• Life

    Sunday Emergency

    Sundays are usually quiet affairs in the Muxxy household. I get a lie in, only to get woken up either by a dog, cat, or Kim bringing me a strong dose of caffeine to bring me round. As it’s the day before the first schoolday of the week, I spend a little time ironing the kids’ uniforms. Yes, despite the rough exterior, I am quite domesticated. Yesterday our son, who is nearly twelve, complained of a pain and had trouble walking properly. He went off to bed last night having taken some painkillers, and we said we would see how he was today. It’s not unheard of for him to…

  • 3D Modeling,  Art

    High Kill Book Cover Design in 3D

    When I first began on Steem, I shared and posted about my hobby, 3D modeling. Since getting into writing fiction and co-creating @thewritersblock, I have not had much of a chance to indulge in this pastime. Steemhouse Publishing, our publishing house, is in the final stages of editing our first book called High Kill, written by our very own @rhondak under her pen name, Diane Ryan. This book would naturally need cover art and a month or so ago we set about designing one. A guitar features heavily in the story and @rhondak found this photograph as a launching point to get our creative juices flowing. @tanglebranch owns a similar…

  • Steem

    Witness no More

    I have been part of the @noblewitness team for a while, alongside @SirCork, @Anarcho-andrei and @rhondak. Due to recent events that I won’t go into detail about, I have decided to hang up my witness hat. The politics involved with running a witness can be complex and are becoming increasingly distasteful to me. One has to make associations that, in any other circumstances, one wouldn’t normally make. I want to be me, the best me I can be, without sacrificing my personal values and integrity. There has not been a falling out with my former team members, we remain friends. My number one focus shall return to @thewritersblock, Steemhouse Publishing…

  • Life

    Steemfest Day 2 – MS Strikes!

    The second day of Steemfest3 began with an Uber ride to the ICE Krakow Conference Center. My agenda for the day was to catch up with some presentations, host a roundtable discussion, take part in other discussions and to be part of a panel to discuss the ramifications of tokenizing the web. Held on the third floor of this magnificent building, tables were laden with food of all types and drink -, both hot and cold – were available for thirsty Steemians who gathered around tables to discuss Steem, projects, and the whole ecosystem. @Rhondak and I joined an interesting roundtable discussion held by @blocktrades. Also in attendance were @teamsteem,…

  • Travel

    Hello Krakow

    After two trains and two flights I made my way to Krakow yesterday ready for Steemfest. I flew with KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, and my first flight had me in Amsterdam within an hour from Birmingham, UK. A few hours later I caught my second flight to Krakow. This one was just short of one and a half hours. As planned I was to meet up with @Rhondak at the airport as her flight from Warsaw was half hour behind mine. Once she’d gathered her luggage we summoned an Uber to take us to our hotel, the INX Design. With Polish dubstep pumping through the car stereo, Oleksii played it…