The Lonely Places
The Lonely Places

The Lonely Places

Fixing thoughts and evanescences like butterflies beneath glass

Participation on Publish0x

28 Dec 2021 2 minute read 9 comments TabbyTabby

Someone once noted that participation on Publish0x tends to drop off after a little while. This happens for two reasons -- one lies in the lack of engagement for users who have mastered their writing schedule, and the other lies in the nature of cryp...

Another Perspective: Writing on Publish0X

24 Oct 2021 2 minute read 6 comments TabbyTabby

It seems that many people are trying to figure out how to make the best of writing opportunities on PublishOx. Here's what works for me: 1-2 articles a week that hit six characteristics. I don't make oodles of dosh on them, but I've been satisfied wi...

Bitcoin ETF: When the SEC Blinked

19 Oct 2021 3 minute read 1 comment TabbyTabby

The BITO Bitcoin ETF went live today. What does that mean? First, let's take hold of a very old idea -- separating the proximate good and the long-term good. The two are not the same and the first does not always lead to the last. (That was certainly...

A Future People Want to Live In

15 Oct 2021 1 minute read 2 comments TabbyTabby

One of the things that SF usually doesn't do well is make the future look like a place people actually want to live in. From Promethus to the Matrix to insert the blank, the future generally sucks. However, the unbridled optimism of the hypebois and...

Circle and a Tale of Scorpions

9 Oct 2021 1 minute read 4 comments TabbyTabby

Recently, Circle was issued a subpoena by the SEC. The fable of the scorpion and the toad applies here. No matter how much you cozy up to the feds, they'll stab you in the back in the end. Why? Because that's who they are. Silly Circle. Don't they kn...

We Are Made of Star Stuff...So What?

8 Oct 2021 2 minute read 2 comments TabbyTabby

I've heard and read the idea that human beings are made of "star stuff". Usually, this is a phrase said by devout scientists with atheistic and materialist leanings. I've never understood the value of being made of star stuff. If a star is nothing bu...

Blockchain Wars?

5 Oct 2021 3 minute read 0 comments TabbyTabby

When the crypto market saw a dip and the trends for cryptocurrencies were heading downward, there was one bright spot: ATOM. Why is this? ATOM is the native token of COSMOS, a blockchain of blockchains, a project that allows people to use the token o...

Chokepoints in the Crypto Ecosystem

4 Oct 2021 2 minute read 0 comments TabbyTabby

Centralization of power poses a threat to all free expression; the fewer the people who hold power, the fewer have to be threatened, bought off, controlled, or influenced to control expression. In other words, places where a few can determine the fre...

Twitter and Crypto: Putting the Pieces Together

26 Sep 2021 4 minute read 12 comments TabbyTabby

So Bitcoin tipping on Twitter is now live. This brings a wider audience to cryptocurrency, which is good, but is it completely good? To answer that question we have to pull back and look at the larger picture. On Twitter, 80% of the tweets come from...

Audius Is Not Impressive

24 Sep 2021 1 minute read 9 comments TabbyTabby

Audius? Ugh. At the risk of being a black sheep, let me say that I appreciate the concept and how it's structured, but the end product is unimpressive. First, the music just isn't there. They don't have a lot of different styles of music to listen to...