Monthly Archives: December 2018

Dec Progress

Despite holiday season (and only 1 week into challenge) progress is happening from.

a16z Podcast: Building Crypto, from Vision to Reality

Fantastic talk with CoinBase CEO Brian Armstrong and A16Z partner Chris Dixon about the future of crypto when it moves far beyond just currency:

a16z Podcast: Building Crypto, from Vision to Reality

Some interesting talk about how in the beginning of the web ads took off because micropayments were simply impossible.

I remember in early internet days people trying to invent ways you can “Pay Per View” of each website you visited, or “tip” an author. However transactions that small and between countries were impossible due to fees and regulations.

However, current crypto technology lets you transfer super-small amounts (with BitCoin you can pay 0.00000001 unit of value). Imagine if you visited 1,000 websites and watched 200 videos this month, and you want to send ALL those sites just $5, but split up among those 1,200 pieces of content.

With a cryptocurrency you could do that since the fees would be almost zero, and transferring value across borders wouldn’t be an issue. Your computer could automatically divvy up that 5 bucks into 1,200 different payments depending on how long you used their content. Each content creator would get something like 0.004 units of value from you.

These small payments could really add up!

It could breathe life to a whole new set of content creators that would make content or software for “free” and rely on micro-payments instead of ads and product sales.

Goddamn I’m Fat

Doing a challenge with Sam and Casey, so got a Dexascan to figure out what a fatty I am:

After a long and un-monitored holiday season I wanna trim back down to a target weight of ~165lbs. I’m not particularly concerned with exact weight, but more appearances.

Steps to improve this:

  • Track daily calories. Keep intake between 1,600 and 1,950
  • Keep track of protein intake. 100g – 180g range/day.
  • Caffeine only from black coffee or tea.
  • Drinks should be pre-planned.
  • Daytime meals mostly light weight and fruit.
  • Have my friends body-shame me till I lose weight.
  • Bought a Eufy Scale and tracking daily morning/night measurements:

I did a few of these things before with great success.

Let’s start!

HustleCon East 2018 NYC

Pre HustleCon East

apt

K’s penthouse from outside

jukebox

room

Nick Gray

Living Room windows

View from room balcony

no one showed up :-P

December 2018 Goals

Doing tons of updates on KK.

Doing a Dexascan body scan to check how much fat% I am. My estimate is 25% or 26% after the holidays!

Going to see if can get this slightly under under 20%.