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Connecting Africa To The Internet

I think the fastest way to connect Africa to the internet is to use a decentralized Satellite internet sharing system which incentivizes operators with cryptocurrencies. E.g., if you set up a StarLink station or share internet via your own hardware and connectivity, you get paid based on who uses your networks. I can see a combination using HiveCell and Helium plus StarLink or other satellite internet provider. I’m going to give this a shot. Really…

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My Work Open Source

Some objectives

Some objectives, no particular order: Become a leading expert in Cloud-Native and Edge-Native Technologies and Ecosystems Learn how to build and design micro-datacenters, MECs, Clusters Produce reference designs for all of the above Create a reference design for a decentralized internet based on cryptocurrency sharing, similar to Helium, to wire up regions of Africa not connected to the internet Become a leading expert in Edge Co-Location networks, hardware design Fix cluster experience, not quite sure…

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My Work Off Topic Open Source

Bets and Pay-Offs

Bet #1: The Convergence of Cloud-Native, Open-Source, Edge Computing, Edge-Native, Edge AI Will Be Explosive I am making a significant career investment in the idea that there will be a convergence of multiple markets in the area of Cloud-Native software migrating to the edge. In particular, edge co-locations and Open-Source software. I am focusing all of my available time and energy on gaining advanced expertise in this area, as measured by the production of high…

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The “Bull Case” for Doge

Here is the “Bull” case for Doge: Doge has a strong brand and Elon Musk gravitates towards good brands Elon Musk’s target audience in all his activities are “technical” males, Doge appeals to them Doge is an established Cryptocurrency with an established Brand Doge can be fully “bought out” well within Elon Musks’ financial capabilities Elon Musk might try to “Corner” Doge by buying most of it Elon Musk could instantly “skyrocket” the price of…

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First Principals

First Principles – “Done” There is no such thing as “Done,” it is a non-concept The ideal project generates high interest, attention, inbound connections, learning and is never “Done.”  The ideal project continues to generate value at all times, none of the value comes from being “Done” When a project is “Done,” it no longer generates value, therefore, being finished is never a goal. First Principles – Corporations & Organizations Profit is waste because it…

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Blog

Unleashing Global Community: 5 Lessons Learned From The FoldForCovid.io Project

Reposted from my LinkedIn article with the same title: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/unleashing-global-community-5-lessons-learned-from-project-st-john/?published=t A few weeks ago, foldforcovid.io launched as a community effort to help developers donate their spare compute cycles to researchers studying the COVID-19 virus. FoldForCovid.io relies on the Rosetta@Home distributed research platform produced by the University of Washington Baker Lab. Since launch, more than 3,000+ people have installed the project on their spare single-board computers and laptops in nearly every country in the world. For me, this project captures the essence…

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Webinar

Fighting COVID-19 with IoT Devices featuring Neocortix CEO Dr. Lloyd Watts

Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fighting-covid-19-with-iot-devices-featuring-neocortix-ceo-dr-lloyd-watts-tickets-102640454362 Special Guest: Dr. Lloyd Watts, CEO of Neocortix Webinar Details: Please join us this coming Wednesday at 10am PST for a special guest presentation by Dr. Lloyd Watts, CEO of Neocortix.com on the topic of Fighting COVID-19 using IoT devices running Fold@Home and Rosetta@Home. We are also inviting guests from Balena.io and the UW Baker Lab to speak with us and share their expertise in this area. This event is organized in…

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