Hi Hive! I'm Sippy!

in #introduction3 months ago (edited)

I have joined many social networks in my day. Hell, I've owned about 100 WordPress blogs in my time too and all of them never seem to pan out. I feel that I do this with the best intentions to blog about my life, technology that I'm involved with (I'll delve into what it's like being a Linux Admin for a Radio Telescope Observatory in future posts), and all of my random hobbies from drones to music, photography to the cryptosphere! Alas, I never seem to finish what I start when it comes to those blogs. I'm putting my foot down this time though! With how Hive interacts with this social network, I can say this has piqued my interests so I should be here for a while 😄


My day job entails working with High-Performance Computing clusters and large-scale filesystems running Lustre. Remember that black hole that was imaged two years ago? Yeah, my observatory assisted in the housing and processing of the radio telemetry data that produced that awesome image.


I'm also a dad to an amazingly sharp little boy. If you have heard the saying, "Kids change you", they really do. In my case, it's been for the better! He helps keep me grounded and level-headed when it comes to life and all of its insanity. I'm very lucky to have him and his love for me.


With Hive being a decentralized blockchain that allows for these awesome social interactions, I figured why not make my mark in the ledger through posts about the things I enjoy! I hope to provide some helpful posts along the way too. I'm sadly well-versed in setting up automated Plex Servers utilizing rtorrent, SickChill, CouchPotato, and plenty of other resources to basically have a completely self-running home media environment. I think that'll be my first big "how-to" when the time comes.


For now, though, this is just a quick introduction post to get to know the community and allow you all to get to know me a tiny bit. I hope to connect with some of you and help all of you in the future with some how-to guides and other write-ups.

Thanks for stopping by!


(Edited for Grammatical Errors)


Hi there Sippy and yes I know kids change us I had it happen 4 times!
So 2021 is gonna be a great blogging year, not on the least because you decided to join! So Welcome to the Hive. It’s a true movement and blockchain, and I love that you decided to join us here. You will have fun blogging and vlogging I promise. And the garden will have some great tags to blog in about that hobby.

The fact that there is a possibility to make drafts in your account and finish or continue an unpublished blog is the bomb. As a mum hive is a parttime addictive addition and drafts save me!
But in the beginning it’s hard and new and maybe you need help. We have amazing people here and a help discord if you need it. I love blogging, been here for three years already. But always be carefull with all your passwords, Never give those up !! I speak from experience !
I use Peakd to post to Hive, but Ecency is also a possibility. It’s a website, mobile and desktop application that improves your experience on Hive. If you are interested for Android download : https://android.ecency.com, for iOS: https://ios.ecency.com, for desktop: https://desktop.ecency.com apps that helps you to connect, and that’s what we do here !
You can also earn to promote and boost your content. Again If you are interested https://ecency.com just some extra information in this early start of your journey here! Last hive.blog is an option too.
Good luck with with hive experience and I Will See you around and may you find here what you are looking for. Just remember that all good things come in good time and never giving up is THE key to big succes on the Blockchain. Also you could join the the Terminal discord, as I said before we help there with problems or questions, for free don’t worry. Or visit @heyhaveyamet for more new arrivals, all are in the same phase that might be helpful or reassuring. Newbie exposure in the beginning very important.
Let me know if this was helpfull or if you need more help, see you in Discord
the Terminal. Here is the invite again its totally free,
Greeting from the Netherlands
@ Brittandjosie

Good luck to you as the new arrival, may hive become your new life !


A very welcoming to the community.
If you are into the blogging, you are at the right place.
Best of luck with your journey here.
Looking forward to read more about all the amazing work you have been doing in the observatory.

Thank you

@brittandjosie Thanks for the reply and warm welcome! I saw the application for ecency last evening but hadn't gotten around to installing it. I'll have to look into it more!

Just install and play with it just like discord it’s all do , try and choose to use

Hey nice to meet you! I just joined hive back in February.. I’m not much of a blogger but I’m learning from everyone and hopefully it’ll rub off.. I think it’s like speaking different dialects, and I’m just used to Facebook and traditional social media.
I look forward to your how-to post. I suggest you check out build-it.io and think about cross posting & rebloging obviously https://peakd.com/hive-101265/@thekittygirl/front-ends-interfaces-to-the-hive-blockchain

I would also encourage you to listen to the LeoFinance podcasts on Spotify or wherever you prefer, but I’d suggest listening from oldest to newest so you can get cought up on how history and transition of Hive from Steem and the community defense of a hostile takeover.

Hello @sippycup540! This is @ybanezkim26 from OCD team. We saw that you already posted your first post here in Hive! Congratulations and welcome!

If you have questions or concerns, you can hop into OCD's Discord server and we'll gladly answer your questions.

What’s happening brother?!? Welcome to the community!

Living the dream! Thanks for the welcome 😀

Welcome Sippy first I saw your post about video games and then this one, I didn't know you were new here, welcome enjoy the ride.

Thank you! I'm enjoying the platform so far!

Welcome to Hive! Another geeky guy will always be welcome. A fair few Linux fans here. Have fun!


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