A Summary Of BBisp Activity

Things Accomplished:

  • A Rack Was Leased: Contract and Math on the endeavor┬áthat produces a weekly price of 33.15 Universal Standard Dosiedoes per week for one rack unit.
  • The local poverty in terms of money and hardware were probed and discovered to be profound.
  • A 48 port Gigabit Ethernet switch was installed in the Cabinet along with a 1U low power Qntra Server
  • It was discovered BingoBoingo is incapable of delivering the self direction necessary to carry this endevor on his own. The willingness and ability for someone to fill this gap is a hard problem.

Challenges:

  • Of the original capital 900 Dosiedoes were spent with an accountant that delivered to BingoBoingo a unipersonal enterprise and no bank account, and no timeline for acquiring a bank account. This makes BTC/fiat conversions a time consuming exercise in masochism. A non-US corporation or non-US passport holder could cut through this pile of wank.
  • Guidance on import customs and fees is opaque. Locals with knowledge and experience potentially useful in sorting through this are thoroughly enmeshed in the local holiday culture. on days like today1, December and the first half of January2, and weird shit like Nostalgia day in August
  • Uncertainty BingoBoingo sufficiently put the screws to the locals to get results off the printed menu. This hazard presents itself prominently with the IPv4 address situation.
  • BingoBoingo indeed got drunk. Because of this, the humorless locals, and cargo cult AA down here I would like an concrete exit plan. A bailout or series of bailouts contingent on BingoBoingo stays in Montevideo indefinitely and hopefully terraforms the place into civilization while surviving on the friendship of one Venezolana and conversation with whoever passes through the hostel over the winter does not present a risk profile at this time which substantially interests me.
  • A clean, clear takeover where BingoBoingo can handover operations and leave on a note of "well meaning but ineffectual, though he did successfully turn over the keys to what was left" after 1, 3, 6, or 12 months is interesting. Being conscripted to act as a principal in a venture I am well out of my depth and ability to manage frankly sounds like hell, especially when Mircea Popescu had the kindness to offer a plane ticket and a hard lesson.

Questions are welcome and necessary.


  1. Carnival 

  2. Navidad, New Years, and the local mandate that fiat employee vacation days be contiguous  

6 thoughts on “A Summary Of BBisp Activity

  1. Dun fret ; it may be livresque, but it certainly is not sensible to attempt to accomplish in a couple of days and on potato chips budget what you didn't manage in a couple of months with a bankroll.

    Buy your plane ticket out tomorrow, an' try and remember that somehow surviving the failure is the other prerequisite, besides having tried in the first place.

  2. "Of the original capital 900 Dosiedoes were spent with an accountant that delivered to BingoBoingo a unipersonal enterprise and no bank account, and no timeline for acquiring a bank account. This makes BTC/fiat conversions a time consuming exercise in masochism. A non-US corporation or non-US passport holder could cut through this pile of wank."

    What specifically about a non-us passport or non-us corp makes it easy to acquire a .uy bank account? Last I checked residency (for citizenship) took ~5 years and somehow I don't think they'd just leave you hanging without the ability to spend funds in their country. I see no reason this needs to be done via a corp. Personal wire transfers to a personal account is the fking purpose of WoT. Here in the USSA there are GIFT CARDS and VISA GIFT CARDS. Is it not possible to use credit cards in this country!?

    Ave1 is under the mistaken impression that you have a bank account. I fail to see the difference between an array of cards & a bank account.

    • The problem is the local banks take the IRS to seriously, as they apparently do around the world. If you present US identification they have a fit because Uruguayan laws and US laws conflict. However if you present a Uruguayan ID which can be had in a few months, the US passport does not matter because you can show you local ID.

      The difference between an array of cards and a bank account is substantial.

  3. Hi BingoBoingo,

    I hope you are doing well, and the ISP is still in the works. (It seems the discussion has stopped). If so, I spend a couple of hours scouring for hardware suppliers in Uruguay (I came up with suppliers for racks of all sizes, cables etc, but mysteriously always missing where 1u or 2u cases).

    Turns out, mouser has an Uruguayan office and seems to sell rack cases too:

    https://uy.mouser.com/Enclosures/Racks-Cabinets/Racks-Rack-Cabinets/_/N-axgzj/

    Arjen

    • Thank you. Once again there is a devil and he hides in the details

      Av. Moctezuma 3524
      Local 5-C
      Col. Ciudad del Sol

      Is in Mexico. As is their country code +52 phone number. This is what poverty looks like. A local office consisting of an email address of [CountryName] answered at an office in another country.

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