It's amazing how fast these weeks are moving now

Bitcoin price continues to bounce with another USMS auction coming up soon. As time winds down $817 by this Christmas seems increasingly unlikely supporting the idea that on price, this is just a lost year for Bitcoin. Of course a lost year in price growth is a chance to build infrastructure for the next climb, so behold tiny bits of design that have slowly found their way into Qntra: Continue reading


It's getting cold. The air is becoming almost unbearably dry. At least it looks like Buterin's waterfall might be on the verge of breaking. Qntra continues to grow in both content and presence. Once the persistent DDoSing became manageable the growth in Qntra's traffic and presence has been encouraging. Now, if this present $300 to $500 price movement is analogous to late 2012's $4 to $6 movement which precedes an early 2015 surge… happy times.

Qntra: Nearly a month in

So far this thing seems to be growing nicely. There 143 posts and 309 comments that aren't spam as of this writing. Quantcast may be a laggy piece of shit, but Qntra has broken into the top 300,000 US sites. This is with roughly a week of stats missing due to persistent denial of service attacks and general fuckitry with the Quantcast tag. There's also now people contributing words to this things, rather regularly. Who would have actually thought a media startup is still a thing that could be done? Also, could be done without the mealy mouth appologias to why the "rockstars" you tried to build your brand on left. It's just a shame baseball season is over. I'll find things to write about here. RIP OT #18.

NLCS Ended

The dream of another I-70 series is gone, and other people did the writeups already on the perils of Mathenaging. Sure, the outcome wasn't ebola bad, but it stings. Then again the great psychological value in emotionally investing into a sports team is that allows one to suffer the psychic injury of defeat without the external costs of going through an actual defeat. It's a sort of tempering for the soul. You just have to be careful about overdoing it or you end up like Chicago, the Liberia of the Middle West. Continue reading

5 Days of qntra

So again this qntra thing I'm collaborating on is now 5 days old. Behold a chart:

Graph of traffic, to the moon

Now the numbers for traffic so far are modest, but… that uptrend. As Mircea Popescu mentioned when he gave the long form history and introduction, this is the sort of thing that takes time to grow into an anything of note. Here's a few other things to note:

  • 21 Stories over the 5 days. Of those I've only written 6, while Cazalla has been a beast with 15. I'm starting to hit a bit of a rhythm though with the writing so maybe I can catch up over the next few days.
  • AP Guide to News Writing

    We haven't been doing this long enough to call ourself "professionals" yet, but I'm at least shooting for working as a learned amateur.


  • Interesting stuff is in the works.
  • Also, notice where I put this post. I swear this blog isn't being abandoned.