Sirwin
Sirwin
Idle Musings
Idle Musings

Idle Musings

Shower thoughts about subjects both great and small! Crypto, Society, Governance... What does it mean for Ponies to have Cutie Marks?


Gitcoin Grant Dontation Done...

14 Sep 2022 3 minute read 3 comments bengy

  Sigh... back to the Ethereum mainnet after a long drive today... well, this morning's events will be a topic for a different post, but for the moment, I'm on the crypto end of things. Trying to squeeze in an Ethereum/Gitcoin donation right befor...

Revisiting Cosmos (ATOM)

13 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Sigh... keeping abreast of all the myriad of blockchains is really a huge pain in the arse! For the past few months, I've been more focused back into the Ethereum and all the Layer 2s... and then just trying to get all my crypto accounting up to...

A(nother) Few New Books

8 Sep 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  Hmmmm... I appear to be on a bit of a book buying spree at the moment, lots of books being bought which is starting to create a bit of a backlog of unread books! Still, I really love having books around... and eventually, I will get around to re...

The Homeless

31 Aug 2022 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   On returning back to Australia, I have noticed that inequality has really grown quite noticeable in the land of my birth. There are likely quite a few factors contributing to this, part of which is just me growing olde...

Polkadot parachain exploration

30 Aug 2022 4 minute read 4 comments bengy

  All of the parachain auctions finished a few months back... and most of the projects that I had wanted to support managed to find a place in the Polkadot ecosystem. Sadly, not everything managed to win a parachain slot... and mostly, it was the...

Not illegal but...

27 Aug 2022 6 minute read 5 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Hmmm... I guess this thing surrounding the former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has really highlighted some of the real problems that society is facing at the moment. The biggest problem is that many of our...

Ominous Times Ahead????

24 Aug 2022 4 minute read 3 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   I enjoy following news events and all of that geopolitical stuff... and over the years, I have been following and trying to understand how things work behind the scenes in the wider financial and economic spheres as we...

*.* to Earn

21 Aug 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Sigh... there are so many "Blah to earn" projects flying around... and each of them are all based around the idea that you can gain traction and adoption by just throwing tokens and money at people. And sure, just like...

This is a pickle (OFAC and the Merge)

20 Aug 2022 3 minute read 7 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Sigh... it was only a couple of weeks ago when the entire crypto ecosystem was holding their breath for the upcoming Ethereum Merge that was due to take place in the middle of September... and all the eyes were on how...

Talking to Normies about Crypto

17 Aug 2022 5 minute read 4 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   In my everyday life, I don't really talk that much about crypto or anything like that. Mostly, it is due to the sorts of people that I meet in my regular line of work... Classical musicians.. well, they aren't really t...