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It’s a Bunch of Smoke and Mirrors

February 17, 2019

I’m sorry. Yesterday, I said that Sayonara, Substratum would be my second to last post about Substratum. So, that would make this my last post. I lied. This won’t be my last post because Substratum CMO Christian Pope’s statements are too amazing to not write about. Pope, who is well known for referring to Substratum’s financially irresponsible misreporting of ICO funds as “a bunch of smoke and mirrors” recently took to Telegram to shed some light on Binance’s planned delisting of the SUB token.

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Sayonara, Substratum

February 16, 2019

I hinted at the potential for Substratum delistings on exchanges four months ago, and it looks like it finally happened. Following a delisting from Kucoin earlier this year, Binance has announced that will be delisting CLOAK, MOD, SALT, SUB, and WINGS from its trading platform. Over the past few months, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time researching Substratum, so I felt the need to comment on the delisting of the SUB token, and express my thoughts about why it happened and what to expect moving forward. In short, SUB’s delisting from Binance is a black swan event–one that I doubt the project will ever fully recover from. I suspect this will be my second to last post about Substratum if things play out the way I think they will. Let’s get into it.

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Cycling Around the Imperial Palace 📷

February 11, 2019

Now that spring is just around the corner, I finally decided to purchase a bicycle for both exercise and convenience. I used to ride on a Specialized Venge Expert back when I lived in Las Vegas, but didn’t bring it with me when I moved to Tokyo last year. After some shopping around, I settled for a TOYKOBIKE SPORT9s. It’s a great bicycle for getting around the city and causal exercising. Most importantly, it’s not super expensive and I don’t mind if it gets wet from a surprise rainstorm. I do miss my Specialized though, so hopefully I’ll figure out a way to bring it back to Tokyo next time I’m in the USA.

I live close to the Imperial Palace and recently discovered that the streets are blocked for cars every Sunday. Basically, the area around the Imperial Palace becomes a cyclist’s paradise once a week. It’s difficult to find a long stretch of road for cycling in Minato-ku, so I’m glad I found out about this. If you’re in Tokyo, this is a great way to get some exercise on the weekend–there are even free rental bikes for tourists and other people who don’t own a bicycle.

Camera: Apple iPhone X

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Optimizing Decrypto’s WordPress Install

February 10, 2019

I’m obsessed with optimizing my websites for performance. In this post, I’ll share a few tips and tricks that I use to make sure Decrypto loads quickly. Before we get into the optimization tips, here are two examples of Decrypto’s load time–277 ms for a text-heavy page and 0.6s for an image-heavy page.

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