 1. He sure as hell isn’t going to convince me to stay on. I’ll let him pay my LLC a $1000 retainer plus $150/hr if he needs to pick my brain, but I am so ready to put this behind me.

Everything else? Oh gee, let me make a list… don’t lose money, make money, get new windows for the house, fix our hot tub pump even though no one will service our brand, plan a trip out home, enroll Elder in Galileo XP this summer, sell my mining rig, learn Rust, Solana, and front end development; make enough money trading/farming to avoid dipping into the reFIREment fund. Is that enough for now? I don’t even know what’s on the Trello board for house stuff, let see: repair two holes in the walls and paint, stain the deck, clean up the no-mans-land in the backyard, put house numbers on the mailbox; numerous tiny items.

It’s overwhelming when I think about it, which is why I suppose it’s better to not think about it and just focus on the next big task. I say family is the most important, but it’s easy to get wrapped up in what I’m doing and only give the kids half my attention when they come interrupt me or I hear them bickering in the next room. All I can do is focus on what’s in front of me, today’s task, and try to make sure that I’m not taking on more responsibilities. It’s no use agonizing over the things I’m not getting done, even the ones that I said I’d do. My priorities shift so fast, it’s the same flightiness that I’ve always struggled with. Is it ADHD, or is it something different. Regardless, there’s always more to do, so I better get to it.

What else?

What a day. My father had open heart surgery yesterday, and I was his primary contact so I’ve been keeping the rest of the family appraised with updates. I went to see him this morning. He looked like he had been hit by a truck of course. It’s a bit surreal, actually. His sister passed away unexpectedly after New Years, so my grandmother and surviving aunt have been worried about him. They live eight hundred miles away, my brother is across the Atlantic, and his wife doesn’t drive, so I’m the responsible one. It’s nuts.

Also today was my wife’s birthday. I took the kids out shopping for decorations Sunday to buy a bunch of decorations, and I picked up a cake with the groceries today. Ordered her favorite pizza joint, and basically binged-watched all of WandaVision this afternoon. I also got her a Kindle Paperwhite and loaded it up with a couple hundred books from my pirate collection. That’ll keep her busy!

Work? What’s that?

I did have one phone call for a support ticket that I’d been putting off for a few days, called the vendor and had it resolved in an hour. More like ten minutes after I got through the call queue, but that’s billable time these days.

SAIA Dao is open to $1000 contributions now, and we had maybe five proposals including my own today. I’m also have been making a nice little profit flipping posters on OpenSea. Only four so far, but I’m still doubling my money, even considering gas fees.

I had another bout of insomnia last night, and decided to open another leveraged position on Impermax. The internet died right after I placed the order, so I had a little bit of anxiety trying to go back to sleep. I woke up and found that my liquidation prices were not anywhere near where I thought they should have been, so I had to scale the leverage back. I found out later there was a “graph error” that was causing problems, but I seem to be holding steady right now. I still haven’t committed any further funds other than a few DPI, but that’s mainly because gas costs were high earlier and lending rates came down a bit.

Usually when I get overwhelmed and can’t decide what to do, the best option is to do nothing. I’ve got a ton of LINK from the ICO that I don’t know what to do with… Bancor or Integral or a CEX, I’m not sure. Maybe at some point I’ll figure out how to stake it. But I’ve got wBTC and stables that I want to farm on Impermax, but not sure I trust it yet. I’ve got no idea what my BTC is doing in the new Badger Yearn vault cause the APY isn’t being displayed. I’ve got native BTC that I want to put to use on the RUNE DEX, but don’t have enough RUNE to do that. I just finished buying the last off my SOL allocation and put half of it to use in the Raydium RAY/SOL farm. What else?

God, what else? I’ll probably have a lot more to say in the morning.

Farming day

So, I had a lot of activity yesterday and today.

I spent an hour managing my BSC farms yesterday. I had to migrate several farms due to the PancakeSwap migration, and that took a bit of work to do. I decided that because I don’t have a ton invested on there that I should liquidate some of my positions, so I pulled out of a Beefy.Finance pool 1 that was down. Ellipsis is doing pretty well, so I’m happy with that one and thinking about increasing my stake. Comos isn’t doing too good, but I’m not sure what to do with it, and I’ve got positions in Nerve, Blizzard, Wault. I think that’s it.

Also, I found one of my Metamask wallets had about $400 in $ICE tokens that were airdropped. Nice. Sold half to stake LP in pool 2.

I finally got the latest tranche of IRA funds onto an exchange, so I’ve been scooping up ETH and wBTC. The wBTC is going in the new Badger vault. I put some funds in ALCX and paid off my loan since there’s really no point to that for me. I decided to stake in the pool 2, cause I am super bullish on this project after listening to one of the founders on Bankless’s podcast.

My boy Tres was shilling some token called $TRU, so I went and aped into that after reading that the LP was paying off real well. It is. $272 in the couple hours since I aped in. Not bad.

I’m not quite sure how I found out about Method Finance, but I decided to go in on this. It’s like Visior, in that it’s an NFT with LP tokens staked to it. I minted a vault then added some tokens to the LP, but then ran into a problem. Metamask doesn’t support EIP-712 signing with hardware wallets. So rather than import my hardware keys into MM, I moved the NFTs, the LP tokens, and some ETH over to an unused MM wallet to perform the mint. (That’s how I discovered the ICE airdrops.) I’m not happy about leaving it there, but it’s too much gas to move back and forth, so there it will stay for now.

I found out about Impermax via BadgerDao’s airdrop channel. I had some tokens so I minted LP and staked there. It allows you to use your LP as collateral for a leveraged position, but I’m not quite sure how it works. I’m also not sure if I want to risk my Uniswap LP over there. It is audited, and the APY is really high, so I’ve got some risk analysis to do. Also looks like I messed up, I thought that I could just deposit my LP and earn, but that’s not how the lending works. It has to be single assets. I’ve got some digging to do, but 1000%+ APY on 5x leverage seems like it might be… fun.

I also pulled my MATIC tokens out of Aave and put them in a QUICK-MATIC LP and am farming them on Quickswap. EZPZ.

I also started buying more SOL, and swapped a bunch for RAY and staked it on Radium. Will be going hard on this.

Other than that, the only thing I didn’t get to today was getting some more RUNE. I want to figure out how to put some to use, either with some of the BTC I have, or on the ETH side.

And now that the week 1 Star Atlas posters are down, I might actually be able to start flipping some of these posters. We’ll see how things go.

Night owl to early bird

First off, if you had asked me two weeks ago if I would be privy to a half million dollar NFT deal for a space-themed metaverse game, I would have thought you were crazy. Maybe I should stop thinking that. So last Saturday, we formally launched a dao to pool funds to buy these Star Atlas meta-posters, and yesterday, one of the members has entered into a simple agreement for future tokens (SAFT) for the entire set. It’s nuts. The deal is still being worked, but it’s pretty much a sure thing from my understanding, so now there’s a bit less pressure on me to move fast.

We are still going to be working out lots more details in the next couple days. I’ve got to figure out my stake, within this side deal, and how we integrate it into the broader organization that is the Interstellar Alliance. There is a lot of work to do. I have a call with a hedge fund guy who invests in the NFT space, so we’ll see if he’s interested in participating.

I’ve got a busy day. I’m still technically employed, so I do have a couple outstanding issues that I have to deal with. My mom is stopping by for breakfast on her way through town, and I was supposed to meet my boss for lunch later today. That’s going to be an interesting meal. We also have a “date” with a local entrepreneur and his wife, we’re going to bring the kids over for a swim and hang out, so I’m looking forward to that.

One thing is clear to me already. Quitting my job is opening up a host of possibilities that I don’t think I would have access to if I was still trying to hold onto it. Of course we’ll see how it turns out in the long term, but right now, it’s looking pretty damn good.

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.

Morning pages

So we are off to a great start this morning. I got a great night’s sleep, basically slept like a rock till 7:30AM, and meditate outside before popping open the laptop. It’s a beautiful day outside today, high sixties and cloudy. There’s a nice breeze outside, and everything is so green.

I had a nice voice chat with a couple of the potentially bigger SAIADao, I can’t say again how excited I am about doing this. There is so much opportunity. For right now though, there isn’t much to do for it other than make sure the proposals are moving through.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about Solana. I’ve been reading the docs at night and listening to podcasts about it. I’m feeling really bullish on it, and cursing the fact that I got stopped out of a trade on it and Serum so long ago. Alas.

I have a huge tranche of funds that I pulled out of my brokerage IRA, but now Alto is holding it up, and haven’t responded to my emails for two days. It’s all the more frustrating because I’ve seen them do it in one day before. I’m already missing out on a moderate BTC run, and ETH is at ATH, so I’m really feeling anxious. Once that last ACH clears, then it should only be a few hours over to my crypto exchange, and then I can deploy the funds.

Index Coop’s FLI token, a 2x leveraged ETH derivative, has been a very good investment. I bought in with ETH at $2000, and so I’m up quite a bit here at $2700. I think that’s going to be my preferred play for right now.

Rune is exciting as well, but I’m not paying as much attention to it since I don’t really have enough right now to do any major staking. I wanted to use it to put some native BTC to use, but the return right now is quite modest from what I understand.

I’m trying to figure out how much of my ‘bitcoin’ allocation I want in native BTC, and how much I want in wBTC. Native BTC is less risky, but the opportunities in DeFi are starting to show up. Badger launched a Yearn vault that is over 100% right now, including about 15% in native BTC, and that’s the best I’ve seen out there. It’s limited right now, so I’ve also got fund in Klondike wBTC/kBTC pool, Bancor’s IL-protected pool, and have been using Vesper.Finance’s vault as well.

I had originally planned on putting 20% of my funds into DPI, but BasketDao seems like a much better deal right now. It’s got interest-bearing versions of the same components, and the farming opportunity for its BASK token is much more lucrative. I did take advantage of the Zerion DPI/INDEX cash back promo last week, but as soon as that airdrop clears I’m throwing my DPI in the converter to be make bDPI.

And Alchemix, oh Alchemix. I am probably going to do something here a bit crazy. Now that the Star Atlas NFTs are on OpenSea and I’ve secured the first one for SAIADao, I’m looking at buying a few extra. They have 50-pack for poster one on there for $3200, that I might purchase and try to flip. I could post $6400 in Alchemix, take out a loan, buy USDC and buy the 50-pack basically risk free. Once the sale is ended I could post half of my posters at maybe twice the price and see if they sell. Or maybe I’ll bundle them and make Tier 1 or Tier 2 bundles. There’s a lot of ways to go about it, but starting with an Alchemix loan might be a way to protect myself from the downside.

Worst case scenario, I’ll have fifty Tier 0 rewards that would redeem for in-game rewards worth about 90% that I could sell as well. There’s a lot of opportunity here. I haven’t breached the subject of using an Alchemix loan to cover the full $500k NFT purchase; we don’t have the funds, and it’s not worth my energy to try and sell them on the possibility at this point. We’ll see how things go for the next few weeks, my attention is better spent elsewhere for now.

Evening pages

Well, where to begin?

Went to bed on time last night, and got woken up at two AM because one of the kids had an accident for the second night in a row… at least it was only one of them this time. I let Missus handle it, but I wound up waking up at 3AM with my mind racing. Took a melatonin and tried to go back to sleep but couldn’t. Finally got up to meditate around five and caught some sleep before my dad came over. I had to take him into the hospital.

He’s getting open heart surgery next Monday, and they wanted to check him out for a bypass before they open him up. I wound up having to drive him in with both the girls in the back seat as Missus needed the car and I didn’t want to bug the neighbors for a sitter. We dropped him off and came home, then World War III broke out. First Younger, after I caught her sneaking a cookie, and then Elder at lunch after I called her out for having an attitude and got into a power struggle over lunch. I swear, I thought the girl was possessed. By the time Missus got back at two I was such a wreck, so I took a nap and went for another hour and a half drive to pick my dad up. He only needs one bypass, thankfully.

Of course during the day I’m chatting with the Interstellar Alliance core team, trying to figure out everyone’s agendas and trying to keep us from getting into a situation where things could get out of control later. It’s a precarious balancing act with everyone’s egos, including mine, but so far everyone seems to be getting along.

My working hypothesis is that launching a successful dao is all about balancing power. We launched with fifty people, and we’ve got twenty four membership proposals working through it now, I think five or six of those might be for the week one, hundred dollar buy in, so I think we’re doing ok. The dao system is a bit technically complex, but we’ve only had a few problems, and I think the documentation that I’ve written has helped out a lot.

The mechanics of the NFT purchases for Star Atlas are going to prove to be a bit more challenging. I opened a Gnosis vault a few days ago, and was able to use it to purchase the first NFT on OpenSea today. There was a quite a bit of overhead in gas, so I wound up paying double for the $64 poster, and I haven’t even moved it off of OpenSea yet. We’re definitely not going to want to use Eth mainnet if we can help it, but it doesn’t seem like the Solana tools have been built out yet. Multisig only seems to be available if you have a Ledger, and several IA core team members are going to have to buy them before we can proceed with it.

It’s definitely going to be cheaper to do things on Solana, but we’ve got a ways to go before we can operate in any full capacity within it. While it’s a super impressive project, and the more I learn about it the more bullish I feel; it just doesn’t have the core tools that Ethereum has. Maybe I can help change that, but I’ve got to get up to speed, fast.

Bossman called me and invited me to lunch Friday. He said he wants to “pick my brain,” I’m wondering if it’s going to be more like an exit interview or if he’s going to try to make me a partner or something. I don’t think there’s anything he can offer me that will make me change my mind. There’s too much opportunity at stake here.

This is the first time I’ve written evening pages in a while, but this morning I was too much of a wreck to get it done. Hopefully tomorrow is back to normal.

Galaxy Brain

This is now a Star Atlas stan blog

Well, I’m pretty proud of myself. I managed to go out of town with the kids for two nights, and I somehow still managed to stick to the meditating and writing. The last couple times I’ve gone out I’ve had trouble sticking to the routine, so it feels good to keep the streak going. Onward and upward.

SAIA Dao seems to be moving on it’s own. We’ve got an influx of new member proposals coming through, and there’s intense discussion about structure and tokenomics. I’m doing a bit of infrastructure work, mainly trying to demonstrate how proposals should flow through the system.

I’m working on one now to allow funding to proceed. I spent some time yesterday putting together a draft proposal. It starts out with a low funding level, $100, with a 1000% share bonus, this incentivises early participants while ensuring that people with less capital available at the start. For week 2, the bonus drops and the capital limit goes up. I’m still playing with the numbers and playing around with the variables. I’m trying to test edge cases to make sure that these early incentives won’t deplete a significant portion of funds if a whale want to join at a later date.

It’s pretty intense right now, I’m connecting with so many new people, and some of them have pretty impressive backgrounds. I’ve been talking to potential investors from all over the world: Singapore, Australia, Central Europe, and some place called New England; people that have been in crypto way longer that me, Solana devs. It’s exciting.

It feels like this has already become one of my obsessions, and I’m wondering how long it’s going to last before it burns out. It’s not even about the game, to be honest, but the opportunity to build something. Maybe it’s the desire to prove myself. I haven’t gotten the sense that I’m being egotistical about this, more that I’m trying to build something and prove that it works. I didn’t build DaoHaus or Gnosis, or Star Atlas, but putting these pieces together in a certain way with fifty or two hundred people and proving that it works would be an accomplishment for me. I think maybe that’s what I’m trying to prove.

The Lift.Kitchen launch was Saturday as well, and I helped out over there for a bit and have been harassing their founder during the run up. He sent me a request to do an interview for a Medium article that they want to write. Some of the sample questions he asked:

  • How blockchain can improve the human experience?
  • How gamification is impacting defi\crypto?
  • How the world of crypto and philanthropy will intersect?

I’m not sure how I felt when I got the message. It felt, weird. Maybe it’s a bit of imposter syndrome to an extent, and my initial reaction was to say no. I didn’t though. They asked if I had a bio that they could use, and now I feel like I’m being asked to write a resume. I’m wondering if this might be an opportunity to doxx myself a bit. It somehow feels like a big ask. I’m not sure those questions are ones that I can expound upon extemporaneously, so I think some prep work will be necessary. This is likely some sort of test. I’ve half-jokingly threatened to come work for Lift.Kitchen, since most of the team has only been in the crypto space for six months or so. And hell, they did just raise $1.3m during this Genesis launch.

I’ve got five weeks left with work. Five more Mondays, as technically I told my boss June 1 was my last day. And I’ve promised SetProtocol some more work today. And my dad is having open heart surgery next week, and summer break is coming up. There’s just too much going on for me to think about jumping straight into another job. There are too many opportunities. I just hope I’m not passing them up.

Not doing tech support

So, flurry of activity the last twenty-four hours. I managed to convince the Interstellar Alliance’s hegemon to sign off on the dao, and we’ve already got about 30 applications signed up. It’s pretty exciting. Lift.Kitchen just launched their LP event, and I staked the minimum needed for the longest amount of time to get the biggest bonus with the smallest stake possible. They’re having a bit of a problem with their accredited investor attestation, but I managed to stake funds manually using Etherscan. So far so good.

I drove the fam up my father-in-law’s last night and spent some time chatting with him about everything. It must be exhausting talking to me, cause I was a motormouth, trying to talk about everything going on with SAIA Dao and everything else. I helped him move some tools from one of his properties, and was just struck by how gorgeous it is out here in the mountains. Completely beautiful.

We met the girls at a Chinese buffet for lunch and pigged out, then took the kids to the playground for twenty minutes. They’re watching TV and all the adults are laying in bed. I wasn’t able to do my regular morning routine first thing this AM, but I made sure to get my meditation in and wanted to jot a few notes down to keep the habit going.

The Star Atlas rewards are looking pretty fantastic, and I think people are pretty excited about it. I’m going to go see if the rewards are live and test whether I can purchase them using the Gnosis Vault that I set up yesterday. (Eth gas fees are under sixty right now, I can’t believe it.) The IA team is working on a tokenomics proposal, so that seems like it’s going to be interesting to develop that with them. What I’m really looking forward to though is getting some Solana tokens and poking around to see what I can find in the Atlas Co. programs. I might be able to do some poking around, and try to see if I can ID any developer wallets and do some corporate espionage, maybe a little bit of grey hat stuff.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to learn enough Solana and enough about the game system that will be able to automate the mining and resource gathering stuff. It will be a huge advantage for the Alliance if I we can build one of these ‘efficiency algorithms”.