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I assume the country code's automatically applied to the campaign code...

Which in this case might not be ideal for their company image, though I wonder how many catch the reference now. Maybe it doesn't matter at all. Those who know will be amused and those who don't will be fortunately oblivious.

It's an age old Internet shock site reference, just so you know. No need to actually look it up if you're not already initiated in said side of the net.

And for future reference this was from the Swedish MyProtein site,

Seven Nation Army

Just some devices with eye sticks for great entertainment. :) And surprising musical capabilities too...

The Crypto Chaos

I've been reading up on cryptocurrencies and exchanges all day today, and what a maze it is. What a mess. What a waste of both money and resources.

To buy Bitcoin you need to first fund an exchange account with viable money. If you don't already have Bitcoin you can either do this via bank deposit or card payment, depending on which exchange you use.

For example Kraken and Coinbase seem to only support cards and a special kind of bank transfer not all banks provide. Meanwhile Binance allows SEPA transfers in EURO - beware of your bank's exchange rates or transfer costs here - or card payments with just a 1,8% fee, whereas the previous two take between 4-5% depending on currency or amount.

SEPA transfers are free if you have a bank that doesn't incur fees on their behalf, or add to the currency exchange rate with a higher percentage than Binance does on their card payments. However card payments can incur an extra fee too if your bank distinguishes between cryptocurrency exchanges and other purchases.

I'm not sure how my own handles this yet. They have no information available on it, and I didn't want to ask support for fear they maybe invoke some kind of fee/distinction. I guess I'll find out if they already have something in place next time I view my bank record.

Then, when you finally have the money in place, you just need to buy your currencies, and there's a plethora. Didn't realize I'd zoned in on Bitcoin speficially above - you can get whatever you want.

And as mentioned there are many alternatives!

I'm amazed at how they can all co-exist in what I assumed was a somewhat limited financial ecosystem.

I mean who actually buys anything with crypto? With anything but Bitcoin? With anything but a most popular few?

It's almost starting to feel like a marketplace for in-game purchases, where each type is it's own franchise and brand.

I hear good things about Ethereum, and how they might be modifying their blockchain to have a less environmental impact - you can see on ledgers that each transfer is actually measured in energy cost rather than monetary cost. Or both. Energy and monetary... depending on how said crypto is transferred. Heard good things about Litecoin and Doge too...

Whichever currency you opt for and buy the next challenge is: moving it.

If you move money from one user to another on the same exchange for example then chances are it's free. At least it is with Binance.

If you don't, though - if for example you just want to help channel freelance commission payments to a Russian friend who no longer has access to any international income, then there's a withdrawal fee too.

It differs between currencies, though the rate seems to be a network standard more so than an exchange/marketplace one.

Exchanges may add on their own percentage on said transaction, but if they don't, then it's a flat fee that differs depending on network congestion and (I assume) energy use.

For Bitcoin there's currently (it fluctuates constantly) a minimum transfer fee on 0.0005 BTC at least with Kraken and Binance, so I assume it's similar for all, and a minimum transfer amount on 0.001 BTC.

So if you for example transfer the minimum amount (currently equivalent to roughly 400 SEK, or 40 USD) then you pay 50% to move this money outside of its innate ecosystem.

If you have more money to deal with it won't be so notable.

At 4,000 SEK it's suddenly just 5%, and at 40,000 just 0,5%!

Since when did this digital ecosystem become one that benefits the rich, more so than the people? Wasn't this intended as an infrasture that'd benefit all, regardless of geographical location or monetary surplus? And most of all those who'd have a difficulty relying on more traditional payment methods and systems?

It feels like cryptocurrencies might've been a better idea initially; that they've somehow either gamed or oversaturated the system to the point this is no longer the viable 'real money' alternative it once was.

But do enlighten me if I'm reading all of this wrong.

My first impressions aren't entirely positive, but I'm still intrigued. So much to learn.

In other news I booked a trip to Ă–stersund today, to visit my big bro and co around Easter, and I got my car back from repairs yesterday!

Pretty much the entire exhaust system short of the catalyst had to be replaced, so both the middle and rear muffler, middle pipe and exhaust pipe.

At times like this I am superbly happy to be working at a small car parts company that deals specifically with exhaust systems such at this.

Massive rebates, that's all I have to say.

Though workshop fees feel akin to these cryptocurrency marketplace transfer fees: excessive. Even if I've found a local workshop that does do things cheaper, and seems trustworthy. It's good to have such a place.

And I ordered a new laptop, for potential distance work up North (hope to spend a bit more time at the family farm this summer), and freelance, and travel, and for all those moments when it might be good to actually have a solid portable accessory as such you can carry with you should you need it.

My savings are waning but life is alright. I'm moving onward. Hope my 0.000something BC investment grows by 10,000%.

The future is bright... like radiant bitcoin.

Con Percussion

Fell and hit my head on a snare drum and now I have a percussion.

A Morning Ode

Look here morning...
I don't fucking hate you
But you come too early
I just want to greet you.

I know I'm only human
So I make mistakes too
But can't you just wait...
A moment so I can meet you?

I'm not trying to change -
Or to dissuade you
I know that you're great
Even if you're see-through.

So if you just say,
You'll be there for me,
If I'm there for you,
Then I will believe you.

I do love mornings!
And love makes you do crazy things so...

Rise and shine.

Some day.

When I'm out of my mind.


I've got a new mixtape out y'all! (Hope I'm not abusing the CAPS there ^.)

True to tradition it's mastered by Nick AKA @Jabun of Jabun Audio, is a recalibration and mastering of all my Inktober work of 2020, is available for free both here, and on YT NG and shortly - in limited dosage - on SC.

I only upload a limited selection there since they have a cap on your upload time with free accounts, and I don't want to exhaust mine yet. Hopefully there are still a few more of these tapes waiting down the road to save room for, not least the last year material one...

It's a bit belated this one. I was hoping to have this out before the New Year, but with work schedules and covid and all intervening - and when I was finally better Nick was sick - it so came to be it came out this year instead. Hopefully we'll get started on the next one earlier.

But for now rejoice! Feast your ears here on this here veneered share.

In total time of cleaning, mixing, mastering, revising and in other ways managing these files there's probably at least a solid thousand hours of prep time in the pipeline on this one. So you know, I'm pretty proud. :)

I've no idea how much time goes into the average album but I imagine it's less. I imagine professional musicians make less of a mess with their recordings. I imagine they don't mix and publish and then remix and master in two individual sessions - a year apart - or spend quite as much time double-checking ISRC codes, or composing copious amount of off-looking cover mock-up's before they settle on a better one, but that's something for another post - gotta showcase some of those too.

What matters now is this is OUT, and I am joyous, and happy, and I thank you @Jabun for all the hard work you put into making this the wholesome, beautiful, audial Inktober adventure it has thus now finally become.

You can download it for free here too. Share away if you like!

And compare the grand finale track I posted at the end of last year's Inktober post (commemorating both the last mixtape release and another month of Inktober done well - the month that's now being released in full and more flawless form here above) with the brand new here below:

Old and new, in that order. Can you hear the difference, can you? ;)

Have a great day y'all! It's a grand new FULL INKTOBER MIXTAPE for me and the masses, and with that I bid you adieu. Whoop!

Ciao soon.

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