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  1. balu

    Pre-Proposal: ''Dash Chat''

    Fair is a bad word to use imho in case of compenation due to its subjective nature. It's always unfair from some angle. What I'm saying is that if this is the cost of the service then it's not worth it currently, there are better ways to spend this amount. About gathering accurate data: sure...
  2. balu

    Pre-Proposal: ''Dash Chat''

    Hey. I read through some part of your proposal, watched the video, etc - I'd like to share some ideas with you. First of all, thanks for the effort, it's a great idea. It seems like you spent some years in this industry, and know how to organize work efficiently there. There are a few things I...
  3. balu

    Proposal: Dash Offices at ASU's SkySong Innovation Center

    Awesome price for value. If we could colocate at least a few people of the people working on dash it would bring huge benefits. I'm all for it. Just please make sure to make it public who are we paying the slots for.
  4. balu

    Mycelium Integration

    Let me update you guys about what happened with this project. TLDR; We are dependant on Mycelium's architectural changes, and cannot continue integration until we receive information about how their modular architecture will look like. Efforts are spent on other projects in the meantime. In...
  5. balu

    Mycelium Integration

    This is a status report. It does not include all details, and is not aimed to answer all questions on it's own, so let me ellaborate. There was an initial project plan at the beginning which Tomasz was working on. A few weeks ago it turned out that due to an external dependency (Mycelium's...
  6. balu

    Mycelium Integration

    Dear Project Sponsor and Community Members, Let me share the next status update of the Mycelium Integration project. General Information Development on Dash functionalities is on hold, Tomasz assist Mycelium with creating their new architecture Progress and changes Support for...
  7. balu

    Project Quality assurance

    Please take into consideration that some projects have upfront cost higher than 50%. Who should cover those expenses when they are due? I'd say wait for the new budget system, and let's see how it turns out.
  8. balu

    Proposal: Infrastructure - Basic Needs

    @moocowmoo You're right, the specs are not the same. If you really feel like those specs are necessary, go for it, as such high-end spec computers are probably cheaper if colocated then rented. I'd argue that the specs you mentioned is a huge overkill, and waiting a bit more for a build to be...
  9. balu

    Proposal: Infrastructure - Basic Needs

    @moocowmoo I agree with you that we need such a system, and the use cases above I can totally understand. My only concern is the costs. Calculating with a 3 year TCO this server would cost 8400 USD, while renting an arguably lower spec, but still good enough server from e.g. Leaseweb is ~3000...
  10. balu

    Proposal: Infrastructure - Basic Needs

    Hey, While I agree about the topic of the proposal, I'd like to recommend an alternative solution to the colocated server. Since we're trying to act like a startup, we should totally go with renting a server instead of buying one.This would cost less, is better cash-flow wise (no initial...
  11. balu

    Project Management Framework - proposition

    My first impression was OMFG TOO COMPLICATED, but then I sat down and evaluated each step. To be frank, it just looks terrible on paper, it's very close to the workflow we have (we try to have) currently. I wouldn't be worried, most if not all of the tedious tasks would be done by the pms...
  12. balu

    May 2016 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

    @halso the open-source world is totally different to the average corporate culture. IMHO Prince2 would be terrible for core dev and evo, as requirements are unclear upfront. It is a way better fit for vendor work, but if you take a look at the regular updates of Robert you can see that he...
  13. balu

    Received an empty box from Dash store?

    Claire, what Dashpay store are you talking about? I personally do not know about any "official" one.
  14. balu

    Dash Podcast ep. 01 - Daniel Diaz and Ira Miller Talk Fiat Gateways

    Quality content, thanks for organizing it. On the other hand, please do something with the voice quality, as it seriously decreases the overall rating I'd give to the show. Wasn't I a huge fan, I would have stopped listening when the connection erros came in.
  15. balu

    Who runs the Dash OpenBazaar Store?

    As Robert said, just ignore it. Who cares? Free publicity, that's all. Success comes with envy and enemies, we should just get used to this, and not waste time trying to fight them. Nice find though :)
  16. balu

    Proposal: WebEx Premium Subscription

    It's the yearly subscription fee for a 1 host package with up to 100 attendees.
  17. balu

    Proposal: WebEx Premium Subscription

    How many hosts do you want to have? Apparently you can have only 1 concurrent sessions this way. Just saying the obvious :) Usually I am against pricey saas tools for the project, but this one is a sensible and affordable choice. (even though i personally hate the tool itself :D ).
  18. balu

    Dash needs new leadership and direction

    @jpr nobody has a clear answer to that. And that's a good thing - whatever works when it has to work will be the right system. For now, this is a non-issue, and we have tons of other high priority things to deal with. But one possible solution could be how afreer started working full time...
  19. balu

    Dash needs new leadership and direction

    This is currently a hot post on /bitcoin, and is totally relevant here: https://hueniverse.com/2016/01/26/how-to-use-open-source-and-shut-the-fuck-up-at-the-same-time/
  20. balu

    Dash needs new leadership and direction

    Ah, so back-edited your comments, had to read them again. But you're lack of reading skills is amazing. Let me quote it again for you what I wrote: "If you have nothing at stake, your opinion weights less than that of those who are invested somehow. Deal with it." Which you interpreted as...
  21. balu

    Dash needs new leadership and direction

    I love his arguments :D Btw demo, there's an actually awesome South Park episode (S01E09) about what happens when everybody's idea counts. Go watch it, I bet you'll find it more enjoyable than reading those complicated papers. @kot Do you see any value in creating a code of conduct-like...
  22. balu

    Dash needs new leadership and direction

    Sure, copy-paste works just like that. Oh my.. If you really have no idea, why make a clown of yourself? There is a reason why Dash governance was created the way it is. If you'd like to have a direct influence on the direction of the development, you either need to DO something as @UdjinM6...
  23. balu

    Universal Dividend and Web of Trust for Dashcoin

    This is just a troll attempt guys. Don't feed the troll. The more time spent on trying to counter such arguments, the more time is wasted that could be used for development efforts. demo: the votes are clear, the idea is unpopular. Come up with a better one.
  24. balu

    Getting into Stack Exchange

    As I wrote on Slack, I strongly support this idea. We need a central place where people can ask and receive answers from the community about dash related topics. The engine of stackoverflow is ideal for this. If we achieve this, make sure to make this our #1 q&a place though (maybe even by...
  25. balu

    Dash Nation Consensus Discussion

    I don't see the point of this either. A document called constitutions implies something set in stone, yet everything in such a crypto project is dynamic, flexible. If you define the roles of people clearly you make them think in a box (typical unintended consequence), if you define the roles too...
  26. balu

    Will pay for help - Technical assistance

    If I were you, I'd put my nodes on separate vps. It makes maintenance easier. Also, it's worth going for a stable host - with the current MN hardware requirements you can find one for 3-5$/m easily. Considering on average one MN yields 10 DASH, which is ~60 usd, this is only 5-8% of the income...
  27. balu

    February 2016 - Dash Core Team Monthly Report

    If it was possible to easily, accurately estimate IT projects I would have no job :D I wouldn't worry about this delay.
  28. balu

    Open letter to the community regarding Slack.

    I agree Robert, I don't know what happened in the past two weeks. All I know is that the current solution is limiting self-organization and collaboration, and possibly one of the symptoms caused the creation of this topic. By having an open system, this would not have happened in the first place.
  29. balu

    Open letter to the community regarding Slack.

    Limiting communication (thus any kind of collaboration) is not a good idea imho. We cannot limit it, and if we try, I guess we attack the problem from a terrible angle. Micromanagement and excessive control in such an environment is bound to failure. Informal communication is GOOD. Forcing...
  30. balu

    Dash Biweekly Digest

    Hey, Yup, hopefully tomorrow :) And most probably I'll ditch Hackpad, and move it somewhere else. For now, I'm posting it on the forum, but once our new website will be up, it might go there.
  31. balu

    Dash Project Expenses Community Report (September 2015)

    +1 for the transparency, gj guys
  32. balu

    NEW MEMBERS: Welcome to Dash! Introduce yourself...

    Good choice, welcome :)
  33. balu

    October 2015 Budget Proposal

    Could you please explain how to set up a liquidity provider with the settings above? I'd run such a setup as well, why not. Probably other as well.
  34. balu

    Dash Biweekly Digest

    Speaking for myself, I don't know of anything else.
  35. balu

    Dash Biweekly Digest

    Dear Community, Preparing for the upcoming presentation at Bitcoin Wednesday in Amsterdam I tried to put down in words how exactly we project managers aim to contribute to Dash. I came up with the following: "Our purpose is to support the developers, so that they can focus on execution instead...
  36. balu

    Opening OTC Trading To Community

    Ah ok, thanks for clarifying this. Apparently I misinterpreted what Evan had written.
  37. balu

    Opening OTC Trading To Community

    Minotaur , could you please elaborate on what kind of expenses are to be reimbursed? Is there any cap for an individual expense? Is providing an invoice a must?
  38. balu

    BUDGET PROPOSAL - DashWisdom

    Sure, such a site would be great. But most probably asking an already existing site to add DASH/xxx pairs would do, and there's no need to spend a big sum on the development of a bitcoinwisdom alternative.
  39. balu

    Official Newcomer Introductory Video Release

    Great job, I like it as well.
  40. balu

    A little story

    Oh, I know the guy who will tell us the answer. He's called Trial and Error ;) What we plan on is coming up with an idea based on our personal experiences, try it, then evaluate, adjust, try again. Keeping in mind that this is an open source community, which means happiness / joy should be a top...