What I'm Thinking

On Hodling
23 March 2018

Thumbnail by Chris Record Vlogs on YouTube.
Thumbnail by Chris Record Vlogs on YouTube.

The word “hodl” is virtually synonymous with the ethos of the cryptocurrency community. Originally a typo in a 2013 BitcoinTalk thread, it has since become a rallying cry in the face of extreme market volatility. It has also spread to popular culture, with John Oliver recently featuring the phrase in an episode dedicated to cryptocurrencies. Even a parody of “Gucci Gang” has been made in honor of this word.

The hodlers’ strategy is simple: they simply hold their cryptocurrency coins indefinitely and never try to guess the best time to sell based on short-term market trends. This strategy has proven largely effective thus far; everyone who bought Bitcoin at least two years ago and hodl’ed until now would’ve enjoyed a 20x gain or greater in USD value.

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My Gitconfig Aliases
10 March 2018

Often I find myself typing the same Git commands over and over again. Rather than waste extra keystrokes on these commands, I made this gitconfig with the help of the Internet to save time. I’ve been using this since last summer, and I hope you find this useful.

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I'm Verified on BAT!
15 February 2018

As of this month, I am a verified publisher on Brave! That means that if you visit my blog with the Brave Browser, you can support my blog with the Basic Attention Token cryptocurrency.

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It has been more than two months since I first began to look into cryptocurrencies and buy them. I was fortunate to catch the altcoin boom, which has motivated me to research coins that have longer-term potential. As of today, I hodl five coins and I’m looking to add more.

Part of what influenced my decisions to buy certain cryptocurrencies was through people sharing their portfolios. So without further ado here is my portfolio. The proportions are based on fiat value as of February 4.

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One Month After LASIK
30 January 2018

It has been a month since I had LASIK eye surgery to correct my nearsightedness. However, some old habits die hard—I sometimes find myself reaching to my glasses when I get out of bed. Finally having 2020 vision is awesome, and I’m glad I went through with the surgery.

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