For a while, I've been contemplating putting together a writing index of both my personal favourite and popular writings. (For this, I'm defining "popular" as anything that nets me more than $0.20 in tips. It's not a great metric as far as accuracy goes, but it will do, since I tend to get more in tips than likes.) I haven't actually done that until now. A friend has asked me to send her a list of links, so now is as good a time as any, I guess (especially since one of my posts reached the top of the "Trending" list today). If you would also like that list, here it is. (I suggest that you bookmark it, since it's going to be a work in progress, to which I'll be adding.)
When I eventually get around to writing my book, I'll have a handy reference point for what to include (and it will most likely be the essays and introspective pieces, rather than crypto content).
Without further ado, here's that list, with a short synopsis for each where I deem it necessary:
- I will not endorse, shill or otherwise promote toxic communities and projects: uHive picked the wrong person to promote their right-wing echo chamber to friends. I regret the day I joined it.
- Save Thyself, HODLer!: I bought some BTC in the recent dip that followed the $1.5 trillion stock market wipe-out. I'm going to keep it in a crypto savings wallet for as long as I can, waiting for the price to soar again.
- Is it too early to celebrate?: My celebration of reaching the "trending" list reached the "trending" list. How recursively meta is that? XD
- I Have an Album on Audius: I signed up with Audius.co and uploaded an album. For that, I can supposedly earn rewards. However, I'm experiencing an issue and the Support department isn't responding.
- Only 4.2% of the world's population HODLs crypto. I find their lack of faith disturbing: FUD-spewing dinosaurs need to die off and we need to do more to get more people onboard the crypto bus.
- How to Make Digital Art and Sell it as NFTs on OpenSea and Rarible: I wrote a step-by-step procedure for data-bending images and video, as well as the process of creating an OpenSea account and a collection to hold said NFTs.
- How to Shield Transactions with ZCash: ZCash transactions aren't shielded by default. However, the process of changing that is really simple, as it turns out.
- I am angry! (A Rant): I could write a book on the topic (and maybe one day I will), but here's my rather long list of complaints and grievances. (It turns out that even when angry, I am still amusing and highly readable.)
- Crypto FUD Wars (The Case against Stephen Diehl's Hogwash): Someone I previously considered a friend sent me a link to a steaming pile of nonsense with the comment, "You'll like this; it's good". It was anything but. I terminated that friendship and took Diehl to task for his lies.
- The Twue Dominate's Foolproof Guide to Getting Your Dick Wet Online (A Satire): Sadly, this is one of my under-appreciated works, in which I take a stab at HNG fuckbois and their approach to women on the Internet, particularly in DMs on Fratlife.
- Crypto Fud Wars: Respect Crypto (and The Snark) or fook off: It's pretty straight-forward, really. I think it introduces itself.
- Did Polygon (MATIC), Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Solana (SOL) reach the moon in 2021?: I'm fairly certain that they did. Looking at the performance of Solana (SOL) over the course of the last six (6) months (~+477%) and the course of 2021 (~+11 370%), I'd argue that if ever there was a candidate, Solana is it. Shiba Inu, and Polygon (~+11 500), however, far outstripped it.
- The Existential Dilemma of Antisocial Media Friendships: I have too many Internet friends, too many people for whom I cannot be there. (Also, I quote Richard Siken and Charles Bukowski.)
- Has China finally gone too far in its stance against gaming?: I think it has, with draconian restrictions.
- FLoC Me! (Yet Another Reason to Ditch Chrome): Google's up to it's old tricks, with yet another insidious way to track and profile its users.
- The Twitter Crypto Doubler Scam: People got scammed by an imposter, pretending to be Elon Musk ... twice.
- Crypto FUD Wars (Crypto is Only for Code-Writers): Anybody who bothers to learn about cryptocurrency (including how to acquire and HODL it for at least three years) is welcome, indeed encouraged, to get hold of some. I, for one, encourage you to do so (and it's got nothing to do with my code-writing).
- Crypto FUD Wars (Rich American Boomers Edition): My failures in refuting the negative and inaccurate views of a rich American writer
- On the Hunt for Crypto Jobs: I found a number of job-posting sites for freelancers looking to earn crypto and compiled a list.
- The Web 3.0 Revolution is here. Will you join it?: If it hasn't reached you or your institution yet, it surely will, in the fullness of time.
- Maybe I've Got the Moving Blues: Not to be confused with blue moves, I express my sadness and discontent on a day when I move out of my apartment.
- Today, I had my annual Vogon Experience: The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy. I do my best to inject some humour into this tale of frustration and woe.
- On Male Privilege and Minimisation: It's probably safe to assume that nobody wants to see your dick picks. (If they did, they'd ask.) However, your sending them, unsolicited, is just a symptom of something far more disgusting.
- Dear White People, let Me Whitesplain Facism, Racism and Police Brutality: That I, as a white person, felt compelled to reach out to white people ignoring and silencing BIPoC voices is truly egregious.
- Doomed are the poor. Doomed are the meek. Fuck the doomed; you're on your own!: I realise the incredibly high price I have to pay in exchange for my independence and mental well-being
- "Mean Old Women" Taught Them to Weep and Moan (Thinking About Their Baby and Her Hot Wet Holes): Who will rescue the poor widdle cis-het menz from da nasty feminazis? Not I. Once again, I take aim at dudebros and "Pick Me" girls.
- The Sordid Tale of Sir-Ponce-A-Lot: I use flowery, high-falutin' language to satirise the crummy come-on messages dudebros send.
- Seriously, hetero men, do better! (Your dick is not your brain!): Check your privilege and piss off with your Patriarchal bullshit.
- Well, you're not attracting attention from women you like. Let The Snark help you: It might surprise you, but I am actually quite popular with women online. It took a long time for me to figure out how to make that happen, so I wrote some advice for other men. Unsurprisingly, it went ignored because it wasn't what they wanted to read.
- In Defense of Feminism (A Handy-Dandy List of Links for Cishet Men): I see so much — so much — BS posted about feminism by people who're truly clueless about it. I set out to find helpful content to both change that state of affairs and expand my knowledge. Unsurprisingly, it once again went ignored by the intended audience.
- Go Ask Moonalice; I think She'll Know: The Internet, as controlled and gate-kept by a handful of Big Tech corporations, is not a nice or safe place when they're tracking you and wish you harm in the interests of making money off your data. Here are some ways in which you can fight back.
- The Grand old Duke of Snark: I wrote a silly poem. I also try to figure out how I'm going to portion out my money between various cryptocurrencies.
- The Problems I Have with Antisocial Media: Humans are strange animals. They're the only ones, of which I know, that build mental prisons for themselves. They will put their shackles back on and crawl back into their cells to defend their oppressors when you show them that there's a way out.
- How Not to Write a Story to a Woman You're Trying to Impress: What in the Hell is that? That, right there, is an unsalvageable pile of horse manure. Even I can't do anything to rescue that.
- Getting started with Cryptocurrencies, AMPL, MetaMask and Pub0x: I couldn't find a decent guide, so I did my own research and wrote one.
- There's a Flock of Pernicious Incels Circling a Certain Fetish Site: One of my more popular posts on Fartloaf, it sadly didn't fare well when migrated here.
- Thoughts on Dominants, Masters and the Myth of Canids in Captivity: I abhor the "There is only one Twue Way™" attitude almost everywhere I find it, because 95-99% of the time, it's then followed by some arrogant sack of shit attempting to foist his world view on others to the exclusion of all others. However, founts of Wisdom such as The Meditations of Marcus Tullius Aurelius exist. So, please indulge me as I don that hat for five minutes ...
- Merge with Me (and don't Sweat it)!: I put into words my thoughts on the Ethereum 2.0 Merge and the SweatCoin SWEAT Minting Changeover Event
Since I took a break to explore other options/platforms before deciding to return to Pub0x, here are links to a selection of my content on read.cash.
- Kazakhstan, The Greatest Country in the World: I have some thoughts on Juneteenth and the state of the Ulcerated Sphincter of America.
- We Need Solutions to the Problem of Unreliable Electricity Supply in My Home Country: Living in the Third World country that I call home (South Africa), having consistently reliable and stable Internet connection is something of a luxury and a rarity. Consequently, I have had to think of ways to work around that in order to get work done despite obstacles and setbacks. Simply being flexible enough to get work done when I do have electricity supply isn't going to be sufficient, since I don't know for certain when that will be ...
- Does this Look Infected?: For a while, it has been a joke in the FOSS community that Windows is not as much an operating system as it is a trojan/virus, thanks to Microsoft's anti-competitive practices and how difficult it is to remove it (with some even making detailed comparisons of the typical characteristics). Recently, I had an experience from which I concluded that there is a lot of truth to this sentiment.
- No Monero, no trabajo!: If clients don't pay me, I have no money with which to pay my bills or rent and buy food. If I don't pay rent, I have no place to stay. If I have no food, I have no energy and therefore can't work at maximum efficiency/effectiveness. Surely, this is not a difficult concept to grasp, right?
- Apparently, "We All Hate Putin" is the Extent of the Average American's Grasp of the Ukraine Crisis: You can "hate" Putin as much as you want, but if you're going to do that, you also have to "hate" the American politicians and advisors who decided the foreign policy towards Russia was to punish and spurn it ("nobody threatens the USA and gets away with it"), rather than to judiciously intervene in it's development and steer it towards democracy (or, more likely, a Capitalistic Tweedist oligarchy like America's).
- The Bungling of COVID-19 isn't a Short-Coming of Medical Professionals, but of Governments: This pandemic isn't a problem of insufficient resources (including medical professionals), but of greed and politics. It really shouldn't be.
- Twenty Catch-All Responses to Dudebros' DMs: A quick list of go-to responses for low-effort copypasta come-ons.
- Why I Don't Like (and Often Leave) Communities Without at Least Some Moderation/Regulation: Decentralisation has its positive/useful features/points, but it's not a one-size-fits-all tool. Nodes, by necessity, must (and will) always be centralised if they are to have any longevity. Censorship isn't the problem; political factions and lack of confidence are. Play by the rules, appeal to authority to change them when you have an issue with them or GTFO!
- Be Not Afraid! (Seneca's Advice on Combating Anxiety and Fear): Since I am afraid to fail and consequently end up procrastinating (which I can ill afford), I needed to be reminded of these wise words.
- A Whole Lot of Nope on a Rope (Clown Control to Mao Zedong): Because I see a proliferation of rubbish posted online, I have decided to accumulate and curate a collection of egregious examples of how people abuse the English language on (micro-)blogging sites (both for-pay and otherwise) and elsewhere. I hope that those of you with masochistic tendencies/streaks enjoy this sadistic effort on my part.
- There's a certain satisfaction to doing a job well, even when you're not keen on the job: There's a certain satisfaction to be had from getting stuck in early in the day, working consistently and hard, getting done what's required and getting out again so that it's done and dusted and at least the rest of my day is my own. No good comes of letting things hang over one and building up dread.
- Fear Stalks at Midnight, A Correction and Expansion (Part 1): I originally wrote the linked story as a creative/descriptive writing assignment when I was in high school. (I did not get a good mark for it, since it was too short and lost impact towards the end.) Now, many years and much improved writing later, I have corrected and expanded it with more descriptions. Hopefully, my English teacher would approve. Read it on Pub0x here.
- Fear Stalks at Midnight (Part 2: Tetanus Lies in Wait): This post is a continuation from Part 1 (linked above). If you haven't read that first, please do so, before coming back to this one. Read it on Pub0x here.
- Fractures #01: Sutherland Street, Bedecked with Jewels and Rubies: Glass, like gorgeous jewels, flew through the air. The sheered shards caught the light as they skittered and scattered over Sutherland Street, covering it with tiny white and silver diamonds. It reminded the onlookers of Christmas Eve, of every birthday and anniversary they'd ever celebrated. One man was astonished to see the soft nature of sheet metal reveal itself; how little collision force it took for a car to crumple.
- Fractures #02: The Death of E.B. Jarvis: His arms are stretched wide like some ungainly large bird; long brave wings against the terrifying blue. His heart is drumming out the sound of his soul, a siren song for sin and shame, the first seedy sound he ever heard the world make.
Thumbnail image: Photo by Todoran Bogdan on Pexels
In case you haven't noticed from the attribution links at the bottom of my posts, I try to use photos that are not only relevant to my writings, but that aren't exclusively taken by white men. I believe in supporting diversity and inclusivity.