Monday, September 25, 2017

Bundling multiple 4G connections - fast and reliable internet

I'm currently based at astralship.org chapel.

Because of that I have a chance to better observe that are our immediate needs.

We use combination of 4G (up to 100mbps / 40mbps) and BT brodband (5mpbs / 0.5mpbs).

For quite a while we didn't have "broadband" because the speeds were a joke, the only reason it is in place - practical for all the Raspberry Pi and other hardware projects.



Internet is an issue. Not complaining - putting money where my mouth is. The 4G is fast but requires more infrastructure, chapel is large, we have thick stone walls, it all depends where you are. We need to have fast internet everywhere all the time.

So here is the plan - bundle multiple, unlimited 4G connections - a few Android phones in a weather proof box outside the chapel - direct line of sight with the base station. And a machine that is able to tap into these connections and then relay unified signal - doable?

I've called a few internet companies from the list, now it's time for a massive action - call every single one of them and propose a competition / tender / contest- we have architectural plans - we should design cable layout to cope with our load. While we are doing this, we will ensure each individual room has electric sockets - currently we use extension cords - safety third.


Fiber is coming, the 4G box will be reused at other location, infrastructure at the astralship will remain in place.






Honesty disclaimer.

I'm made of love. As I grow older I'm learning how to grow thorns. Here is my set of core values - where I explain situations when it is allowed to lie and break agreements.

Fuck yeah! So now you know, but at least it is documented on wiki - in a fully transparent, open-source way. My divorce is also fully transparent, documented on the blockchain. It's a liberating experience... I really wish the reality was working like that - trust, honesty, integrity - as the core values - life is much more than a zero sum game...


(I think live streaming software was depleting all the bandwidth, simultaneously to that my phone was saying 100mbps)


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#jomo (joy of missing out) cannot be everywhere?

#jomo - overheard that at Oregon Eclipse - so many things and stages happening at once - absolutely impossible to be everywhere.

Stephen Brooks founder of Punta Mona and Envision festival aced the permaculture track and for me he was the star of the festival. Invaluable information, cannot praise enough his energy and his knowledge - right now my job is to get my act together and think of the best ways how I can contribute. Not about me, him, anyone's ego - picking the winning team and area of work where I could truly make a difference.

Same #jomo rule applies to Burning Man - all the things, all the time - absolutely impossible to be everywhere... Sleep is probably the best option - it's a weeklong festival in the very harsh weather conditions. I had a chance to spend some quit time outside the noise of the city... It was so quiet that you could here a single fly buzzing around. In the evening, as temperature dropped there were more animals coming to life.



You can read more about my time in the US - here - I had a rare chance to connect with many visionary leaders - thank you so much for this experience.

Had a few days to push the divorce forward - everything documented in the open-source manner on the blockchain: https://steemit.com/@osdivorce (I actually met the couple who "first marriage on the blockchain", just Google it)

Speaking of blockchain - here is the blogpost with crypto travel plans - because of moving from London, driving back and forth to the chapel. I was tired and I recognised that. I was able to minimise the damage and spent delightful time at Google's offices for Startup Grind. Here is the slightly extended draft of the story - a few keywords that require fleshing out.

(quality over quantity, maybe some ghostwriter will pick up this task) 





• Bitcoin Switzerland
• Finance 2.0
• ICOSummit

Blockchain Hotel was aces, thank you Gideon, Gökhan and team. Really well done, I don't want to wait till next year...

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Immediately upon return visited Pillar offices to help them with upcoming hackathon and collectively decided that it is better to postpone. Very same day was another meetup, the following day too:

• https://www.meetup.com/ICO-Meetup-London/events/240970429/
• https://www.meetup.com/EOS/events/243160802/


It is outright crazy.
So many things happening.
Enjoy the ride.

Integration. Procession. Introspection. Journey inwards.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Zurich - Crypto Valley - Finance 2.0 - Essen - Blockchain Hotel - come to Wales - driving from London on 18th Sept

Title of this post has it all.

I'm writing it for myself - so I stay organised - and also for you - to synchronise our plans, to stay in touch. Best contact to reach me: 0044 758 629 4279 - I'm everywhere - Facetime, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal...


Tuesday 07:00 flying from London to Zurich (~£60)

(I’ll sleep at the airport as there are no convenient transport options that early)

I’ll probably take a train to Zug and visit Crypto Valley.  Potentially I’ll find some time to connect with InnMind. If not - there are so many flights between UK and Switzerland and we’ll find a better date. (first I’ll register on the website and offer my services)

Wednesday potentially: http://digitalfestival.ch/ (expensive ticket, I may be able to find way around)

Wednesday evening for sure: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Meetup-Switzerland/events/242404028/

Thursday: http://www.finance20.ch/crypto2017/#info (CHF 100)

Friday morning flying to Dusseldorf ($112)

I'm a speaker at https://www.blockchainhotel.de/konferenz/ - use code ASTRAL10 for 10% off.

Monday 15:00 flying from Cologne to London (~€40)

Why Cologne? Cheap flights, only €20 for the train (as opposed €10 for Dusseldorf) and the Cathedral that was 1248–1880 the tallest structure in the world

(it was probably industrial revolution advent of steel and new construction methods that made taller structures possible)

On Monday I’ll pick up my car from London and drive to Wales

It is not expensive at all - time is the new currency, time is the scarcest, non-renewable resource. I’ll make most of my time by connecting with likeminded visionary entrepreneurs. During my visit to the US I told everyone about my travel schedule and the conferences I’m attending - I put some pressure on me - that’s good, otherwise it could be tempted to resolve to some “minimise risk” option and stay at home…

Old archive reference only. It’s all arranged, all booked, all sorted… Next time I’ll make the commitment earlier and be more communicative. Just bear in mind I’ve just returned… Previous post on the road.

Total transparency, full disclosure - I actually started writing this post from a background story - but I didn’t want people I’ve send the link to read about what happened weeks ago, it’s about planning now - one concise, succinct, precise blog post with links and dates is the right form to communicate plans for the next couple of days.

Still recovering, restoring sleep patterns and de-dusting from the playa. Internet never sleeps, money never sleeps. I'm so happy to see that my friend - David - founder of NuMundo is already in Japan, establishing network and prospecting new ventures.

I'm also relatively busy… Within 4 days of arrival I’ve posted 10 articles on Steemit about my divorce. I’ve been meditating on it quite a while… I want everyone to know, I also want everyone to know that I have post-nuptial agreement and businesses I'm working with are safe to invest.

I’m extrovert by nature and at the same time I remain cautious with the stuff I post online - once it is there it stays forever - especially when it is on the blockchain. In the first post I explain my motivation and rationale, primary reason:
• AI (Artificial Intelligence)
• Collective Consciousness
• Crowdsourced Wisdom

I believe in these much more than lawyers who have pervert incentives of charging me hourly rate indefinitely.

Following highest vibration.

I love my children so much, I love my soon-to-be-ex-wife too - many lessons and realisations come with time. So far I’ve published 10 pieces on the blog, I think I’m getting ready to publish 11th piece - story of the Dublin, and how everything went sideways. Are you with me?

(highest vibration, love and light)

Join us in the chapel - Global Solutions Day - astralship.org/gsd - we are building more rooms - so if you are hacker or a space pirate - more than welcome to join! #fuckyeah

Heath and safety - safety third, @stefek99 don't wear clamp on your head! Big #shoutout to @samandhisvan @krzysztofwrzalka @astralliam for all the hard work - making cabins available for hackers and space pirates. We are for real - very often financial capital is an obstacle when buying / acquiring land / building. @nu_mundo and @awakeningsovereignty provide tools, access, community... We are all connected and we are looking more committed people - see astralship.org/jobs - we tried to appear "official" but in reality we stay in the flow - blank canvas for radical innovation. #revolution #healing #cosmic #universe #construction #building PS. It is a historical building with planing permission / restrictions - all the individual cabins are semi-temporary - they will sustain a season or two but longer term we will have to communicate with local planners about make it official - currently flying under the radar #hushhush #trust #honesty #integrity #youdowhatyouhavetodo
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