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Bittrex has stolen my OCEAN tokens !!! a timeline

2020.11.12 15:00 with-draw Bittrex has stolen my OCEAN tokens !!! a timeline

  1. Me- Mon, Sep 28, 8:42 PMI informed Bittrex that my transaction hash 0xe2d058cd5286f06f13e7adb14c4ef9dd3d83ca4a4957aa871f2ec3c35cb70e02 failed. The tokens should rightfully still be held by Bittrex since it's failed on etherscan.io but the tokens were not reflected in my Bittrex holdings. In Bittrex it says withdrawal is "Completed" but it is not.
  2. Bittrex - Mon, Sep 28, 11:34 PMI'm informed "This ticket has been escalated to a specialist for you. An email update will be sent as quickly as possible."
  3. Bittrex - Sep 29, 2020, 1:51 AMThey reply in a generic manner"Please check https://global.bittrex.com/status for the status of a wallet. Once the wallet is back online, if you are still having any issues please reply to this email or visit bittrexglobal.zendesk.com/agent/tickets/275364 and let us know."
  4. Me - Fri, Oct 2, 7:27 PM"I'm not sure why you're asking me this since OCEAN wallet is still 'inactive'. I should be asking when my OCEAN tokens will be returned to my Bittrex wallet. My holdings now do not reflect what I should actually be having? How is the team going to resolve this?"
  5. Bittrex - Oct 3, 2020, 12:32 AM"Hi XXXX, The OCEAN wallet is currently offline, deposits/withdrawals will be delayed. Thank you for your patience, we currently do not have a timeline for the repair, please check https://global.bittrex.com/status for the status of a wallet.Best Regards,Duke @ Bittrex Global"
  6. Bittrex - Fri, Oct 9, 2:02 AMErm how am I supposed to reply when you said the OCEAN wallet repair had no timeline? Shouldn't my ticket be kept `OPEN`? In any case, this is what they simply go ahead to close my support ticket:"Hi XXX,We contacted you a few days ago to see if you had a chance to review the latest updates to your ticket. Since we haven't heard back we will solve the ticket for the time being. Hopefully the issue was resolved successfully, but if this isn't the case simply reply to this email within the next few days and your ticket will reopen again automatically. Thanks!"
  7. Me - Oct 15, 2020, 2:14 PMI reply to this ticket but it's the last of this thread. Why? Because Bittrex CLOSED IT, even when it has not been resolved."Hi Bittrex team, I need an update on when the OCEAN wallet will be reactivated again. It has been inactive for at least 3 weeks since I last raised this ticket. Please could you give a timeline, thanks. My wallet is not reflective of my actual Ocean holdings."
  8. Me - Thu, Oct 15, 8:43 PMSo obviously, I raise another ticket."Hi I've raised this issue 3 weeks ago (check request 275364) and it's still not being solved. My Ocean holdings in Bittrex are inaccurate & this is ridiculous it is taking as long as it has.Transaction hash is 0xe2d058cd5286f06f13e7adb14c4ef9dd3d83ca4a4957aa871f2ec3c35cb70e02. These tokens are held being held by Bittrex yet it's not reflected in my wallet ON Bittrex? How does Bittrex expect this to instil confidence & trust in the platform? In Bittrex it says withdrawal is "Completed" but it is not. Please fix & advise."
  9. Bittrex - Oct 15, 2020, 8:43 PM"Hi XXXX,For withdraw issues please makes sure to read this link: https://bittrex.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000233331-Where-is-my-withdraw-An invalid error next to your withdraw in the Pending Withdraws section of the Holdings page means an invalid address was entered. Bittrex can only send coins to valid addresses. If you attempt to send a coin to another coin's address it may come up invalid. You must always send coins to an address generated for that coin. BTC to BTC, ETH to ETH, LTC to LTC and so on.There are also some coins that must be announced/funded on the block chain before we can send to them. You will need to research funding/announcing your address for this coin type. XRP, NXT and its assets as well as BURST all fall into this category.Coins that require messages may show invalid if you enter something into the tag/paymentid/memo/message field that is invalid for that coin. If you are withdrawing one of these coins to a destination that does not require a tag/paymentid/memo/message please leave this field blank.Best Regards, Bittrex Support Team @ Bittrex"How does this tell me how they're going to resolve my issue?
  10. Bittrex - Thu, Oct 15, 10:20 PMThen go ahead to CLOSE ticket AGAIN without having resolved my issue.
  11. Me - Oct 17, 2020, 10:21 AM"Hi Bubbaj, Why can't I be using this account when I've had previous requests processed before? And all I'm asking for is a timeline for the Ocean wallet to be up & online again."
  12. Bittrex - Oct 20, 2020, 1:01 AMAfter ALL this back & forth, you know what they?"Hi XXXX, Thanks for reaching out. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are no longer able to serve your support request through the Bittrex, Inc support site. As a Bittrex Global customer, you’ll need to create a new support account on the Bittrex Global support site: https://bittrexglobal.zendesk.com. When creating your new support account please use your current Bittrex account email. Once you have created your support account please re-submit your support ticket and one of our agents will be with you shortly.Best Regards, BubbaJ @ Bittrex"Thanks Bubbaj & Duke, you guys have been of the worst help. By now, any trust built with Bittrex back in 2019 has been eroded.
  13. Me - new ticket on Bittrex Global this time - Sat, Oct 17, 10:25 AM"Hi I've raised this issue 3 weeks ago (check request 275364) on Bittrex Inc and another a few days ago and this is still not being solved. My Ocean holdings in Bittrex are inaccurate & this is ridiculous it is taking as long as it has.Transaction hash is 0xe2d058cd5286f06f13e7adb14c4ef9dd3d83ca4a4957aa871f2ec3c35cb70e02. These tokens are held being held by Bittrex yet it's not reflected in my wallet ON Bittrex? How does Bittrex expect this to instil confidence & trust in the platform? In Bittrex it says withdrawal is "Completed" but it is not. Please fix & advise." "Please advise a specific date when OCEAN wallet will be up."
  14. Lindsey Daren from Bittrex - Sat, Oct 17, 10:51 AM"Hello there, Thank you for reaching out. At this time I will be looking further into your request. Once I have more information I will update your ticket. We appreciate your patience."
  15. Lindsey Daren from Bittrex - Oct 17, 2020, 11:45 AM"Hello there, I am escalating you to the wallets team who will further help you with any assistance you require. Our OCEAN wallet is currently under maintenance. You can check the status of our wallets any time here: https://bittrex.com/status."
  16. Me - Sat, Oct 17, 12:24 PM"Hi Lindsey, Looking forward to it thanks"
  17. Duke (I thought he worked at Bittrex Inc instead of Global?) from Bittrex Global - Tue, Oct 20, 11:16 PM"Hi XXX, Thank you for your patience, this transaction will be reviewed once the wallet is back online. "
  18. Me - Tue, Oct 20, 11:35 PM"Hi team, my question has not been answered. When will the OCEAN be back online? A specific date please. It's been weeks and I've been asking the same question over and over with no one giving me a straight answer."
  19. Me - Sat, Oct 24, 1:19 PMIt took Bittrex 1 month to get OCEAN wallet back ONLINE, since I raised my first ticket."Hi team I see the Ocean wallet is now back online, BUT wallet holdings still *don't* reflect correct number Ocean coins I have. Please could you provide an update on this. Critical."
  20. Me - Mon, Oct 26, 10:50 PMHi team. Still no response about this?> I see the Ocean wallet is now back online, BUT wallet holdings still *don't* reflect correct number Ocean coins I have. Please could you provide an update on this. Critical.
  21. Duke from Bittrex - Tue, Oct 27, 3:05 AM"Hello XXX​, Thank you for providing the requested information. I have escalated your ticket for a review by our wallet specialists for a possible credit on your account. Please keep this ticket in an Open status while we investigate this transaction."So 3 days after I find out the wallet is back online, they reply to say they're escalating to a wallet specialist, whatever that means.
  22. Me, still being as polite & civil as I can - Tue, Oct 27, 9:50 AM"Thanks - can I get a timeline on this please? I've been at this for 6 weeks now chasing the team over and over again"
  23. This time, it's back to Bubbaj from Bittrex - Thu, Oct 29, 12:56 AM"Hi XXX, Apologies for the delay, but our wallet team works these tickets in the the order they are received. We thank you for your patience and hope you have a great day. Please keep this ticket in an Open status!"More waiting, how many tickets are in the backlog is my question? So much that at this point I've waited for ~32 days now.
  24. At this point, Bittrex just goes quiet on meMe - Oct 29, 2020, 8:13 AM"This still doesn't give me an idea when it will be worked on. In 1 day or 1 week? I've been waiting on this for 6 weeks already"
  25. Me - Nov 6, 2020, 10:28 AM"Hi team, ONE week has passed since my last email, no one has replied and it's been 6 weeks since I first reported this. I'm losing trust in Bittrex"
  26. I decide to copy in Ocean's email. I mean, no one is listening right?Me - Nov 10, 2020, 5:30 PM (2 days ago)"Hi team,What is happening to this case? I've been asking about it for months now. Can the wallet specialist give advice on this? My OCEAN holdings in Bittrex still do not reflect accurate holdings. If it failed on the blockchain, it should be returned to Bittrex, to my wallet. How do you expect the community to trust our money with your system?Dear Ocean team, I've escalated this on Telegram before, but the admins had asked me to check with Bittrex team. I've waited patiently for months now, and still to no avail. First, the OCEAN wallet on Bittrex was offline for the weeks, and they promised my holdings would be accurately reflected once it was back up. But it's been back up for weeks now, and my holdings are still inaccurate.Could you please give advice on how Bittrex can help solve this issue. Asking me to fight for this with Bittrex alone is not instilling a great amount of trust with the Ocean team either.Please read this email chain for context (there are more support conversations dating back longer than this, I can forward if necessary). But this is the transaction in question:> Transaction hash is 0xe2d058cd5286f06f13e7adb14c4ef9dd3d83ca4a4957aa871f2ec3c35cb70e02. These tokens are held being held by Bittrex yet it's not reflected in my wallet ON Bittrex? How does Bittrex expect this to instil confidence & trust in the platform? In Bittrex it says withdrawal is "Completed" but it is not. Please fix & advise. Thanks and looking forward to a resolution on this matter. "
  27. Nov 12 2020 - 44 days since I first raised ticket They've read my email but no reply still. It's in the middle of the working week, surely there are Bittrex Support people on the job? Or are there not? Is the company tanking? Basically guys, BITTREX HAS STOLEN MY MONEY & THEY'RE NOT BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT Me: Hi guys, can you practice a modicum of accountability & transparency to your customers since they've entrusted you with their money? Please provide an update on this ticket. What's the status and where is it at now? You do realise the last time you've responded was on 29 October, 2 whole weeks ago? The least you could do is reply and you're not even hitting the minimum standards for customer service and support.
  28. Nov 18 2020 - Why is it only a "possible credit"? BubbaJ: "Thank you again for your patience as we are still reviewing this ticket for a possible credit on your account. Apologies for the delay, and please keep this ticket open. Have a great day!" Me: "Could you please explain why this requires investigation and only a "possible credit" when the transaction was clearly reverted to Bittrex? I've been waiting on this since September; 8 weeks already."
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2020.11.03 18:19 AuraHill Best Black Friday Deals 2020 Reddit

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Sceptre 50-inch 4K UHD LED TV: $279.99 $199.99 at Walmart
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Samsung 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV: $429.99 $328 at Walmart
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LG 55-inch UN7000 Series 4K UHD TV: $399.99 $349.99 at Best Buy
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Vizio 65-inch V-Series 4K TV (V655-H): $528 $468 at Walmart
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Amazon has already kicked things off with discounts on the all-new iPad and iPad Pro, and we're expecting to see record-low prices on older models during this year's November event. If you're after Fire tablets and Kindles, we saw the lowest prices yet during Amazon Prime Day, so we're hoping the retailer will match that at this year's sale.
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New Apple iPad 2020 - 32GB: $329 $299 at Amazon
Amazon has cut the price of the brand new 2020 iPad by $30 this week, bringing the 32GB model down to a fantastic $299 final cost. It goes without saying, these iPads were only released last week, that this is the lowest price we've seen on the 10.2-inch tablet, so we wouldn't hesitate too long to snap it up.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 - 128GB: $649.99 $519.99 at Amazon
However, this 128GB Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is available for its lowest price ever at Amazon right now. That's a fantastic offer that knocks $130 off the original price tag to bring the 10.5-inch tablet down to just $519.99.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (128GB): $959 $699 at Best Buy
Save $260 on a baseline (but still awesome) specification Surface Pro 7 at Best Buy. We did see it $100 cheaper a few days ago, but below $700 is still a discount worth having. Included in this tablet deal is a black Surface Cover (worth at least $100), allowing you to use this great little tablet as a laptop if you want that added flexibility.
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2020 iPad Pro 11-inch - 128GB: $799 $749 at Amazon
Save $50 on the smallest iPad Pro available on the market right now. If you're looking for a lighter companion to work, streaming, and gaming, this 11-inch model's 128GB will be perfect, and with a new $749.99 price tag you're getting it cheaper than ever.
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Black Friday is a perfect opportunity to upgrade your machine, and we're already seeing excellent laptop deals. Dell's Black Friday sale is happening now with decent discounts on its popular models like the XPS 13 and Inspirion 500. You can also pick up cheap Chromebook deals at Walmart right now with prices starting at just $239, and Best Buy is offering excellent savings on a range of laptops during its early Black Friday sale. If you're after a Macbook, we recommend holding off as we normally see the biggest discounts from Amazon's official Black Friday sale.
Lenovo S330 14-inch Chromebook: $299 $199 at Walmart
Snag this cheap Chromebook deal while you can! For just $199, you can get this 14-inch Chromebook, which features 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD, and 10-hour battery life.
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2020 Apple MacBook Air: $999 $949.99 at Amazon
Quick - the MacBook Air is available for just $949.99 right now - that's a stunning discount thanks to a $50 price cut. That's some serious value for money.
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Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1 laptop: $1,599 $1,199.99 at Best Buy
Save $400 on one incredibly capable 2-in-1 ultrabook this week at Best Buy. With a 10th gen Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, this Lenovo has specs that will challenge the very best offerings from Apple and Dell, and, at a much lower price thanks to this sale.
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Black Friday headphone deals are already underway with Amazon offering the AirPods Pro down to their lowest price of $199.99 and Walmart advertising the 2nd Generation AirPods on sale for just $99 starting November 4. Best Buy and Walmart are currently offering discounts on Bose and Beats, and we're hoping to see those prices drop further as we get closer to the big day.
Echo Buds: $129.99 $79.99 at Amazon
Amazon has the all-new Echo Buds on sale for $79.99. That's a $50 discount and the lowest price we've found for the wireless earbuds that work with Alexa to stream music, make calls, get directions, and more.
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Powerbeats Pro true wireless earbuds: $249.99 $199.99 at Best Buy
For those looking for fitness-inspired wireless earbuds, you can snag the Powerbeats Pro on sale for just $199.99 at Best Buy. You're scrapping noise cancellation in favor of fantastic comfort and an ear grip design that ensures your buds will never slip out during even the most intense of workouts.
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Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: $299.99 $179.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy has the best-selling Beats Solo Pro on sale for a record-low price of $179.99 at the three-day Black Friday sale. The wireless headphones provide an impressive 22-hours of battery life and are available in Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Red.
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Apple AirPods (2019) with Charging Case: $159 $129 at Amazon
You can score a $30 price cut on the Apple AirPods with charging case on Amazon. The truly wireless earbuds come with a charging case that provides a further 20 hours of battery life and up to three hours of talk time on a single charge.
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Apple AirPods Pro: $249 $219 at Amazon
You can snag the Apple AirPods Pro on sale for $219 at Amazon right now. The truly wireless earbuds feature active noise cancellation, and the wireless charging case delivers more than 24 hours of battery life.
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Bose QC35 II: $349.99 $299.99 at Walmart
Bose is no stranger to great comfort and impressive sound quality, and the Bose QC35 II doesn't fall far from the tree. These wireless headphones also boast two levels of active noise cancellation, a 2-microphone system, and are on sale for $299.99.
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Black Friday smartwatch deals are always a popular category, and we've already spotted a fantastic deal on the all-new Apple Watch 6, which is marked down to its lowest price yet. If you're looking to pick up the cheaper Apple Watch 3, we're hoping to see the Series 3 watch set a new record-low price and if you're after a more fitness-focused smartwatch, we expect to see the biggest discounts from brands like Fitbit as we get closer to the November sale.
Samsung Galaxy Watch (42mm, GPS): $259.99 $169 at Amazon
Save $90 and pick up one of the best non-Apple smartwatches around for its lowest price ever at Amazon. The Samsung Galaxy Watch features a whole host of excellent fitness and productivity apps, has a battery that'll give you days of life on a single charge, and also has fantastic pairing for both Android and iOS devices.
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Apple Watch Series 3: $199 $169 at Amazon
Amazon has had the lowest price on the Apple Watch Series 3 for a while now, but you've got another chance to grab it for just $169 this Amazon Prime Day. This is a great price on a super cheap Apple smartwatch that is still fully supported by the latest updates.
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Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch $299 $198.95 at Walmart
Early Walmart Black Friday sales are offering the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch for just $198.95 right now. The water-resistant fitness tracker includes GPS technology and tracks heart rate, activity, sleep, and calories burned.
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Apple Watch SE 40mm (all colors): $279 $259 on Amazon
Pick up the brand-new Apple Watch SE in the smaller 40mm model with this $20 off discount using this early Black Friday deal – one of the first we've seen for the recently-released smartwatch. The new Watch SE packs all the essentials and works great with other Apple devices.VIEW DEAL
Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS): $399 $374.98 at Amazon
The all-new Apple Watch Series 6 gets a rare $25 price cut at Amazon. The all-new 40mm smartwatch features a new S6 processor, blood oxygen monitoring, an ECG app, and elevation tracking.
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THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY GAMING DEALS
While we've seen the sought-after Nintendo Switch in stock recently, we've yet to see discounts on bundles or the console itself, so we're hoping to see rare price cuts during the Black Friday 2020 sale. We also expect to see big discounts on the PS4 and PS4 Pro with big savings on bundles thanks to the PS5 that's set to release on November 12.
Nintendo Labo - Robot Kit: Nintendo Switch: $59.99 $39.97 at Amazon
If you're looking for the perfect gift for your kids, the Nintendo Labo is a great one to go for. This cardboard construction kit connects to their Switch and allows them to control a giant robot on the TV. It's a neat idea that challenges their creativity and rewards them with a new game to play at the end of the day.
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Nintendo Switch: $299.99 at Amazon
The Nintendo Switch is in stock at Amazon right now, but that stock is flashing in and out – units ordered now will ship a little later. If you don't see availability when you're looking now, be sure to keep checking back, and if you do spot some units we'd grab one before they go again.
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Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing Edition Animal Crossing: New Horizons: $359.99 $349.99 at Best Buy
The Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch is back in stock at Best Buy for a very respectable $299 MSRP. However, you can also save $10 on Animal Crossing: New Horizons when you grab this special edition console right now. That's handy because this version of the Switch doesn't come with the game pre-installed as many may assume.
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THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY SMART HOME DEALS
We saw record-low prices on Amazon's best-selling smart home devices during Prime Day, and we expect those prices to come back during the retailer's Black Friday sale. Amazon is still offering Prime Day prices on Echo bundles, and if you're interested in Google devices, you can find the Google Nest Hub and Mini already on sale at Walmart.
Amazon Echo Flex: $24.99 $9.99 at Best Buy
Want to kit your whole home out with Alexa but don't need a smart speaker in every corner? The Amazon Echo Flex plugs directly into your wall outlet to add your virtual assistant wherever you like, and it's available for just $9.99 right now.
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Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation: $39.99 $18.99 at Best Buy
The 3rd generation Echo Dot is back down to its lowest ever price right now, with Best Buy's Black Friday deals bringing the smart speaker back down to $18.99. We first saw this price last week over Prime Day, but you've got another couple of days to pick up this excellent offer this week.
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Amazon Echo Auto: $49.99 $19.99 at Best Buy
The Amazon Echo Auto allows you to bring Alexa into your car, for virtual assistance on the road. You're saving $20 here, with Best Buy returning to this device's lowest ever price.
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Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote: $29.99 $17.99 at Best Buy
You can get the Fire TV Stick Like on sale for just $17.99 at Best Buy. The streaming player allows you to enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills and features an Alexa voice remote.
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Blink Mini security camera: $34.99 $24.99 at Amazon
You can score a rare $10 price cut on the all-new Blink Mini Smart security camera in this early Black Friday deal at Amazon. The indoor HD camera works with Amazon Alexa and alerts your smartphone whenever motion is detected.
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Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote: $49.99 $29.99 at Best Buy
Stream your favorite content in 4K resolution with HDR too with the 4K Fire TV Stick that's on sale for $29.99. The streaming player includes an Alexa voice remote so you can use your voice to control your TV.
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Google Nest Mini: $49 $29 at Walmart
If you're looking for a compact smart speaker, Walmart has the Google Home Mini on sale for just $29. The 2nd generation speaker works with the Google Assistant to play music, check the weather, and control other smart home devices using just your voice.
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Amazon Echo Show 5: $89.99 $44.99 at Best Buy
This Amazon Echo Show deal was a standout offer over Prime Day last week, and now it's back. You'll find an excellent $45 price cut on the Echo Show 5, making for a final $44.99 cost. That's a return to the lowest price the smart display has ever seen, and you've got another chance to grab it right now.
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Google Nest Hub $149 $89.98 at Walmart
For a limited time, you can get the Google Nest Hub for $89.98. The smart hub display can control smart home devices (like the Nest) and works with the Google Assistant to display photos, make calls, show the news, and more.
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Ring Video Doorbell 2 with Echo Dot: $149.98 $118.98 at Amazon
Want to save on a smart speaker plus doorbell combo? Right now there's a whole $30 off at Amazon on the awesome Echo Dot third generation and Ring Video Doorbell 2 bundle. What's more, these two will work perfectly together, with alerts from the Doorbell 2 being send to both your smartphone and speaker.
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Ring Video Doorbell 3: $199.99 $139.99 at Best Buy
You're not getting a $10 Echo Show like the bundle below here, but you are saving $60 on the Ring Video Doorbell 3, and picking up the smart doorbell for its lowest price yet no less.
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Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus: $229.99 $159.99 at Best Buy
You can pick up the same offer, on this Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus as above - adding an Echo Show 5 to your order for an additional $10. You're paying a little more for the premium version of the doorbell here, but it's still coming down to a great price at $159.99.
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THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY KITCHEN DEALS
Black Friday kitchen deals offer some of the best prices of the year, and we've already spotted some fantastic offers on popular kitchen appliances from brands like Keurig, Instant Pot, and Ninja. We expect more stellar deals as we get closer to the November sale with huge savings on popular gifts like air fryers, coffee makers, and crockpots.
Farberware 3.2 Quart Oil-less Multi-Functional Fryer: $99 $49.88 at Walmart
Get the best-selling Farberware Fryer on sale at Walmart for $49.88. That's a $39 discount for the 3.2-quart fryer that allows you to cook your favorite fried foods with less oil.
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Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker: $99 $79 at Walmart
Brew your coffee at home with the best-selling Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker that's on sale for $79 at Walmart. Perfect for any occasion, the coffee maker includes a single-serve K-Cup pod and a 12 cup carafe brewer.
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Instant Pot IP-DUO80 pressure cooker - stainless steel: $139.95 $99 at Amazon
This Instant Pot is now under $100 at Amazon, a decent saving on the 8-Qt model. The multi-cooker comes complete with all the fast cooking you'd expect from the nation's favorite multi-cooker, but also offers an easy to clean, fingerprint resistant stainless steel design to boot... plus it holds 8 liters of liquid.
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Ninja Foodi Digital Fry Convection Oven: $249.99 $189.99 at Amazon
A great gift idea for the foodie on your list, you can pick up the Ninja Foodi oven for $209.99 at Amazon. The compact digital oven features 8 functionalities, including air fry, air roast, air broil, bake, bagel, toast, dehydrate, and keep warm.
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THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY VACUUM DEALS
Black Friday home deals bring big savings on best-selling vacuums, and you can already find discounts on popular robot vacuums from Walmart and Amazon. If you're on the hunt for an upright vacuum, Walmart's early Black Friday sale advertises several selections starting at just $29 starting November 4.
ionVac Robot Vacuum: $179.98 $99 at Walmart
Score the ionVac Robot Vacuum on sale for just $99 at Walmart. The robot vacuum works with the Google Assistant so you can use your voice to clean your floors.
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BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Rewind Upright Vacuum: $259.99 $230.99 at Amazon
Perfect for pet owners, Amazon has the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser vacuum on sale for $230.99. The upright vacuum includes specialized pet tools to reach to clean up all that pesky pet hair.
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iRobot Roomba E5 Robot Vacuum: $379.99 $299 at Amazon
Tired of vacuuming the floors? So were we until we got a robot vacuum. These robot helpers sweep up the mess in your house and then head back to their cradle for a good night's rest. Their High-Efficiency Filter traps 99% of cat and dog allergens, while the 3-stage Cleaning System cleans the dirt and dust on the floor.
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THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY MATTRESS DEALS
Purple: up to $400 off mattress and sleep bundle
You can save up to $400 off mattress and sleep bundles at Purple's Black Friday sale. You can save up to $200 off your dream mattress and save up to $200 more when you add a bundle.
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Nectar Sleep: $399 of accessories included with every mattress
Nectar is offering $399 worth of free accessories with your mattress purchase. This limited-time offer includes a free sheet set, cooling pillow, and mattress protector with your Nectar mattress. Deal ends today.VIEW DEAL
Saatva: save $200 when you spend $1,000 at Saatva
Saatva will cut $200 off the price of all its luxury mattresses when you spend $1,000 or more. That means that while a twin size of the best-selling Saatva Classic still costs $799, you can now buy a queen size, for example, for just $1,184 rather than $1,399. The offer applies to all seven of Saatva's premium mattresses - and while Saatva isn't officially calling this its Black Friday deal, the discount is better than last year's $150 price cut. Deal ends: November 12, 2020VIEW DEAL
Tempur-Pedic mattress deal: Save 30% on the Tempur-Cloud mattress
You can save over $700 on Tempur Pedic's most affordable mattress, the Tempur-Cloud, ahead of Black Friday. Thanks to this 30%, the price has dropped to just $1,189.30 (was $1,699.00) for a twin, or $1,399.30 (was $1,999) for a queen. This deal is better than Black Friday last year - and we would be surprised if the price drops any further this year. Deal ends: soonVIEW DEAL
Casper: 15% off all mattresses at Casper
Casper hasn't officially announced it Black Friday deals yet - but if you need a new mattress now, you can save 15% on all mattresses in the current Casper sale (and that's how much Casper cut its prices by for Black Friday last year - although we did see 20% at Amazon, so it could be worth hanging on if you want the absolute cheapest prices). There's also up to 60% off sheet sets, mattress toppers, and quilts. Deal ends: November 3 at 2:59am ETVIEW DEAL
Avocado Latex mattress: from $999 ($1,199) with code LATEX200 Avocado
Save $200 - Avocado's first all-foam latex mattress is its most sustainable yet, and the company's firmest too. It's 100% organic certified, non-toxic and biodegradable, made from organic latex, organic cotton and organic wool. With this early Black Friday Avocado deal, prices now start from $999 (was $1,199), with a queen size reduced from $1,799 to $1,599. Deal ends: Monday, November 16, 2020VIEW DEAL
BLACK FRIDAY SOFTWARE DEALS
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 1 year $59.99 $29.99 50% off
Not only is this one of the cheapest antivirus deals, it's coming from the world's best provider. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus comes with tonnes of features, multi-layer ransomware protection and, of course, some of the best virus protection in the game.
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EXCLUSIVE: Avira Antivirus Pro 1 year $44.99 $9.99 78% off
Simply put, premium antivirus doesn’t come cheaper than this. TechRadar readers (and TechRadar readers alone) now have the chance to pick up a year of award-winning internet security for less than $10. What’s more, if you decide that you don’t like it within the first 30 days, you can get a refund thanks to Avira’s money-back guarantee. A real bargain.
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ExpressVPN 1 year $6.67 per month 3 months FREE
If you just want the best VPN in the business, then look no further than ExpressVPN. With fast speeds, 24/7 live chat, and excellent encryption, ExpressVPN is TechRadar's #1 trusted service for privacy and unblocking content worldwide. Get it today with a no-hassle 30-day money-back guarantee AND 15 months for the price of 12. Fantastic value.
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NordVPN 2 years $3.71 per month Up to 2 years free
This isn't the first time NordVPN has run this promotion, but we're glad to see it back for Black Friday. Choose its already great value two year plan, and it will randomly give you an extra one month, one year or two years absolutely free. So keep your fingers crossed for four years for a dirt cheap price.
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IPVanish + SugarSync cloud storage 12 months $3.25 a month 73% off
We rank IPVanish within our top five services and the fact you get unlimited simultaneous connections makes it incredible value for money. Don't want to commit for a year? You can sign up for a quarterly period for $4.50 per month or just grab it for a 30 days for a flat $5. Offer ends on October 31
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CyberGhost 39 months $2.25 per month 82% saving
CyberGhost is a pretty affordable VPN at the best of times - but it just recently slashed the price of its long-term plan down to a remarkable new low! It means your next three year (plus three months extra) of VPN is sorted for less than $90 - but it's only on for a limited time.
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Black Friday deals: what to expect
Black Friday 2020 should continue last year's trend of not just offering discounts, but offering discounts on items you'll actually want to buy as retailers jockey for more limited wallets against fiercer online competition this year. There was some fierce competition between Amazon, Walmart, B&H Photo and Best Buy last year, and that's a good sign given payday will fall after Black Friday in 2020.
According to Adobe Analytics, 2019 saw a near-20% uplift in traffic for those searching for savings on their holiday gifts, and with Deloitte recently publishing a report suggesting an uptick in seasonal sale interest from 1% to 1.5% (as opposed to the 4.1% increase of 2019) retailers are going to need to stand out from the crowd this year.
The biggest Black Friday money makers a year ago? Toys were the most-purchased category, and the Nintendo Switch sales took home the lion's share. However, the PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are going to impress people in November 2020 (though Black Friday deals on those new consoles may be slim).
The best Black Friday deals often come from retailers that can afford to lure you to their online store with, for example, an Apple iPad deal for $250, and convince you to add other more profitable purchases to your shopping cart. Walmart and Target both had that Black Friday deal last year, and it sold out within minutes.
In 2020, we're expecting similar iPad deals to hit the market, and be just as popular, with this year's releases already being discounted at Amazon and the 2018 iPad Pros starting to show their age even more.
HOW DOES TECHRADAR PREPARE FOR BLACK FRIDAY?
Black Friday is one of the most important times of the year for TechRadar to help our readers - we spend weeks ahead of the big day (or weekend) making sure the whole site is ready for people looking for the information they need to help them make the right buying choice. Whether that's knowing which is the best laptop, TV or iPad, or just seeing great deals for them through our Hawk price comparison widget, we've got everything you need to know.
In fact, Apple products sell more on Black Friday than any non-iPhone launch day. That's not shocking news with last year's $400 cashback on an iPhone 11, lower prices on AirPods and Apple Watches and MacBook / iPads being cheaper than ever before. These offers were incredibly popular last year, and with many of those products already seeing Black Friday-beating prices in 2020, we're expecting big things from these luxury lines in 2020.
It's not a surprise that Apple launches new iPhones in September to discount them (just a little bit) by Black Friday and Cyber Monday - although this year, the iPhone 12 delay might be an issue. This mostly happens through US carriers and BYGO Free deals, with some lovely cashback options last year as well to really sweeten the pot.
We also saw Dyson being popular for Black Friday last time around, DNA kits a surprise package and we even saw great discounts on power tools as well. Beauty products and non-electricals should continue to increase in popularity as more brands and retailers look to take advantage of the Black Friday interest, particularly online.
So what does this tell us for Black Friday 2020? Well, as mentioned with the new consoles incoming, the current range of PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch deals will be improved.
Apple's AirPods Pro are mature in the market now, so we're expecting big discounts there (far more than the $15 drop we saw last year) and the standard 2019 AirPods might even creep closer to $100, which would be a great saving and see Apple clean up on something that could be popped into a (fairly affluent) stocking.
However, there's nothing this year that suggests the likes of Instant Pot, TVs, laptops (which were huge this year too) along with Amazon's best own-brand products won't be the things to wait to buy on Black Friday 2020 - so expect more of the same and time your top purchases accordingly.
When will we see the official Black Friday deals?
Good question. With a move to the competitive arena of online sales, we're going to be seeing more retailers on the web than ever, and with Amazon leading the charge there's going to be some fierce price wars over the next few months. That will likely work in your favor, with plenty of retailers vying for the lowest price on the latest gadgets.
That means we might see Black Friday deals happening far ahead of the scheduled November 27 start date. You'll want to get prepped early, then, and we can help by bringing you all the latest Black Friday 2020 information as it happens right here. We're showing you where to shop, what to shop for, and when to get that credit card ready to make sure you don't miss a single saving this year, so keep this page bookmarked throughout the next couple of months.
Don't believe the hype that says 'Black Friday is cancelled.' Its deals will just be online and spread out instead of narrowly launching in a single weekend, according to Best Buy and other retailer's plans, and retailers are supporting Green Monday 2020 on December 14, for last-minute deals before Christmas.
However, it seems that Black Friday deals will look different this year, with the US's brick and mortar retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and Target, all giving their staff Thanksgiving off this year in order to avoid foot traffic amid the global pandemic.
We'll see the best deals moving online, then, with these more traditional stores competing against the low prices and already well developed infrastructures of the likes of Amazon and eBay. Walmart Plus, for example, launched on September 15 as a way to drum up its online retailer business ahead of Black Friday.
All of this is going to make Black Friday online deals all the more important. You'll have a better chance of finding Black Friday AirPod deals at home more sitting in your PJs more than waiting in line outside of a physical store.
WHEN IS BLACK FRIDAY 2020? AND WHAT IS IT?
Black Friday, for the tiny amount of people that don't know, is the Friday immediately after Thanksgiving when retailers begin the holiday shopping season. It was based around the aforementioned “doorbusters”, discounts so impressive that bargain-crazed customers will try to break the doors down before the shop opens - although that won't be the case this year with social distancing.
The actual date shifts every year, by the day of the week stays the same: it's always the Friday after Thanksgiving, and like last year it's later in the month of November.
The official Black Friday date is November 27, 2020, meaning it's close to Christmas again (under a month before Christmas Day), and that gives you less time to shop online.
That may not seem like a big deal today, but you'll have to factor in waiting on the best deals, pouncing on the lowest price, and factoring shipping wait times.
As we've highlighted, Black Friday weekend isn't just a four-day affair, and deals don't necessarily follow the normal pattern of prime products to be unleashed - you can see new TV deals in the small hours of the morning or a brilliant wearable price slash just after the Thanksgiving turkey is prepped, so shoppers need to be more flexible than ever.
With the outbreak causing retailers to be less specific in their timing for unleashing deals, it could be harder than ever to spot when a new, impressive deal appears.
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2020.10.30 19:25 jw_mentions /r/HobbyDrama - "[Indie Nail Polish] Nail Polish Drama 2: Racism/Transphobia/Bad Customer Service Boogaloo"

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BACKGROUND
The last time we gathered--like, what, a week ago?--the world of indie nail polish had been exposed for the racism, homophobia, and/or ableism of some owners of indie brand polish brands, henceforth known as "makers." The TL;DR of that post is basically that there were two brands exposed:
  • One brand was engaging in what most people in the community would consider racist behavior. Back in July, the maker declined to share the message of BLM on her social media or create a polish in which some of the proceeds would go to a charity to benefit BLM. Her arguments were mostly that she never wants to use her platform for politics or any social movement, that she isn't sure if the donations would actually go to helping black lives, and that also because of her religion, she didn't feel comfortable doing so. The counterargument to that was basically black lives matter, and silence means complacency, which is unacceptable. Many people asked the two biggest group buys, PPU and HHC, to ban her from participation. The result of this was that the brand was banned from working with the two groups because it appears she doubled down on her stance when asked privately about it. Many have vowed to not buy from this maker or buy from any collaborations, boxes, or group buys that use her brand.
  • There was another brand who has previously been exposed for homophobic beliefs, and as a part of this, was essentially re-exposed for things she said in the past, e.g. that she didn't believe in gay marriage and gay rights. She allegedly at one point had turned her FB profile picture into a graphic that said something about marriage only being between man and woman, but unfortunately those receipts have been lost to time, as this was 4-5y ago and nobody thought to take a screenshot. She has since come forward and said that her views have changed, and she believes in gay rights and gay marriage. Some have given her the benefit of the doubt, others believe she is saying what she needs to say in order to not lose sales and not be kicked out of the two largest group buys in the indie nail polish community, and have since vowed to no longer buy polishes from her or from collaborations/group buys that have her in them. Other brands who were problematic in the past were also discussed with similar sentiments.
OKAY, WE'RE GETTING THERE
This event last week was apparently the straw that broke the camel's back, but in the background of all of this, there has always been discussion and discourse in the indie nail polish world for quite some time about problematic makers. Probably a dozen or so makers and swatchers have been "canceled" for problematic behavior in the six or so years I've been a part of the community personally. To name a few other notable incidents:
So, with all that history and context in mind, that brings us to...
THE THREAT OF LITIGATION / MAKE POLISH FUN AGAIN
So it turns out some of these canceled makers are getting real tired of their ex-customers voting with their wallet and spreading the word about their behavior and misdeeds. Today, there are three indie brands—all of which have been accused one way or another of being problematic—that have formed "Strike To Ignite," a group to fight the "cyber bullying" of their brands online. Their mission statement reads: “Strike2Ignite is dedicated to lawfully striking against global online cyber bullying including business defamation & interference such as blacklisting.”
Leading the charge is our Cheeto fangirl herself, Jennifer. It would personally not surprise me if this was 75% her idea, because she manages to find herself in trouble pretty consistently in the indie community. She has also been criticized for creating an eyeshadow that allegedly wasn’t actually eye-safe because it’s not meant to be used near mucous membranes, taping sparklers to her hands in a now-deleted YouTube video… the list goes on. At this point I legitimately believed she was starting controversies in a “all publicity is good publicity” sort of way. She might have started the group for that exact reason, lmao.
Second on the list is Bianca. She more or less outed herself for being transphobic towards trans women because she claims "lesbians don't do dick." She claims that she is upset by trans activists who say that TERF lesbians are nothing more than "vagina fetishists" and not real lesbians. I actually kind of-ish sympathize with her because it feels bad to shit on a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and think this maybe could be a fair feeling to have, but Bianca's only argument as to why she doesn't want to date trans women is that she "doesn't do dick." The issue with this of course is that some trans women have had bottom surgery, and also trans men don't have dicks, yet it would be very unlikely that Bianca would want to date a trans man. She is focusing solely on the genitals of the person and not the person as a whole. There are likely valid reasons to not want to date a trans woman, but Bianca's reason is pretty transparently transphobic because it literally only focuses on the genitals of the person, which isn’t what gender identity is about. Will I get sued for saying this? We'll just have to find out!
Lastly, we have Danette. What's probably the most problematic about her is that she made a polish collection called "It's A Conspiracy," celebrating a known racist, Jeffree Star, and his collaboration collection with another known racist, Shane Dawson. Her team argued that she was just a fan of the eyeshadow palette colors, but some are still offended that she would make a collection that is linked to two racists. As far as I know, though, most of the issues the community has with her is with her as a person. She's known to have been criticized for having bad customer service,, and for being somewhat short and rude with customers. For example, a customer was trying to organize a group buy, and her response is literally short, and rude..
So the news of this group forming has the community pretty shook and also full of memes. Nothing makes nail polish fun again like being sued, right? We have yet to see how many, if any, brands or swatchers will "join the cause." In the 3 days that this S2I has existed, they have amassed a whopping 14 followers, so that seems telling. In response, more than a fair few brands in the community have stated that they would never censor people from giving their opinions on a brand, would never join S2I, etc.. It will definitely be interesting to see what happens in the future, though. Personally, I’m just hoping I don’t have any identifiable information on this account, lmao. Anyway though, in the meantime, I’ll just leave you with Strike 2 Ignite’s latest message, because it's actually pretty funny.
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oh no, I knew about the justifying slavery part. I just have never heard of a religion (other than jehovah's witnesses, apparently) that forbids you from speaking about a movement like BLM.
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Jehovah's Witnesses. They have to maintain public political neutrality for politics to the point many don't even vote and are actually discouraged from donating to *any* cause according to a friend who was raised one. The BLM movement *is* a political movement in the eyes of many, and police reform and how to go about it is a political stance.
I actually experienced this myself when I was charity canvassing. I had a fewJWs donate anonymously because it's a loophole in the rule or something? I don't know, but my instant guess when reading that part was "must be a Jehovah's Witness".
Although if my guess is true then she would be between a rock and a hard place, because a lot of people don't like the JW faith.
Edit: Just want to clarify that I do support the BLM movement. But I can understand why someone who is obliged to political neutrality wouldn't.
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2020.10.19 01:20 ignaposts [Thank You] ¡Que plancha lo atrasada que estoy con mis agradecimientos! (Chilean stuff #5)

Plancha, which means iron... the one used to iron clothes (so many "irons"!), in chilean also means "embarrassing": "It's embarrasing how late I am with my thank you's!"... or something like that. Oh, there was a tongue twister with "plancha", (but not the chilean one): Pancha plancha con cuatro planchas.... Why 4? It makes no sense, should be "pocas" instead.... but saying "few" for ironing with irons is quite a lot. Lol.

I know many here have sent me more than the mentioned cards below, but I'm keeping it simple and going with the ones that come out first for this round. For the glitterbomb ones, that'll be my last update, thus marking my definitive return to the sub (and also definitive chaos on my room again, oh dear... I'm seeing the pandora box eeying me evily)
So, let me try pouring with my weak words my feeble attempts at muttering my gratitude to so many wonderful people.

u/feellikebeingajerk Oh, man.... it seems the overseas Easter chick test failed due to... unexpected world events, lol. But it did bring me such a smile when I opened it.... many many months later (5 maybe?). I adore Samson. Yeah, that's how I named my chick, since he looks kinda hairy. Have it in my desk, supervising my artsy mess. I used the orange pipe cleaners to tie the two pompoms and even the beak! I wanted to test myself how little glue I could use in this project, which I find really fun challenging myself.... specially now. Oh, come on, look at Samson, he's so adorbs. <3 Thank you so much.
u/bellanova2018 I really hope your trip to India was awesome. I'd love going there some day! Al the regional dishes stamps are so fascinating, (and pretty). Thank you so much for also introducing me to such cool food. Now I really, really wanna try Palak Paneer. What does it have? My sis told me it doesn't look apetizing at all, but knowing that it has spinach, now it is in my top 10 ones I wanna try if I ever travel there. Is food too spicy? Thank you so much for such an awesome mail. I also LOVE your handwriting. I wanna try your cool “A”s, haha.
u/KrebsLovesFiesh I opened your card during quarantine and it brightened up my day so much. It had a super cute postcard of a watch shop. It reminded me of this store I liked seing with my mom and sisters in Austria everytime we turned a corner. It had these colorful handmade clocks with such fun and cool shapes. There was one of a kitchenaid . Wow, who would've thought that was this year. Seems like it was sooo long ago. I really hope you've been doing fine.oh, I also really loved the envelope with the year of the rat stamps marks. That is so freakin cool. They're so adorable, it makes you wanna collect them.
u/LifeOfLari Thank you so much for the Lake Kawaguchi postcard. Mt Fuji is so pretty. It reminds me of the Villarrica Volcano. I love watching it throwing smoke with the lake at its feet. I loved your story of asking help to a grandma while lost. It is so cute! Like being a kid back again. I usually get lost everywhere, specially in foreign counties when I'm supposed to be in a group. Lol, I sound so hatable, haha. But when I'm stolling alone, I like to get lost in purpose. I usually end up finding pleasant surprises. Who knows, maybe you find the old couple again one day, I'll keep my fingers crossed ;)
u/TigerLady13 Oh Aunt Bertha. I swear this card got lost after so many drinks, it took ages to arrive!. Even the stamps were backwards, adding more awesomeness to these cards sent by my fave auntie. Shhhh, don't tell that to anyone. My love is the best cash, so sending you lots of it! I also love the fact that you greeted me first in spanish and that was too scholarly for vacations, so it was crossed out and replaced by a proper holiday like “aloha”, lol.
u/oneinamelon I had a big facepalm with this yahoo knock knock joke. Many don't work in Spanish, so we have other types here, so it always feel new and refreshing, lol. And yes, I prefer google too. Is Yahoo still alive? I wonder if people still use it. I think after google I'd rather use DuckDuckGo before yahoo or even Bing. Bleuuughhh, don't like Bing at all. It is so messy and I never get the results I want. Thumbs down. And for some reasone I keep uninstalling it and from time to time it gets re-installed with the updates. Lol, I went on a tangent? Thanks so much for the laugh. I wanna show it to my sisters :)
u/CeceMarie I can't describe how much I love this card. It almost feels prophetic, how our everyday interactions get more and more transfered to the online world. Wow, 15 years ago feels like yesterday, but so many differences were there!s The 2000's feels so close but are actually quite back. What made me tell the card was old was the fax number in the back of the card instead of an email. I wonder if people still uses fax machines. I always felt them wierd, noisy and obsolete... and expenisve. I guess Chile was really poor back in the 90's. I remember my parents waited for more than a year to get a phone number, and they lived in a flat behind my grandparents, so they extended a wire up to their apartment, but it was the same number. I remember in elementary school a friend had a color printer in her house and that was so freakin cool. We never had a fax. What people used to do was to go to someone's house to send them or special shops. And for very imporant or specific things. I remember when my cousin was born the 94 in europe, and my aunt send us a fax. Still faxes felt alien for me. Maybe because I never used them for work. In the 2000's I watched many things on cartoons that seemed normal in households but not here. Like putting people on hold and changing to another call, or group calls, or seeing the ID number. I wonder if it was ever possible or a paid aditional service. Wow, how times change. During quarantine we got rid of our house number. It was painful for my parents, but at the end most of them were spam calls and no one wanted to answer. Oh gosh, I'm writing a novel here, I should give you a proper slow reply.
u/ninajyang I love the pictures you've taken in your trips. This one is an amazing night skyline in Shangai that looks so pretty! I'd love to visit there one day. When I got your postcard I couldn't stop and think, wow, cities next to clear waters look so dreamy! It makes me wonder, what were the sounds there, how are the people like, what are the smells that can be sensed, the temperature. I love remembering the smells of trips, and when I get to sense them again, they transport me to the good memories I've had around the world. I tasted Glühwein for the first time when I met u/5-finger-death-punch. And that's one of the aromas that stuck for that memory, with the feeling of a cold nose sensing the heat of the hot spiced wine. Oh man, I had planned traveling to Aus next month for quite a while and then tour Asia. Who knows if that'll be possible. But who knows if the future holds unexpected good surprises instead? We'll see. Thank you so much for your postcard!
u/5-finger-death-punch My dear friend! I've remembered you so much! For a long time I've felt like writing you a long letter, but then I start overthinking stuff and that oh, this is a carding sub, and that could be overwhelming and yada yada yada. I hope you're doing well as well as your studies. And also that you've kept your same address, I sent you some stuff your way. Did I ever send you the picture of the unrememberable-name-for-me sweet we ate? We couldn't ice skate at the end with my sisters that weekend, but we got to enjoy nice live music at the Prater while flakes started to fall. My historian sister remembers you the most, and in a very fond way. We had so much fun that day. Getting the Albertina postcard with the … Feldhase... Der Haseichverstehenicht? Brought me so many good memories. I wish I could've visited more museums! My fam hates me, I take too much time inside. I love how you also put a bunny in the back. I think I've watched this postcard for 10 minutes straight. Lol, I could make a museum locked-down experience with some of the postcards that I've got, and have no one complain.haha. Thank you so much. Ohhhh, I just realized! This one is stamped in germany with a flockenblume. Wow, I think I'm starting to understand what felt so overwhelming before! Is it like.... sheeps flower? Lol.
u/underscoreophelia Thank you so much for such a pretty and filled with energy and positivity card. I loved it so much! I love your handwriting and notes, and fun letter, it brings me so many good memories and also a Geronimo Stilton vibe, and I LOVE it. I also love how you write Chile... I wanna try writing it too. This was such a nice card to get, filled with so much love and praise. I know I've been away for a while, and that I wasn't very filled with warmth and positivity the last months, but now I feel filled with new energy again, and determined to be the best version of myself... and probably still a bit cray cray. I guess I still love being different and doing wierd random stuff. I really hope you've been doing okay. And hydrated? Lol, in my fam we became addicted to water this quarantine. Our first day out to a restaurant we all asked plain water and I refilled it 3 times and also drank my sis'. I've drank so much water that fizzy drinks taste wierd now and feel like a chore (for example, being in the countryside and no one brought drinkable water ) Thank you so much, and rest assured, I'm dead set on archieving real longlasting happiness now. And I know that can be archived by searching what is really really true and real, getting rid of what's fake and selfish in me and by doing my best for others by walking the extra mile. I have a hunch that I'm capable of loving so much more. There is so much good I could do! The future looks so bright now, whatever happens.
u/yellowseptember (x3) Oh my dear yellowseptember, I felt so spoiled getting your surprise selection of poems, haiku and poo-etry. You wrote them? Wow, I wanna try writing pooetry too. It'll always be a mystery to me how on earth you print your cards. I sometimes forget how much fun it is to write them. The other day I helped my cousin write a rant in verse about quarantine. In Spanish, of course.... I haven't tried in English, except that impromtu haiku battle I once had in the comment section of this sub once. I seriously love your cards, they made me snort, and the postcards are pretty and fun! It is also my first woman in science postcard I recieve, and I love it! I wanted to be a scientist when little, but robotics and mechanics was only for boys back then and that was maddening. I also was the only girl in advanced physics.
u/PotterSarahRN Ohhhh it's a scented valentine's dinasour! That was so unexpected and cool! I can't believe it held its strawberry smell all the way up here and still has it. I love how these cards are so cute and colorful and happy. Since which age kids start celebrating valentine's? When does the “change” happens? The one from gifting friends to actually thinking on flirting and all that. I was familiar with these celebrations because of tv, but it felt so foreign to me, but kinda cool. Though probably I'd be the kid that got the “oh, let's don't leave her out” cards and thingies, because I was such a trouble maker, lol. At least since 4th grade (it it “since” or “from”?? ahhhh someone help me!!), because I had an awesome group of friends till 3rd grade... until puberty hit them and they got so... stange, and since I was in other school, I couldn't keep up with their new interests and dramas. I think puberty hasn't reached me yet in all these decades.lol. By the way, my lil cousin says the card smells nice. I have a dilemma, lol, I freakin love tatoos and I like sticking them into paper and decorating with them, like a hardcore level sticker. But there's also my cousin's daughter that is obsessed with them and she'll get so happy if I paste her a couple. It's funny to see that all these little kids are full of these sticky tatoos, like in summer, since they don't have to take them off for online classes. Makes me feel like I'm already in summer. Ahh, sticky tatoos bring me so many good memories. We got them out of chip bags, mostly, and Chuck n' Cheese prizes and birthday's parties. Because we always got few tickets, so we could only redeem the cheapest things, which were usually tatoos., lol
u/germymany I had to read the “wheelie like you” twice to understand the pun, lol. The croc is so cute! Thank you so much for one of my firsts valentine's cards. It was so fascinating to think kids give each others these type of cards. That's so cute! I actually never celebrated Valentine's at school because that date falls into Summer Vacations, and just between february, when the “recambio de veraneantes” happens, that is, when almost everyone that was on their 2 week vacation, return to their homes and the others that took the other half of the month start theirs. It's chaos, and, since Chile is a loooong huge single panamerican highway pretty much, you can imagine the incredible traffic jams that occurs. So a huge group is stressed out travelling, not caring about it much, and in the many years I dated, I was always far away for that day... and kinda forgot about it? I also almost never had phone signal. How do you used to celebrate it?
u/fashbrownz I got your pretty aquarell card done in February.... very late in the year. Thank you so much. I hope things are doing better there. I still can't send to your country, which is pretty frustrating. We're still in our first wave down here, we managed to flatten the curve and the hospitals never collapsed because the government made the private ones open their doors to help the public system during our critical period, since we're all in this together. We're slowly going back to our normal lives, area by area, and the parameters are very well defined and everyone knows there won't be total “freedom” until a cure is found. But at teh end we're human beings and get tired of feeling uncomfortable, so we'll see. We already were having March panic buying because of the social protests, so it was implemented early on the limit quantity and in some places is still held, because some are still hard to find or the production of them was badly affected. I think I never asked my friends with 7, 9, 10 and 12 siblings how they managed that. This time has taught me to practice patience, which I don't have too much. It's interesting how every country has taken different measures, I sometimes feel like lab rats in a huge global scale experiment. I hope that this make us more humble and we learn from our mistakes and also the others' and copy and improve the best meassures and ideas that have been implemented. I'm dying to send you a reply, can't wait for the post service to open up to more countries.
u/stephanieTay Thank you so much for the xmass postcard with the advent candles. This was my first cold xmass in the northern hemisphere, and was able to smell and see the colors the picture shows, which brings me cozy memories. There was also a washi tape depicting Japanese Christmas cakes. I find it interesting how they also have their own version and traditions of that holiday, like the strawberry cakes.'They look quite yummy! Thank you so much!
u/YESmynameisYES Thank you so much for the Weasley's Wizzard Weezes postcard. Oh boy, I love those twins. I loved whenever they appeared in the books. And I love the quote you put “Oh wow, we're identical!” I couldn't help but smile. I used to be a Potter head, haha. The annoying kind that when the first movie went out I would complain about all the differences. And then I decided I'd never watch a movie again. In my child eyes they felt too dark and... dusty? Though I remember how wowed I was with the first movie trailer. The castle on the outside was cooler than what I imagined (don't get to see castles here at all), but those staircase were a trillion times better and cooler in my imagination, and I actually loved them a lot, I felt so heartbroken in that scene. When I started reading the books, I had just changed to another elementary school, and I had a freckled redheaded classmate, son of a teacher there, that was a troublemaker and had a huge family too, so it was not hard at all to imagine the caotic environment and fun interactions and hardships. The 6th book was so fun with all the Umbridge-related bullying done by the twins. I sometimes had trouble following them, because I read that book in English, and there are soooo many hard and unknown words but at some point I was so mesmerized by the book I kind of pretended I understood it and imagine whatever, lol. I read them all again last year and I was amazed at how different it felt. I could understad so much more after all these years!
u/PoisonousKey Thank you so much for the cute Winnie Pooh postcard. I feel your handlettering is getting better everytime, and it's so pretty! Have you practiced more? I'd love to see how it's evolved by the end of the year! I haven't practiced at all.... I got into a lettering class right before getting locked down and then I got somewhat discouraged after killing 2 brushpens. Well, after all these months locked, I killed many pens, specially my favorite drawing pens. From overuse and daily accidents. It's funny, when my family starts overdoing something, I get discouraged too. They got addicted to buying online, and I culdn't buy anything untill they calmed down. Or after they got obsessed with photography, I could never again take a camera in our family trips, despite how much I like taking pictures. What's the point of having 7 persons taking pictures to everything?? How it can be an archievent to come back with 3000 pictures that are a pain to sort out? Now I wanna try improving my caligraphy again! I just love how you do the “I”'s, I wanna try it now. Funny that in Spanish it's uncommon to capitalize so many “I”s, since it's not an overly used pronoun, haha. Thank you so much.
u/el_azul I LOVE the postcard from the stamp museum you sent me, and love the architecture of the buildings shown, mainly because it's so different from what I've seen in my life (I'd love to travel there some day). I wanna send you a postcard of one of our stamps' illustrators in Chile... as soon as I can send again your way. Unless we do a postcard chain with someone else that is able to send your way... that would be so cool. What you liked the most of that visit? I'd love to visit one some day... sadly stamp culture is dying in Chile.... the gov' puts their friends in charge of these departments, so they're zero interested in snailmail or philately and they're expecting it to die... as the stamp artist told me. She's the youngest by faaaaaar of the colectors that go to the official meetings and releases. Thank you so, so much for going the extra mile and sending me one, I wrote this while listening to Tam Zamani, such a nice peaceful song.... what is it about?
u/theycallmemia I ADORE your space postcard with the saturn pin, I found it such a cool format. I love its colors and everything, thank you so, so much for spoiling me. Do you like pins too? I love them, but I'm still a messy collector, haha. I wanna make something to display them, but I'm a master at procrastinating... I get distracted too fast at practically everything, ouchieeees. It's funny that since this one was not just paper, it went through the packages system and had to cross customs. They put a barcode in the envelope whenever they scan them through the packages system. I might be saying some postal aberration, but my English is too limited, lol. Btw, the doodle you did of yourself is super cute, and made me smile even more.
u/ThriftyRiver “Awww” that was the first thing I said. When I opened your card with a cat in it from Pet Partner's. And “awww” also said my lil cousin who was standing at my back. “Did she made it?” he asked. Oh, haha, other person walked behing me just now and also awwed. I didn't know about the Pet Partner's volunteering program, I think that's so cool! If something alike existed here, it'd give me the drive to fully train my dog and participate. But I'm a lazy loaf that whenever I teach him something, my family think it's cool and over stimulate him and somehow manage to confuse him and then he gets some things mixed up.He's so cute. When we go on our walks he likes running after quails and rabbits, but gets scared of cows. I'd love seeing deers, they must be so cute! Here in the south we have a little type of deer called Pudú, but they're very very shy. Thank you so much for the pancake recipe, I wanna try it out some weekend. Do you like them thick and spongy or thin as crepes? In my house we make them thin, filled with spinach or chicken in a roll and eat them for dinner topped with Bechamel, lol. Chileans don't eat pancakes for breakfast; instead, they like bread with avocado, scrambled eggs, ham, butter or mermelade... or dulce de leche. And coffee. We have tried making pancakes as shown on tv (except that we add dulce de leche... yummy), but we make them small and can't eat more that 2... how could people eat one bigger that the plate?! That's insane! Were you able to? When we've traveled to the US, we've all shared plates with my sisters, and still can't eat them whole. They once sold us a tower of fries at Burger King (actually it was part of the meal thingie), filling a whole tray. It was insane! We barely were able to eat 1/4th of them between 7.
u/MangoMeliss Thank you so much for such the adorable red ridding hood with her doggie. I love it so much. Reminds me of the years I was studying animation. I just love this style. I also loved your adventures in Holland. I'd love to visit there some day! Oh gosh, I just realized, after holding your postcard many times (because I adore it) that those phat kitty stickers are actually these memo paper things! Oh wow, hahaha, I'm laughing so much right now. I'll definetly use a couple to decorate cute things. Thank you so much for the Hello Kitty Valentine's, it makes me think in the little kids at school giving out these. I think that's cute. But do kids only write the to and from? Or they add little messages too? I've never celebrated it, it's fascinating knowing about these things. Also, thank you so much for the adorable washi samps. I'm copying your folding technique for the last bit, they look pretty and it's so practical! Oh, and last but not least (whatever that means, shoot, I need to study more English) I'm in love with the envelope and the Stitch you drew.
u/lonelytwatwaffle My dear waffle, I don't know why your cards took so long to arrive, but I've loved each one of them. I actually felt very touched to get a Christmas card with Mary in it and wishes to have a blessed Christmas. I wasn't expecting it! And it was a lovely holiday, my first ever cold one, away and relaxed, with my family and newborn nephew and not worrying about gifts, meetings, or things that just distract us of what is really important. We also, unexpectedly, met a huge group of spaniards living there and we sang carols in many languages and they stayed till very late and they were so noisy! It was sooo fun. Funny that since my sister came back from her exchange in Spain, she made us listen to villancicos sevillanos all year round, so we knew quite a lot, haha. By the way, I love your jigsaw puzzle ornament, I'll hang it this year. And I also loved the star's mischievous face, it's so adorable. Thank you so much.
u/suzilla10 (x2) Thank you so much for the Fernsehturm postcard. Many years ago I only got to see it from below, I was visiting with a huge group and there was a big parade and the city was chaotic, so the leaders decided to just walk around... a lot! I regret not buying postcards there, they were all so amazing I couldn't decide! So many types and just oh wow. Back then I would send them to myself. So I just spent all my money in cool magnets and yummy food. And still was so hard to pick! Haha. When I opened your surprise adventskalender-karte, all the amazing memories I had in Österreigh came back and brought me such a warm lasting feeling. I don't wanna ever forget those holidays. (Or the laughs I had at the sub the previous days of me searching for stamps like a madwoman while Santiago was getting destroyed by the protests, trying to get before the Germans bought everything). Last month I met the artist who designs the stamps, and she made such a cute one last year, that I obviously never knew its existance. (Well, also my post office, after the germans episodes never got stamps ever again, and she doesn't care at all). I also got to know how caotic is the system and how people who snail mail or collect stamps are seen as pieces of a museum that will eventually die into oblivion if it wasn't for the international groups that put money so stamps get printed. Oh man, I love your card and details so much. The stickers remind me of our many trips to Thalia with my sisters (we don't have anything as awesome as that here) and I would just walk around and dream I was buying everything. I wanna go back to Europe some dayyyy! Thank you so much, I love everything, I get so happy opening your envelope from time to time. I will definetly set up the advent calendar this year. I adored that when I visited in December, all these advent little things and presents, they were so cute and adorable, I NEED to do something like that this year, it brings me memories of my childhood. I used to love Advent. Ohhhh... holidays are looking more and more american here each year, and I just loved the european one so much better... it felt more familiar and authentic. Dude, we're getting malls installing snow machines to make it snow... in summer. Because now that's what xmass is about? Poor overdressed workers. This summer is going to be particularly hot and dry.
u/bananacreampiee Yay! I got your graduation card! Thank you so much! Funny how I would be graduated by now, but the internships were postponed so I technically finished college but need to do that to graduate-graduate... well, I'm not too worried about that, whatever has to happen will happen, I'm glad the worst part is over and the messy thesis is done. Still I can't believe I finally finished my studies... it's been a long and really hard journey! Lol, in my first sememster I visited Italy and met a priest while I was with my hopes impressively down on actually finishing something, so we made an exchange: he was going to pray for me, and if -by miracle at this point in life- I finished, I'd visit him and participate in his volunteering program. And he delivered it seems. For the first time ever I didn't fail any semester, which used to be impossible with my MH. I can't wait to contact him again, but I only remember his first name... and nothing else. And I have a picture with the family that invited us both to dinner (I met him there). I'll have to do some detective work. I still don't know how we managed to have such a deep and long conversation afterwards, he was speaking in Italian and I was in Spanish, and those years I couldn't understand a thing nor let myslef be understood, unless someone spoke Spanish or English.


Pics!
I have quite a lot of replies and exchanges that have remain unsent due to various reasons, so please, I'd be eternally greatful if you fill up my mailing list form. Specially if you've changed your address. C:
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2020.08.02 16:46 Sodaware Tracking my diet with Emacs and org-mode

A couple of weeks ago, jamJam20 asked about "most used org-mode properties". I use properties as part of my org-mode diet tracking, and I finally got around to writing up how my system works:
I'm including the first part here as it explains the org-mode side of things.
I use this system to track how much I weigh, as well as how many calories I'm consuming in a single day. There are plenty of apps and online services that provide this functionality, but I prefer to own my data in an open format I can use elsewhere.
Seeing as I work from home and always have an Emacs session open, it made sense for me to try to utilize Emacs in some way.
My set up uses the following Emacs and org-mode functionality:
  • Individual org-mode headlines for each day
  • org-mode properties for storing my weight
  • org-mode tables and spreadsheet formulas
  • org-capture for weighing in
  • Some elisp functions for adding individual food entries
Let's take a closer look at how all of this fits together.

Diet file setup

My diet file looks like this (with headings collapsed):
#+TITLE: Diet Tracker #+SEQ_TODO: CAL-IN CAL-OUT CAL-CANCEL * Daily Logs ** CAL-OUT Diet for day <2020-07-03 Fri>... ** CAL-OUT Diet for day <2020-07-02 Thu>... ** CAL-OUT Diet for day <2020-07-01 Wed>... ** CAL-OUT Diet for day <2020-06-30 Tue>... ** CAL-OUT Diet for day <2020-06-29 Mon>... ... And more 
I tried to keep the file format as simple as possible. Each day has its own entry underneath the main "Daily Logs" header. The main "Daily Logs" header is used by org-capture to find where to place new items.
The top-level SEQ_TODO property is used to set the "done" state for each headline. I use three different types of headline:
  • CAL-IN :: For days where I haven't entered all of my diet information. There's usually only one of these open at a time.
  • CAL-OUT :: For finished days where all data is final.
  • CAL-CANCEL :: For days where I'm tracking weight but not calorie information. I use this for Sundays, days where I go out to eat, or when I have social events planned.

Daily entries

A daily entry looks something like this:
** CAL-OUT Diet for day <2019-10-05 Sat> :PROPERTIES: :Weight: 167.3 :END: Timestamp Food Calories Quantity Total ------------------------+------------------------+----------+----------+--------- [2019-10-05 Sat 08:42] Cup of tea 54 1 54 [2019-10-05 Sat 11:34] Chocolate Chip Pancake 2.7 202 545.4 [2019-10-05 Sat 14:46] Cup of tea 54 1 54 [2019-10-05 Sat 14:46] Vanilla yogurt raisins 4.33 30 129.9 [2019-10-05 Sat 17:45] Beef meatballs 2.02 370 747.4 [2019-10-05 Sat 17:45] Fresh Pasta 1.31 306 400.86 [2019-10-05 Sat 17:45] Garlic bread 2.75 94 258.5 [2019-10-05 Sat 19:58] Cup of tea 54 1 54 ------------------------+------------------------+----------+----------+--------- Total 2244.06 #+TBLFM: $5=$3*$4::$LR5=vsum(@[email protected]$5) 
It's a fairly simple table that uses some org-mode magic for calculating totals. The "Calories" column is usually "calories per gram", but for some items it's "calories per item". Likewise, the quantity column either refers to the weight in grams or the number of items consumed.
The #+TBFLM: part underneath the table is an org-mode spreadsheet formula. It uses two formulae:
  • $5=$3*$4 :: Sets column 5 (the "Totals" column) to Calories x Quantity. org-mode columns indexes start from 1 rather than 0.
  • $LR5=vsum(@[email protected]$5) :: Calculates the total amount of calories consumed during the day. It uses relative references so that it works no matter how many lines.
The Spreadsheet section of the org-mode manual goes into detail on formulas. It took me a while to get the hang of, but it's a really powerful system.

Weigh-ins

I use an org-capture-template for my weigh-ins. I weigh myself every morning, depending on my schedule.
org-capture is bound to C-c o r, and then my weigh-in template is bound to w. So every day I run C-c o r w, enter my weight, then use C-c C-c to save it to my diet file. And that's it.
My capture template is below:
(add-to-list org-capture-templates '("w" "Weigh-in" entry (file+headline "~/self/diet.org" "Daily Logs") "* CAL-IN Diet for day %t %^{Weight}p Timestamp Food Calories Quantity Total --------------+---+----------+----------+------- --------------+---+----------+----------+------- Total #+TBLFM: $5=$3*$4::$LR5=vsum(@[email protected]$5)" :prepend t)) 

Adding new food entries

I have a couple of elisp functions I use for adding new data. The primary function is org-diet-copy, which is bound to C-c C-C.
org-diet-copy is used on a row of another table. It copies the food name, calorie amount, and quantity to the top table and replaces the timestamp with the current date and time.
The process of adding a new entry typically goes like this:
  • Hit C-s to search for the food I want to add. If I wanted to add a new entry for "french fries" I would probably do something like "C-s fren" to find the first "french fries" entry.
  • Hit C-c C-C to copy the entry to my active day.
  • Replace the quantity with whatever amount I ate. I try to keep the same portion size for breakfast and snacks, so this isn't always necessary.
  • Run M-x org-table-recalculate to update the table.
It's a simple system, but it works well enough. Eventually I may add function that prompts for a food and quantity, and then automatically fills in the calorie amount.
All of the functions I use are below:
(defun org-diet-move-today () "Move to today's entry in the org-diet file." (interactive) (beginning-of-buffer) ;; Move to first heading (Daily Logs) and expand. (outline-next-visible-heading 1) (show-children) (outline-next-visible-heading 1)) (defun org-diet-move-last-entry () "Move to the last entry in the current diet table." (interactive) (search-forward "#+TBLFM") ;; Move to start of final line. (previous-line 1) (previous-line 1) (move-beginning-of-line 1)) (defun org-diet-copy () "Copy the current table line to today. Copies the current table line and moves it to the bottom of today's diet table. Changes the timestamp to the current time and day." (interactive) (let ((diet-line (thing-at-point 'line t))) ;; Jump to today & last line. (org-diet-move-today) (org-diet-move-last-entry) ;; Insert the copied line. (insert diet-line) ;; Move back to last line. (org-diet-move-last-entry) (forward-line -1) ;; Replace the date. (beginning-of-line) (search-forward " ") (zap-to-char 1 93) (insert (format-time-string "[%Y-%m-%d %a %H:%M]" (current-time))) ;; Update the table. (forward-line 2) (org-table-recalculate) ;; Move to inserted line. (beginning-of-line) (forward-line -2))) ;; Bind copying to `C-c C-C`. (global-set-key "\C-cC" #'org-diet-copy) 
Part two contains the ruby code I use to convert my org-mode file into json.
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2020.07.29 16:13 mathewwilliams26 Pasta Market Growth 2020 Industry Price, Share, Trends, Outlook and Forecast 2025

The new report by Expert Market Research titled, ‘Global Pasta Market Size, Price, Trends, Growth, Report and Forecast 2020-2025’, gives an in-depth analysis of the global pasta market, assessing the market based on its segments like types, raw materials, distribution channels, and major regions. The report tracks the latest trends in the industry and studies their impact on the overall market. It also assesses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators, along with analysing the market based on the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.
The key highlights of the report include:
Market Overview (2015-2025)
• Historical Market Size (2019): USD 13.8 billion • Forecast CAGR (2020-2025): 2.5% • Forecast Market Size (2025): USD 13.8 billion
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The global pasta market is being driven by the growing per capita incomes of the consumers and the rising globalisation of cuisines across the globe. The market is also being aided by the increasingly busy lifestyles of the consumers who are seeking convenient and easy-to-prepare food products. The rising awareness of the nutritional content of pasta like carbohydrates and folic acid is also supporting the market growth. The product’s low sodium and cholesterol content is also contributing to the growth of the market globally, especially as consumers are increasingly seeking out healthier products due to the rising occurrences of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and hypertension. The integration of pasta with local ingredients and flavours is expected to aid the market in the coming years further.
Industry Definition and Major Segments
Pasta is an Italian food product, which is usually made from grain flour doughs like wheat that is mixed with water or egg. The dough is cut into thin sheets or made into various other shapes, with their own distinctive names. The product, which is rich in carbohydrates, can be boiled, fried, or served cold as a part of a salad.
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By type, the global pasta market can be segmented into:
Dried Pasta • Chilled/Fresh Pasta • Canned/Preserved Pasta • Others
Based on raw material, the industry is divided into:
• Durum Wheat Semolina • Wheat • Mix • Barley • Rice • Maize • Others
The leading distribution channels of pasta in the global market are:
• Supermarkets/Hypermarkets • Convenience Stores • Specialty Stores • Online/E-Retailing • Others
The major regions for pasta in the market are:
• North America • Europe • Asia Pacific • Latin America • Middle East and Africa
Europe is expected to account for the largest market share in the pasta industry.
Market Trends
Recently, the consumption and sales of pasta saw a significant hike in the beginning of 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown connected panic buying, especially in the western countries. This factor has significantly contributed to the market growth. In the coming years, the market is expected to be driven by the rising diversification in flavours and makeup of pasta. The introduction of gluten-free, vegan, and organic pastas is projected to be a major trend guiding the growth of the market, especially as consumers become increasingly eco-conscious. The innovations in production methods like 3D printed pasta varieties might also influence the market positively.
Key Market Players
The major players in the market are Barilla G. and R. Fratelli SpA, Nestle SA, F.lli De Cecco di Filippo SpA (De Cecco), Makfa JSC, Durum Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S., General Mills, Inc., among others. The report covers the market shares, capacities, plant turnarounds, expansions, investments and mergers and acquisitions, among other latest developments of these market players.
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2020.07.03 02:46 Bazizanab Summarizing Drexel's Virtual Townhall Forum on Reopening Campus from June 17th, 2020

Wanted to summarize for anyone looking for up-to-date information on Drexel's plans for reopening in the Fall 2020. Headings are the individuals who spoke, as well as what information they had to say, including any pertinent quotes.
To read a TL;DR of the most important points made throughout the meeting, please read my comment listed below (will post later as of 8:45PM 7/2/20 as I'm taking a break from looking at a computer for now lol). Otherwise, feel free to read only the bolded text within each section, as I have done my best to bold any information that is extremely important for readers to know.
Please visit the Drexel Response to Coronavirus Website by clicking on this link to view all the latest updates on Drexel's plan and FAQ about how COVID-19 will impact the University.
Link to the article used for this summary post.

Drexel President John Fry

"I am convening a new working group to implement the recommendations set forth by the Fall 2020 COVID-19 Task Force, and they will be working expeditiously."
Good to know you have a dedicated team on this, Daddy Fry, good to know. o7

Westphal Department Head Alan Greenberger

Major focuses of the Task Force:
  1. Reopening campus means instigating a number of new practices, as described below.
  2. The fall term will (currently) comprise of a standard 10-week term. Students will take in-person classes (to be discussed later on), travel home for Thanksgiving, and then finish the 10th week and Finals week at home online, much like the spring term.
  3. "Numerous health and safety protocols [put] into effect." (See Donald Moore and Marla Gold)
  4. Coursework/Academics discussed by Paul Jensen.
  5. Bringing students back onto campus is talked about more by Subir Sahu.

Provost Paul Jensen

Students Returning to Campus - VP for Student Success Subir Sahu

Welcome Week
Housing Plan for Fall 2020:

Facilities & HVAC - VP of Real Estate/Facilities Donald Moore

Public Health/Safety - VP for Community Health Care Innovation Marla Gold

Question/Answer Period by Greenberger

For Paul Jensen: "Who determines what classes go in which classification?"
For Subir Sahu: "Will Drexel quarantine students when they initially arrive back on campus?"
For Megan Weyler: "Is leaving campus at Thanksgiving mandatory or is that optional?"
For Donald Moore: "Any comments on the capacity of custodial/maintenance staff needing to do what was mentioned above?"
For Marla Gold, "How do you define students being 'pulled out' and quarantined? Is the student, faculty, staff prevented from entry? Are they added to a database?"
  1. Student is identified as at-risk or being symptomatic.
  2. Student goes into isolation, being given arrangements to support and get them "what they need."
For Marla Gold (again), "Please comment on the necessity or importance of things like temperature checks and viral testing."
For Subir Sahu: "Will the Rec Center and Athletics remain closed or on hold?"
For Paul Jensen: "Will students be given the option to be solely online?" and "Will students have the option to attend any face-to-face course remotely?"
For Donald Moore: "Could you comment o the coordination with landlords of facilities that are not drexel-owned?"
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2020.06.17 06:53 yeolskip R7 3800x and 2700x Crash

First, I'd like to thank anyone who takes the time to contribute their 2 cents on this issue.
My build
- Tomahawk B450
- 8gx2 (16 gig total) Corsair Vengeance pro(3000mhz) ram
- Amd 5700 gpu (base model/not xt)
- 2 noctua fans plus one stock case fan
- r7 3800x and stock cooler
- 600watt rosewill psu

I built this system in November of 2019, originally with an r7 2700x and 16gb of ripjaw 3200mhz.
The first 2 months the setup ran great but randomly started to bdos crash on me and it would throw out a different stop code every blue screen crash. I rectified this issue by wiping my windows install, starting fresh and flashing my bios to the latest update.
The BDOS crashes persisted but only happening maybe once every two days.
After some further troubleshooting and reading, I purchased the Corsair ram sticks thinking it was a bad ram stick and that cleared up the BDOS crashes but it also began the start of my biggest problem now.. Hard locked black screen crashes that light up the cpu debug LED.
The crashes got so frequent that just idling at desktop for 2-10minutes the system would black screen and lock. I say "hard lock" because the system stays powered on, I lose monitor signal(Don't keep audio either as I've read some people do), and the only way to reset is to kill the PSU from the back switch.
I assumed it was my GPU and swapped out the 5700 with an old NVIDIA 760 and to no success sadly..
The black screen hard locking persisted across GPUs. After spending a lot more time flashing the bios and updating/reverting drivers to stable versions ect, things just got worse. (Keep in mind the crashes occur regardless of load)
I didn't have another CPU or Motherboard to troubleshoot either component so I took my rig to a local tech. He ran my system for about 20 min under load before it displayed the same symptoms.
He then took out my 2700x and tried it in his test bench rig, and his rig began to experience the same issue. So horaay right? It MUST be the cpu right? well.. heres where im at a loss now..
I purchased an r7 3800x two days ago and swapped it into my system. Reset all mobo settings to OEM(I never changed them in the first place though), and fired it up.
First thing I noticed was my idle voltages and temps(I know...after reading some literature I learned this is normal for amd). I thought it was kind of odd/scary that my idle temps would sit at 55 and spike to 70 but considering what I had read, i did nothing about it and continued to see what my new cpu could handle and if the issue was gone. (Also, at this point I had already flashed my bios to the latest update and done the most recent chipset update.)
Everything seemed to be running great and without any issues, hiccups or crashes.. although doing tasks of any kind (Browsing the web or using Blender) my temps would spike to 80-85.

I've been a doing 3d modeling for a little bit now and so I mainly built this rig as a budget rendering machine, an I'll be starting school for this on the 26th(Starting to panic having these problems still).
I mention this because its the program I've been using most commonly when i experience these crashes.
Now, thinking everything's going along fine and dandy, I decided to attempt to render a Cycles scene. I spent 2 hours in Eve modeling and building the scene out an everything seemed fine up until I went to do the render. About half way through the render my system black screen Hard locked again. *Insert A LOT of profanity here\*
How could this be? I thought. It's a brand new cpu and experiences the same issue as the last.
After more reading I found some other tips I could try.
I adjusted my BIOS settings as follows:
To be honest.. it didnt really make a huge difference until I changed my power settings to power save in windows. This dropped my idle voltage to .912-1.12v and kept my CPU much cooler. I also cranked all system and cpu fans as a prevenitive effort because at this point I'm thinking with my system is causing the CPU to overheat.
Running with these settings I can achieve about 5 hours of Blender use(Mind you, I have blender adjusted to draw from my GPU more than my CPU) and about 3 full cycles renders until it Black screen crashes again.
I'm seriously pulling my hair out and with online classes starting soon I'm feeling desperate to resolve this. I'm afraid my 2700x is totally fried but I havent confirmed yet and I don't want to accidentally damage my 3800x now.

I've ruled out ram with 3 different sticks/brands/speeds (Issue persisted)
Ruled out PSU with a new one my friend had (Issue persisted)
Ruled out GPU with NVIDIA 760 (Issue persisted)
Ruled out case causing short by testing in an open air build on top of MOBO box (Issue persisted)
Flashed bios to various "Stable" versions (Issue persisted)
Updated/reverted to "Stable" drivechipset versions (Issue persisted)
Adjusted voltage controls to run lower temps(Issue became less apparent but persisted under load)



I feel like something is causing the CPU to overheat and safety shutdown.. I can only assume at this point and im considering just forking out the doe for a 570x board because i'm starting to feel like something isn't right with this board.. but how can I test that without spending 400$ on a new board.
Has any one experienced a problem like this? I'm extremely desperate as my course start date is 10 days away so I need to order parts ASAP if that ends up being the solution.

Seriously thank you so much to whom ever can contribute to this issue.
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2020.06.06 11:26 acronis95 Script is doing something weird and I don't understand why

Hey I'm just creating my own script that auto-downloads my podcasts for me. But I'm having issues with the megaphone ones. I can run python in PS individually it's fine but as a script it doesn't seem to download the xml file. anyway below is the script and files:
import re import os import requests f=open(".Podcasts.txt","r") for x in f: s=requests.get(x) print(x) open('rsstemp.txt','wb').write(s.content) mp3='' name='' searchterm=re.compile("\n.*?(.*)", re.MULTILINE) one=(re.search(searchterm,open("rsstemp.txt").read())) if one: name=one.group(1) print(name) searchterm=re.compile(".*?
Here is ".Podcasts.txt"
https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/feed/8863540/podcast.xml https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/pm/feed/8863592/podcast.xml https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/worldtoday/feed/8547556/podcast.xml https://feeds.megaphone.fm/vergecast https://feeds.megaphone.fm/pivot 
Here is what "rsstemp.txt" should look like:
    The Vergecast https://www.theverge.com/the-vergecast en © 2019 Vox Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.  https://images.megaphone.fm/TxQGmVHSJLu_4SfqdsIT1uUQ2xrv7XAS3oixU70WYD4/plain/s3://megaphone-prod/podcasts/e4c412e6-e1f0-11e8-9bde-83f9d376f059/image/uploads_2F1567105071975-o6k62rq8bin-247a9596590486c06b16976bed1cefbc_2FVergecast_Tile_3000x3000.png The Vergecast https://www.theverge.com/the-vergecast  episodic What’s new and next in tech The Verge Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.  ]]>   Vox Media Podcast Network [email protected]        https://feeds.megaphone.fm/vergecast  SpaceX launches humans to space / Facebook's ongoing moderation controversy / Sonos Arc's convincing surround sound Stories from this episode: Blaming protesters for COVID-19 spread ignores the bigger threats to health 5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are endangering the workers who keep networks running Telehealth wasn’t designed for non-English speakers The pandemic has made it harder to buy a new laptop Byte flight The United States will cut ties with the World Health Organization, says President Trump FCC extends deadline for ISPs to quit charging customers who use their own equipment K-pop stans overwhelm app after Dallas police ask for videos of protesters SpaceX successfully launches first crew to orbit, ushering in new era of spaceflight A rocket launch can’t unite us until the space world acknowledges our divisions Watch NASA astronauts fly SpaceX’s Crew Dragon using touchscreens SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully docks with the space station What the future of the space station looks like after SpaceX’s historic launch Meet the cute stuffed dinosaur that hitched a ride on SpaceX’s historic launch SpaceX is launching its latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visor Trump’s Twitter order violates the First Amendment, new lawsuit claims Facebook won’t take any action on Trump’s post about shootings in Minnesota Facebook employees walk out in protest of Donald Trump’s posts Twitter takes action against Rep. Matt Gaetz for glorifying violence In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg expressed ‘disgust’ with Trump’s posts Mark Zuckerberg defends hands-off Trump policy to employees after walkout Nine things we learned from leaked audio of Mark Zuckerberg facing his employees Ban them all What other social networks can learn from Snapchat’s rebuke of Trump Huawei P40 Pro review: there’s a catch HBO Max won’t hit AT&T data caps, but Netflix and Disney Plus will The Sonos Arc puts convincing surround sound in a single soundbar Here’s our best look yet at Google’s new Android TV streaming device Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:00:00 -0000 full 408 The Verge Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to senior science reporter Loren Grush about SpaceX successfully launching their first crew to orbit. Casey Newton stops by to discuss Facebook's moderation policy controversy with Donald Trump's posts. Stories from this episode: Blaming protesters for COVID-19 spread ignores the bigger threats to health 5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are endangering the workers who keep networks running Telehealth wasn’t designed for non-English speakers The pandemic has made it harder to buy a new laptop Byte flight The United States will cut ties with the World Health Organization, says President Trump FCC extends deadline for ISPs to quit charging customers who use their own equipment K-pop stans overwhelm app after Dallas police ask for videos of protesters SpaceX successfully launches first crew to orbit, ushering in new era of spaceflight A rocket launch can’t unite us until the space world acknowledges our divisions Watch NASA astronauts fly SpaceX’s Crew Dragon using touchscreens SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully docks with the space station What the future of the space station looks like after SpaceX’s historic launch Meet the cute stuffed dinosaur that hitched a ride on SpaceX’s historic launch SpaceX is launching its latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visor Trump’s Twitter order violates the First Amendment, new lawsuit claims Facebook won’t take any action on Trump’s post about shootings in Minnesota Facebook employees walk out in protest of Donald Trump’s posts Twitter takes action against Rep. Matt Gaetz for glorifying violence In leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg expressed ‘disgust’ with Trump’s posts Mark Zuckerberg defends hands-off Trump policy to employees after walkout Nine things we learned from leaked audio of Mark Zuckerberg facing his employees Ban them all What other social networks can learn from Snapchat’s rebuke of Trump Huawei P40 Pro review: there’s a catch HBO Max won’t hit AT&T data caps, but Netflix and Disney Plus will The Sonos Arc puts convincing surround sound in a single soundbar Here’s our best look yet at Google’s new Android TV streaming device Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices   
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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and this is what it is when I run it:
  404 Not Found  
This is the error I get: (UPDATE 1.)
file with .mp3 Traceback (most recent call last): File "1.py", line 25, in  doc=requests.get(mp3) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\requests\api.py", line 76, in get return request('get', url, params=params, **kwargs) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\requests\api.py", line 61, in request return session.request(method=method, url=url, **kwargs) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\requests\sessions.py", line 516, in request prep = self.prepare_request(req) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\requests\sessions.py", line 459, in prepare_request hooks=merge_hooks(request.hooks, self.hooks), File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\requests\models.py", line 314, in prepare self.prepare_url(url, params) File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\requests\models.py", line 388, in prepare_url raise MissingSchema(error) requests.exceptions.MissingSchema: Invalid URL '': No schema supplied. Perhaps you meant http://? 

any help would be appreciated
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2020.05.21 20:26 extriniti CINEPLEX INC (TSX: $CGX ) STOCK OPPORTUNITY

CINEPLEX INC (TSX: $CGX ) STOCK OPPORTUNITY

Cineplex (TSX: $CGX)
CINEPLEX INC (TSX: $CGX ) STOCK OPPORTUNITY
Another great medium risk but high potential return stock. The stock has taken a beating because of Covid19 & movie theater closures.
Investors think Cineworld's C$34/share buyout offer will be cancelled, yet Reuter's reported, "Cineworld Says No Change In Co's Position On Cineplex Takeover Since March" on April 7. That's double your money at C$11.69 (at post) if it goes through.
Investors also think Cineplex will cancel their monthly $0.15 per share dividend in their next ER that they delayed until June 29, 2020.
Investors are discounting Cineplex's possible rise of online movie rentals to offset their onsite losses.
The odds don't get better than this but do your Due Diligence before investing.
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The Motley Fool described Cineplex as having a "virtual monopoly" over the cinema market in Canada.
#StockPick $CGX -- #ShakingTheTree with #Shorts hitting all the #Bulls #StopLoss down. Easy double or triple opportunity here. Do your #DueDiligence. Good luck to all.
#StockPick #CGX $CGX $CGX.TO
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MY DUE DILIGENCE:

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52 Week Range:
Low: C$6.30 (Coronavirus Crash)
High: C$34.39 (Buyout Offer)
CGX Stock Performance
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Cineplex Inc., formerly known as Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund and Galaxy Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian entertainment company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Through its operating subsidiary Cineplex Entertainment LP, Cineplex operates 165 theatres across Canada. The company operates theatres under numerous brands, including Cineplex Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Cinema City, Famous Players, Scotiabank Theatres and Cineplex VIP Cinemas.
Divisions:
  • Cineplex Odeon
  • Galaxy
  • Famous Players
  • SilverCity
  • Colossus
  • Coliseum
  • Cinema City
  • Scotiabank Theatre
  • Cineplex Cinemas
  • Cineplex VIP Cinemas
Subsidiaries:
  • Cineplex Entertainment LP
  • Player One Amusement Group Inc.
  • Famous Players LP
  • Galaxy Entertainment Inc.
  • Cineplex Media
  • Cineplex Digital Media Inc.
  • Canadian Digital Cinema Partnership (78.2%)
  • Topgolf-Cineplex Canada LP (75%)
  • SCENE LP (50%)
  • Cineplex Entertainment Corporation
  • World Gaming Network Inc. (80%)
  • Alliance Cinemas
2019-present: Proposed acquisition by Cineworld
On December 16, 2019, Cineplex announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by the British cinema operator Cineworld Group, the second-largest film exhibitor worldwide, pending shareholder and regulatory approval. Cineworld would be paying $34 per-share—a 42% premium over Cineplex's share price prior to the announcement, valuing the company at CDN$2.8 billion. Cineworld planned to pay US$1.65 billion, and to fund the remainder by taking on debt.
The sale was approved by Cineplex shareholders in February 2020. Activist shareholder Bluebell Capital Partners called for the Canadian government to block the sale, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. which in turn led to the temporary closure(s) of all Cineplex movie theatres across Canada since March 16, 2020, and up until further notice.
https://www.cineplex.com
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cineplex_Entertainment
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Cineplex Store
Browse from over 8500 HD movies including the latest releases and earn SCENE points every time you rent or buy. Watch online or look for the Cineplex Store.
https://store.cineplex.com
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ESPORTS: WorldGaming Network (WGN), formerly Virgin Gaming (now owned by Cineplex), is an online video gaming platform that hosts head to head matches, tournaments and ladders for consoles and PC gamers. WorldGaming has had over 3 million gamers register for its platform worldwide which makes it one of the most robust and dynamic global eSports communities. There have been over 6.7 million matches played over 20,000 tournaments held on WorldGaming.com since 2010.
Newzoo: Global esports will top $1 billion in 2020, with China as the top market (Feb 25, 2020):
Global esports revenues will surpass $1 billion in 2020 for the first time — without counting broadcasting platform revenues, according to market researcher Newzoo.
Globally, the total esports audience will grow to 495.0 million people in 2020, Newzoo said. Esports Enthusiasts (people who watch more than once a month) make up 222.9 million of this number.
In 2020, $822.4 million in revenues—or three-quarters of the total market—will come from media rights and sponsorship.
“As the esports market matures, new monetization methods will be implemented and improved upon,” said Remer Rietkerk, head of esports at Newzoo, in the report. “Likewise, the number of local events, leagues, and media rights deals will increase; therefore, we anticipate the average revenue per fan to grow to $5.27 by 2023.”
https://venturebeat.com/2020/02/25/newzoo-global-esports-will-top-1-billion-in-2020-with-china-as-the-top-market
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VIRTUAL REALITY
On September 13, 2018, Cineplex announced that it would acquire a stake in VRStudios—a Seattle-based provider of virtual reality installations, and utilize its equipment for as many as 40 VR centers across the country.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cineplex_Entertainment
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PLAYDIUM
Playdium is a family entertainment centre chain owned by Cineplex Entertainment through its subsidiary Player One Amusement Group. The flagship location in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada launched as Sega City @ Playdium near Square One Shopping Centre on September 7, 1996. The 11 acres (480,000 sq ft) centre cost CA$17 million to build and included an arcade, batting cages, go-karts and mini-golf. A partnership with Sega GameWorks, it featured many arcade games from that company such as Daytona USA, and eight-player racing setups for Indy 500 (as Virtua Indy) and Manx TT Super Bike. Indy 500 remains available today. In 1999, the centre was renamed to Playdium. The company opened up two more locations in Brampton and Whitby in late 2019.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Player_One_Amusement_Group#Playdium
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The Rec Room
The Rec Room is a Canadian chain of entertainment restaurants owned by Cineplex Entertainment. First opening in Edmonton in 2016, its locations feature entertainment and recreational attractions such as an arcade, driving simulators, recreational games, and virtual reality, as well as restaurants and bars, and an auditorium with a cinema-style screen, which can be used for concerts and other live events.
The Toronto location features The Void virtual reality attraction. In July 2018, Cineplex announced that it would become the exclusive Canadian franchisee of The Void and add additional locations (such as the Mississauga and West Edmonton Mall locations).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rec_Room
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SCENE (loyalty program)
SCENE is a Canadian loyalty program established in 2007 by Cineplex Entertainment and Scotiabank.
The main reward is a free movie ticket, starting at 1,250 points for a regular or 3D ticket. Over the years, the program has expanded to include a greater variety of rewards, including restaurants and sporting goods.
https://www.scene.ca
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FOOD & BEVERAGES
Cineplex has an Outtakes (French: Restoplex) restaurant in 94 theatres, some which replace previous restaurant partners (Burger King, KFC and New York Fries) and others which introduce restaurants at locations which did not previously feature one. VIP Cinemas and some Xscape locations feature a licensed lounge with more premium offerings compared to Outtakes. Poptopia is a flavoured popcorn restaurant offered in a full-service format at 22 locations. Other Cineplex theatres may feature Poptopia at the concession stand, but only in the caramel corn and/or kettle corn flavours.
Ice cream at Cineplex locations debuted with Baskin-Robbins and TCBY. Beginning in December 2007, Yogen Früz became the preferred partner. On January 1, 2014, Cineplex acquired a 50% stake in Yoyo's Yogurt Café. As of January 2017, 77 Cineplex theatres feature Yoyo's restaurants, while Yogen Fruz is still available in 23 Cineplex theatres while TCBY is available in 16 locations. Cineplex also manages Melt Sweet Creations, an in-house dessert bouqtiue brand targeted at women ages 19-35 debuted in December 2017 at Cineplex Cinemas Queensway and VIP. Melt is available at 13 locations.
Beverages are available in both cold and hot formats. Cold beverages include the Coca-Cola lineup, which replaced the Pepsi lineup used at locations formerly owned by Famous Players. 12 locations feature Coca-Cola Freestyle. Hot beverages include Starbucks as the incumbent provider with 105 locations, all which offer Pike Place Roast coffee (regular or decaf) and Tazo tea. Select locations also offer premium drinks such as caffè mocha or caramel macchiato. Tim Hortons is available as a full-service restaurant in five locations,[75] with Brossard being the only location to offer both Tim Hortons and Starbucks.
In most theatres, Cineplex offers sale of alcohol to 19+ guests in Ontario (18+ in Alberta) similar to the VIP theatres albeit from a selection of beer or cider beverages.
If Aurora Cannabis (ACB) & Cineplex (CGX) partnered up to offer CBD & THC infused Cannabis 2.0 edibles in movie theaters, especially the IMAX & 3D ones, it should do very well. Canadian Cannabis Industry stocks should also do well as I posted earlier Cannabis Stocks Opportunity.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cineplex_Entertainment
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RECENT NEWS:

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Cineworld to buy Canada's largest movie theatre chain in $2.8B deal (Dec 16, 2019):
Cineplex’s stock had been trading close to the Cineworld offer price of C$34 per share through early 2020, but has since plunged 40% following the virus outbreak.
Cineplex could lose a potential lifeline if its outstanding debt exceeds more than $725 million. As of December 31, 2019, the debt level was $625 million. The debt might balloon past the threshold with a further lockdown extension.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/cineworld-to-buy-canada-s-largest-movie-theatre-chain-in-2-8b-deal-1.4731547
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Cineplex shares fall after short seller raises concerns about Cineworld deal (March 5, 2020):
https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/cineplex-shares-fall-after-short-seller-raises-concerns-about-cineworld-deal-1.4840173
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Cineworld Dives After Cineplex Activist Urges Rejection of Deal (March 16, 2020):
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-16/cineworld-dives-as-cineplex-activist-urges-canada-to-block-deal
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Cineplex closes locations, provides Cineworld acquisition update (March 17, 2020):
https://mediaincanada.com/2020/03/17/cineplex-to-close-all-canadian-locations
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Cineplex Inc. cuts salaries of full-time employees after part-time layoffs (Mar 23, 2020):
P/T employees laid off in Canada & USA. F/T employees take reduced base salaries & senior executive team takes 80% reduction in pay.
https://www.cp24.com/news/cineplex-inc-cuts-salaries-of-full-time-employees-after-part-time-layoffs-1.4864434
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Cineworld halts dividend and says will 'monitor progress' of its buyout of Cineplex (April 7, 2020):
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cineworld-halts-dividend-and-says-will-monitor-progress-of-its-buyout-of-cineplex-2020-04-07
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Staggered seating, nostalgic films: Cinemark offers a look at movie going post-coronavirus (Apr 15, 2020):
Cinemark, the third-largest movie theater chain in the U.S., hopes to reopen at least some of its doors to the public in July.
With no major movie release until mid-July, theaters could play “library” movies, which are movies that have already previously been released in cinemas, for several weeks.
If social distancing restrictions are still in place the company said it would either sell every other reserved seat in the theater or suspend reservations and just sell 50% of the tickets per theater.
“Even at peak periods of time in a normal environment, our occupancy levels range from 20% to 30% and we can operate profitably during those scenarios...” - CEO Mark Zoradi
He added that Cinemark has seen attendance as low as 10% and still was able to turn a profit.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/15/cinemark-offers-a-look-at-movie-going-post-coronavirus.html
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North Vancouver's Park & Tilford Cineplex permanently closed (May 20, 2020)
The company closed all 165 theatres across Canada in March due to COVID-19, but the 1,382-seat Brookesbank Avenue location won’t be among those reopening, Cineplex has confirmed.
With Cineplex closing its Lower Lonsdale theatre in 2019, it leaves Park Royal as the only place to catch a big screen flick on the North Shore.
“We thank the community for their patronage over the years, and look forward to welcoming them at neighbouring Cineplex Cinemas Park Royal and VIP,” said Sarah Van Lange, executive director of communications. “I’ll note that our intent is to repurpose the Park & Tilford theatre space, which we’ll have more details on at a later date.”
https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/park-tilford-cineplex-movie-theatre-permanently-closed-north-vancouver-bc-2365365
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OTHER NEWS & RUMORS:

Why Amazon’s Rumored Buyout of AMC Entertainment Makes Sense (May 12, 2020):
If Amazon can buy AMC, they can most certainly by CGX & dominate & control most of North America's movie theaters. Amazon would then control Hollywood! Why stop there, they should buy Cineworld too.
https://investorplace.com/2020/05/why-amazons-rumored-buyout-of-amc-entertainment-makes-sense
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AMC Entertainment Surges 56% on Report of Talks With Amazon (May 11, 2020):
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/amc-entertainment-surges-56-report-133822697.html
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Alert: Cineplex (TSX:CGX) Could Be Acquired by This Incredibly Unlikely Source (May 12, 2020):
Despite Cineworld maintaining its commitment to buy Cineplex, the market has a different opinion. Remember, Cineplex agreed to be acquired at $34 per share. As I type this, the stock trades at $14.44. There’s no way the spread would be that wide, unless investors were writing off the acquisition completely.
Fortunately for beleaguered Cineplex shareholders, a new suitor could very well come along — one virtually nobody sees coming.
Although I think there’s potential for a private equity group or some other deep-pocketed investor taking a run at Cineplex’s cheap assets, there’s a much more interesting suitor on the horizon.
That acquirer is Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN).
https://www.fool.ca/2020/05/12/alert-cineplex-tsxcgx-could-be-acquired-by-this-incredibly-unlikely-source
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AMC says it will no longer play Universal Studios films (Apr 28, 2020):
“AMC believes that with this proposed action to go to the home and theaters simultaneously, Universal is breaking the business model and dealings between our two companies,” AMC Chief Executive Officer Adam Aron said in a letter addressed to Universal Studios Chairman Donna Langley.
Universal added that the company looked forward to having “additional private conversations” with AMC but was “disappointed by this seemingly coordinated attempt ... to confuse our position and our actions.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/28/amc-says-it-will-no-longer-play-universal-studios-films.html
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Cineworld joins AMC in banning films from Universal Studios (April 29, 2020):
Cineworld, the world’s second largest cinema chain, has followed its rival AMC in banning Universal Studios films from its cinemas when they reopen, after the Hollywood film-maker released Trolls On Tour direct to streaming platforms.
“There is a certain system of windows which are a custom in the market and this sets the time difference between the theatrical market and other ancillary markets, among them streaming. Any movie that will not respect this window will not be shown in Cineworld group,” Mooky Greidinger, Cineworld’s chief executive, said on Wednesday.
https://www.ft.com/content/3cc70161-e157-4ff1-bfbd-a886dd6d9af5
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Odeon bans all Universal Pictures films as studio skips cinema releases (Apr 29, 2020):
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/ap29/odeon-bans-all-universal-pictures-films-as-studio-skips-cinema-releases
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AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.
AMC Theatres (originally an abbreviation for American Multi-Cinema; often referred to simply as AMC and known in some countries as AMC Cinemas or AMC Multi-Cinemas) is an American movie theater chain headquartered in Leawood, Kansas, and is the largest movie theater chain in the world. Founded in 1920, AMC has the largest share of the U.S. theater market ahead of Cineworld and Cinemark Theatres.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Theatres
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Cineworld Group PLC
Cineworld is the world’s second largest cinema chain, with 9,518 screens across 790 sites in 11 countries: the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Israel, Hungary, Czechia, Bulgaria and Slovakia. The group’s primary brands are Regal (in the US), Cineworld and Picturehouse (in the UK & Ireland), Cinema City (throughout Europe) and Yes Planet (in Israel).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cineworld
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And Action! All the Movies We Can't Wait to See in Summer 2020 and Beyond (May 22, 2020):
Fingers crossed that it’ll be safe to step into a theater this summer. If they open, there will be plenty to watch. “Summer hits are the popcorn movies,” says film historian, author and podcast host Leonard Maltin. “They can be the biggest box-office hits of the whole year.”
Rest of 2020:
  • To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar - VIP (Jun 1)
  • Unhinged (Jul 1)
  • Tenet (Jul 17)
  • Mulan (Jul 24)
  • Summerland (Jul 31)
  • Random Acts Of Violence (Jul 31)
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Aug 7)
  • Sound of Metal (Aug 14)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (Aug 14)
  • Fatima (Aug 14)
  • The One And Only Ivan (Aug 14)
  • The New Mutants (Aug 20)
  • Bill & Ted Face the Music (Aug 21)
  • Antebellum (Aug 21)
  • Monster Hunter (Sep 4)
  • A Quiet Place Part II (Sep 4)
  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Sep 11)
  • The King's Man (Sep 18)
  • Candyman (Sep 25)
  • Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (Oct 2)
  • BIOS (Oct 2)
  • Death On The Nile (Oct 9)
  • The Witches (Oct 9)
  • The French Dispatch (Oct 16)
  • Halloween Kills (Oct 16)
  • Snake Eyes (Oct 23)
  • Lord And Miller Connected (Oct 23)
  • Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Oct 23)
  • Come Play (Oct 30)
  • Black Widow (Nov 6)
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog (Nov 13)
  • Deep Water (Nov 13)
  • Godzilla Vs. Kong (Nov 20)
  • Soul (Nov 20)
  • Happiest Season (Nov 20)
  • James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ (Nov 25)
  • Free Guy (Dec 11)
  • Dune (Dec 18)
  • Untitled Coming To America Sequel (Dec 18)
  • West Side Story (Dec 18)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (Dec 23)
  • Untitled Tom & Jerry Film (Dec 23)
  • The Croods 2 (Dec 23)
  • News Of The World (Dec 25)
  • Escape Room 2 (Dec 30)
2021:
  • Mortal Kombat (Jan 15)
  • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Jan 15)
  • 355 (Jan 15)
  • Chaos Walking: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Jan 22)
  • Rumble (Jan 29)
  • Cinderella (Feb 5)
  • Nobody (Feb 26)
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Mar 5)
  • Raya And The Last Dragon (Mar 12)
  • Sony/Marvel Morbius (Mar 19)
  • The Boss Baby 2 (Mar 26)
  • Reminiscence (Apr 16)
  • Ron's Gone Wrong (Apr 23)
  • Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (May 7)
  • Spiral: From The Book Of Saw (May 21)
  • Cruella (May 28)
  • F9 Fast & Furious (Apr 2)
  • Bob's Burgers (Apr 9)
  • Infinite (May 28)
  • Space Jam 2 (Jul 16)
  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (Jul 16)
  • In the Heights (Jun 18)
  • Minions: The Rise Of Gru (Jul 2)
  • All This Victory (Aug 7)
  • The Woman in the Window (TBD 2021)
  • Blithe Spirit (TBD 2021)
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield (TBD 2021)
  • Greyhound (TBD)
& MUCH, MUCH MORE MOVIES than listed coming to the big screens.
THE 65 MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES OF 2020 (May 20, 2020):
https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/article/most-anticipated-movies-of-2020
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CONCLUSION:
Nothing beats watching a great movie on the big screen in premium format:
  • Prime Seats
  • IMAX
  • UltraAVX
  • D-Box
  • VIP Cinemas
  • 4DX
I'm sick of the congested internet & buffering of online movies & services during Covid19. They need to upgrade the internet infrastructure to 5G & Fiber Optics before it can really grow in my opinion -- especially buffering 4K & 8K movies & future tech that will only require more bandwidth going forward.
Younger people are not afraid of Covid19 like the older crowd. When theaters open, they will rush in to see their favourite movies.
Betting that people won't want to go to movie theaters when they re-open, is like betting the same against live sporting events or music concerts.
No home movie theater can match a real movie theater, even the smaller discount ones, unless you're Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos etc.
With Cineplex's Canadian Monopoly & diversification into other entertainment arenas like eSports & Virtual Reality, as long as they don't go bankrupt & social distancing restrictions are loosened, the stock should increase 2 to 3 times by end of 2021 in my opinion -- especially if the Cineworld Buyout goes as planned or another company like Amazon buys them out for a strong presence & control in Canada.
If a Coronavirus Vaccine is discovered sooner than later, then this stock will rebound accordingly & rapidly -- especially if they don't cancel or even if they do, resume Dividend payments in the future. At current prices, Dividend yield is about 13% per year.
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Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom – in pictures (May 5, 2020):
We are all social creatures & want to go to movie theater as a social activity, to see & be seen; otherwise, why would Drive In Movie theaters boom during Covid19?
If no one goes out to be seen anymore, then all the Vanity Goods & Services will go under too & we will all dress in sweat pants & T-Shirt -- no need for designer suits & dresses working & staying at home. LOL ;p
https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2020/may/05/social-distance-cinema-drive-in-theatres-boom-coronavirus-in-pictures
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Internet Bandwidth Requirements:
Online streaming remains the biggest source of 4K content, led by Netflix and Amazon’s growing selection of original series. But many consumer broadband connections aren’t fast enough to allow reliable 4K streaming.
Home Theater Movie Resolutions:
  • 4K (UHD): 3,840 x 2,160 pixels
  • 1080p (Full HD): 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
  • 720p (HD): 1,280 x 720 pixels
  • 480p (SD): 640 x 480 pixels
  • 8K: 7,680 x 4,320 pixels
For comparison purposes, 70mm film - still considered by many to be the gold standard - is roughly equivalent to a 12K resolution in digital terms, so digital's still got some catching up to do on that score.
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2020.04.29 14:38 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Wed 29th April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Wednesday 29th April.

The BBC had a report yesterday that an increasing amount of US states are allowing businesses to reopen; Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska and South Carolina have already allowed some businesses to reopen. Colorado's Democratic Governor Jared Polis has said kerb-side retail pickup can begin on Monday, with hair salons, barbershop and tattoo parlours allowed to reopen on Friday. Tennessee will allow restaurants to reopen on Monday, the same day that Mississippi's mandatory lockdown order expires. Montana's governor has allowed churches to reopen starting on Sunday, with social distancing measures still required. Restaurants and schools will be allowed to reopen on 7 May. Eight states led by Republican governors - Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - never issued mandatory orders to stay at home. On the flip side, the embattled Michigan governor (Gretchen Whitmer, Dem) is refusing to allow lockdown restrictions to be lifted in her state. Who is right and who is wrong - only time will tell. On the one hand there’s immense pressure to get the economy restarted at the earliest possibility. On the other hand, if you start it too early you run the risk of letting the virus in.
The French city of Marseille knows all about lifting quarantines too early. Back in 1720 a widespread outbreak of plague had spread to several countries around the Mediterranean and because plague is a dangerous disease (it remains so today) to protect themselves the city set up quarantine rules for inbound ships. A short while later, along came the ship the Grand-Saint-Antoine which was carrying valuable silk and cotton from the Middle East that was destined for the then-very-important medieval fair at Beaucaire. A Turkish passenger had died from the plague during the voyage to Marseilles as had several ship crew and the ship’s surgeon so the ship got placed under quarantine on an island just off the coast. It was to remain there with nobody allowed off the ship for 50 days - the idea being to wait and see if anyone developed the plague. The powerful merchants in the city protested because they want the cargo for the fair and the ship was let in.
A few days later the plague broke out across the city. Hospitals quickly became overwhelmed, residents panicked, driving the sick from their homes and out of the city. Mass graves were dug but were quickly filled and eventually the number of dead overcame city public health efforts, leaving thousands of corpses scattered around in piles across the city. Attempts to stop the spread of plague included an Act of the Parliment of Aix that levied the death penalty for any communication between Marseille and the rest of Provence. To enforce this separation, a plague wall, or mur de la peste, was erected across the countryside. The wall was built of dry stone, 2 m high and 70 cm thick, with guard posts set back from the wall. Remains of the wall can still be seen to this day in different parts of the Plateau de Vaucluse. During a two-year period, 50,000 of Marseille's total population of 90,000 died. An additional 50,000 people in other areas succumbed as the plague spread north, eventually reaching Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Apt and Toulon. Estimates indicate an overall death rate of between 25%-50% for the population in the larger area, with the city of Marseille at 40%, the area of Toulon at above 50%, and the area of Aix and Arles at 25%. It took 45 years for Marseille’s population to return to 1720 levels. It’s quite a hobson’s choice that the governors are faced with.

It’s proving to be a very heavy day for me (this time of year is the beginning of our secondary peak season after Christmas), so I’m skipping the general virus news and concentrating on the supply chain stuff. I’ll try to stick out some stats, but don’t expect them until at least 7:30pm UK time (that’s about 6 hours from now), sorry.

Supply chain news in depth


2M chickens euthanized as coronavirus shuts down meat processors - Food Dive reports that about 2 million chickens at one processor have been "depopulated" — killed but not processed for meat — because the coronavirus pandemic has closed so many plants that there are not enough employees to process them, according to a statement The Baltimore Sun received from trade group Delmarva Poultry Industry. The group, which represents 1,800 poultry producers in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, says farmers are running out of space for their chickens. "With reduced staffing, many plants are not able to harvest chickens at the pace they planned . . . before any COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing measures took effect," said the statement quoted by The Washington Post. "This leads to more birds waiting on chicken farms to be harvested than plants have capacity to harvest and process. If no action were taken, the birds would outgrow the chicken house to hold them." Similar depopulation actions have been taken in the past for avian influenza outbreaks.
(Cont’d) Pork producers have also been weighing depopulation, the article continues. In Minnesota, the second largest pork-producing state, Minnesota Pork Board CEO David Preisler told MinnPost the national processing capacity is down by more than 100,000 hogs per day. As pigs get larger and farms run out of space, Preisler told the news website that Minnesota may be forced to depopulate 200,000 hogs in the next few weeks. A similar situation applies in Iowa; state officials told the Des Moines Register the state's pork producers have lost about 40% of their production capacity, meaning about 400,000 hogs that are ready to become food for the nation have nowhere to go. Some are feeding their hogs a leaner diet, while others are shipping them to prisons to be processed by inmates, the Duluth News Tribune reported.
(Cont’d) "The food system stoppages are now beginning to show up as increasing meat shortages in grocery stores which will inevitably lead to consumer fear and the obscene situation of higher food prices as animals and food are destroyed on the farm and ranch. This is unacceptable," South Dakota Sen. Mike Rounds wrote in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence last week. To mitigate the situation, USDA created a National Incident Coordination Center late last week to help farmers find alternative markets for animal meat. If needed, the federal department will advise and assist on depopulation and disposal methods.​ It seems that what happens next with meat animals rests squarely on the shoulders of policymakers. Through social distancing policies, people are doing what they can to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep the meat industry going. As animals will continue to grow, more decisions need to be made on a fast basis to try to shore up farmers' finances and the country's meat supply.

Supply chain news in brief


  • Another 26 employees at a JBS meat processing plant in Plainwell (Michigan) have tested positive for COVID-19 as company and local health officials continue to monitor those working at the facility for exposure. The news brings the total number of employees affected to 86 at the plant with 1 death. The facility employs around 1,300 people. (Source: Local radio)

  • Thehill.com reports that President Trump plans to sign an executive order that would use the Defense Production Act to compel meat processing plants to stay open by designating them as critical infrastructure, according to a senior administration official. The White House plans to work with the Labor Department to “provide safety standards and guidance for workers to make sure they are kept safe and not put in harm’s way as they serve the public,” the official said. The White House decided to issue the order, the details of which were first reported by Bloomberg News, following estimates that meat production capacity nationwide could be reduced by as much as 80 percent.

  • It turns out that Canada also has a potato mountain problem. A couple of days I flagged up the Dutch have 1 billion kilos of potatoes nobody wants and someone else said the Belgiums have the same problem (the BBC reports the Belgians have got 750 million kilos); now CTV News says that Canadian potato farmers are facing the same thing. With many restaurants closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian farmers have been forced to freeze nearly 200 million pounds (circa 90m kg) of potatoes destined to become french fries because there is no one to buy them. The problem lies with all of the potatoes grown specifically for french fries; roughly three-quarters of potatoes in Canada are eaten in restaurants such as McDonald’s. And even though many drive-thrus remain open, they’re not able to sell the same volume of food they would be able to if customers were allowed to dine in. To add to their woes, potato producers have been struggling to find enough freezer space to store their excess crops. Producers will try to delay processing the potatoes into french fries for as long as they can or divert them as many as they can into fresh potatoes for grocery stores. To avoid food waste, growers donate to food banks in most provinces, but the logistics of packaging and transporting large volumes of potatoes can be challenging in these already difficult times. So far no help has been forthcoming from the Canadian government.

  • “If you can't feed your own people, you can't feed your own armies, it's a huge national security issue, and I think we're seeing that today. It's just an absolute breakdown of the whole food system, and it's scary.” CNN has interviewed a farmer who points out that shortfalls in the current food industry, pointing out that ranchers are losing $300-400 per cattle head whilst food processor companies are making windfall profits. He calls for antitrust laws to break up the food processing monopolies and calls for urgent assistance from the US Department of Agriculture. However, the farmer says, “The numbers that I have seen so far are far below the actual losses that we're receiving out here. The amount of money that they appropriated for this is not even close to enough money to make the ranchers whole, or back where they were in February. I think we're going to lose a lot of our ranches in the country in the next six months.”

  • Near 50-year lows in the water level of Argentina’s Parana River at the major port hub of Rosario are severely hampering the flow of agricultural exports and have reportedly cost local industry upwards of US$240 million since the beginning of the year says Graincentral (link). The river is a cargo superhighway, taking around 80 per cent of the country’s agricultural exports from the Pampas farm belt to the shipping lanes of the South Atlantic and on to consumers across the globe. It flows through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina and, at almost 5000 kilometres in length, is the second-longest river in South America. Ships are still loading, but the low water levels are forcing merchants to load less than the maximum; the average panamax vessel is loading around 10,000 tonnes, or up to 20pc less than maximum allowable for safe navigation to open sea from the Rosario grain hub. Handymax vessels have been forced to decrease loading by around 7000t, a reduction of about 17.5pct. Brazil has agreed to a request from the Argentine government to discharge additional water from the huge Itaipu hydroelectric dam to raise water levels in the lower reaches of the Parana River. The Argentine government is relying on agricultural export dollars and tax revenue as it struggles with the financial fallout from COVID-19 and attempts to remain solvent while juggling more than US$100 billion in debt. The disruption to shipments from Argentina will exacerbate the situation, as it will force global consumers to seek offers from alternative origins such as Brazil and the United States, to fill supply gaps.

  • Ocean shipping: During the turbulent times of the coronavirus pandemic, Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) managed to increase its year-over-year first-quarter revenue by 5.5%. Parent company Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. (OOIL) reported that OOCL had Q1 revenue of $1.54 billion, compared to $1.46 billion in 2019. While revenue for the trans-Pacific trade was flat at $558.4 million, intra-Asia/Australasia was up 10.8% to $505.4 million and the trans-Atlantic trade up 6% to $149 million. (Source: Freightwaves)

  • Loadstar: Shippers should consider options such as air-sea cargo and coastal shipping to send goods to Australia and New Zealand. According to CH Robinson, it’s vital to explore a variety of transport modes to keep supply chains moving. Andrew Coldrey, CH Robinson’s vice president for Oceania, said: “The airfreight market is fluid and changing daily, therefore it may be beneficial for international goods to be transported using both air and ocean shipping.” Indeed, forwarders are using Asian hubs such as Shanghai and Hong Kong to tranship airfreight to containerships bound for Australasia, avoiding the dearth of available air cargo capacity and taking advantage of rock-bottom intra-Asia ocean rates, with the most common routes from Europe and the US.

  • American airlines is expanding its cargo only offerings says DC Velocity including transport of essential telecommunications equipment and electronics between the Netherlands and the U.S. in order to keep businesses connected and informed during the Covid-19 outbreak. The cargo-only flight will operate twice weekly between Amsterdam and Dallas/Fort Worth. Without passengers onboard, each Boeing 777-300ER aircraft can carry approximately 54,000 kilograms of cargo in the belly hold. In March, American began operating its first cargo-only flights since 1984 between DFW and Frankfurt (FRA). Since then, American has begun operating 46 weekly cargo-only flights between the U.S, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, providing more than 3 million kilograms of capacity to transport critical goods each week. In addition to AMS-DFW, American is expanding its cargo-only service to multiple destinations including DFW and Dublin (DUB); between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR), and between Miami (MIA) and Buenos Aires (EZE). sIn addition to carrying the telecommunications equipment and electronics from Amsterdam, the company is moving cargo the assist the global coronavirus relief effort, including medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) and pharmaceuticals, as well as essential goods including manufacturing and automotive equipment, mail, fresh fruit, vegetables, and fish.


  • The Dallas based budget carrier Southwest airlines has said it lost $94 million in the first quarter because a major decline in passenger bookings and a spike in cancellations beginning in late February led revenue to fall 17.8% to $4.2 billion. Freight revenue fell 7.1% to $39 million. The loss was much smaller than that of United Airlines ($2.1 billion) or Delta Air Lines ($607 million pre-tax loss before adjustments), both of which have much more extensive international networks that were exposed much sooner to the travel downturn caused by the coronavirus. Southwest said it expected revenue declines of 90% to 95% in April and May, refusing to extend its outlook any longer because the volatile market makes it too difficult to ascertain trends. “We entered this crisis prepared with the U.S. airline industry’s strongest balance sheet and most successful business model. While the impact of the pandemic is unprecedented, we believe demand for air travel will rebound. And, we intend to emerge with ample liquidity and an unwavering focus” to once again provide reliable, low-cost air travel, Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly said in a statement. Officials said they plan to cut back capacity by up to 70% through May, with further reductions in the flight schedule through July expected. The airline likely will need to reduce available seats even more given that it is still flying 40% of its schedule while demand is down at least 90%. Its major U.S. competitors have cut domestic capacity by 90%. Southwest said it expects single-digit load factors through May.Source: Freightwaves

  • A Ryanair plane has been spotted flying to Liberia in West Africa. Whilst the airline serves destinations in Morocco in North Western Africa under normal circumstances, it has never been seen flying to Liberia. The journey took 7 hours from Dublin. The Irish embassy in Monrovia (Liberia’s capital) clarified it was a repatriation flight to bring back citizens from several Western countries.

  • Air cargo faces a capacity crunch that could be exacerbated by a global recession, according to industry trade body the IATA. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne kms (cargo tonne kms = counting one tonne of cargo travelling 1 km) fell 15.8% in March compared to the previous year , while available cargo tonne kms shrank by 24.6% in March. “At present, we don’t have enough capacity to meet the remaining demand for air cargo. Volumes fell by over 15% in March compared to the previous year. But capacity plummeted by almost 23%. “The gap must be addressed quickly because vital supplies must get to where they are needed most.” IATA said that pharmaceutical shipments are currently tracking at double previous-year volumes, excluding shipments of medical equipment but that “the capacity crunch will, unfortunately, be a temporary problem. The recession will likely hit air cargo at least as severely as it does the rest of the economy,” said IATA CEO de Junicac. “To keep the supply chain moving to meet what demand might exist, airlines must be financially viable. The need for financial relief for airlines by whatever means possible remains urgent.” (Link)

  • Loadstar says that as images of congestion in Shanghai began to arrive and forwarders report the challenges of sending goods by air, Davies Turner suggests that shippers should look instead to rail. Air freight is experiencing little or no immediate booking capacity available, and there are waits of more than a week to get cargo on a flight out of Shanghai –and with prices at all-time highs, rail is looking increasingly attractive. To help shippers, Davies Turner said it would quote price per kilo. “It is the language that air freight importers are more used to dealing with,” explained Tony Cole, head of supply chain services for Davies Turner. “It makes a comparison between the relative costs of the intermodal rail service and air freight more immediately obvious. “At the current rate of just $0.24 per kg or 2,000 cubic metre, with a minimum cost of $120, it is no surprise that our direct Express China Rail service is becoming of great interest to the air freight sector. They are facing sky-high air freight rates out of China; $10 to $15 per kg now being seen.

  • Bloomberg has an interesting article about the macro-level price moves of certain food stuffs. Avocados are in, pork belly is out while frozen pizzas and instant noodles are selling out it says. Avocados are one of the foods that have seen a surprising price surge in the last few weeks. When lockdown measures first went into effect, farmers in Mexico, the world’s top producer, started slowing harvest activities, anticipating a demand drop-off. But it turns out avocado toast and guacamole are proving to be stay-at-home favorites. Demand has been much higher than the growers were expecting with the result that prices are up 63% since early March. Sales of citrus fruit are up 50% in the US with orange juice futures in New York up 17% since the end of February. In Vietnam, people are eating more black garlic and Indonesians are stocking up on jamu, a traditional medicine made from natural ingredients. Conagra Brands Inc., which includes Duncan Hines, Chef Boyardee and Birds Eye in its portfolio, is seeing a lift across all the categories, CEO Sean Connolly said late last month. “It moved in waves, but everything is moving,” he said. That said, some products heavily used in restaurant industries are dropping hard including butter (at a 10 year low), cheese (crashed) with potato futures trading at near-record lows.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond has made a quick pivot to meet surging online demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. The North American home goods retailer said it converted approximately 25% of its stores across the US and Canada into regional fulfillment centers — almost doubling its digital fulfillment capacity — to support a significant rise in online sales. Bed Bath & Beyond said its digital sales are up by more than 85% to date in April. To support the enhanced regional fulfillment network and accelerate the introduction of new services for customers, the company has brought several hundred associates back from furlough. In addition, hundreds more new positions have been created in the company's e-commerce distribution centers to meet the increased demand across digital channels. “This is a fluid situation, so as well as serving our loyal customers online in their homes, we will also expand the number of locations where customers can buy online and pick up at store, or simply drive up and enjoy contactless, curbside pick-up, in line with local, state and federal guidance,” said CEO Mark Tritton. "I want to thank our team for their dedication and service as we do what we can to make it easy for our customers to feel at home during this difficult time." (link)

  • The Wall Street Journal has an interview with DP-DHL CEO Frank Appel. He predicts that air freight capacity won’t keep up with demand when it returns, and says supply chains will have to take longer. He said customers should “think about their supply chain and they will take more lead times for the inventory, if they have enough in stock, and put it on shipping lines, even for higher-value products. The capacity on the sea vessels is significantly larger than the airfreight.” He also believes that this is not the end of globalisation, but perhaps the start of a new structure for supply chains, which will become more resilient, spreading sourcing among more factories – but not all re-shoring. You can read the interview here.

Good news section


Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) the small animal referral practice based in Hertfordshire, UK, has been helping local NHS hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic with the loan of ventilators and supply of PPE. To date Davies has sent four ventilators to Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, together with four monitors to support patients in intensive care. Meanwhile the Veterinary Nurse team have delivered 50+ sets of scrubs to the local Lister Hospital in Stevenage and some multi-skilled members of staff are busy making further sets in their spare time. (link)
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2020.04.20 17:28 Warlach Weekly Discussion Thread: Comics, TV, and More! [April 20, 2020 - SERIOUSLY? STAY INSIDE ALREADY! Edition]

Hey there honorary Justice League members - it’s a new week which means it’s time for a new discussion thr-

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Weekly thread to point out there's a global pandemic on!

You may have noticed that things have gotten weird. As of now DC is shipping no new books or releasing them digitally. Some trades may turn up, but your LCS is likely closed and so they'll likely be a week later, elsewhere and digitally. This is what InStockTrades has to say about it, for example. There's some digital first books too but we'll see what next week brings.
UPDATES * Looks like DC will start slowly releasing new books from next week.**
Thank you for your patience through all this. We've also re-started the Monthly Book Club. First book is Superman: Red Son and you can join the discussion right now here! Next month we'll be reading Superman: Secret Origin
QUICK LINKS:
While in isolation I bought a chicken to make sandwiches. Annoyingly, it doesn't, it just shits on the floor...

DC and Imprints

So, some new books will start again next week - you can read about it here

Trade Collections

Here's the deal. There's this week's trades, that are supposed to release in comic shops, but probably won't. And last week's trades, which should be showing up in book stores and digital stores today.
We also missed some books amongst all the madnesss - finding reliable info has been a nightmare - so they're in their own section below
Book Stores
Comic Shops
Missed Books

Digital Firsts

Remember, these are the short 'chapters' with a new chapter of a different series coming out daily. You can learn more here on the DC website. This is also why these are in release order, not alphabetical.
EDIT: DC are finally realising digital can be a thing and have announced a bunch of books joing DC Digital First. Maybe eventually they'll remember to keep the DC Digital First page up to date but let's not hold our breath for miracles...

TV Shows

Another great episode name, Legends writers!
This Week's Soundtrack: Mark O'Dea - In Quarantine - Under The Sea Parody
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2020.04.19 16:31 sweetsesamepotato I am 23 years old, make $69,000, and live in Connecticut

My first Money Diary! I have been recently becoming more aware of my finances after going down a Graham Stephan hole on Youtube last summer and never looking back. Sorry if the format is weird, this was written half on my phone and half on my work computer since my laptop is broken. Hopefully I didn't write too much :)
Title: I am 23 years old, make $69,000, and live in Connecticut.
Secton One: Assets and Debt Retirement Balance: $11,000 ($6000 is in Roth IRA) When I first opened my accounts with Fidelity, I thought the Roth 401k was the Roth IRA, and was contributing 6% every month. My roommate told me she had to open her IRA separately, and I just decided to lower that contribution to 3%. (oops!) It will take a month for that change to kick in.
Roth IRA: $6000 for 2019 Tax Year, plan to add $500 monthly for 2020.
401k: I contribute 5% every month, and my company matches 5%. After the first year, they contribute an additional 4% (only four more months to go!)
Savings Account Balance: $21,000 in a loc bank - I'm thinking about moving to a HYSA. I get nervous thinking about doing big "financial decision" like this, but I should just bite the bullet.
Checking: $1700
Credit Card Debt: Pay off every month. I just got my first credit card from my college bank in October and have been loving seeing my credit score go up for the first time.
Student Loan Debt: $24,643.29 Tuition was covered partially by my parents, and I went to a state school. I have been going back and forth on paying a couple thousand dollar chunk from my savings, but want to keep enough in my emergency fund (another thing that makes me nervous!). My highest interest rate is 4.6%.
Section Two: Income Monthly Take Home: $3668.7 after contributions to retirement and taxes. This is my first full time job that I started last Fall. At the start of the new year, my team received a 3% increase which I am very grateful for - especially because I'm not used to the high rents of Connecticut! I previously worked here as a 6 month co-op last year, and then came back full time a couple months later.
Section Three: Expenses Rent: ~$1635 for 1bedroom and 1bathroom in a 2/2 apartment.
Rent Includes: $30 for amenities (gym, bad coffee, lounging area, pool), ~$30 for water and sewage, $10 trash fee, free covered parking for being a "preferred employer" (very nice in snowy Connecticut). $12 renter's insurance. Roommate pays other half except for renter's insurance.
Student Loans: I pay ~$400 every month, sometimes more. I'm not sure if I'll be paying during the grace period just yet.
Gas/Electric: ~$11/month
Car: My parents pay $300/month and I pay my parents. They take care of insurance.
Wi-fi: $32.50/month. Roommate pays other half.
Retirement: $289/month to 401k. $172/month to Roth 401k (contribution will change next month as mentioned above!). $500/month to Roth IRA.
Health Insurance: With my parents until I age out
Health related: I have been flying through Refresh Gel drops, and each 30ct box (lasts for 2 months) is $17. If I wear contacts, I also need rewetting drops twice a day. This is a new thing that's popped up since september - probably since my screen time is at an all time high with this new job, and my eyelids don't close all the way (it's actually a little creepy).
Netflix: $4.99/month. Friend pays other half
Apple: $.99/month for storage
Cellphone: on my family's plan
Spotify: 9.99/month - trying to convince SO to join family plan with me. He joked it was a "big step".
Costco: $60/year
Disney Plus: $70/year (bought a year for my brother for Christmas, but I use it too!)
Hulu: use my roommates
Gas: Usually $50-60 a month if I fill up twice. My work is about a 35min commute one way.
Food/Groceries: I try to only eat out once a week on the weekends, as I love cooking and trying to be healthy. On average, I spend $50-60 a week. A lot more if I shop at Costco though which is once a month...
Savings: Whatever is leftover - this has been very volatile since I moved to Connecticut 8 months ago. I sublet a place for 6 months as I needed to find housing quickly, and then moved again in January as my old roommate moved to NYC. Also, my boyfriend lives in NYC, so we alternate visiting eachother every other week. Usually, I'd take the train round trip which is $23, and then spend money trying new food on the weekends. Because of the situation, we haven't seen each other in a over a month.
Day 1: Sunday
9:00AM - I wake up and go on check instagram. The "checking" turns into an hour and a half...
10:30AM - I get ready and eat a snack of some chocolate date almond balls I made yesterday, as my dates were getting a bit old. It was the perfect snack as I do not like to work out fasted, unless I'm going for an easy walk. I warm up and go for a 4 mile run, and then walk the half mile home. I had initially signed up for Brooklyn Half Marathon as a personal goal at the end of May, but I'm assuming that it will be cancelled. I still want to work towards a half marathon everntually, but it's for the best since I was getting behind on my training...
11:45AM - I come back to stretch and shower. My roommate and I pack up some tupperware and utensils and head to a random park to sit a two different tables with our friend. We planned to order brunch from a local restaurant and "celebrate" Easter. It was quite a hassel wiping down the tables and disinfecting the containers, but it was worth it. We got Italian food and also some champagne and orange juice from a local restaurant we've never tried. We just chatted, talked for hours, and started at all of the dogs from afar. It was $26.20 per person, including five small plates, four slicecs of pizza, two bottles of champange, and lots of sangria (which was way too sweet). I venmo my friend my portion!
5:06PM - My roommate and I come back and wipe everything again and change out of our clothes. Both of us were super tired, and we just laid in our beds for a bit to enjoy a lazy Sunday.
7:25PM - I emerge from my room, resisting to take a nap since it was so late in the day. I fry an egg, and reheat some kale and roasted sweet potatoes on the stove. I top it with some medium salsa, and eat it with Lime Tortilla chips on the side. For dessert, I had a little piece of banana bread I made a couple days ago, along with some strawberries. I was still hungry since I should've made two eggs...so I had a handful of maple Cheerios. I watch some Arrow and then the new Tiger King interview with my roommate. It was definitely entertaining, and exceeded both of our expectations! Forgot how much I loved Joel Mchale :)
10:00PM - I get ready for bed and call my boyfriend. We chat for a bit until we hang up for bed around 11:30! Realistially though, I fall asleep at midnight. Daily Total: $26.20
Day 2: Monday
7:45AM - My alarm goes off, and I check Instagram. I get ready for the day and change from my pajama sweat pants to my other sweat pants...they're about five years old and from the petite section at Kohls.
8:28AM - I log on and make some oatmeal with apples and bananas. I remembered I had unopened Costco peanut butter, and put that on top too, it's lierally the best peanut butter I've ever tried! It makes it so much better. I move my computer from my "desk" (a folding table my roommate and I have been using), and move to the counter to eat breakfast. I answer emails and start tasks for the day. I surprisingly have not been craving coffee for the past week.
12:15PM - I put some laundry in and make lunch. I make a salad with leftover sweet potatos, salad from brunch yesterday, spinach, chicken, raisins, cucumber and cheddar cheese. On the side I eat the last two little corn pancakes leftovers, a cara cara orange, and my iron pill (my doctor said vitamin C helps it absorb better?). I've been feeling very off this past week physically, so I am trying to be more consistent in taking my supplements. I finish the last part of the Arrow episode I didn't finish yesterday.
1:00PM - I'm back working and move to the couch for some meetings. It's been so windy today, and all of our doors have been moving. My roommate wasn't home the first half of the day as she has gone into the office (considered "essential" as our company makes personal care products and food). The couch is against the wall so I can see the whole room and not be scared. Gosh I really could not live alone. Thankfully, she came home around 1:30, and made things a little less dull.
5:17PM - Time to log off for the day. Things weren't as crazy as they usually are, as my UK counterparts were on holiday, but that means I was able to be more productive. After I sign off, I try to fix my computer again, since it's been broken for the past month. I gave up on calling Applesupport since I've been on hold for over an hour in the past, so now I resort to DMing them back and forth on Twitter. Sending screenshots have helped get the message across, but it has been quite frustrating.
5:45PM - I do a Sarabethyoga video on Youtube and foamrolling. I really want to let my legs rest after my run yesterday. Recently, I've been really into yoga, even though I'm not super flexibile. I've been practicing to try to be able to to a handstand, and it's a nice physical goal to have since my apartment gym is closed. I can barely do a somersault..so next on my list is a cartwheel.
6:50PM: I vaccum the common area, as I try to do so once a week. We shed like crazy, and I also spilled some oats the other day...it was very satisfying.
7:13PM - I shower and make dinner, which I reluctanytly make as I almost decide to just eat eggs and toast. My roommate sent this recipe from Half Baked Harvest, pretzel crusten honey chicken, and it was pretty easy to make.I bought a bag of pretzels thinking I'd snack on them, but they just got to be so boring. I didn't make the hot honey dipping sauce like the recipe calls for, but I made some honey mustard in stead. On the side I had some steamed broccoli and leftover roasted sweet potato. The recipe was different from what I'd normally make, but very crunchy and delicious.
8:02PM - My roommate and I relax on the couch, half on our phones, half watching Mindhunter. We finished Ozark last week and this show doesn't compare, but it's still really interesting! Also, it may have something to do with the fact that I think Jason Bateman is more my type compared to Jonathan Groff.
9:56PM - I get ready for bed and talk to my boyfriend on the phone for a bit. We're already planning trips and things to do for the Fall to have something to look forward to. I try to put my clothes away at the same time, and it is making me sleepy.
11:56PM - I convince him to stay up later, knowing we will regret it tomorrow. I fall asleep shortly after hanging up.
Daily Total: $0
Day 3: Tuesday
7:52AM: I snoozed my alarm once this morning, and realized I had to eat breakfast before my back to back meetings. I add some things to my cart on Nasty Gal, but then decide I didn't need them before brushing my teeth and doing my skincare routine. I was really excited to try my new Vitamin C Serum from the Ordinary. I also put in some Refresh gel eyedrops as my eyes have been so dry recently.
8:25AM: With some blurry vision, I make breakfast of homemade chocolate granola and frozen berries. I join my meetings and sip on some water.
10:30AM: During my town hall meeting, I make an iced latte to carry me over to lunch. I haven't had coffee in so long, and it was just what I needed. I use my electric whisk with liquid stevia to make a knock off of the viral coffee trend!
12:15PM: I'm so excited for lunch time - I use this time to throw my bed sheets and pillow cases into the wash. I've been much more aware recently on keeping things super clean, as I don't wash my hair everyday, and my friend sent me an IG video on dust mites. I make the same salad as yesterday, and have an orange, piece of pita, and 2 chocolate date balls on the side. Once I make my food, I watch some Youtube - today it is Nick Bare who is training for a marathon. I love watching What I Eat in a Day videos for some inspiration.
1:10PM: Back to work and prepping for my one on one with my manager to go over projects. Always great to have scheduled time to ask questions and talk about what's going on - especially when working remotely. At the end of our meeting, we talk about our plans, and he mentions this bread that's been going viral that I should try! I do some more work and have a couple of more meetings.
4:12PM: My roommate comes back from the office! The day has gone by pretty fast so far, and I was able to finish (most) of my to-do list.
5:26PM: I end up working later than planned, but got a litte distracted at the end in talking with my roommate. I close my computer and check Twitter DMs again from Apple - looks like I need to mail my computer in or go to a certified repair store. I schedule an appointment for Friday during lunch and hope it won't cost too much to fix.
6:16PM: I do a 10 minute Pamela Reif Arm workout that was pretty challenging. What kind of workout video has no breaks?? Afterwards, I go for a 30minute walk near my apartment, and pick up my mail on the way back. I come back and do some yoga, and practice more hand stands. Finally I shower to eat dinner.
7:33PM: I heat up leftover honey pretzel chicken I made earlier, along with some broccoli. For dessert, I have a small piece of banana bread, strawberries, and a mini matcha mug cake my roommate made! It was so good, and reminded me of an Asian bakery in NYC. We watch an episode of Victorious, and then 2 Mindhunter episodes.
10:30PM- I realized I have to pack lunch as I'm going into the office for the first half of the day tomorrow. I throw together some chicken, a hard boiled egg, cucumber, tomato, and sweet potato, and plan to eat it cold. I also pack an apple and piece of banana bread. For breakfast, I make a smoothing with spinach, chocolate protein, berries, and banana.
11:05PM - I get ready for bed and my boyfriend calls me. We talk for 40minutes and then say goodnight! I wish I could say I went to bed after that...
2:12AM - After getting stuck in a Youtube and Instagram hole, I realize the damage I'd done and fall asleep.
Daily Total: $0
Day 4: Wednesday
7:44AM: I regret everything from last night, and peel myself out of bed. I get ready and hurrily put my lunch and breakfast in a bag. My roommate and I walk down to my car a little after 8AM and drive to work.
8:33AM: We arrive and have our temperature checked to be able to sign in. We put on our face masks and use hand sanitizer before entering the building. I sit down just in time for my first meeting for the day, and open all the packages at my desk, while sipping on the smoothie I mad last night. I respond to some more emails and have a couple more meetings before lunch.
12:54PM: My roommate and I leave the office and drive home. It feels so nice to take off our face masks.
1:40PM: I get home and wipe everything down, and then eat some rice cakes with peanut butter and jelly. I answer some emails I missed and change into sweats and a crewneck.
2:22PM: Lunch part two. I have a hard boiled egg and roasted sweet potatoes. I have an orange (w/iron pill) and banan bread for dessert. Back to work before my last two meetings of the day. I think I almost just fell asleep. Also, I just received my stimulus check today - it deposited much faster than I initially thought.
5:24PM: Finally time to log off! With a random burst of energy, I change into workout clothes, and receive some texts from my coworker on some bad news. Sigh. I respond and try to push it out of mind until tomorrow. Today I focus on single leg exercises and lower body overall to help with running. Afterwards, I stretch and practice handstands again.
6:45PM: I shower and wash my hair. I try to only wash it 2-3 times a week, and I try a new Suave clarifying shampoo to get all of the buildup out. It was pretty good, although I do prefer diluted ACV which doesn't smell as great. I spray some Eva NYC 10 in 1 Primer, even though I didn't use any heat today. It always make my hair so soft in the mornings.
7:23PM: I heat up my dinner - pretzel crusted honey chicken and broccoli again. This time, I dip the chicken in honey instead of ketchup, and it is so much better. I have a small piece of brownie and orange loag with strawberries, along with cheerios straight out of the box while my roommate and I watch more Mindhunter.
9:36PM: I try to get to bed earlier today. Around 10PM I call my SO, and we talk until 11:30. I fell asleep a little after midnight.
Daily Total: $0
Day 5: Thursday
7:56AM: I wake up and realize my first meeting is not until 9:30 - I relax a little and eventually get out of bed at 8:30AM. I brush my teeth, and use my Vitamin C serum again. I swear my skin has become more even and smooth in combination with the Glow Toner from Pixi! I also have something in my eye, and when I pull it out, SEVEN eyelashes just came with it, not hurting at all. I was horrified.
9:25AM: I make an iced latte to sip on before my first meeting, along with a bowl of chocolate granola and frozen berries. We have a team meeting while I multi-task and answer some emails. In the middle of my meeting, I have a calendar alert to pay off my credit card bill of $438.25.
10:45AM: I take a bathroom break, and drop in some eye drops as my eyes were getting a little irritated. I move from the kitchen counter barstool to the futon, so I can charge my computer.
12:14PM: I eat the same salad again, feeling happy there is only one more weekday as it's time to change up the lunch meal. I have my last cara cara orange and a chocolate date ball. I watch a Graham Stephan Millionare Reacts video, and then peruse Princess Polly. I decide against ordering anything, as nothing really seemed to interest me. Also, I'm afraid the sizing will be off too!
1:06PM: Reluctantly, I am back at work answering some more emails until a couple more meetings later in the day.
3:30PM: I mix some chocolate protein powder as my "pre-workout" snack so I have time to digest. The Optimum Nutrition protein powder is the best one I've tried so far, and tastes great with just water and ice.
5:25: I come to a good stopping point and close my computer - feels so good! I change into workout clothes and decide to finally train some core..my least favorite. I would much rather endure pain in my arms and lugs than my abs. I did a Pamerla Reif ab workout, which literally has no breaks, but passes by fast. Afterwards, I do a Madfit arm workout which I've dont before and liked. I then do some laying back exercies to balance out all of the chest moves Madfit did, and then do some quick yoga. My legs were feeling extra sore, and it felt so good to stretch everything out! Finally, I go for a 30minute walk in the chilly wind. It was pretty nice to see some dogs and listen to Chelsea Cutler the whole time.
7:00PM: I take a shower and wash my hair. I go out to heat up my last portion of pretzel crusted chicken and broccoli. I decide to mix in the last of the frozen kale and corn I have with the broccoli, along with some shredded cheese. I sit down with my roommate to watch two more episodes of Mindhunter. Although, we consider watching That's So Raven...I think we will have to this weekend for good old times. In the middle of the first episode, my roommate says that she's buying some items on madewell and old navy. I decided to browse.....I ended up getting three plain t-shirts as I only own one. My total was $32.30 including tax and shipping! I decided to not go onto Old Navy to not tempt myself - and tbh most of the time old navy fit weird on me!
9:45PM: I get ready for bed and realize I forgot to wear my retainer for the past couple of weeks. I put it on (owww), and call my parents. I call every Thursday, and try to text everyday. My dad has been taking a lot of sick and vacation days since he can't work from home. My mom works for the bank, and said she's been working until midnight. It was still nice to talk to them though, and they say they've been walking on the tredmill and cooking a lot! We talk about some recent ridiculous protests, along with when I'd come back to visit next.
10:50PM: I call my boyfriend, and we go through each of our days. I send him some TikToks about the vampire diaries, and I go to bed!
Daily Total: $32.30
Day 6: Friday
8:11AM: I slept in a little more than usual today, and check Instagram. I decide to wear my pajamas for the first half of the day. I mix some aldi high protein pancake batter with water, and make one giant pancake. I top it with more homemade granola (have to eat it before it gets stale!), frozen berries, and maple syrup.
9:30AM: I have my first meeting with my global counterparts to catch up on some projects. I'm slightly jealous on the inside, since they are five hours ahead, and are closer to the weekend than me! Afterwards, I make an iced coffee. My coworker tells me to hop on a quick call to sort something out, and then he accidentally sets up a group facetime. I was wearing my grey pajama shirt, but thankfully they were wearing hoodies, so I feel better.
11:45AM: I leave my apartment to get my mac laptop fixed. They are only open by appointment, and thankfully had a lunchtime slot open. I get a little lost on the way there, but they tell me it'll be $199 to just look at the computer, and then extra money for whatever new parts are needed...RIP. Thankfully, the money is not due until I come to pick up the computer.
12:40PM: I make it back just before the end of the lunch hour. I log bag on and start my lunch - no salad for me today since it's friday. I make a cheddar grilled cheese with my lat slice of sourdough. Instead of butter, I use chipotle mayonaisse from Sir Kensington's (seriously so good). On the side, I sautee some spinach in ghee, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I also have my last two hard boiled eggs and cherry tomatoes. It was very satisfying, and much better than eating cold lunches.
2:45PM: My roommate comes back from the office, and it definitely makes the day less boring! We both try that "gibberish" filter on Instagram and die laughing while on a break.
5:25PM: Today was insanely busy, unusual for a Friday. I make of list of things to do Monday with less urgent tasks. I'm so glad to be done. I think about watching the newest episode of How to Get Away with Murder...but then decide to do a 20min HIIT workout with Pamela Reif again. I'm not sure why I always decide to do her videos because there are barely any breaks!! I do some yoga and stretch at the end.
6:15PM: I take a shower, and decide I was way too lazy to make anything elaborate. I contemplate making an egg and some toast. My roommate was making a burger from her Everyplate box (they sent it to her on accident??). She says I can have the other portion. She makes a burger topped with cheese and carmelized onions, along with cripsy potatoes on the side. While she cooks, I start How to Get Away with Murder.
7:00PM: We eat our meal while watching the last two episodes of Mindhunter (still not as great as Ozark). Inbetween episodes I make dessert - frozen banana, two thin mints, a bit of mint chocolate chip ice cream, and coconut milk! It was pretty good, and a lot healthier than a "real" one, but more watered down.
9:00PM: next, we watch Disney Family Sing Along on Hulu. It was pretty good, and I just love Donny Osmond.
10:00PM: I do all of the dishes since my roommate cooked. I then get ready for bed, and remember to put my retainer on for once! I call my boyfriend and we chat about our days and whatnot. He's still living with his mom, since NYC is not the safest right now.
11:30PM: I watch some Youtube and fall asleep!
Daily Total: $0
Day 7: Saturday
8:45AM: I wake up and this time check Tiktok instead of instagram...
10:00AM: I brush my teeth, and have some more chocolate granola and berries. On the side, I have an iced coffee. I finish the episode of How to Get Away with Murder - it's amazing as usual. I watch two more episodes of Arrow (the show is not amazing, but I just never finished it awhile back).
12:00PM: I decide to do some ~light exercise, and do a 20min Sarabethyoga video! Hers are definitely my favorite by far because of the music.
12:30PM: I change, and my roommate and I take a trip to Costco and Target for produce and prescriptions. Costco had a huge container of shishito peppers with flaky sea salt....makes the lines worth it. There was a very large line at checkout at Target, so my roomate stood in line, while I ran around finding produce that did not come in large packs like Costco. Total: $72.40 (my roommate venmos we $25 of it for the costco items since I have a membership).
2:05PM: We come back, and I'm back in the Youtube rabbit hole.
3:00PM: I prepare some no knead bread dough, and let it proof in the oven to make tomorrow! I think my yeast bloomed correctly too which is good. They didn't have any good bread at the stores today, so maybe I can freeze this one if it turns out. Afterwards, I make some mushroom strogonaff, a one pot dish from Frommybowl. It is dairy free, but I add some chicken for some extra protein. It was honestly one of the best things I've ever made.
4:00PM: I clean up and eat some pasta. I went to put some dishes in the dishwasher and realize how dirty it'd gotten. I take out the dishes and find a glass shard stuck in the filter (eek!). I place a cup of vinegar on the top rack and run a hot cycle.
4:30PM: I clean up my room and bathroom counter - making me feel much more relieved.
5:15PM: back to watching Arrow...my friend whom I share Netflix with asks if I'm watching it. She thinks it's her brother oops.
8:00PM: I eat a late dinner snack thing of pita, grape tomatoes, and everything but the bagel seasoning. I make some popcorn with ghee too! Popcorn used to be my krptonite, but I stopped eating it awhile back since I had no self control. RIP Costco Skinny pop.
9:00PM: My roommate and I start a new documentary series called The Staircase.
10:30PM: I call my boyfriend and sleep, so happy because I don't have to set an alarm!! Daily Total: $72.40
Total: $559.15
Reflection: This is a pretty typical quarantine week for me, including the bit of online shoopping! Although last week I spent a bit more at Ulta :) Thankfully, I have no desire to shop the Sephora sale coming up. Going into work once or twice a week is nice, but I still have to wipe everything down too many times. The hardest parts about this are knowing my parents and boyfriend are far away from me if anything happens. A couple of co workers drove back to their family (11hr drive), but I just couldn’t risk it with my older parents, and I think I’d suffocate. Some positive things are that I'm dealing without having a gym and no social situations a lot better than I thought I would. I've always been more of an interovert, but I'm managing. Except for my sleep habits...but that's probably because my eyes are always so dry!! I've also really enjoyed baking a ton, even though it feels like time passes by so fast on the weekends. Thanks for reading!
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2020.04.13 17:45 CarlyTanz 26 year old Elementary Music Teacher making $58k during COVID-19

About Me: I am an elementary music teacher in Pittsburgh, PA. I was hired right out of college and have been at the same job for 4 years. I teach students from grades 1-3 in two different schools within the district. This diary documents my fourth week out of school due to COVID-19. In addition to my teaching job, I also hold the following paid positions: co-director and piano accompanist of a girls’ choir, private piano instructor for 1 student, and alto section leader for a church choir. The salary in my post title is the total between my teacher salary + these various jobs, but it might not be entirely accurate since my church gig and piano lesson income varies by month.
Section One: Assets and Debt
Retirement Balance: About $5,000 in a 401b, but I haven’t checked it in a while
Checking account balance: $1,383 at the beginning of the week
Savings account balance: $18,566 (I have been paying for a trip to Spain this summer with my choir out of this account. The trip was canceled, so I will be adding my reimbursement money back into this account. I try to save $1,000 a month if I can swing it.)
Student loan debt: $0 I received a significant scholarship (based on my grades and piano audition) to attend music school and my parents and grandparents paid for the rest of my tuition. I worked as a church accompanist throughout my time at college to pay for books and other things during that time.
Credit card: Balance is currently $0. I use this for gas, dinners out, big purchases etc. and pay it off in full each month.
Section Two: Income
Main job paycheck amount (2x/month): $1,305.46 post tax and deductions (union dues, insurance, 401b, etc.) I did not include these deductions because a few things are changing but if anyone wants to know, feel free to ask.
Additional Income
Piano lessons: $75-$125 per month. I give a lesson every Thursday and my student’s parents pay me at the beginning of the month. I charge $25 per half hour lesson, so the number depends on the number of Thursdays in the month. (We are doing Zoom lessons now. They paid me $125 for April.)
Church gig: $200-$500 as a paid alto section leader in a small church choir. Total amount depends on the number of rehearsals/ services per month. I also get paid more if I accompany a rehearsal or piece on piano (I fill out an invoice at the end of the month). I am still getting a set amount of $262 this month despite COVID-19 canceling church services, which I am grateful for. I explain more in my diary.
Girl’s Choir Pianist and Assistant Choir Director: $348 after taxes. My co-director and I create virtual lessons/videos each week and host Zoom meetings to connect with the girls during this time.
Total Monthly Income : 3,433.92 (I calculated this for April)
Section Three: Expenses
Home
· Rent: $900 for a one-bedroom apartment with washedryer in unit, two parking spaces in a gated lot, and central location to everything I do. I live alone for the first time and it is worth the money.
· Renter’s Insurance: $11/month, included in my car insurance total
· Electric: Usually only $30/ month or less since I’m never home but the last bill was $50 since I’ve been working from home.
· Internet: $44/month
· Gas: $70-$100/ month (my apartment is poorly insulated; I expect this to go down this month since it is warmer out).
· Trash/Sewage: Landlord takes care of this
Car
· Car Loan: $0, I paid off my car in December
· Insurance: $111/ month
· Gas: I normally have a 25 minute commute and drive to my various activities, but I haven’t been driving much. I usually budget/spend about $160 a month to fill up once a week, but I think that total will be significantly lower this month.
Other
· Cell Phone: $80/ month paid to my dad
· Amazon Prime: $119 per year
· Netflix: I use my family plan
· Spotify: I am on my boyfriend’s account
· YMCA: $28 per month even though it is closed now. I rarely go, but I like the option and I consider it a donation, as I know the Y is doing a lot to help during the pandemic.
· SmileDirect: $80/ month. I used this to fix my teeth after I lost my retainer years ago. I finished the treatment and just wear the retainers now. I am still paying it off monthly. I think I would be appalled to know the total spent on my orthodontic/dental work over the course of my life…
· Therapy: $40/ month (I see her twice a month for my anxiety). I get reimbursed 80% for the sessions through insurance. It would be $196 total if I paid full price.
· Savings: As stated above, I try to save at least $1,000 per month if I can, though that’s pretty ambitious. I usually just see how much I have leftover at the end of the month and decide what a good amount to save would be.
The Diary
Day 1- Friday, April 3
8am: My alarm goes off but I am not interested in getting up yet. Warning: I will be honest and say I am NOT adhering to a normal teacher schedule. As long as I join in on calls/Google Hangouts scheduled for during the day, promptly answer emails, create plans for each grade and upload my plans in the appropriate places when they are due, I’m good. I fall back to sleep.
9:30am: I get up, splash some water on my face, put my contacts in (the extent of my morning routine these days) and make breakfast: black coffee and oatmeal made with almond milk. I add lots of berries and plenty of peanut butter drizzled on top. I eat while scrolling through my phone and opening up my email on my laptop. I respond to some emails (I am happy to see that some parents have sent me pictures of students doing my lessons at home!), update my calendar, and work on my new lesson plans for a while. I also make a few recordings for the girl’s choir. My co-director and I are attempting to create virtual lessons for the girls during this time.
2pm: I realize I can do more of this work over the weekend so I start to wrap up for the day and do a quick 20 minute yoga video using the Down Dog app. I reflect after yoga and realize I am feeling quite anxious working from home and REALLY miss my students and weekly routine.
2:30pm I shower, get dressed in jeans and a t shirt (and a mask) and put on some makeup to go to the grocery store for the first time in weeks, as I have been avoiding it for a while now (I stocked up a while ago). It’s a beautiful day in Pittsburgh- sunny and 70. For a second it feels like a typical Friday… until I actually get to the store. I hustle inside and buy brownie mix, a brownie pan, vegetable oil, rice, almond milk, and a few other things to keep on hand at home. I feel anxious so I'm in and out in 15 minutes, so I assume I’ve forgotten some things and will regret this later. $27.42
3:30pm I wash my hands 1 million times when I arrive home and wipe down every surface in my apartment. My boyfriend, P, calls to tell me he’ll be over soon- he lives about 15 minutes from me. I will probably get slammed for this, but we have still been seeing each other during this time. I live alone and he lives alone and we have had virtually no contact with anyone else except each other for weeks since we are both working from home. I admittedly have also been seeing my immediate family (none of them are leaving the house because they get groceries delivered and are working from home, nor are they considered “at risk”). Everyone is being extremely cautious to follow the social distancing rules enforced by the state, and these 4 people are the only ones I’ve been in contact with since schools closed 4 weeks ago and quarantine began.
4pm P is here! We have been dating for about 1.5 years. He brings over coffee ice cream and a board game to keep here because… quarantine. We cuddle on the couch trying to decide where to order food (We are trying to support local restaurants, since we were avid restaurant goers in normal times). We decide to order tacos, chips, queso and guac! P orders it on Uber Eats and it’s here VERY quickly, for which we are thankful. P gives our driver a generous tip and we are careful to wash our hands and disinfect what we can. Anyway, P and I make roughly the same amount (he is a robot technician) and he is very generous with his money. He tells me not to worry about paying him for my food but I Venmo him my half anyway. $15
6pm Dinner is TASTY. After washing our hands 1,000 times we walk outside in my little parking lot/yard just to feel the sun before heading back in for the night. We spend our evening finishing Tiger King (OMG), making and eating brownie ice cream sundaes, playing card games (P destroys me), watching Curb Your Enthusiasm, etc…. Honestly, this is how we would probably spend our Friday night even if we weren’t in quarantine.
2am: Goodnight!
Daily Total: $42.42
Day 2: Saturday April 4
9am: P’s alarm goes off but I am still sleepy. We cuddle and snooze for a little while longer before getting up for breakfast and coffee. I make my usual oatmeal while also getting a bagel ready for P. He makes himself some eggs too.
10:30 P leaves. Usually, he would stay longer on a Saturday, but he has to get going. He was recently diagnosed with arthritis in his knee after having issues for months. He got approved for a medication that he has to inject into his knee twice a month and he has to give himself the first shot this morning while video chatting with a nurse. Understandably, he wants privacy for this. Kiss goodbye and he’s off.
12 I proceed to clean up my apartment, change my sheets, check email, make some lists of things to accomplish this weekend, and pack to go to my parents’ house. My parents live about 25 minutes away from me, and my sister is home indefinitely from college because of the virus (she is incredibly sad, as she is a senior this year). While the circumstances stink, I am really appreciating and enjoying this time with them.
2pm After washing my hands thoroughly and saying hi to everyone, I eat some chicken chili and cornbread my mom made for lunch. My family is doing yard work but I take a nap instead. I end up sleeping for 2 hours!
5pm I decide to do a yoga flow using the Down Dog app to get a little movement in. When I’m done I shower do a little work on my laptop. I spend the rest of the evening eating dinner (turkey burgers and fries with a spinach salad), watching Sebastian Maniscalco stand up with my family, and texting P.
Midnight: I head to bed around midnight but don’t fall asleep until at least 2am. This is how it is now I guess.
Daily Total: $0
Day 3: Sunday April 4
10am: I’m finally up! If this were a normal Sunday I would already be at the church for rehearsal before the service at 10, but I’m not expected to be there this morning. Church has been canceled, but they are still doing a livestream (my quartet of paid singers actually sang at it last week). I might still have to do some musical things for church for Good Friday and Easter Sunday but we will see how it unfolds, as I feel very anxious about gathering in this way. I savor this Sunday off and have some coffee and cereal for breakfast.
1pm: Head out on a long walk with my mom and dad around the neighborhood (my sister is still sleeping…college kids are weird). It is beautiful out! We see many people out and chat briefly with neighbors across the street, but luckily, everyone is keeping their distance.
2:30pm: Reunite with my sister back home and have a snacky lunch of cheese, crackers, dried apricots and a cut up apple. Then, I sit down to work on my lessons that are due in the morning. It’s mostly review, as this is a 3 day week because of Easter.
5pm I call it quits and start to browse online for a new pair of running/walking shoes since I've been walking so much and my old ones have no support. I also need a pair of sunglasses so I’m not squinting on my walks! I end up buying a pair of Puma running sneakers on sale for $39.99 and sunglasses on Amazon for $15.00. $54.99 total
6pm P calls to chat. We talk for a few but I tell him I’m on my way out the door and he says he’ll call me later. Pack up, say bye and thanks to the family and drive back to my apartment. Once home I wash my hands, unpack, clean up, and eat some Trader Joe’s dumplings from the freezer. I have IBS and my stomach is just really off today so this is all I want for dinner for now. I Zoom with some of my friends for about an hour as well. I’ve been zooming with a different group of friends almost every night in addition to keeping touch via text, group message, and snapchat- it really does help. When we’re done I take a shower and finally wash my hair!
9pm I have one of the brownies P and I made on Friday night- I am finding it necessary to have a little sweet treat at night these days. I plop down on the couch to watch Gilmore girls (I am re-watching. I like to re-watch my favorite shows so I can do other things while it’s on), record another video for the girls choir for our lesson this week, make some lists, turn everything in that’s due for school tomorrow, text P, and try to relax. This multi-tasking will continue throughout the diary. I am how I am.
1am: Head to bed after a nice chat with P about our plans for the week. He’s not as much of a planner as I am, so I appreciate that he humors me with this Sunday ritual. Goodnight.
Daily Total:$ 54.99
Day 4: Monday April 6
8am: My alarm goes off. I scroll through my emails and texts but ultimately decide to go back to sleep, as I’ve already done all of my work due today and have no early calls.
9:30am: I get up and have coffee + my usual oatmeal combination with a lot of fresh raspberries. I eventually sit down, open up my laptop, and begin the planning process for the week after Easter break (due Wednesday morning…quick turn around this week). I write down my ideas / plans in a shared google doc with the other primary music teacher and color code it (I highlight the activities I need to make videos for). I will eventually create an interactive slide show presentation for each grade.
12pm: All of my ideas are typed up so I decide to head out on a long walk along one of Pittsburgh’s many rivers (the trail is only a 2 minute drive from my apartment) while listening to the “Girls Gotta Eat” podcast. It feels amazing to get outside on this beautiful day and I’m pleased that the trail is not crowded. I only see one other person and we stay far away from each other.
1:30pm: Home. I shower, throw on some makeup, and get dressed. I have a virtual therapy appointment later and P is coming over, so I would like to feel and look put together. I also eat a random lunch of scrambled eggs and chips w/salsa- I am, admittedly, bad at lunch and don’t put much thought into it. Actually… my eating habits aren’t great generally.
2pm: Work Work Work. Listen to a podcast update from both of my principals while doing a few other things on my computer and answering texts/emails from various groups of people.
3pm: I have a virtual therapy session. I pay her full price after, but I will be reimbursed soon. So, the session only costs $20 ($98 full price)
4pm: P is here and he brought food! Stuffed shells, Italian bread, and vegetarian Italian sausage (P is vegetarian. I only eat meat if someone else makes it or it’s already in something I bought). We hadn’t really talked about what we were doing for dinner so I am totally surprised and appreciative. We hang for a while until P takes over heating up/ making dinner and won’t let me help. I usually take care of planning what we will eat (if cooking from home) so this is really nice. We spend the rest of the evening listening to music, walking outside, watching tv, etc. We also talk extensively about some new activities we can do inside. We decide to add coloring/painting and baking to the list.
2am: Goodnight!
Daily Total: $20
Day 5- Tuesday April 7
9:30am: I guess this is our new wake-up time. We get up, have coffee and the usual breakfast, and watch some Curb Your Enthusiasm. I have my computer out to respond to emails and messages but don’t feel like getting to work just yet because I know I have a long day ahead of me.
11am: P leaves. My place is a little too small for us to be working/taking calls at the same time, and I personally need to be alone to do my work. Once he is gone I clean up the kitchen, tidy my room, wash my face, change out of PJs into leggings and a t shirt (that’s how it be) and start to work on my computer.
5pm: I finally take a break. I spent the past few hours making videos for my students for their next batch of lessons. I eat a larabar because I realize I’m hungry and try on some Warby Parker glasses frames that came in the mail. This is my first time ordering glasses from a website. I can’t go to my annual eye exam this month due to COVID and my old glasses are broken. I decide on a pair and order them online immediately. Very excited about this purchase! I have horrific eye sight and am looking forward to taking a break from contacts. $125
6pm: Back at it. I churn out some more videos, edit my presentations, and upload everything to the correct folders. P’s mom texts me a funny picture of P when he was 17, and also tells me she has some coloring books we can use. I live for this content.
10pm: Call it a night. At some point I ate some Trader Joe’s gyoza and a brownie. My brain is fried and I’m cringing a little watching myself on video and hearing my voice on screen recordings for my students. P calls and we chat for a while about our days, then I zone out and watch Gilmore girls. I also take some CBD to help me fall asleep since I have some early calls.
Midnight: I fall asleep very quickly.
Daily Total: $125
Day 6- Wednesday April 8
2am: I wake up to an incredibly strong storm raging outside and texts on my phone from my family saying there is a tornado out by my parents house! I text back and forth with my family and friends to make sure everyone is okay. The storm eventually dies down and I fall back to sleep.
7:45am: I’m up and checking the news and social media about the storm. This is the second time we’ve had very severe storms in a two week period- the weather really needs to cool it. Doesn’t it know we are in a global pandemic?
8am: On a call with administration. Receiving tasks I need to complete today, but the tasks themselves are unclear. Classic. After the first call, I drink black coffee and have breakfast. Continue to alternate between working on my computer, texting colleagues and getting on calls throughout the day.
2:30pm: Take a break and make scrambled eggs and eat a larabar…I realize I’m running out of breakfast and lunch supplies and probably need to go to the store again (I knew this would happen!). I make a list and plan to go to Trader Joes tomorrow. I like how the workers wear gloves/masks, sanitize the carts, and limit the amount of people in the store…plus, their frozen food is killer. I’m worried that I need to throw my mask away because I’ve used it too much. Luckily, I’m texting with P and he says he got us both new masks!
3pm: Wrap up for the day since I finished all my assigned tasks, though I’m still feeling frustrated by something and will probably come back to it tonight when I’m clear headed. Despite feeling tired and lethargic due to lack of sleep (thanks tornado), I head out on a walk because it is a beautiful day. There are a lot of people out, but I’m happy to see everyone practicing social distancing.
6pm: Feel like a new person after a long walk and a shower. I take some time to tidy up the apartment/ wipe down all surfaces and throw in some laundry. I feel like I’ve been doing more laundry than normal because I only have a limited amount of lounge clothes and wash them frequently. I send some emails, browse Reddit, watch TV, play Words with Friends, dinner etc. My usual evening of doing 7 things at once.
8pm: Zoom meeting with 8 of my best girlfriends! We have been trying to chat once a week.
2am: Head to bed after some Gilmore Girls. Realize that I don’t have to do any work tomorrow, Friday or Monday due to Spring Break and feel very happy. Goodnight!
Daily Total: $0
Day 7- Thursday April 8
10am: I wake up to the news that Governor Wolf has shut down schools for the rest of the academic year. I feel a wide range of emotions that I will not get into here. Text back and forth with some co-workers about the news. To put it mildly…THIS SUCKS.
10:30am: My usual coffee and oatmeal cheers me up a little. I settle in for a slow morning but I start to get anxious because I remember that I am expected to be at choir rehearsal tonight, Good Friday service tomorrow (live streamed) and Easter Sunday Service (also live stream). It would only be a total of 8-9 people to do the live stream (this includes paid musicians and pastors) but I know the virus is just getting worse and gathering with everyone 3 times in the next 4 days feels INSANE to me. No one has canceled or said anything (??!!!!) so I decide to stand up for myself…I text with my quartet friends about my concerns and everyone agrees that it is irresponsible. I text my choir director and ask if we can talk on the phone.
12pm: P calls and asks if he can go to the store with me so I can get my new mask from him beforehand because he doesn’t want me to go without it…I say sure and that I’ll pick him up after my phone call.
1pm: I talk with my choir director and explain that I’m sorry I’m speaking up so last minute but I feel very uncomfortable with the idea of gathering so much right now. We go back and forth and he agrees that we should cancel our musical contributions for the live stream. I feel upset because I feel like I’m letting everyone down, but I feel like it’s just not worth the risk. I’m also upset that I was even put in this position…this should not have even been a thing in the first place. UGH.
1:30pm: Pick up P. He immediately hands me a little care package of gloves and masks. We drive to Trader Joe’s but the line is wrapped around the building and I’m just not in the mood, so I’ll go tomorrow morning instead. My gas light turns on so I stop for gas (wearing a mask and gloves) $28.60
2:30pm: P wants to go to Target to see if they have blinds because his broke (I doubt it but I appease him) so we put on our masks and go inside. They don’t have blinds (insert eye roll emoji) but we end up buying Uno, gum, oats, Clif bars, and colored pencils. The gum and oats are for me, Clif bars for P, and Uno and colored pencils are for both of us. I accidentally left my wallet in the car so P pays. I promise to buy him a coffee later and buy us some nice stuff for dinner tomorrow.
3pm: Swing through a drive thru coffee place by P’s house in our masks. He gets a caramel macchiato and I get an oatmilk vanilla latte. I pay for drinks and P leaves a $2 tip in cash. $10.59
3:15pm: Hang at P’s for a little to chill and drink our coffee.
5:45pm: Back home! Eat some food and have a Zoom piano lesson with my piano student. It’s so nice to see her!
7pm: Still hungry so I make scrambled eggs and pancakes for myself (why not?) and settle in for some tv after a long shower. I realize I didn’t walk or do yoga today but I’m feeling a little off/tired (my period is coming…joy) so I just let myself rest.
8pm: Zoom with my 3 church choiquartet friends! I feel a little awkward since I was the one who initiated canceling all of our stuff this weekend but they reassure me that it was the right choice. We chat and play Quiplash for a few hours.
Midnight: I’m exhausted for some reason. Goodnight!
Daily Total: 39.19

Weekly Total: $281.60
Food + Drink: $53.01
Fun + Entertainment: $0
Home + Health: $20
Clothes + Beauty: $179.99
Transport: $28.60 for gas
Reflection: This is more than I would spend in a week because of the two bigger purchases I made: glasses and shoes. Those two things really hiked up my weekly total. I don’t normally buy things like that, but I’m happy that I decided to invest in two things that will significantly improve my life. Everything else is pretty typical. During normal times I would’ve spent significantly less on clothes/beauty and probably more on food, drink, and fun.
Hopefully my formatting is okay! This is my first time posting a money diary and my first time posting on Reddit ever. I can be pretty thorough and wordy even after editing. So, thanks for reading!
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2020.03.04 11:26 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update March 4th

Good morning from the UK. A bumper post today...

Virus update

Statistics

The WHO dashboard currently reports 93,094 infections globally (up 2.4% globally since yesterday) with an extra 4 countries now reporting cases bringing the total to 77. Countries with large outbreaks: China (80,422 - up 119, their daily infection increase continues to slow down), Republic of Korea (5,328 - up another 516, that's over 10%), Italy (2,502 - up 347, that's a 22.8% jump), Iran (1,501- up 805, that's a huge 55.6% jump). Other countries include Japan (287), France (212), Germany (196), Spain (151), Singapore (110) and the US is now into triple digits with 108. All of the countries mentioned above have experienced additional infection counts in the past 24 hours.

Plenty of space on this flight from London to Milan - journalist Laurel Chor travelled from London to Milan on a BA flight that was had an alarming amount of empty seats yesterday (Link). Within that tweet thread she also includes a picture of a police road block stopping traffic from entering an infected area.

Experts now believe the virus mortality rate is higher than 1% - Bloomberg reports (Link) that the global fatality rate is closer to 3.4% - a story also picked up by CNBC (Link). CNBC points out that the mortality rate differs between 0.7 - 4% depending on the quality of the health care system where you're treated.

Calm down, stop panic buying, you're making supplies hard to find for others - USA today has an article saying the US won't wipe out essentials such as toilet paper, hand sanitiser - unless frenzied stampedes continue at the current pace, mentioning that Amazon, Kroger, Costco and Target all sold out. “Panic buying is a self-fulfilling prophecy," says Karan Girotra, professor of operations at Cornell University. "If everyone thinks things are going to run out, they go and buy out things and they do run out.” Shoppers at low risk buying up protective gear have left too few face masks for medical professionals and workers who have frequent interaction with the public, such as taxi and bus drivers or retail clerks, he adds. Link. The story is much the same in Australia, with Professor Peter Collignon saying in a Guardian article (Link) "...It’s always good to have a supply of critical medicines, particularly if you have conditions like diabetes... As for over-the-counter medicines, a packet of Panadol or Nurofen lasts a long time and most people have a packet on hand, and that’s all people need. You don’t need boxes and boxes of the stuff.”

Dr Mei Zhongming dies in Wuhan central hospital - the boss of whistleblower Dr Li Wenliang (who alerted the world to the severity of the virus before being reprimanded by police) has himself died in Wuhan hospital according to multiple reports including the largest Chinese newspaper The People's Daily (http://archive.is/wip/TEIVk). If you can read Chinese, you can read a bit more here: Link

Amazon employee at Seattle HQ tests positive - an Amazon employee who went home feeling unwell on February 25th has now tested positive according to an employee circulated to Amazon employees. The employee remains in quarantine and employees who worked in close contact (closer than 6 feet over a prolonged period of time) have been notified. The HQ is in Washington State which so far is one of the most affected states in the USA. Link

Economics

WTO head says the epidemic will have a "substantial impact" on the global economy - Roberto Azevedo told heads of delegations in a closed door meeting on Monday that the virus is likely to have a significant impact on the global economy and will start to show up in trade data in the weeks to come. A ministerial level meeting in June in Kazakhstan that will attract several thousand participants is still scheduled to go ahead. Link

G7 officials reviewing ways to bolster their economies - a conference call scheduled today to discuss the outbreak and ways to respond. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says the officials are working on a powerful and timely response. Link

South Korea unveils $9.8bn USD emergency budget to stem virus impact - Bloomberg is reporting that the South Korean government is seeking to unveil an emergency budget to increase government spending (already at a record) to ease the impact of the virus. The money will go to medical support, loans and subsidies for impacted business and to support low income families and jobs. The article points out that other governments are taking action relating to the virus - Hong Kong and Italy have issued emergency budgets whilst the US Federal Reserve introduced an emergency interest rate cut of 0.5% late yesterday. Link

US Tax cuts won't stop the virus or fix broken supply chains - an editorial in Forbes has come out criticising proposals by Trump and some members of Congress to introduce new tax cuts as well as the US Fed's interest rate cuts. Fed chairman Jerome Powell said the rate cut would provide a boost to “household and business confidence,” but also acknowledged, “We do recognize a rate cut will not reduce the rate of infection, will not fix a broken supply chain.” The author of the editorial points out The US—-and the world—faces a real economic risk. But it is not a normal financial threat or economic slowdown. And it will not respond to standard fiscal stimulus. Link

Large Alibaba-backed outbound travel agency to liquidate amid coronavirus outbreak - Reports are emerging that Beijing Baicheng International Travel is to seek liquidation. Struggling since the last half of last year, the company (which operates much like Expedia does) has 16.47% of its shares hold by Alibaba. Last year it reported 283m RMB ($40m USD) in revenue, serving just under 1m customers. Link

Supply chain specific update

If you only have time to read one article today read this one from Harvard Business Review "How Coronavirus Could Impact the Global Supply Chain by Mid-March" - Link The HBR predicts that the peak of the Covid-19 impact to supply chains will occur mid March, forcing throttling or temporary shut downs for thousands of companies in the US and Europe. Those most vulnerable are those which rely heavily/solely on China based factories due to shutdowns there. The article compares the current situation with the SARs epidemic (it says it's an unfair comparison) and points out (as I did) that the last of the Chinese shipments before the shutdown arrived in Europe last weekend. It also discusses the drop in consumer demand in China, and the drop in imports in major European ports.

PwC issues advice for senior supply chain managers what to do to protect their supply chains from the coronavirus - For more information, see Link

Demand for health products soaring - China state owned newspaper Global Times tweets that demand from Alibaba for health products has soared. Medical masks is up 13,769% (yes, thirteen thousand percent, hand sanitiser 7,360%, thermometers (4,306%). Link

China stopped its economy, now the world is suffering (personal note: and it will affect us all) - the NYT (requires subscription) reports a case study of a US based manufacturer which supplies major retailers in the outdoor recreation lifestyle space. His suppliers have shut down, already forcing him to lay off 20% of his workforce. It's not just small players, Apple, Microsoft and Pfizer are also being impacted. The article also gives a Mongolian example of a truck driver now struggling to pay truck repayment loans because Mongolia closed the border with China and he cannot deliver coal anymore with some drivers without enough money to even buy food. The virus "is going to affect every level of American society" says the small American supplier. Link

British online grocer experiences "exceptionally high demand" - Ocado, the British online grocer emailed its customers at the end of last week warning that exceptionally high demand was causing delivery slots to sell out rapidly, advising them to place orders 2-3 days before their intended delivery date to ensure on time arrival. Link

What's selling on Amazon? - Vox reports that whilst Amazon has so far blocked more than 1m items from sale in recent week from scammers that falsely claimed to defend against the virus, searches for "coronavirus" or "covid-19" is producing pandemic books and protection gear along with more unusual books such as the "F*ck Coronavirus Swear Coloring book" (personal note, that one seems to have been removed but I did find "You're Going To Camp Coronavirus: Because you didn't wash your hands (Rejected Children's Books)" here: Link. Price gouging continues to be a problem with Amazon stating it's actively monitoring the store and removing offers that violate policies. Link

Indian e-commerce giants sourcing goods from other (more expensive) markets to satisfy demand - The Times of India reports (mobile link: Link) that Amazon India and Flipkart are sourcing from California and India to source goods. For mobile accessories, the price is about 25% higher than sourcing from China. Goods will also take longer to arrive to be made available for sale, resulting in future limited availability. A senior forecast analyst at Forrester predicts that Walmart is likely to feel the same problem in the future. For now there's enough inventory, but a lot of payments and agreements between manufacturers and buyers would get stuck, take longer to materialise, and that would adversely impact pricing for private labels said one senior executive at an e-commerce firm.

Bangladesh apparel sector being hit by soaring prices for raw materials - The Loadstar reports that some material prices have gone up by nearly 50%, forcing factory owners to fly in raw materials by air. Worse still, demand may possibly drop in key markets such as US and Europe if the virus continues to spread. 60% of Bangaldesh's woven fabrics are sourced from China and the impact is expected to last at least 3-4 months. Link

India restricts export of some APIs and manufactured drugs - Reuters reports that India (the world's main supplier of generic drugs) has restricted the export of 26 pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and the drugs made from them. The list includes paracetamol (known as Tylenol in the US). Industry professionals say the generic drug makers are likely to face supply shortages if the epidemic drags on. Link

Major US Pharma company Eli Lilly says its insulin supplies are not being impacted because it doesn't source APIs from China - a company statement is available here: Link

Levi's says it's cautiously optimistic - Having reduced its manufacturing in China from 16% in 2017 to 1-2% in 2019, CEO Chip Bergh says that its 3rd party vendors are up and running again at approximately 75%. China is just 3% of their revenue, but they have closed over 500 stores in the country. The company has invested heavily in improving its internal e-commerce fulfilment in recent years. Link

Sailings continue to get blanked (cancelled) - the Loadstar reports (Link) that large container carrier CMA CGM is blanking 23 North-Europe Asia sailings from now until 2nd June due to a recent demand in slowdown. The line advises that this will affect space on their Med, North Africa, East Africa, Middle East, Oceania and India subcontinent trades too. As of today, it's introduced an emergency space surcharge of €50 per 20ft and €100 per 40 ft for all shipments from North Europe to all Mediterranean and N African ports. Meanwhile, the build up of reefer boxes in Shanghai is worsening, forcing Maersk to expand its $1,000 per reefer container congestion surcharge to include Ningbo effective immediately for non-FMC trades (and for all trades by 22nd March). It asks customers where possible to ship to other China ports, especially if the cargo is time sensitive. Meanwhile, the financial cost to container lines is now approaching $2bn USD says the Loadstar in a separate article (Link)

Airfreight prices expected to continue to rise - Rubbernews reports (link, needs subscription unless you look at the source code like me) that cargo only airlines such as Kalitta air may see a boon in the virus' wake. "There is going to be lots of demand," said Brandon Fried, executive director of the Washington D.C.-based Air Forwarders Association. "Shippers are not going to have time for the next ocean freighter sailing out. They are going to run out to the airport to look for air cargo space.". The article points out that prices have jumped from $1.65 per pound to $3 and suggests that they may reach $4.54 per pound in the coming weeks. The article finishes by pointing out that Kalitta (which primarily works as a spot hire on-demand carrier) is well positioned to take full advantage of the demand. Link

Loadstar reports very high airfreight prices for import to SE Asia - in a colourful article, it reports that intra-Asia rates have hit an unprecedented high - currently it costs more to fly from Shanghai to Singapore/Bangkok or Yangon than it does to fly to Europe with some forwarders saying they have never seen such high rates. “This is one of the fastest peak seasons ever,” said one air freight forwarder. “The market has got very f..ked up, very quickly. “It’s becoming a pay-to-play market, and it’s all about deep pockets and whether shippers can afford to pay.” Link

Asia-Europe specialist forwarders hitting tough times - The Loadstar also reports in this article (Link) that forwarders are seeing little air cargo on the move due to limited charter flights availability plus limited Chinese freighters operating (because the passenger airlines which fly 40-45% of the freight are still not operating). Some forwarders are adopting a sea-air solution and sending via short sea feeder vessels to Taiwan, Japan or South Korea and then flying from there. Rail is still an option but it's difficult to get cargo to the rail terminals due to a lack of trucks.

EDIT: Added the infection count info at the top, sorry, forgot to include it! :-)
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2020.02.26 17:17 eventbot What's happening around town (Wed, Feb 26th - Tue, Mar 3rd)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Wednesday, Feb 26th

  • 🍴 Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • 🎨 deadCenter Docs + Art Moves (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 29th Start Time: 2:30pm Join us for our FREE series of deadCenter Documentaries! Screening at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 01/24 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (2009 / 90 min) Director Bradley Beesley 02//28 Beauty is Embarrassing (2012 / 88 min) Director Neil Berkeley 03//27 Dealt (2017 / 85 min) Director Luke Korem 04//24 Tower (2016 / 82 min) Director…
  • 😂 Driving Miss Daisy (Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) Thru Fri, Feb 28th by Alfred Uhry
  • FREE Team Trivia (Othello's of Norman - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm Join us at Othello's every Wednesday for FREE Team Trivia! Hosted by Challenge Entertainment, every Wednesday the fun is at Othello's! Play solo or bring a team of friends. There is no cost to play. Prizes available for top three finishing teams.
  • 🎭 Having Our Say (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 29th Start Time: 7:30pm Celebrate the story of a century with 103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie, famously known as the Delany sisters. From the old Jim Crow South, to renaissance Harlem, and ultimately as a professional teacher and a dentist, respectively – their stories weave a rich tapestry of lives lived triumphantly. While making dinner (live, on stage)…
  • 🎓 Job Fair (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00am Stop by Exhibit Hall B to apply and interview for several positions for the Cox Convention Center and brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center (opening 2021). Part and Full Time positions will be available in the Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, and Operations departments. Applicants can also go to ASM Global's website to apply online. For…
  • 🍴 Junction Coffee Wednesdays (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00am Wednesdays, 7am-3pm Junction Coffee will park its double-decker bus curbside at the Devon Lawn
  • Lunch and Learn with Dr. Bob and Governor George Nigh (Oklahoma History Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 12:00pm Add a little history to your lunch by joining Dr. Bob Blackburn and his guest, Governor George Nigh, as they explore seven decades of Oklahoma’s political history. The first installment of this monthly Lunch and Learn series with Dr. Bob will be held on Wednesday, February 26, at noon. Join us at Farmstead Cafe inside the Oklahoma History…
  • 😂 Ms. Pat (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 29th
  • PlumpJack Wine Dinner (Vast - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:30pm Come be a part of an exquisite adventure with PlumpJack Winery. Straight out of Napa Valley, CA, PlumpJack’s wines will take your taste buds on a trip through five wines and a four-course meal that will leave you wanting more. Through their pioneering innovation and lively spirit, PlumpJack Winery officially opened in 1995 after its start as a…
  • 🎓 Rawhide Braiding Workshop (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Thru Fri, Feb 28th Start Time: 9:00am In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this workshop will address aspects of rawhide braiding. Students will focus on round, flat and square braiding techniques, with and without cores. String size and quantity as it relates to the core, and string cutting, will also will be addressed. This workshop is suitable for…
  • Reading Wednesday (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Reading Wednesdays Every Wednesday, at 10 am The Visitor Center FREE Best for ages 2 to 5 NO READING WEDNESDAY ON DECEMBER 25 AND JANUARY 1 Bring your toddler for story time each Wednesday at 10 am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft…
  • 🎨 Skillet: Victorious Tour (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm SKILLET: VICTORIOUS TOUR With Special Guests: From Ashes to New & Ledger Tix @ Buy For Less, Smart Saver, 800-514-3849 Online: http://bit.ly/SkilletOKC All Ages Welcome / Doors 6pm On Sale FRI 12/6 10AM
  • 🎓 State of the City (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:30am Signature Sponsors Host Sponsor State of the City Date: 02/26/2020 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: Cox Convention Center 1 Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102 Map to Event Add to My Calendar Join OKC's mayor and more than 1,500 business leaders for this event. Don't miss a unique opportunity to hear Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt reflect…
  • Victorious Tour (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Presale code: “VICTORIOUS” VIP PRESALE (Q&A and M&G experiences available): http://bit.ly/Skillet-VIP. On-sale Dec 6 at 10am local venue time

Thursday, Feb 27th

  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Fort Hays State (Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Fort Hays State https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6519
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Fort Hays State (Edmond) Start Time: 5:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Fort Hays State https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6549
  • Chris Knight (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎨 deadCenter Docs + Art Moves (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 29th Start Time: 2:30pm Join us for our FREE series of deadCenter Documentaries! Screening at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 01/24 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (2009 / 90 min) Director Bradley Beesley 02//28 Beauty is Embarrassing (2012 / 88 min) Director Neil Berkeley 03//27 Dealt (2017 / 85 min) Director Luke Korem 04//24 Tower (2016 / 82 min) Director…
  • 😂 Driving Miss Daisy (Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) 1 day left by Alfred Uhry
  • 🎭 Having Our Say (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 29th Start Time: 7:30pm Celebrate the story of a century with 103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie, famously known as the Delany sisters. From the old Jim Crow South, to renaissance Harlem, and ultimately as a professional teacher and a dentist, respectively – their stories weave a rich tapestry of lives lived triumphantly. While making dinner (live, on stage)…
  • 🍴 ISACA Central Oklahoma February Luncheon (Ted's Escondido - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:30am Speaker: RSA
    Topic: IT Risk Assessments
    Location: Teds Cafe Escondido - Meting Annex Chicken, Beef, and Vegetarian Fajitas will be served.
  • Live (Stockyards City - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm "I've never seen anything like this before!" -Roy Clark, Country Music Hall of Fame. An incredible evening of fiery fiddling by Grand Ole Opry Guest Artist, Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, in the hottest new venue in the historic Stockyards District. Fresh off his performance tour in Thailand, Kyle Dillingham will have lots of music and…
  • 😂 Ms. Pat (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 29th
  • OWC Party for Equality (Verbode - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 5:30pm Women have been demanding constitutional equality for over 100 years, and now is our chance to make sure Oklahoma is on the right side of this historical movement. We’ve kicked off the 2020 legislative session – now join OWC and friends as we raise funds for our ongoing ERA campaign while working to ensure our voices are even stronger at the…
  • 🎓 Rawhide Braiding Workshop (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 9:00am In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this workshop will address aspects of rawhide braiding. Students will focus on round, flat and square braiding techniques, with and without cores. String size and quantity as it relates to the core, and string cutting, will also will be addressed. This workshop is suitable for…
  • Romeo & Juliet (Oklahoma Shakespeare In The Park - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm What if your first true love was someone youd been told to hate? Two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love will risk everything to be together. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a civil war, or will division continue to tear…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Sacramento Kings (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm In an effort to minimize ticket fraud for all Thunder fans, mobile entry or Will Call will be the only delivery options at checkout.
    Children 3 years and older require a ticket for admission

Friday, Feb 28th

  • 🎓 Admitted Student Day (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 11:00am
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Columbus State (Edmond) University of Central Oklahoma Women's Tennis vs Columbus State https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6472
  • Channel 3 - Live From Belle Isle Brewery (Belle Isle Restaurant & Brew Pub - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00pm We return to Belle Isle to melt some faces! Come rock out with Channel 3!
  • 🎨 deadCenter Docs + Art Moves (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 2:30pm Join us for our FREE series of deadCenter Documentaries! Screening at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 01/24 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (2009 / 90 min) Director Bradley Beesley 02//28 Beauty is Embarrassing (2012 / 88 min) Director Neil Berkeley 03//27 Dealt (2017 / 85 min) Director Luke Korem 04//24 Tower (2016 / 82 min) Director…
  • 🎭 Deep Greenwood The Stage Play (Douglass High School - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Deep Greenwood: The Hidden Truth of Black Wall Street the stage play is a fact-based story from the early 1900s that will stir up different emotions and create lasting memories. During the time where racism thrived and segregation was law, two men by the name of O.W. Gurley and J.B. Stratford came together with a plan to start an all black…
  • 😂 Driving Miss Daisy (Pollard Theatre - Guthrie) Last Day by Alfred Uhry
  • 🎭 The Great American Trailer Park Musical (The Boom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎭 Having Our Say (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Start Time: 7:30pm Celebrate the story of a century with 103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie, famously known as the Delany sisters. From the old Jim Crow South, to renaissance Harlem, and ultimately as a professional teacher and a dentist, respectively – their stories weave a rich tapestry of lives lived triumphantly. While making dinner (live, on stage)…
  • Jason Aldean: We Back Tour 2020 (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 🍴 Junior Preview Day (Rose State College - Midwest City) Start Time: 9:00am Class of 2021: Get to know Rose State College during a day of fun, food, and information! Click here to register: https://rosestatecollege.formstack.com/forms/senior_preview_day_19_copy *Registration the morning of February 28th will begin at 8:30am. Students will be provided breakfast, lunch, & an RSC Shirt! Parents are welcome for an…
  • 😂 Ms. Pat (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left
  • 😂 Open Mic Night (Don Quixote Club - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Every Friday is Open Mic Comedy at Don Quixote's! Laugh with local talent as they hone their skills. Are you funny? Sign up at 7:30. See you this week!
  • Othello's Sessions (Othello's of Norman - Norman) Start Time: 8:30pm Othello’s Sessions takes place at Othello’s of Norman, an intimate little Italian restaurant tucked away in Campus Corner on Buchanan Ave. Within walking distance of other popular places such as The Deli and Second Wind Coffeehouse, Othello’s offers one of the most immersive live music experiences in the area. Othello’s Sessions features…
  • 🎓 Rawhide Braiding Workshop (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 9:00am In conjunction with the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association (TCAA), this workshop will address aspects of rawhide braiding. Students will focus on round, flat and square braiding techniques, with and without cores. String size and quantity as it relates to the core, and string cutting, will also will be addressed. This workshop is suitable for…
  • Romeo & Juliet (Oklahoma Shakespeare In The Park - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm What if your first true love was someone youd been told to hate? Two young people torn apart by a divided society and forbidden love will risk everything to be together. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a civil war, or will division continue to tear…
  • Sondheim's A Little Night Music (Oklahoma City University - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Set in 1900 Sweden, a tangled web of affairs is centered around the actress Desirée Armfeldt and the men who love her. Both suitors — and their jealous wives – agree to convene for a weekend in the country. With everyone in one place, the possibility of new romances and second chances bring surprise twists. Spotlight production performed…
  • The Toasters (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm The Toasters with locals TBA This show is all ages. Tickets are $12 at ticketstorm.com, charge by phone 18669661777, purchase hard copy tickets at any Uptown Grocery/Buy For Less location or Starship Records in Tulsa.
  • 😂 Todd Barry - Live In OKC (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Twiggs / stepmom / Endocrine Twins (Opolis Prod - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm Twiggs - Delicious Vibe Rock https://www.facebook.com/twiggsmusic/
    stepmom - Orchestral Dream Punk https://www.facebook.com/stepmomtheband/
    Endocrine Twins - Mysterious Green Boys https://www.facebook.com/endocrinetwins/
    ALL AGES / $7 (Under 21 $10) Doors at 8 / Show at 9
  • 🎓 UCO Musical Theatre Shadow Day (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 9:30am Take an inside look at our UCO Musical Theatre program. Meet current faculty and students, tour the UCO campus, and audition to be part of the incoming 2020-2021 class. All participants must be High School Seniors or College Transfers. A complimentary dinner and tickets to the current UCO Musical Theatre Performance wraps up the day. Register…
  • Votes for Women in the 21st Century: An Insider Perspective (University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma - Chickasha) Start Time: 5:30pm On the 100th anniversary of Oklahoma's ratification of the 19th Amendment, the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma will welcome several female political leaders in the state to campus to discuss a century of successes in the struggle for women’s rights, the challenges they still face, the importance of voting and of women’s voices in…
  • 🎨 Warhol and Wine Painting Event (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Wind down from the stresses of the day with this fun, one-night painting event! Visit the Museum for a painting class under instruction of Wine & Palette. In conjunction with Warhol and the West, create your own Warhol-inspired canvas painting. $45; $40 for Museum members. All supplies provided, including light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.…

Saturday, Feb 29th

  • 1 UP OPEN with the OKC Thunder-Blue (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:00am The OKC Blue are teaming up with Extra Life and hosting the 1UP Open at the Blue game on Saturday, February 29th. We will have four Esports tournaments going on that day. The titles included will be Super Smash Ultimate, Tekken 7, NBA 2K 2020 and Rocket League. During the event, catch some hoops at the Cox Convention Center against the Iowa…
  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Blue vs. Iowa Wolves (Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Thu, 3 Oct 2019 at 10:00 AM
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Nebraska Kearney (Edmond) Start Time: 3:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Nebraska Kearney https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6520
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Nebraska Kearney (Edmond) Start Time: 1:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Nebraska Kearney https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6550
  • 🎨 deadCenter Docs + Art Moves (Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 2:30pm Join us for our FREE series of deadCenter Documentaries! Screening at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 01/24 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (2009 / 90 min) Director Bradley Beesley 02//28 Beauty is Embarrassing (2012 / 88 min) Director Neil Berkeley 03//27 Dealt (2017 / 85 min) Director Luke Korem 04//24 Tower (2016 / 82 min) Director…
  • Gardens Monthly Walking Tour (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Guided Walking Tour Last Saturday of Every Month, 10-11 am November 30 & December 28 Garden Grounds (meet in South Lobby Visitor Center) FREE Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great…
  • 🎭 Having Our Say (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) Last Day Start Time: 7:30pm Celebrate the story of a century with 103-year-old Sadie and 101-year-old Bessie, famously known as the Delany sisters. From the old Jim Crow South, to renaissance Harlem, and ultimately as a professional teacher and a dentist, respectively – their stories weave a rich tapestry of lives lived triumphantly. While making dinner (live, on stage)…
  • 🏃 Hog Jog (Mitch Park - Edmond) The race will be benefitting the Halo Project of OKC whose mission is to help heal children with psychological trauma of abuse or neglect. The Halo Project is the only location in Oklahoma that equips adults with TBRI training, a form of training which builds trust-based relationships between the child and adult.
  • How to Start Growing Your Own Food (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Saturday, February 29, 10 am The Garden Classroom Member $12; Nonmember $17 Dale Spoonemore, Creator of From Seed to Spoon Register by Thursday, February 27 REGISTER HERE Growing your own food is a smart choice. Reaping the health and financial benefits, while improving the environment, makes it even better. Learn from a local garden expert as…
  • 🏃 Edmond Memorial Hog Jog 5K (Downtown - Edmond) Start Time: 8:30am Edmond Memorial's annual community service project, Swine Week, began in 1986 when a small group of students decided to raise money for a friend in need. The students approached the principal, who supported the endeavor and even agreed to kiss a pig. $3,000 was raised, the principal kissed a pig, and Swine Week was born. Flash forward 34 years,…
  • Micky and the Motorcars (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Micky and the Mororcars Tix @ Smart Saver, Buy For Less, 800-514-3849 click here: http://bit.ly/MandTMOKC *All Ages - Doors 7pm ON SALE FRI 12/20 10AM
  • 😂 Ms. Pat (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Last Day
  • Rage In The Cage 72 (Farmer's Market - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • R.LUM.R (Opolis Prod - Norman) Start Time: 8:00pm 8pm doors 9pm show ALL AGES http://www.werlumr.com
  • 🍴 Ties & Tiaras: Daddy Daughter Dance (Edmond Conference Center - Edmond) Start Time: 6:30pm Pictures available, snack type food and refreshments are provided. Ages 3-12
  • Winter Jam 2020 (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Winter Jam is coming to Oklahoma City, OK on Saturday, February 29th! We will be at the Chesapeake Energy Arena! Join Crowder, Hillsong Young & Free, Andy Mineo, and many more awesome artist, with special guest speaker Greg Stier! Make sure to sign up for the Pre Jam Party with Riley Clemmons, Ballenger & Zauntee! • • Jam Nation Doors:…

Sunday, Mar 1st

I was unable to find any published events for Mar 1st.

Monday, Mar 2nd

I was unable to find any published events for Mar 2nd.

Tuesday, Mar 3rd

  • 🏆 Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Clippers (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm In an effort to minimize ticket fraud for all Thunder fans, mobile entry or Will Call will be the only delivery options at checkout.
    Children 3 years and older require a ticket for admission

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2020.02.19 17:48 ViajandoConTimmy Honeymoon review – Dive trip to Philippines + Hong Kong layover

The purpose of this post is mainly for future reference as there is a relatively limited amount of information available for the Philippines, especially outside of the self-promotional blog posts (CLICK HERE TO BUY TRIP INSURANCE, etc), more so for those not exactly on a shoestring budget (not big spenders, but not backpacker-dorm-hostel only). I also sat on this for a while before posting, this trip happened in June of 2019.
Wife and I just got back from two weeks in the Philippines to celebrate our honeymoon. It would be her first dive trip (recently Open Water certified) and it seemed like a great place as there is good diving and it is affordable. We were fortunate enough to get free airfare worth $2,600US thanks to churning, so we had a little bit more money to spend while there. We spent around $4,000US total while there not including airfare. Normally we are pretty frugal but we treated ourselves, it could have been done much more affordably if you pick cheap restaurants and take slower options to get places. We were there from the middle to the end of June, so the start of the rainy season.
After a decent amount of research, we decided to fly into Manila to spend time with a family member who lives there, then to Coron, Palawan, travel to El Nido, Palawan, and fly out of there to Cebu, and go home out of Cebu on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong for an 18-hour layover before our flight home in the USA.
We have family an hour south of Manila who we had never visited, so the first leg of our trip was with them. Upon landing in Manila on a Sunday (weekday traffic is insane, fortunately we didn’t experience that) we drove to Lipa and spent some time there. Among the attractions we saw were: hot springs at Hidden Valley (expensive, almost $50 USD but absolutely gorgeous), a cockfight (vegetarian wife did not enjoy), Taal volcano (hire a banca boat to the island, then rode horses to the top which was unnecessary, could’ve hiked easily – has since erupted, not sure how that is going to affect the tourism!), scuba diving in Anilao (it was good, apparently better than El Nido but inferior to Coron and Cebu where we went. Also $70/each for one dive, so among the priciest. We also had to visit 5+ dive shops to find someone who had both a boat and a DM, since it’s low season everything must be planned), and one of the most memorable meals of the trip at Sulyap café in San Pablo city. The family member we were visiting married a Filipina woman, so we had dinner at her family’s house near Lipa which was a fantastic experience – good food, and after a couple beers we were introduced to “balot”, a boiled chicken egg at various stages of development. It was interesting, glad we tried. They are all over the Philippines, everywhere we went we saw vendors with the styrofoam coolers with “BALOT” written on the side. After a couple days, we flew out of Manila to Coron on Cebu Pacific. The flight was fine, minor delay, and we were able to take relatively large backpacks on board (even though we paid for checked baggage just in case, I like to not check if I don’t have to). It said maximum allowance 7kg or so for carry-on, but at no point was anything weighed. It helped that we got our tickets online and at the kiosks rather than at the counter, since you interact with fewer people.
Our plan in Coron was to do some diving, explore the town, and relax. We booked two nights at the Two Seasons (best hotel in town, around $180 a night) as we planned on doing the “Ultimate Adventure Tour” with El Nido Paradise. This consisted of a 3-day, 2-night trip on a boat from Coron to El Nido, similar to Tao (the boutique and original provider, more expensive, but the dates didn’t line up for us), but unfortunately a week prior to our arrival, it was cancelled a week before we arrived in the Philippines since not enough people signed up. They did give us notice when we booked about two months prior, and regular updates, but we decided to adjust our plan once we knew for sure it wasn’t happening.
Our first day in Coron we got an airport shuttle via the hotel (relatively expensive, but convenient.. about $12 US/person) we scouted dive options and went with Reggae Divers per other threads I read here. We also did laundry, there are places all over town and it’s cheap, 80 pesos per kg/minimum of 3 so $5. For dinner we had Lobster King, it was OK, expensive to get lobstecrab, but fresh.
Second day in Coron was diving day, so we got up early to try to pick up laundry, but they weren’t open (despite their official hours being open at 7, but things are flexible in the Philippines). We dove with Morgane, a great French divemaster who we had to ourselves (benefit of low season). The dives consisted of two wrecks and a reef, but the wrecks were the most memorable. Japanese ships that were sunken in WWII, only a couple of them are accessible to Open Water, but super interesting. Visibility isn’t so great (especially during the rainy season) but it was a blast. The boat took us out with 2-3 other groups, but they were all varying levels and in different stages of certification, so they did their own thing while we had our own DM to ourselves. After the three dives we walked to the top of Mount Tapyas, where you get a great view of the city. It sure was hot, though! For dinner we walked to Sirenetta, this cool restaurant on stilts overlooking the water. Great for the sunset, slow service but tasty.
The third day in Coron we got coffee at Coffee Kong (good spot) and tried to secure a boat to take us to Linapacan. Since the boat trip to El Nido (which would’ve been a highlight of the trip) didn’t work out, we wanted to do some sightseeing other than traditional island-hopping party boats that everyone seems to recommend. We heard of Linapacan via a friend, as a great spot to visit that is definitely off the beaten path (sees very few tourists) and is supposed to be gorgeous. During the high season it seems like it’s quite easy to get there, there are some speed boats that are affordable, but this time of year it was harder to find someone. We walked around the pier (per online posts) and talked to banca operators, but the boats were all kind of small and they wanted between 8,500 and 10,000 pesos, one way. You can get to/from El Nido more easily from Linapacan, but we ultimately decided it wasn’t worth it traveling for multiple hours on the open ocean on a vessel of unknown seaworthiness. Everyone we asked was surprised and said it was very far, too. But in the high season, we’d definitely give it a shot. With that in mind, given we had a flight from El Nido to Cebu in a couple days, we booked a trip on the Phimal fast ferry to El Nido the following morning. We bought tickets from a tour shop called Jessabel in front of Coffee Kong, but you can get them anywhere. Afterwards we transferred to our new hotel, Funny Lion, which as I mentioned earlier was great. We were unable to book a third night in Two Seasons, so we did Funny Lion. It cost about the same ($180 US) but would’ve been less had we booked earlier. The only downside is that since it’s a little bit out of town, tricycle drivers charge you a bit more for rides, and when you’re there coming into town, you get charged a lot more since they’re kind of your only option (in-town rides had been around 20-40 per person depending on mood of driver and how hard we haggled, while it was more to town from Funny Lion). We rented a scooter at the shop called Ethan down the street from the Funny Lion (500 pesos for 8 hours) and headed to Concepcion Falls. The ride was gorgeous, and we stopped and ate at a roadside eatery called Laura’s garden for lunch. It took a while (saw them make two motorcycle runs to buy more supplies, again, low season), but got the best chicken adobo of the trip. Checked out the falls, water was a little low, but it was a fun ride to get there. When we came back, it took 50 pesos of fuel to fill up, and returned the scooter. The lady tried to rip us off saying we only paid 500 and owed her 1,000 more for the remaining two days we had the bike, some yelling ensued, but ultimately my wife got her to realize we had only rented for a day rather than three (assuming we got confused with another white couple, or she was just trying to scam us) and we were on our way. Good thing I left my driver’s license rather than my passport, I have spare licenses and threatened to walk away since I can get a new one easily, not the same with a passport.
The next day it was time to leave Coron to El Nido. The tricycle to the port was pricey, around 200 I think for two people, but we made it no problem. There was a short line for the ferry and we boarded promptly after a couple checkpoints along the way, and the ferry was pretty empty. Departed on time and arrived without any problems. As discussed online, they pump the AC, but I was comfortable in short sleeves and shorts, but wife was a little cold. Nothing miserable. Once we got to El Nido we stopped at Art Café for some food and to wait to get in to our AirBnB. We then rented a scooter (tons of shops in every town we visited offered scooter rentals) to head to Nacpan beach, another gorgeous ride. The last couple kilometers are on a dirt road so be careful. On the way back, we got a flat tire while getting absolutely POURED on, at least the rain was nice compared to the heat. We stopped at one store where a tricycle driver lent us a pump to try to fill the tire, but since it was tubeless I couldn’t figure out how to re-seat the bead. Pushed it down the road another half kilometer or so and found a tire shop, they took a look and somehow were able to inflate it no problem. After checking for leaks (didn’t find any, it must have been two people on a dirt road that caused the problem) we gave them 100 pesos for their trouble and were on our way. Multiple people stopped to ask if we needed help, it was quite a poetic moment getting poured on pushing this rental scooter through a dirt road in the Philippines. This is why we travel. For dinner we went to Happiness Place, a cool hippy-ish restaurant that has a ton of chickpea/hummus bowls. Very tasty. Then we got a massage across the road at Organic Spa, which was OK, they are all cheap though (around 450 for an hour.. so cheap compared to the US). We tipped generously, around 150, since it’s $3 to us but huge to them.
For our next day in El Nido we booked an Island-Hopping tour from Art Café. We chose tour C since it has the most snorkeling, and we rather snorkel than lie on the beach. It cost 1,500 pesos, maybe a 100 peso premium over other providers, but Art Café has their own boat and they seemed like a good operation to support – big on eco-friendliness, claim to fund moors so boats don’t use anchors on tours (but our boat used the anchor a ton.. go figure). The island hopping was fun, the night we booked we were the only ones scheduled for the next day, and they said for the cost of one more person we would go out on our own. We were excited to have the boat to ourselves, but apparently they sell discounted tickets the day of so we had 5 or so other people with us. Not a problem. The spots we visited pretty busy but nothing compared to high season per what the guides said. My wife got a bad sunburn from snorkeling on her back, so be sure to re-apply after every time in the water! We bought reef-safe sunscreen in the US before visiting, but no one else was using any.. The coral that was snorkel-accessible in El Nido was mostly dead, it was very sad. We also grabbed a ton of trash, littering is a problem and it all ends up in the ocean. Unfortunately the accessible places get hit the hardest, as always. For dinner we went to Angels Wish seafood and got the seafood sisig, one of the best meals of the trip, it was absolutely incredible.
Our next day in El Nido we decided to do some on-land adventures. We got breakfast at Athena Café which was pretty good. We did the canopy walk + dream catcher, which was a good way to spend an hour and a half or so. Good views of the city. It started to rain (our first day of rain so far) and got a pedicure at Sutra Spa, it was mediocre.. They only did nails, none of the foot soaking and rubbing, but as always it was cheap (approx $7 US). We had wraps at Holy Smoke for lunch (delicious, big) and hung out waiting for the rain to die down. We were recommended to try kwek-kwek after having balot, advertised as a more accessible egg-based street food. It consists of tempura-fried hard-boiled quail eggs and was delicious. We asked around and were told there were some food carts on the street next to the school, and we found some and they were great. We also got these Japanese cakes that were delicious as well. Once the rain died down (first real rain of the trip aside from a brief downpour in Manila, do not worry about traveling to Philippines in wet season in mid-late June) we rented another scooter and went to Cabañas beach. Hung out at Las Cabañas (a beachside restaurant, very nice bathrooms) and got a beer and went to the zip line. We walked up the hill to take the zip line (buy your ticket at the beach), it was fun, reviews were mixed but we had no problems. 500 pesos if you walk back on your own, 900 to take it both ways. The reviews all complained about the hike up, which I guess would be a problem if you were the average American office worker, but for some young fit people it was no problem. We then went back to Las Cabañas for more beer and to watch the sunset, it was gorgeous and relaxing. Unfortunately the clouds made for a lackluster sunset, so we decided to scoot home while it was still light out rather than drive at night. The power went out for the first time during our trip when we got to town, but 1,000 generators fire up and life goes on. We had dinner at Maa’s, which was tasty, but there was a big group ahead of us so it took a while to get food.
Next morning in El Nido we got breakfast at Squidos, which was the most meh meal of the trip. We went to Art Café to get some souvenirs and I got a coffee and a green mango juice (delicious) while we waited until it was time to go to the airport for our flight to Cebu. I haggled a couple tricycle drivers and secured a ride for 150 pesos, and we were on our way. The airport is a private airport for AirSWIFT (the airline we flew on) that existed originally as a charter airline to take people to some resorts owned by the same company, but has since expanded to public use. Very small airport, security was very fast. They also claimed a 7kg carry-on limit, but when we booked the flight through Art Café prior to our trip we opted for 20kg of luggage each rather than get dinged while trying to board at a much higher rate. Side note, booking on their website was harder than using a travel agent like Art Café, and the luggage was cheaper, so we went with Art Café rather than the airline directly. Of course no one ever weighed our luggage and we carried on our rather large packs (I think a 65 liter was our bigger one) without any resistance and had an on-time flight to Cebu.
Upon arrival to Cebu, our hotel for the night was in Moalboal. To get there we took a Grab (filipino Uber) to the South bus station, which cost 440 pesos, and I learned afterwards that a cab would’ve been cheaper, but it was convenient. At the station there are Ceres buses regularly from 4am-6pm that take you to Moalboal. There was a non-aircon (“ordinary”) bus ready to leave, but we opted to wait for aircon. I asked around and they said it would be an hour for the next bus, but 20 mins or so later a bus showed up. I believe what you need to look for is the route headed to Bato via Barili, but ask around, everyone was helpful. It cost 156 pesos per person and took 3.5 hours or so, depending on how many stops it makes (people get picked up and dropped off all over). Food vendors hopped on as you hit bigger towns, but there were no restroom breaks. The bus had wifi but I didn’t ask for the password. Upon arrival to Moalboal at night, we took a 200 peso tricycle to our hotel, Quo Vadis. We got dinner there (unremarkable) and hit the hay for diving the next day.
Our first full day in Moalboal was spent diving. Breakfast was at the buffet at Quo Vadis (300 pesos, mediocre). We opted to go with the Quo Vadis dive shop where we stayed due mainly to convenience, but I read good things about Blue Abyss that is literally next door. Dives are ~$30 US each, which in my experience is very affordable. The managers at Quo Vadis were Brits, and the DMs were a mix of foreigners and locals. They told us the prior week they had maybe one group a day, but they were running a bunch of groups while we were there. We had an Australian DM, Lauren, to ourselves, and she was fantastic. We did some shore dives and one at Pescador Island, which was the top dive of the trip. Amazing visibility, SO many fish, it was perfect. The other two dives were on the shore, and one was at the sardines which was very cool. Dinner was at Ven’z, a delicious spot.
The next day we planned on going canyoneering to Kawasan falls. This is a popular attraction where you hike/swim through a canyon and stop at some jumps along the way. Various outfitters offer packages (some up to $70 for transport and lunch), but we rented a scooter at Marjone’s (or something like that) close to where we stayed for 300 pesos for the day (cheapest scooter we rented). It was new, and the shop had good helmets, AND it had a full tank of gas which no other shop did. We rode the 45 mins to the base of the canyoneering and hired a guide (1500 each) and they provide helmet + life jacket. It was just us and the guide, so don’t get suckered into a group at that rate. We locked everything in the scooter at the outfitter and brought nothing with us but a ziploc with some money for lunch as there are some BBQ stands about halfway through. Wife is vegetarian so she got a banana but I got some skewers, it was cheap. The highest jump is 13m and it was terrifying but fun. I landed not exactly straight and bruised my ass pretty well, but it was a blast. Wife was too afraid for that one and another, but there’s an option for those who don’t want to jump. We wanted to avoid the crowds and apparently are the only people not obsessed with selfies (everyone confirmed multiple times, confused that we weren’t bringing a camera with us) so we moved pretty quickly. Our guide would skirt around big slow groups and we did the journey in around 3.5 hours. There’s a lot of walking at the beginning and end, and of course throughout, so you want to be in OK shape to do this. It was a lot of fun, big adrenaline rush on the jumps and the scenery is beautiful. The first group is allowed to begin at 6am, you’d have the place to yourself if you did that on a weekday (weekend gets packed with locals). For lunch in town afterwards we checked out Lantaw, it was ok, they didn’t have any seafood unless you ordered it the day before.. doesn’t make sense being on the coast and no one having seafood. Again, low season I’m assuming? We made a quick run into Moalboal town to check out the post office to buy stamps to send postcards to friends/family. 15 pesos gets you a postcard shipped internationally, FYI. We will see how long they take to arrive! (update: around a month, impressive.) We got a massage at Sparadise that was again just OK, but for ~$10 US you can’t complain. The place was clean and not sketchy at all. We got dinner at Ven’z since it was so good, and this time got the mango float for dessert which was stupendous. Not sure why it’s called a float, more like a parfait, but get it. Also if you are from an interesting country bring some currency and they’ll put it on the wall.
Third day in Moalboal was another diving day, and our last, as we would be flying out the following day. Got in three dives, two of which were with Lauren and another with Jingle. The foreign DMs have to give priority to the local employees, so that’s why it switched around so much. The weather was way choppier than our first dive day, so when we made a second trip to Pescador island it was very different to our initial visit. The current was absurdly strong, and we were paired with other divers, so if anyone had trouble it held up the group. One diver in another group was a complete Neanderthal and left his secondary regulator dangling and got himself caught in some hard coral (after dragging it and ruining a bunch of other coral…), definitely seemed like someone the shops should blacklist. He had his advanced certification too, no clue how that happened. Side note: I have trouble clearing my ears (specifically while ascending, reverse block) so I took Sudafed before every dive.. it’s a no no apparently but I couldn’t survive without it. I took it up a notch and took Afrin too and had minimal ear issues, very helpful. Sudafed is not sold in the Philippines so bring your own. At the hotel we made friends with some of the guests and they recommended a woman who was walking around giving massages on the hotel grounds, so we booked her and one other person for a massage after dinner. Dinner was at a fish place in town, I think it was called V Lami. Pretty good, they had some fish on a table out front and we selected. They sold parrot fish which is sad, it’s a vital component of the ecosystem and helps coral grow, but apparently the Philippines have developed a taste for it which is not good, so don’t eat that if you’re there. When we came back the masseuses were waiting and we got the best massage of the trip! 500 pesos, on the beach chairs outside the room listening to the waves.. it was a perfect way to spend our last night.
Our last day in the Philippines was very sad, we did not want to leave and return to reality at home. We got breakfast at Smooth, which had a small menu but pretty good food and coffee. We took a tricycle into town to catch our bus, this time it was 150, and waited at the bus stop maybe 5 minutes before an aircon bus rolled up. This time the bus was nearly empty (on a Saturday) and stopped way fewer times so we made great time. It made a CR (comfort room, go-to word for bathroom in the Philippines) stop once but did not have wifi. We hadn’t really had proper lechón so some quick research indicated a place called Ayer’s lechón in the mall by the south bus station, so we jumped in there for a quick bite (and one more halo halo). The malls have security guards and they look in everyone’s bags, but as foreigners we just got waved through. We had exactly 400 pesos in cash to our name and needed to get to the airport. Cab said it was around 400, and we made it for 380 so it was perfect. We hung out in the airport lounge (thanks, churning and the Priority Pass) to wait for our flight to Hong Kong.
The final leg of our journey was 18 hours in Hong Kong. We arrived Saturday at 11pm and took the airport shuttle to Novotel Citygate where we booked a room. It was $170, and we got it mainly for the proximity to the airport so we could get some sleep quickly. There were cheap AirBnBs nearby but having to gamble on an unresponsive host wasn’t something we wanted to do with such limited time. They upgraded us for some reason to the nicest room there which usually goes for $300 a night and it was insane, huge bathroom with a big tub, very nice. The next morning we got up early, and searched for dim sum for breakfast. We settled on a spot called One Dim Sum, so we walked through the mall to the MTR stop (get cash, MTR ticket machines don’t take cards) into town. We arrived at the restaurant about 10 mins before it opened, and it had a short line, and by the time we were done 30 mins later the place was full. It was delicious, one of the best meals of the trip. Afterwards we walked through the flower and bird market nearby, and took a train to the ferry station to take the Star Ferry across the bay. That was a quick ride, very fun, and a great view of Hong Kong. We wanted to see the Big Buddha next, so we took the train back towards the airport. Research indicated that lines for the cable car get very long on weekends, so we decided to take the 23 bus up and the cable car down. The bus does not make change so break a big bill at the 7-eleven if you need to. We expected long lines at the bus but there were none. At the top we explored, and made our way to the cable car. We paid extra for the crystal car which has a glass bottom, it was approx $28 US each one way. Great views of the city, definitely worth doing. After that we picked up our luggage from the hotel and took the shuttle to the airport, and hung out at the lounge again for a shower before our flight. Showers were full or our of service so they gave us a voucher to Refreshhh which usually costs $30, but man the shower before the long flight (after a long sweaty day in Hong Kong) sure was refreshing. And after that we were on our way.. Sad to go back to work, but very glad we went. Flight was delayed to take off by an hour, marking the biggest hiccup in our entire journey.
Miscellaneous trip notes for Philippines travelers: - ATMs charge a flat rate of 250 pesos, our debit card refunds intl fees (Charles Schwab) but it’s something to consider when withdrawing cash - For backup money, set up an account with Global Remit in case you need to send yourself money (easy and cheap), and leave instructions with a friend so they can wire you cash - Scooters do not have ABS brakes. Don’t be an idiot, wear a helmet. We saw so many tourists not wearing helmets. Not wearing long pants and gloves is bad enough, protect your noggin - You can buy local SIM cards to use your unlocked phone from the US. I got a SMART and a Globe SIM but ended up using SMART the majority of the time. For SMART, you dial *121# to access the menu to select packages, for Globe you dial *143#. SMART charges around $2/GB, it’s cheap - Cash is king, we didn’t use our credit cards outside of the big hotels - 1,000 peso notes are not accepted everywhere, break them every chance you get - Internet (especially at AirBnBs) is usually just a mobile hotspot, so it is pretty slow - It rained only a couple times during the rainy season when we were there (Mid June), definitely didn’t ruin the trip. Only one day did it rain the majority of the day - Moalboal is much drier than Palawan for rainy season visits, it seems like it’s dry there year round - Wife packed a bunch of cute things and never wore them. El Nido was the place where people dressed up the most - I brought one pair of shorts (Eddie Bauer First Ascent), 6 pairs of underwear, 5 synthetic shirts and a couple cotton but I tried never to wear the cotton due to the heat/humidity - For shoes, I got a pair of Tevas and a pair of topsiders. The Tevas gave me blisters on the first day in Coron so I wore topsiders until it healed. If you have a pair of sandals you can wear comfortably for long days with lots of walking definitely only bring those - Never at one point throughout the trip did we feel unsafe or like we were trying to get robbed (Except the motorcycle place Ethan in El Nido, and that may have been a misunderstanding) - Meals were very cheap, 500 pesos for two or so at an average spot. Beers are 50 pesos each. The food was not remarkable but not bad either - Vegetarian wife usually had options, although it helped that she ate seafood - Filtered water at restaurants is called service water and comes from big jugs and is free, no need to buy bottled water. El Nido and Coron were big on reducing plastic waste (no plastic straws, for example) including plastic water bottles
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2019.11.13 16:46 liuidaxmn Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191113(Market index 38 — Fear state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191113(Market index 38 — Fear state)

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The People’s Bank of China Denies Issuance Of National Digital CurrencyAccording to the announcement of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the central bank has not issued any legal digital currency (DC/EP) or authorized any asset trading platform to conduct transactions.The PBoC has been researching legal digital currencies since 2014, which is still in the process of research and testing. Besides, the launch date circulating online is not credible. The “DC/EP” or “DCEP” transacted in the market is not the real legal
CFTC Chairman: America Should Lead Blockchain SpaceThe CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Chairman Heath Tarbert shared his views on the state of the crypto/blockchain industry in the United States on Nov. 12. According to him, the US should take a more active role in the space, and even take the lead, if possible.He also claimed that the US’s regulatory landscape is fractured and uncertain, and believed that the issue lies in the fact that federal and state agencies are ‘jockeying for oversight’ of the markets.
Telegram Asks Court To Dismiss SEC Lawsuit Against Gram CryptocurrencyEncrypted messaging service Telegram has asked the New York Southern District Court to throw out accusations by United States regulators that its in-house cryptocurrency is a security.In a fresh filing on Nov. 12, Telegram’s lawyers did not mince their words as they accused the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of abandoning just practice in its criticisms.
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In morning, we saw an upside correction in bitcoin from the $8,560 swing low against the US Dollar. However, BTC faced a strong resistance near the $8,800 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
There was another decline below the $8,750 level. Moreover, the price broke the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $8,560 low to $8,839 high. The price even broke the $8,720 level, but it stayed above the $8,700 level.
It seems like the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $8,560 low to $8,839 high is acting as a support. Recently, bitcoin price made another attempt to clear the $8,800 resistance and the 100 hourly simple moving average, but it failed.
More importantly, morning’s bearish trend line is active with resistance near $8,775 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. The pair is once again declining and is trading below the $8,750 level.
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Encrypted project calendar(November 13, 2019)

Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a@Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.”Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…”OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov.Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO@aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.”OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).Vexanium (VEX): 13 November 2019 Dapps Incentive Program Vexanium will give an incentive for every Dapps that is submitted during this program period.Egretia (EGT): 13 November 2019 Post Consensus Invest “2019 NYC Blockchain Gaming & DeFi Party Post Consensus Invest” in NYC from 7–9 PM.Holo (HOT): 13 November 2019 AMA “Submit your questions before the #AMA on Nov 13th @ 5PM — 5:45PM UTC”

Encrypted project calendar(November 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th.Binance Coin (BNB): and 4 others 14 November 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from November 14–15.Basic Attention Token (BAT): 14 November 2019 London Privacy Meetup “If you’re in London on Nov. 14th, don’t miss our privacy meetup! The Brave research team, our CPO @johnnyryan, as well as @UoE_EFIHorizen (ZEN): 14 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.IOTA (MIOTA): 14 November 2019 Berlin Meetup From Construction to Smart City: IOTA, Maschinenraum & Thinkt Digital will explain, using concrete use cases, how to gain real value from..Dash (DASH): 14 November 2019 Q3 Summary Call “Dash Core Group Q3 2019 Summary Call — Thursday, 14 November 2019”NEO (NEO): 14 November 2019 NeoFest Singapore Meetup “Glad to have@Nicholas_Merten from DataDash as our host for #NeoFest Singapore meetup on 14th Nov!”ANON (ANON): 14 November 2019 ANONIO Wallet Upgrade In conjunction with the Echelon Update, the ANONIO wallet will also be receiving an upgrade!

Encrypted project calendar(November 15, 2019)

TRON (TRX): 15 November 2019 Cross-chain Project “The #TRON cross-chain project will be available on Nov. 15th”Bluzelle (BLZ): 15 November 2019 (or earlier) CURIE Release CURIE release expected by early November 2019.Zebi (ZCO): 15 November 2019 ZEBI Token Swap Ends “… We will give 90 days to all the ERC 20 token holders to swap out their tokens into Zebi coins.”OKB (OKB): 15 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Vilnius “Join us for a meetup on 15 Nov (Fri) for our 1st ever Talks in Vilnius, Lithuania.”Zenon (ZNN): 15 November 2019 Awareness Fund Payout “Distribution of the fund takes place every Friday until Pillars Lock-in Phase is completed.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 16, 2019)

Bancor (BNT): and 2 others 16 November 2019 Crypto DeFiance-Singapore “Crypto DeFiance is a new global DeFi event embracing established innovators, financial market disruptors, DApp developers…”NEM (XEM): 16 November 2019 Developer’s Event “BLOCKCHAIN: Creation of Multifirma services” from 10:50 AM — 2 PM.

Encrypted project calendar(November 17, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 17 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Lagos Join us on 17 Nov for another OKEx Talks, discussing the “Life of a Crypto Trader”.BitCash (BITC): 17 November 2019 BitCash Gold Hard Fork We will introduce a third currency on the BitCash blockchain with BitCash Gold. BitCash Gold is pegged to the price of gold.EDC Blockchain (EDC): 17 November 2019 Blockchain Seminar “On November 17th, 2019, we invite you to visit the EDC Blockchain seminar in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 18, 2019)

Maker (MKR): 18 November 2019 MCD Launch “BIG changes to terminology are coming with the launch of MCD on Nov. 18th Say hello to Vaults, Dai, and Sai.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 19, 2019)

Lisk (LSK): 19 November 2019 Lisk.js “We are excited to announce liskjs2019 will take place on November 19th. This all day blockchain event will include…”Aion (AION): 19 November 2019 Hard Fork “Leading up to the hard fork on November 19th-20th, 2019 the Unity — Aion Kernel will be upgraded by node operators.”Enigma (ENG): 19 November 2019 Open Community Call The first Enigma Open Community Call is Tuesday, Nov 19th, 11AM ET! important updates on our protocol, the Genesis Game, and our road ahead.

Encrypted project calendar(November 20, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 20 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Odessa Ukr “Join us in Odessa as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!DAPS Token (DAPS): 20 November 2019 Partnership with SWFT “Everyone will have $DAPS mobile wallets, atomic swaps and much more starting on the 20th of November!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 21, 2019)

Cardano (ADA): and 2 others 21 November 2019 Meetup Netherlands (AMS) “This meetup is all about how to decentralize a blockchain, the problems and differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake…”Cappasity (CAPP): 21 November 2019 Virtuality Paris 2019 “Cappasity to demonstrate its solution for the interactive shopping experience at Virtuality Paris 2019.”Horizen (ZEN): 21 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.OKB (OKB): 21 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Johannesburg “Join us the largest city of South Africa — Johannesburg where we will host our OKEx Talks on the 21st Nov.”IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech.OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 22, 2019)

IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key techOKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 27, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 27 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Vinnytsia “Join us in Vinnytsia as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”Fetch.ai (FET): 27 November 2019 London Meetup “Join us on 27 November @primalbasehq to hear an exciting progress report as we prepare for the launch of our #mainnet”

Encrypted project calendar(November 28, 2019)

Horizen (ZEN): 28 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 30, 2019)

Ethos (ETHOS): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Rebranding “In November, we unveil the broker token, a dynamic utility token to power our commission-free crypto trading and broker platform, Voyager.”Digitex Futures (DGTX): 30 November 2019 Public Testnet Launch “…We can expect to see the world’s first zero-commission futures trading platform live on the Ethereum public testnet from 30th November.”Monero (XMR): 30 November 2019 Protocol Upgrade “Preliminary information thread regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of November 30.”Chiliz (CHZ): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Fiat to CHZ Exchanges “We will add another two fiat to $CHZ exchanges in November…”Skrumble Network (SKM): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) P2P & Group Calling “P2P & Group Video Calling,” during November 2019.Aergo (AERGO): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Mainnet 2.0 Upgrade Mainnet 2.0 Protocol update by end of November.Akropolis (AKRO): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Beta Release “All functionality has been deployed to mainnet.”Nash Exchange (NEX): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Mobile Strategy Phase 2 “Phase 2 of our mobile strategy will be live soon with our wallet and portfolio app hitting stores in November!”Akropolis (AKRO): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Beta Release “All functionality has been deployed to mainnet.”

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2019.11.05 13:14 liuidaxmn Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191105 (Market index 54— Neutral state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191105 (Market index 54— Neutral state)

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Coca-Cola Embraces Blockchain Technology Developed By SAPAlabama-based Coca-Cola has become the latest major corporation to recognize the advantages of blockchain technology.According to a recent Business Insider report, Coca-Cola’s bottlers now rely on the blockchain solution, which was developed by German software corporation SAP to keep track of all transactions that take place within 70 franchises.
Æternity Blockchain Developers Take On Ethereum With Final HardforkThe core development team for Æternity, a next-generation, open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, announced its LIMA hardfork on Nov 5, releasing the latest software to miners and in fact, handing over governance to the community. The third major æternity protocol upgrade this year, LIMA adds a sophisticated, improved Virtual Machine, governance, and naming system to challenge Ethereum and other blockchain platforms. Æternity is one of the most active blockchain developer communities measured by code activity. Core developers proposed hardfork, LIMA software release to miners, who will mine or not mine fork of aeternity blockchain.
Bangkok Bank To Launch Blockchain-Based L/C Service Next MonthBangkok Bank (BBL) is set to roll out a blockchain-based letter of credit (L/C) service next month and aims for the innovative financial service to increase the bank’s trade finance business.The bank will use R3’s Corda-powered Voltron platform to digitise the L/C process, said executive director Charamporn Jotikasthira.BBL is the only Thai bank among the eight founding members of Voltron, which include BNP Paribas, HSBC, ING, and Standard Chartered Bank.
Chinese Regulator Investigates Firm’s Blockchain Efforts Amid Stock SurgeAn obscure porcelain and education firm is under investigation by a top Chinese regulator after it became one of the most sought-after blockchain stocks last week.Guangdong Great Wall Group, whose stock price skyrocketed for five consecutive days last week after Chinese president XI Jinping praised blockchain technology, said it was under investigation by the China Securities Regulatory Commission. The investigation comes as the government appeals for “rational” investments in Chinese blockchain and fintech firms.
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BTC — BTC rose rapidly in the early hours of this morning, reaching a maximum of $9645, now falling back to around $9400. In the past 24 hours, the net outflow of BTC funds is close to US $50 million, and the outflow of market funds is significantly increased compared with the previous cycle. BTC made a tentative pull in the early morning to test the upper resistance. In terms of the 4-hour line, the overall volume is not obvious, and the follow-up strength is insufficient, and the breakthrough is not successful. The domestic market is still dominated by shocks, and may withdraw again after the failure of short-term breakthrough to prepare for the next round of offensive. The upper resistance continued to focus around $9600, while the lower support continued to focus on $9000. In terms of operation, it is suggested to control the position and wait for the right opportunity to build the position.
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Encrypted project calendar(November 5, 2019)

Nexus (NXS): 05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.”NEM (XEM): 05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019.TomoChain (TOMO): 05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!”aelf (ELF): 05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks.ICON (ICX): 05 November 2019 Seoul Meetup “We are pleased to announce that the ICON x Steem DApp SEOUL MEETUP will be held in the ICON Lounge on November 5th.”Utrust (UTK): 05 November 2019 Lisbon Meetup “We’re hosting a meetup for anyone interested in blockchain & crypto adoption! Industry leaders like Cointelegraph, BetProtocol & others…”Siacoin (SC): 05 November 2019 Zurich Meetup “Join us Tuesday, Nov 5th in Zurich for a Sia meetup with CEO David, and devs Chris and PJ at @impacthubzurich.”OKB (OKB): 05 November 2019 Simulation USDT Futures “NEW LAUNCH: The much-awaited $USDT-Margined Futures Trading will soon be available on #OKEx… Simulation launching Nov 5”

Encrypted project calendar(November 6, 2019)

STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th.KIM/Kimcoin: Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC).Nebulas (NAS): 06 November 2019 Burn Deadline “Be sure to read this announcement & burn your $NAT by November 6th, 3:00p.m. (UTC+8, Beijing time).”Power Ledger (POWR): 06 November 2019 Book Launch ATTN Perth Power Ledger community, we will be hosting renowned economist Ross Garnaut at our WA office for the launch of his latest book…

Encrypted project calendar(November 7, 2019)

XRP (XRP): 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore.BTC/Bitcoin: Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th.Waves (WAVES): 07 November 2019 Joins Odyssey “#Waves is joining Odyssey… We’re kicking off on Nov. 7 at Polaris…”Komodo (KMD) and 1 other: 07 November 2019 Block Party Amsterdam Block Party Amsterdam in Amsterdam from 17:30–22:00.Horizen (ZEN): 07 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 8, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th.IOTX/IoTeX: IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08TOP (TOP): 08 November 2019 Mainnet Launch “So excited to announce that on November 8th, TOP Network will officially launch the mainnet…”OKB (OKB): 08 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Valencia “Meet us at our next OKEx Talks in Valencia on 8 Nov with speaker Gustavo Segovia @sepu85 who will look at the benefits of creating

Encrypted project calendar(November 9, 2019)

CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland.HTMLCOIN (HTML): 09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.

Encrypted project calendar(November 10, 2019)

Bibox Token (BIX): 10 November 2019 Bibox Summit “Bibox Summit 2019 — Maximizing Profit On Uptrend Season” from 1 PM — 5 PM (ITV) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Encrypted project calendar(November 11, 2019)

PAX/Paxos Standard: Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference.Crypto.com Coin (CRO): and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore.GoldCoin (GLC): 11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…”Horizen (ZEN): 11 November 2019 (or earlier) Horizen Giveaway — Nodes Horizen Giveaway — Win Free Node Hosting! Entries before November 11th.SINOVATE (SIN): 11 November 2019 Roadmap V3 SINOVATE (SIN) Roadmap V3 will be released with new upcoming technologies and proof of concepts!

Encrypted project calendar(November 12, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13thBinance Coin (BNB) and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.”Aion (AION) and 17 others: 12 November 2019 The Capital The Capital conference from November 12–13 in Singapore.Loom Network (LOOM): 12 November 2019 Transfer Gateway Update “If you have a dapp that relies on the Transfer Gateway, follow the instructions below to make sure you’re prepared.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 13, 2019)

Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a @Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.”Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…”OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov.Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO @aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.”OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).

Encrypted project calendar(November 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th.Binance Coin (BNB): and 4 others 14 November 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from November 14–15.Basic Attention Token (BAT): 14 November 2019 London Privacy Meetup “If you’re in London on Nov. 14th, don’t miss our privacy meetup! The Brave research team, our CPO @johnnyryan, as well as @UoE_EFIHorizen (ZEN): 14 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.IOTA (MIOTA): 14 November 2019 Berlin Meetup From Construction to Smart City: IOTA, Maschinenraum & Thinkt Digital will explain, using concrete use cases, how to gain real value from..Dash (DASH): 14 November 2019 Q3 Summary Call “Dash Core Group Q3 2019 Summary Call — Thursday, 14 November 2019”NEO (NEO): 14 November 2019 NeoFest Singapore Meetup “Glad to have @Nicholas_Merten from DataDash as our host for #NeoFest Singapore meetup on 14th Nov!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 15, 2019)

TRON (TRX): 15 November 2019 Cross-chain Project “The #TRON cross-chain project will be available on Nov. 15th”Bluzelle (BLZ): 15 November 2019 (or earlier) CURIE Release CURIE release expected by early November 2019.Zebi (ZCO): 15 November 2019 ZEBI Token Swap Ends “… We will give 90 days to all the ERC 20 token holders to swap out their tokens into Zebi coins.”OKB (OKB): 15 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Vilnius “Join us for a meetup on 15 Nov (Fri) for our 1st ever Talks in Vilnius, Lithuania.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 16, 2019)

Bancor (BNT): and 2 others 16 November 2019 Crypto DeFiance-Singapore “Crypto DeFiance is a new global DeFi event embracing established innovators, financial market disruptors, DApp developers…”NEM (XEM): 16 November 2019 Developer’s Event “BLOCKCHAIN: Creation of Multifirma services” from 10:50 AM — 2 PM.

Encrypted project calendar(November 17, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 17 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Lagos Join us on 17 Nov for another OKEx Talks, discussing the “Life of a Crypto Trader”.

Encrypted project calendar(November 18, 2019)

Maker (MKR): 18 November 2019 MCD Launch “BIG changes to terminology are coming with the launch of MCD on Nov. 18th Say hello to Vaults, Dai, and Sai.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 19, 2019)

Lisk (LSK): 19 November 2019 Lisk.js “We are excited to announce liskjs2019 will take place on November 19th. This all day blockchain event will include…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 20, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 20 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Odessa Ukr “Join us in Odessa as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 21, 2019)

Cardano (ADA): and 2 others 21 November 2019 Meetup Netherlands (AMS) “This meetup is all about how to decentralize a blockchain, the problems and differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake…”Cappasity (CAPP): 21 November 2019 Virtuality Paris 2019 “Cappasity to demonstrate its solution for the interactive shopping experience at Virtuality Paris 2019.”Horizen (ZEN): 21 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.OKB (OKB): 21 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Johannesburg “Join us the largest city of South Africa — Johannesburg where we will host our OKEx Talks on the 21st Nov.”IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech.OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 22, 2019)

IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key techOKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 27, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 27 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Vinnytsia “Join us in Vinnytsia as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”Fetch.ai (FET): 27 November 2019 London Meetup “Join us on 27 November @primalbasehq to hear an exciting progress report as we prepare for the launch of our #mainnet”

Encrypted project calendar(November 28, 2019)

Horizen (ZEN): 28 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 30, 2019)

Ethos (ETHOS): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Rebranding “In November, we unveil the broker token, a dynamic utility token to power our commission-free crypto trading and broker platform, Voyager.”Digitex Futures (DGTX): 30 November 2019 Public Testnet Launch “…We can expect to see the world’s first zero-commission futures trading platform live on the Ethereum public testnet from 30th November.”Monero (XMR): 30 November 2019 Protocol Upgrade “Preliminary information thread regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of November 30.”Chiliz (CHZ): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Fiat to CHZ Exchanges “We will add another two fiat to $CHZ exchanges in November…”Skrumble Network (SKM): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) P2P & Group Calling “P2P & Group Video Calling,” during November 2019.Aergo (AERGO): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Mainnet 2.0 Upgrade Mainnet 2.0 Protocol update by end of November.Akropolis (AKRO): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Beta Release “All functionality has been deployed to mainnet.”Nash Exchange (NEX): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Mobile Strategy Phase 2 “Phase 2 of our mobile strategy will be live soon with our wallet and portfolio app hitting stores in November!”

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2019.11.04 13:43 liuidaxmn Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191104 (Market index 49 — Neutral state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191104 (Market index 49 — Neutral state)

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China And Kazakhstan To Cooperate In Digital Industry, And BlockchainHAN Zheng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of the State Council and Chinese chair of the China-Kazakhstan Cooperation Committee, and Alikhan Smailov, first Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Chair of the committee, co-chaired the ninth meeting of the China-Kazakhstan Cooperation Committee in China on November 4.
Huawei To Advance Commercial Application Of Blockchain, Says Director Of Huawei Blockchain ProjectRecently, blockchain has been a quite hot word in China after President XI Jinping claimed the emerging technology is vital to the future of the country. ZHANG Xiaojun, the director of the Huawei blockchain project, shared his opinions on the current development of blockchain in a recent interview.When talking about the obstacles faced by the blockchain in terms of the wide application, ZHANG pointed out four points. Firstly, users hope to increase revenue through blockchain, while the technology itself is to reduce operating cost; secondly, the security of blockchain technology is still insufficient, which may lead to new security risks in the application; thirdly, the shortage of cross-chain standards brings difficulties in the large commercial application of blockchain; lastly, blockchain is becoming an isolated island, which makes POC possible but blocks it to be commercialized.What Huawei faces is the first obstacle, according to ZHANG. He said the company intends to provide customers with a clear value demonstration for blockchain, which will help sweep aside customers’ concerns and enlarge their commercial application layout.Besides, regarding opportunities brought by 5G to blockchain, he stated that the blockchain technology would not only be deployed in the core cloud but also the edge cloud. And 5G can meet demands of large bandwidth and low latency for the edge cloud blockchain in the case of large commercial use.
China Launches A Blockchain-Based Identification System For Smart CitiesChina has launched a blockchain-based identification system for smart cities, aimed at better connectivity and data sharing between these cities.The system has been developed by three institutes in the city of Shijiazhuang and will assign a unique, global digital ID to nationwide smart cities, Global Times reported on Nov. 4, citing state-run Xinhua News Agency.ZHANG Chao, director of the Zhongguancun Industry & Information Research Institute of Two-dimensional Code Technology, one of the developers of the blockchain-based ID system, said that the system was self-developed by China and will be “independently distributed and managed by China, with a unified distribution rule, a resolution of distributed storage and tamper-resistant code.”

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This past week, bitcoin climbed higher steadily above the $9,200 and $9,300 resistance levels against the US Dollar. BTC even traded above the $9,350 resistance area and the 100 hourly simple moving average.
However, the price struggling to break the $9,400 resistance area. As a result, the price started a fresh decline from the $9,393 high. It traded back below the $9.300 level and the 100 hourly SMA.
More importantly, there was a break below a connecting bullish trend line with support near $9,240 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair. A low was formed near $9,081 and the price is currently correcting higher.
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Encrypted project calendar(November 4, 2019)

Stellar (XLM): 04 November 2019 Stellar Meridian Conf. Stellar Meridian conference from Nov 4–5 in Mexico City. Cappasity (CAPP): 04 November 2019 Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 4–7. Aion (AION): 04 November 2019 CASCON x EVOKE 2019 CASCON x EVOKE 2019 from Nov 4–6 in Toronto. ThoreNext (THX): 04 November 2019 Migration/Swap Begins “4 Nov 2019 Migration/Swap/Issuance start Check Your email 1st Nov To facilitate a streamlined Process, we will use proprietary software…” Ocean Protocol (OCEAN): 04 November 2019 Blckchn for Science Party “Join us on Monday for bottles and (data) models at the official Blockchain for Science afterparty at @betahaus Factom (FCT): 04 November 2019 Grant Deadline “Have an idea you’ve been itching to build using #FactomProtocol? Apply for a grant (the deadline is November 4th):” Winding Tree (LIF): 04 November 2019 HackTravel London HackTravel London from November 4–6 in London.

Encrypted project calendar(November 5, 2019)

Nexus (NXS): 05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.” NEM (XEM): 05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019. TomoChain (TOMO): 05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!” aelf (ELF): 05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks. ICON (ICX): 05 November 2019 Seoul Meetup “We are pleased to announce that the ICON x Steem DApp SEOUL MEETUP will be held in the ICON Lounge on November 5th.” Utrust (UTK): 05 November 2019 Lisbon Meetup “We’re hosting a meetup for anyone interested in blockchain & crypto adoption! Industry leaders like Cointelegraph, BetProtocol & others…” Siacoin (SC): 05 November 2019 Zurich Meetup “Join us Tuesday, Nov 5th in Zurich for a Sia meetup with CEO David, and devs Chris and PJ at @impacthubzurich.” OKB (OKB): 05 November 2019 Simulation USDT Futures “NEW LAUNCH: The much-awaited $USDT-Margined Futures Trading will soon be available on #OKEx… Simulation launching Nov 5”

Encrypted project calendar(November 6, 2019)

STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th. KIM/Kimcoin: Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC). Nebulas (NAS): 06 November 2019 Burn Deadline “Be sure to read this announcement & burn your $NAT by November 6th, 3:00p.m. (UTC+8, Beijing time).” Power Ledger (POWR): 06 November 2019 Book Launch ATTN Perth Power Ledger community, we will be hosting renowned economist Ross Garnaut at our WA office for the launch of his latest book…

Encrypted project calendar(November 7, 2019)

XRP (XRP): 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore. BTC/Bitcoin: Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th. Waves (WAVES): 07 November 2019 Joins Odyssey “#Waves is joining Odyssey… We’re kicking off on Nov. 7 at Polaris…” Komodo (KMD) and 1 other: 07 November 2019 Block Party Amsterdam Block Party Amsterdam in Amsterdam from 17:30–22:00. Horizen (ZEN): 07 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 8, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th. IOTX/IoTeX: IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08 TOP (TOP): 08 November 2019 Mainnet Launch “So excited to announce that on November 8th, TOP Network will officially launch the mainnet…” OKB (OKB): 08 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Valencia “Meet us at our next OKEx Talks in Valencia on 8 Nov with speaker Gustavo Segovia @sepu85 who will look at the benefits of creating

Encrypted project calendar(November 9, 2019)

CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland. HTMLCOIN (HTML): 09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.

Encrypted project calendar(November 10, 2019)

Bibox Token (BIX): 10 November 2019 Bibox Summit “Bibox Summit 2019 — Maximizing Profit On Uptrend Season” from 1 PM — 5 PM (ITV) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Encrypted project calendar(November 11, 2019)

PAX/Paxos Standard: Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference. Crypto.com Coin (CRO): and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore. GoldCoin (GLC): 11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…” Horizen (ZEN): 11 November 2019 (or earlier) Horizen Giveaway — Nodes Horizen Giveaway — Win Free Node Hosting! Entries before November 11th. SINOVATE (SIN): 11 November 2019 Roadmap V3 SINOVATE (SIN) Roadmap V3 will be released with new upcoming technologies and proof of concepts!

Encrypted project calendar(November 12, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13th Binance Coin (BNB) and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.” Aion (AION) and 17 others: 12 November 2019 The Capital The Capital conference from November 12–13 in Singapore. Loom Network (LOOM): 12 November 2019 Transfer Gateway Update “If you have a dapp that relies on the Transfer Gateway, follow the instructions below to make sure you’re prepared.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 13, 2019)

Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a @Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.” Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov. Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO @aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).

Encrypted project calendar(November 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th. Binance Coin (BNB): and 4 others 14 November 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from November 14–15. Basic Attention Token (BAT): 14 November 2019 London Privacy Meetup “If you’re in London on Nov. 14th, don’t miss our privacy meetup! The Brave research team, our CPO @johnnyryan, as well as @UoE_EFI Horizen (ZEN): 14 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. IOTA (MIOTA): 14 November 2019 Berlin Meetup From Construction to Smart City: IOTA, Maschinenraum & Thinkt Digital will explain, using concrete use cases, how to gain real value from.. Dash (DASH): 14 November 2019 Q3 Summary Call “Dash Core Group Q3 2019 Summary Call — Thursday, 14 November 2019” NEO (NEO): 14 November 2019 NeoFest Singapore Meetup “Glad to have @Nicholas_Merten from DataDash as our host for #NeoFest Singapore meetup on 14th Nov!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 15, 2019)

TRON (TRX): 15 November 2019 Cross-chain Project “The #TRON cross-chain project will be available on Nov. 15th” Bluzelle (BLZ): 15 November 2019 (or earlier) CURIE Release CURIE release expected by early November 2019. Zebi (ZCO): 15 November 2019 ZEBI Token Swap Ends “… We will give 90 days to all the ERC 20 token holders to swap out their tokens into Zebi coins.” OKB (OKB): 15 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Vilnius “Join us for a meetup on 15 Nov (Fri) for our 1st ever Talks in Vilnius, Lithuania.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 16, 2019)

Bancor (BNT): and 2 others 16 November 2019 Crypto DeFiance-Singapore “Crypto DeFiance is a new global DeFi event embracing established innovators, financial market disruptors, DApp developers…” NEM (XEM): 16 November 2019 Developer’s Event “BLOCKCHAIN: Creation of Multifirma services” from 10:50 AM — 2 PM.

Encrypted project calendar(November 17, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 17 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Lagos Join us on 17 Nov for another OKEx Talks, discussing the “Life of a Crypto Trader”.

Encrypted project calendar(November 18, 2019)

Maker (MKR): 18 November 2019 MCD Launch “BIG changes to terminology are coming with the launch of MCD on Nov. 18th Say hello to Vaults, Dai, and Sai.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 19, 2019)

Lisk (LSK): 19 November 2019 Lisk.js “We are excited to announce liskjs2019 will take place on November 19th. This all day blockchain event will include…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 20, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 20 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Odessa Ukr “Join us in Odessa as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 21, 2019)

Cardano (ADA): and 2 others 21 November 2019 Meetup Netherlands (AMS) “This meetup is all about how to decentralize a blockchain, the problems and differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake…” Cappasity (CAPP): 21 November 2019 Virtuality Paris 2019 “Cappasity to demonstrate its solution for the interactive shopping experience at Virtuality Paris 2019.” Horizen (ZEN): 21 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. OKB (OKB): 21 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Johannesburg “Join us the largest city of South Africa — Johannesburg where we will host our OKEx Talks on the 21st Nov.” IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech. OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 22, 2019)

IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 27, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 27 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Vinnytsia “Join us in Vinnytsia as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!” Fetch.ai (FET): 27 November 2019 London Meetup “Join us on 27 November @primalbasehq to hear an exciting progress report as we prepare for the launch of our #mainnet”

Encrypted project calendar(November 28, 2019)

Horizen (ZEN): 28 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 30, 2019)

Ethos (ETHOS): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Rebranding “In November, we unveil the broker token, a dynamic utility token to power our commission-free crypto trading and broker platform, Voyager.” Digitex Futures (DGTX): 30 November 2019 Public Testnet Launch “…We can expect to see the world’s first zero-commission futures trading platform live on the Ethereum public testnet from 30th November.” Monero (XMR): 30 November 2019 Protocol Upgrade “Preliminary information thread regarding the scheduled protocol upgrade of November 30.” Chiliz (CHZ): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Fiat to CHZ Exchanges “We will add another two fiat to $CHZ exchanges in November…” Skrumble Network (SKM): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) P2P & Group Calling “P2P & Group Video Calling,” during November 2019. Aergo (AERGO): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Mainnet 2.0 Upgrade Mainnet 2.0 Protocol update by end of November. Akropolis (AKRO): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Beta Release “All functionality has been deployed to mainnet.” Nash Exchange (NEX): 30 November 2019 (or earlier) Mobile Strategy Phase 2 “Phase 2 of our mobile strategy will be live soon with our wallet and portfolio app hitting stores in November!”

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2019.11.03 16:26 liuidaxmn Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191103 (Market index 56 — Neutral state)

Daily analysis of cryptocurrencies 20191103 (Market index 56 — Neutral state)

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DAppTotal: Airdrop Of EIDOS Is A Disaster, Top Player May Profit Over Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars Citing data by DAppTotal, ever since EIDOS launched the airdrop event, the number of its 24h active users has reached 1,260, that of its 24h transactions has surpassed 1.89 million, and its 24h trading volume has registered 1,770 EOS. Such popularity has never been seen in any other EOS DApps, according to DAppTotal. Blockchain security firm PeckShield revealed that the airdrop event of EIDOS led to the price surge of CPU, which means normal EOS transactions between users could fail and most of the users are not able to play with gaming DApps under a congested EOS network. As reported by CoinNess.com earlier, the current CPU price for 1 EOS is 0.0001 EOS. Two days ago, however, one could use 1 EOS to rent 3,600 EOS for 30 days. This indicates an increase of more than 16 times because of the EIDOS hype. DAppTotal researchers found that as of now, players have made 35.83 million transactions, containing 3.39 million EIDOS tokens, to the account ‘eidosonecoin,’ 95% of which had only 0.0001 EOS sent. If a user sold all of the EIDOS tokens at peak prices, his or her earnings could be more than tens of thousands of dollars. It is really harmful to the EOS ecosystem, said the researchers.
At Least 23k Emails Leaked By BitMEX, Claims Research Director At The Block Larry Cermak, Director of Research at The Block, tweeted, “I now have access to 23,000 emails that were leaked by BitMEX. Surprisingly, there is only one person that used a .gov email. There were 66 students/alumni that used .edu email. NYU dominates (7 people), followed by Berkley, and University of Michigan.” BitMEX has previously made a response to the leaked email address in its blog post, saying that in this instance, beyond email addresses, no other personal data or account information has been disclosed and no further emails have been sent. “The error which has caused this has been identified and fixed, ensuring our usual high standards of privacy are upheld,” the company claimed.
Chinese VC Firms Returning To Blockchain, $368M Raised In H1, 2019 By Blockchain Startups Chinese venture capital firms are taking another look at blockchain. After the 2018 crypto crash, up to 90 percent of blockchain-focused VCs left the market. Now, as China’s central government pushes for greater blockchain adoption, some are returning. During the first six months in 2019, Chinese blockchain startups raised $368 million via 71 funding deals, according to Chinese financial data tracker 01Caijing.
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This past week, there was a slow and steady decline in bitcoin below the $8,400 support against the US Dollar. Moreover, BTC price also traded below the $8,200 support area. Finally, it spiked below the $8,000 support, but remained well above the 100 simple moving average (4-hours).
A swing low was formed near $8,960 and the price recently started an upward move. There was a break above the $8,100 and $8,200 resistance levels to start a decent increase.
More importantly, there was a break above a key contracting triangle with resistance near $9,240 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. At the moment, the price is trading near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the $10,584 high to $8,960 low.
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Encrypted project calendar(November 3, 2019)

Waltonchain (WTC): 03 November 2019 Premining Application End “Application for SMN & GMN $WTA pre-mining ends at 17:00 on Nov. 3 (UTC+8).”

Encrypted project calendar(November 4, 2019)

Stellar (XLM): 04 November 2019 Stellar Meridian Conf. Stellar Meridian conference from Nov 4–5 in Mexico City. Cappasity (CAPP): 04 November 2019 Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from November 4–7. Aion (AION): 04 November 2019 CASCON x EVOKE 2019 CASCON x EVOKE 2019 from Nov 4–6 in Toronto. ThoreNext (THX): 04 November 2019 Migration/Swap Begins “4 Nov 2019 Migration/Swap/Issuance start Check Your email 1st Nov To facilitate a streamlined Process, we will use proprietary software…” Ocean Protocol (OCEAN): 04 November 2019 Blckchn for Science Party “Join us on Monday for bottles and (data) models at the official Blockchain for Science afterparty at @betahaus Factom (FCT): 04 November 2019 Grant Deadline “Have an idea you’ve been itching to build using #FactomProtocol? Apply for a grant (the deadline is November 4th):” Winding Tree (LIF): 04 November 2019 HackTravel London HackTravel London from November 4–6 in London.

Encrypted project calendar(November 5, 2019)

Nexus (NXS): 05 November 2019 Tritium Official Release “Remember, Remember the 5th of November, the day Tritium changed Distributed Ledger. Yes, this is an official release date.” NEM (XEM): 05 November 2019 Innovation Forum — Kyiv NEM Foundation Council Member Anton Bosenko will be speaking in the upcoming International Innovation Forum in Kyiv on November 5, 2019. TomoChain (TOMO): 05 November 2019 TomoX Testnet “Mark your calendar as TomoX testnet will be live on Tuesday, Nov 5th!” aelf (ELF): 05 November 2019 Bug Bounty Program Ends On Oct 24th, 2019 aelf’s biggest bug bounty will launch with a large reward pool. The event will run for almost 2 weeks. ICON (ICX): 05 November 2019 Seoul Meetup “We are pleased to announce that the ICON x Steem DApp SEOUL MEETUP will be held in the ICON Lounge on November 5th.” Utrust (UTK): 05 November 2019 Lisbon Meetup “We’re hosting a meetup for anyone interested in blockchain & crypto adoption! Industry leaders like Cointelegraph, BetProtocol & others…” Siacoin (SC): 05 November 2019 Zurich Meetup “Join us Tuesday, Nov 5th in Zurich for a Sia meetup with CEO David, and devs Chris and PJ at @impacthubzurich.” OKB (OKB): 05 November 2019 Simulation USDT Futures “NEW LAUNCH: The much-awaited $USDT-Margined Futures Trading will soon be available on #OKEx… Simulation launching Nov 5”

Encrypted project calendar(November 6, 2019)

STEEM/Steem: The Steem (STEEM) SteemFest 4 conference will be held in Bangkok from November 6th to 10th. KIM/Kimcoin: Kimcoin (KIM) Bitfinex will be online at KIM on November 6, 2019 at 12:00 (UTC). Nebulas (NAS): 06 November 2019 Burn Deadline “Be sure to read this announcement & burn your $NAT by November 6th, 3:00p.m. (UTC+8, Beijing time).” Power Ledger (POWR): 06 November 2019 Book Launch ATTN Perth Power Ledger community, we will be hosting renowned economist Ross Garnaut at our WA office for the launch of his latest book…

Encrypted project calendar(November 7, 2019)

XRP (XRP): 07 November 2019 Swell 2019 Ripple hosts Swell from November 7th — 8th in Singapore. BTC/Bitcoin: Malta The A.I. and Blockchain summit will be held in Malta from November 7th to 8th. Waves (WAVES): 07 November 2019 Joins Odyssey “#Waves is joining Odyssey… We’re kicking off on Nov. 7 at Polaris…” Komodo (KMD) and 1 other: 07 November 2019 Block Party Amsterdam Block Party Amsterdam in Amsterdam from 17:30–22:00. Horizen (ZEN): 07 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA.

Encrypted project calendar(November 8, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2nd Global Digital Mining Summit will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from October 8th to 10th. IOTX/IoTeX: IoTex (IOTX) will participate in the CES Expo on November 08 TOP (TOP): 08 November 2019 Mainnet Launch “So excited to announce that on November 8th, TOP Network will officially launch the mainnet…” OKB (OKB): 08 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Valencia “Meet us at our next OKEx Talks in Valencia on 8 Nov with speaker Gustavo Segovia @sepu85 who will look at the benefits of creating

Encrypted project calendar(November 9, 2019)

CENNZ/Centrality: Centrality (CENNZ) will meet in InsurTechNZ Connect — Insurance and Blockchain on October 9th in Auckland. HTMLCOIN (HTML): 09 November 2019 (or earlier) Mandatory Wallet Update Mandatory Wallet Update: there will be a soft fork on our blockchain. This update adds header signature verification on block 997,655.

Encrypted project calendar(November 11, 2019)

PAX/Paxos Standard: Paxos Standard (PAX) 2019 Singapore Financial Technology Festival will be held from November 11th to 15th, and Paxos Standard will attend the conference. Crypto.com Coin (CRO): and 3 others 11 November 2019 Capital Warm-up Party Capital Warm-up Party in Singapore. GoldCoin (GLC): 11 November 2019 Reverse Bitcoin Hardfork The GoldCoin (GLC) Team will be “Reverse Hard Forking” the Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain…” Horizen (ZEN): 11 November 2019 (or earlier) Horizen Giveaway — Nodes Horizen Giveaway — Win Free Node Hosting! Entries before November 11th.

Encrypted project calendar(November 12, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The CoinMarketCap Global Conference will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Singapore from November 12th to 13th Binance Coin (BNB) and 7 others: 12 November 2019 CMC Global Conference “The first-ever CoinMarketCap large-scale event: A one-of-a-kind blockchain / crypto experience like you’ve never experienced before.” Aion (AION) and 17 others: 12 November 2019 The Capital The Capital conference from November 12–13 in Singapore. Loom Network (LOOM): 12 November 2019 Transfer Gateway Update “If you have a dapp that relies on the Transfer Gateway, follow the instructions below to make sure you’re prepared.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 13, 2019)

Fetch.ai (FET): 13 November 2019 Cambridge Meetup “Join us for a @Fetch_ai #Cambridge #meetup on 13 November @pantonarms1.” Binance Coin (BNB) and 5 others: 13 November 2019 Blockchain Expo N.A. “It will bring together key industries from across the globe for two days of top-level content and discussion across 5 co-located events…” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 Dnipro, Ukraine- Talks Join us in Dnipro as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour on 11 Nov. Centrality (CENNZ): 13 November 2019 AMA Meetup “Ask our CEO @aaronmcdnz anything in person! Join the AMA meetup on 13 November in Singapore.” OKB (OKB): 13 November 2019 OKEx Cryptotour Dnipro “OKEx Cryptour Ukraine 2019 — Dnipro” in Dnipro from 6–9 PM (EET).

Encrypted project calendar(November 14, 2019)

BTC/Bitcoin: The 2019 BlockShow Asia Summit will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from November 14th to 15th. Binance Coin (BNB): and 4 others 14 November 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 BlockShow Asia 2019 at Marina Bay Sands Expo, Singapore from November 14–15. Basic Attention Token (BAT): 14 November 2019 London Privacy Meetup “If you’re in London on Nov. 14th, don’t miss our privacy meetup! The Brave research team, our CPO @johnnyryan, as well as @UoE_EFI Horizen (ZEN): 14 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. IOTA (MIOTA): 14 November 2019 Berlin Meetup From Construction to Smart City: IOTA, Maschinenraum & Thinkt Digital will explain, using concrete use cases, how to gain real value from.. Dash (DASH): 14 November 2019 Q3 Summary Call “Dash Core Group Q3 2019 Summary Call — Thursday, 14 November 2019” NEO (NEO): 14 November 2019 NeoFest Singapore Meetup “Glad to have @Nicholas_Merten from DataDash as our host for #NeoFest Singapore meetup on 14th Nov!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 15, 2019)

TRON (TRX): 15 November 2019 Cross-chain Project “The #TRON cross-chain project will be available on Nov. 15th” Bluzelle (BLZ): 15 November 2019 (or earlier) CURIE Release CURIE release expected by early November 2019. Zebi (ZCO): 15 November 2019 ZEBI Token Swap Ends “… We will give 90 days to all the ERC 20 token holders to swap out their tokens into Zebi coins.” OKB (OKB): 15 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Vilnius “Join us for a meetup on 15 Nov (Fri) for our 1st ever Talks in Vilnius, Lithuania.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 16, 2019)

Bancor (BNT): and 2 others 16 November 2019 Crypto DeFiance-Singapore “Crypto DeFiance is a new global DeFi event embracing established innovators, financial market disruptors, DApp developers…” NEM (XEM): 16 November 2019 Developer’s Event “BLOCKCHAIN: Creation of Multifirma services” from 10:50 AM — 2 PM.

Encrypted project calendar(November 17, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 17 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Lagos Join us on 17 Nov for another OKEx Talks, discussing the “Life of a Crypto Trader”.

Encrypted project calendar(November 18, 2019)

Maker (MKR): 18 November 2019 MCD Launch “BIG changes to terminology are coming with the launch of MCD on Nov. 18th Say hello to Vaults, Dai, and Sai.”

Encrypted project calendar(November 19, 2019)

Lisk (LSK): 19 November 2019 Lisk.js “We are excited to announce liskjs2019 will take place on November 19th. This all day blockchain event will include…”

Encrypted project calendar(November 20, 2019)

OKB (OKB): 20 November 2019 OKEx Cryptour Odessa Ukr “Join us in Odessa as we journey through Ukraine for our OKEx Cryptour!”

Encrypted project calendar(November 21, 2019)

Cardano (ADA): and 2 others 21 November 2019 Meetup Netherlands (AMS) “This meetup is all about how to decentralize a blockchain, the problems and differences between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake…” Cappasity (CAPP): 21 November 2019 Virtuality Paris 2019 “Cappasity to demonstrate its solution for the interactive shopping experience at Virtuality Paris 2019.” Horizen (ZEN): 21 November 2019 Weekly Insider Team updates at 3:30 PM UTC/ 11:30 AM EDT: Engineering, Node network, Product/UX, Helpdesk, Legal, BD, Marketing, CEO Closing thoughts, AMA. OKB (OKB): 21 November 2019 OKEx Talks — Johannesburg “Join us the largest city of South Africa — Johannesburg where we will host our OKEx Talks on the 21st Nov.” IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech. OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

Encrypted project calendar(November 22, 2019)

IOST (IOST): 22 November 2019 Singapore Workshop Join the Institute of Blockchain for their 2nd IOST technical workshop in Singapore on 22 Nov 2019. The workshop includes IOST’s key tech OKB (OKB): 22 November 2019 St. Petersberg Talks “Join us in St. Petersberg on 22 Nov as we answer your questions on Crypto Security. “

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