Decentralization, Some Thoughts on Toilet Paper, and Maybe Some Art If I Finish It
Today's post will be incredibly exciting and worth every second of your time! Or, at least, that's what I'd probably say if I actually knew where this post is going! But so far all I've done is pull random thoughts out of my ass then added exclamation marks at the end for good measure! Let's hope this gets better!
Now to actually think of something. Hmm...
So I saw a post on that fancy-schmancy trending page published by that dude they call Dan. Unfortunately, like most things these days, a Twitter account seems to be a requirement and I don't use Twitter so I feel kinda left out.
Now I know how that one kid in the early 90's felt when everyone bugged him at school because he didn't have a Nintendo.
I'm over it though.
It's probably better if everyone else writes something cool about what decentralization means to them, then shows the world. I'd just end up writing a shit post with dumb jokes and images that contain blood and guts for no reason, then end it with, "Have a nice day."
I'm the last guy you'd want to hire as a spokesperson. You couldn't pay me enough and even if you did, I'd still try to find a way to get fired.
Of course, since this world of ours here is intended to be decentralized by design, combined with what I know now — after watching you people for the past couple of weeks — I assume it would take at least three weeks for you folks to decide just what the hell to do with me, since nobody is in charge and everyone has a say but isn't really sure what to do with it.
To me, it seems the term 'decentralized' is often misconstrued around here. The meaning was often quite simplistic, in my mind, when compared to how I see others defining it around here. All it meant to me was, no single point of failure.
Having twenty real witnesses all representing their own personal interests in the top twenty meant the chain was 'decentralized' and as secure as could be. The blockchain would continue to run flawlessly if one of those members wanted to quit or went loony in the head then decided to rob us blind with malicious code and an evil thought or two.
Nobody has to agree they just all have to be on the same page and if one decides to step down, they can do so without halting the chain because they're easily replaced by the next one in line.
Having twenty bogus accounts controlled by one entity in the top twenty means the blockchain has a single point of failure and is no longer secure. I didn't need to be an armchair politician to know a centralized chain is absurd.
If the one entity suddenly loses the ability to run those witness nodes, we can't even fix a minor bug in the code. Worse case scenario that one entity might get drunk again, write up a fuckity fuck post, then freeze all our funds until it wakes up and realizes what it did the night before.
If five real witnesses go out and get drunk, we don't have to deal with their hangover the next day.
To me, 'decentralization' was never about hippies and rainbows. I was always so damn confused when a vote buying shit poster would scream, "I thought this place was decentralized!" after receiving a downvote for being scandalous.
It's like, "Dayum, son! That's not the hire a dictator button so calm down and learn you some blockchain."
But now you see why I shouldn't write these posts.
I don't even know if I know what I'm talking about.
Which brings me to my next point, if I have one.
If there's one entity running the top twenty, and I say something they don't like — such as, I fucked your mom — that one entity with a few lines of code could silence me permanently, even if it was the truth.
I don't want that. I was joking and would prefer to have a place where I can explore the arts freely without the fear of petty differences cultivating nonsensical consequences. Take that freedom away; I go away. Like I said earlier: It would not take me long to get fired.
Enough of that though.
It's time to talk about something more serious.
Us humans look ridiculous right now. I always wondered what the end of the world would look like — and apparently when shit hits the fan, people will want to wipe their ass.
I signed in to Facebook last night for my monthly appearance, scrolled through my feed. All I saw was an endless supply of memes about stores being out of toilet paper. Everyone is laughing at this. On the surface, we look like idiots.
Deep down, I know the dirty truth.
When I was young, I used to be the punk filling those shelves. The real reason why toilet paper sold out fast is because of its size. Retail stores have limited shelf space. When the product is massive and you can only fit two units on a four foot wide shelf, it's gone in no time.
I remember we'd have big stupid sales that would actually make me work hard. An entire semi load of those shit tickets would be gone in one afternoon.
It's far too bulky to be able to keep a steady supply in the back. Even going further down the supply chain all the way to the distribution center. It takes up too much room in a warehouse to be able to store an emergency supply.
That's logistics for you so maybe invest in a pair of scissors and cut up those fancy drapes if you have to. Socks work well too, which is why you'll always find one in the forest seemingly for no reason.
I don't know why but I made this: