Nikon D70 vs Nikon D200 vs Nikon D7100

These pictures of geese show that older Nikon cameras that can be bought cheap these days still take great pictures.

The Nikon D70 came out in 2004.

The Nikon D200 came out in 2005.

The Nikon D7100 came out in 2013.

Now the Nikon D7100 picture looks better with green grass, but if you look at the goose the image is not much better than the other geese IMHO.

If you ask me the Nikon D7100 cmos sensor was just catching up with the Nikon D70 and D200 ccd sensor.

I’ve been tempted to buy a cheap Nikon D700 full frame and finally be enlightened, but those big cameras are heavy.

Enlightenment and a dead possum.

Suddenly while riding my bicycle I had an enlightened moment. I had finally figured out what life was about. So i thought.

Life is such a brief stay here on planet earth, that I felt my stay here was just a test, before transitioning to the next phase. Leaving this planet through the door of death. Then the next phase of our soul begins.

The dead possum appeared at that moment lying on the road in front of me. Buddha was trying to explain life to me. Not that I really believe in Buddha or some deity. Some days I do and others days I don’t.

These pictures below having nothing to do with that moment.

Interesting how the material for bird nests has changed through my lifetime.  A mix of plastic and natural material.

This ant is enjoying the day in the sun under a giant palm tree.

This humming bird lives nearby.

When I ride my bicycle I spray the mean dogs with bear spray.

The summer is almost over.

The block editor for WordPress is a pain.

How to invest in Bitcoin on the stock market.

Greyscale Bitcoin Trust is a way you can get exposure to Bitcoin on the stock market. Greyscale also offers other cryptocurrencies you can invest in. Basically you buy the stock and the fund uses the money to buy bitcoin or other cryptos. Greyscale buys the crypto through Coinbase. The security is handled by Coinbase Custody Trust Company, LLC.

One of the big drawbacks to me is you don’t get 24/7 access in buying and selling your crypto. Since crypto never sleeps, your stuck waiting until the stock market opens to sell your shares. Plus you have to pay annual fees.

Now if you don’t want to worry about your keys, hard wallets, security and etc…. This makes an interesting concept of getting exposure in the cryptocurrency world.

Many investors feel they might be missing the boat on the cryptocurrency revolution. Greyscale offers investors a traditional stock market approach.

Personally I feel you should learn how blockchain technology works before just diving into crypto just to make money or lose money. I’m not one of those true believers that think Bitcoin will be worth 300,000.00 dollars in years ahead. But I might be wrong?

This is not investment advice!

Could cryptocurrency save Lebanon?

Should the citizens of the country Lebanon give the government the middle finger and adopt cryptocurrency? If so, what cryptocurrency would be easy to adopt? Would it really be feasible?

Watching documentaries on the internet of the plight of Lebanon, one thing is certain. The politicians are a bunch of corrupt rats that are robbing the citizens of hope and security. The young are fleeing the country in droves. The Lebanese pound is becoming worthless.

My choice for a cryptocurrency would be Dash. Why Dash? Because Dash has had some real world working success in Columbia and Venezuela. The Dash app really works good and is simple to understand. I’ve tried the Dash app out on Android and found it robust and fast.

Things I like about the Dash app is it only does Dash. It’s developed by Dash.

For the adoption of Dash to work you would need street education and some disposable Dash to seed to those interested. I’m talking about seeding Dash to the people at the bottom. Street vendors, markets stalls and people broke. Being able to barter for the basic necessities of life with crypto.

Under the radar grass roots movement. Get the word out on the street.

Imagine you need to buy rice, beans and soap. Pay the rent. Buy some better rags than the ones you are wearing.

The black market exchanges cash for Dash.

Basically you have a Dash crypto black market. Eventually other cryptos comes into play, but the foundation is built up using Dash.

Desperate times call for different was of thinking to survive.

A solid foundation is needed in Lebanon and cryptocurrency could be the brick and mortar to build that foundation.

Justin Sun (Tron TRX) is helping the crypto community and the world.

Justin Sun (Tron) does have a soul. I was ready to sell my Tron coins (Trx), because I never read anything positive about Justin Sun.

Well Justin Sun decided to help Tron token holders on the frozen Okex exchange cash out their coins.

Then I read that Justin Sun pledged $1 million to Greta Thunberg’s initiative.

I’ve always felt that the biggest problem with Tron was Justin Sun’s image problem. After reading good news like this, I bought more Tron TRX.

The more I look at the Tron ecosystem. The more I like what I see. The Tron ecosystem is solid and built for rapid expansion.

Local bank informs me they don’t understand Cryptocurrency.

My bank just sent me a letter that told me that Cryptocurrency is here to stay. The letter listed their fee for, “Wire Transfers internationally.”

  • Wire transfer international (outgoing) cost $100.00 USD per transfer.

Wow, talk about stuck in the past. That made me laugh out loud. Plus they informed me how they sell my data.

In my opinion this is a sure sign that my bank is still clinging to old school monetary methods. Either the banking systems adapt to newer technology to stay relevant or maybe they will try to regulate cryptocurrency to hold onto their monopoly.

The cryptocurrency world is moving fast. Can it be stopped?

Time shall tell.

Beware of 21 day freeze of your coins when undelegating Cosmos (Atom)

If you delegate Cosmos (Atom) and then undelegate Cosmos (Atom) you will have to wait for 21 days before you are free to move your coins. Say what? I was delegating with Binance and discovered this fetid rule when I decided I wanted to move my coins off my hard wallet to an exchange. Supposedly this is designed to ward off attacks on the Cosmos network. So is pays to read the fine print.

Lately I’ve become frustrated with certain Cryptocurrencies. The high gas fees on the Ethereum network are outrageous. Go and use Uniswap and question yourself on why it is even worth swapping ERC-20 tokens?

I’ve been doing some selling and re-balancing my portfolio.