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Pierre's Miscellaneous Corner

Pierre's Miscellaneous Corner

I write about things I like unrelated to photography or videography, such as crypto, personal finance, traveling, sports, space, my fight against pollution, consumerism and waste, and online privacy and accessibility.

May Situation Report

2 Jun 2021 4 minute read 0 comments PierreL

Not a lot happened this month from a content creation point of view, I took some time off internet and creation to focus more on me and new projects. Crypto wise, as you know, the market went crazy but I haven't sold anything. NEXO has been providing...

April Situation Report

1 May 2021 4 minute read 0 comments PierreL

What. A. Month. Publish0x: As usual, let's start here. This month's results were actually a bit weird and unexpected. I posted 13 articles, so about the same as I've been doing since the beginning of the year, and got 42 new subscribers, which is a l...

Why and how I first invested in the stock market

19 Apr 2021 8 minute read 2 comments PierreL

The first investment can be scary. You know the stock market can be a beautiful place that will make you rich as well as an awful hellhole that can destroy your life. Before deciding to jump into it, it took careful consideration and months of thinki...

Presearch is (finally!) going to change its Rewards Verification System

12 Apr 2021 1 minute read 10 comments PierreL

I just wanted to give you a quick update on my recent post: Does Presearch think I'm a robot? As often on Twitter, when you complain publicly about a company, they tend to get back to you and address your concerns faster. I sent out a couple tweets t...

Defending Robinhood's January 28 actions (yeah I know, but bare with me)

6 Apr 2021 5 minute read 0 comments PierreL

I am well aware that I can get under fire for making the case of Robinhood in this community, so allow me to start with some disclaimers: I did not take part of the GME/AMC buying frenzy that happened at the beginning of the year, simply because I d...

Does Presearch think I'm a robot?

5 Apr 2021 4 minute read 5 comments PierreL

In early 2019, Presearch announced the implementation of a new feature via an article posted on Medium: the Rewards Verification System. In a nutshell, this is an automated algorithm supposed to analyze user behavior and determine whether or not thei...

March Situation Report

2 Apr 2021 5 minute read 0 comments PierreL

Overall, this was a pretty good month, March 2021 was definitely better than March 2020 for me! I signed a new client, got my first shot of COVID vaccine and got relatively good news on a personal level. On top of that, I was pretty active on all my...

Why I joined the NEXO Credit Card waitlist

24 Mar 2021 4 minute read 0 comments PierreL

I've been a NEXO user for a few months and I really enjoy the platform. As of right now, I've only been using it to grow my crypto portfolio thanks to their sweet interest bearing accounts, but the new features brought by their Nexonomics 2.0 initiat...

Celebrating 200 Followers On Publish0x!

20 Mar 2021 3 minute read 8 comments PierreL

It's definitely not huge, but it's still an important milestone I wanted to acknowledge. I guess it kind of validates the work I've been putting in writing since the beginning of the year. I joined this platform in January 2020, and wrote scarcely th...

Is Presearch respectful of your privacy?

16 Mar 2021 6 minute read 1 comment PierreL

As a former web developer and current full time online privacy and security advocate, I'm always looking for the best tools to browse the web securely. I figured the new writing contest launched by Publish0x would be a good opportunity to talk about...