Sunday, January 26, 2020

You're Waiting For A Train...

...A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. Now tell me why it doesn't matter. ...

I'm always on the lookout for referral programs that I can support. While it could be easy for me to just sign up for all of them and load up my pages with advertisements, I don't do that because I hate it when other people do that.

I've tried Amazon any number of times, but it doesn't work for me, because they have a relatively small window during which they require you to get a minimum number of clicks, and if you don't get that quota, they kick you from the program.

I've been kicked from the Amazon Affiliate program three times.

So I look for other things, including things that don't necessary require any expenditure on the viewer's behalf. If you look at my Support page, you can find any number of ways to help support this website that don't require spending any money at all (or at least, you can find a list of services that I used to use, and have now been discontinued for one reason or another), and a few that do.

The latest on the list is It's a new and up and coming cryptocurrency, and it has yet to reach critical mass.

If you've ever wondered how your life would be different if you'd bought into Bitcoin before it exploded, you should take a chance on Pi. Unlike Etherium or other crypto miners, this Pi doesn't run up your battery or use up processing cycles or perform complex math problems. All you have to do is verify that you're a human being by tapping an in-app button once every 24 hours or so, and it will grind away on its own.

I've been running it for a week, and it draws less power and has fewer (and less annoying) push notifications than some of the games I play on my phone.

Of course, if you get referrals, you earn slightly more per day than you do without.

I had two chances to get Bitcoin before it spiked, and I passed on both of them. The first one happened when it first came out; I even had one of the early miners on my computer way back when, even though it didn't work. People were literally giving away coins... and I lost my wallet when that computer died. The second was around the $300 mark, and I thought about it, and then forgot about it, and when it spiked to twelve thousand dollars I remembered.

I had the opportunity (mostly out of luck) to get into Stellar Lumens last year when they were literally giving them away on Keybase. I referred everybody I worked with and only one person got in on time. I've current got about fifteen hundred of them just sitting in a wallet (that I have backed up six ways from Sunday--I'm not losing another one) letting them mature.

Now it's your turn. You can take this chance, and it costs you a few seconds a day, or you can pass on it, and take the chance that you'll regret it some day down the road. It's up to you.

Because we'll be together.
 - Cobb and Mal, from Inception