Archive for 2018

Pizarro Update December 31st

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Pizarro shared hosting customers who have had their mp-wp installations provided by me were sent a dispatch on bringing greater functionality and security to their installations after the means to do so were tested. Not all customers have acknowledged receipt yet, but those who have received support implementing the measures. A new shared hosting account was set up for an existing Pizarro customer/board member. Preparations for the end of the month accounting are ongoing. Forum engineering and database walking continue.

Weechat is being investigated for addition to the default shared hosting account amenities following a customer bringing this post to my attention.

Pizarro Update December 23rd

Monday, December 24th, 2018

Though recent, the highest current action item is mp-wp not being as spartan as I thought. Fixes for most issues are being tested, writeup should be published before the 27th. The complete remedy is looking to involve a measure of customer action. Existing customers will be contacted, and the new customer enrollment conversation will be amended. Also installing mp-wp into shared hosting accounts by default is looking like the new standard for shared hosting accounts. The number of shared hosting customers who wanted bare accounts is dwarfed by the number that wanted mp-wp.

A new shared hosting customer has chosen Pizarro. Fiat denominated invoices have been paid. In the coming month several fiat expenses are expected to increase when the government formalizes inflation. Local "our democracy" election campaign season is beginning to heat up, this is being monitored for opportunities to identify useful locals.

I have been trying to amp up the forum engineering and walk some databases. At this point it is hard to tell if the going is going. For customers considering hardware colocation, I do have to say the water at the beach is pretty great. Have you considered a colocation vacation?

Weekly Update December 9th 2018

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

The fiat purchase auction ended setting the price with which invoices will be sent tomorrow. Efforts to evangelize at the Expocannabis have been thwarted by the intoxication of attendees and proliferation of bad loud music. A write up will be prepared and published. Also upcoming, some long awaited text dumping and publication.

Weekly Update December 2nd 2018

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

The end of month local bills were paid, and Trinque's release of a Cuntoo bootstrapper has provided reading material. This, along with preparations to publish a timely statement has slowed review of the legacy text notes. Ben_vulpes has come forward with an offer to help speed up creation of future statements, but for this month I am hand grinding a statement in parallel his efforts.

In the first half of the week to come I should receive confirmation from the datacenter that wires offering us a cushion of prepayment have arrived. Meanwhile the USD account's activity for November and our fiat asset table below:

USD Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |Pesos
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Electricity                                     |               | 79         |2495
| Apartment                                       |               | 443        |14000
| ANDA fees                                       |               | 20         |617
| Apartment Common Costs                          |               | 61         |1933
| Apartment Fiber Internet                        |               | 42         |1320
| Local Taxes                                     |               | 162        |5136
| Accountant                                      |               | 70         |2200
| Cowork                                          |               | 157        |
| Per diem                                        |               | 750        |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 0             | 1784       |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

Exchange Rate 31.6 Pesos per USD

Fiat Assets
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| Account | 11/01/2018 | Net Change | 11/30/2018 |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| USD     | 6102       | -1784      | 4318       |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| UYU     | 44900      | 0          | 44900      |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+

With no incoming USD in November and a healthy cushion at the datacenter, I am inclined to hold an auction seeking to buy 2000 USD using auctionbot in order to set an exchange rate for December invoices and maintain the fiat pile here in Montevideo.

Also upcoming this next weekend is the "ExpoCannabis" where I will go, talk to people, and try to perform some general Republican outreach. I will also try to leverage this opportunity to have the workstation get some compiling done and hopefully produce a Cuntoo environment.

Pizarro Weekly Update November 25th 2018

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

This week was dominated by continued janitorial work as well as reading and tracking developments including the audit results by ben_vulpes.

The "Thanksgiving" and "Viernes Negro" holidays were observed with cultural exchanges to be described in another venue. This opportunity was taken to meditate on addressing the "leaking roof" over Pizarro and the Republic. The effectiveness of Republican outreach in escaping the heathen barrier of studious ignoring appears to have declined substantially since 2015. At the same time technological development of the Republic has been moving forward.

There was no FFA in 2015, in 2018 FFA attracted several new promising people into active Republican participation. With Cuntoo incoming and other Republican projects developing a firm interconnected, foundational alternative to mainstream insanity, the Republican's position to do outreach with something to offer strengthens. This is promising in the long term, but in the short term ongoing financial security eludes our power plug.

Growth to the point of ongoing solvency is going to eventually require more hardware, either colocated or rented, for a consistent base of income along with ongoing general Republican outreach and support for Republican projects. Hopefully conversations in the forum can clarify how to pursue this in the coming weeks.

Expect future weekly updates to happen every Sunday.

Pizarro Weekly Update November 17th, 2018

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

A list of customer accounts and historical BTC/USD price points has been published. Work to cleanse the historical weekly updates of missile codes is ongoing, I hope to be able to publish them by the end of November. An audit of the historical cash account by ben_vulpes is ongoing. A small disaster involving my personal blog has lead to a number of lessons on configuring a more RockChip friendlier mpwp substrate than the a number of the underlying software packages default to, the write up is in process.

By inherited convention weekly updates were targeted for Fridays and delivered appended to a text file sent whole via GPGgram. As the file grew past the point of manageability with a potential readership of only a few RSA keypairs it became an incredible source of risk, dread, and time expended. In moving Pizarro materials on to this website my aim is to leverage the Republic to strengthen Pizarro by allowing our literate customers and investors to review our incoming, outgoing, and customer accounts in a level detail that is difficult to reconstruct from the single monthly report. It is my hope that opening the books can streamline operational time and dread spent on book keeping that can instead be reallocated to pursuing growth.

Thoughts and insight are welcome.

Pizarro September 2018 Provisional Statement

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Apologies for the late publication. Going forward I would like to not hold the statement while it awaits indefinite rounds of review from a man who has little time for it, and in doing so depriving the Republic of the opportunity to view and review Pizarro's financials.

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..::[  Pizarro September 2018 Report ]::..

BTC Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| DC                                              |               | 0.43499778 |
| Fiat Purchase                                   |               | 0.30392884 |
| DC & Fiat Purchase Tx Fee                       |               | 0.00004400 |
| Wildcat Bonus                                   |               | 0.35714285 |
| RockChip Parts                                  |               | 0.04570496 |
| The Bitcoin Foundation September Colocation     | 0.02100815    |            |
| Rockchip Rental through December 2018           | 0.03335804    |            |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 0.05436619    | 1.14181843 |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

USD Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Incoming Wire                                   | 2000          |            |
| Electricity                                     |               | 74         |
| Apartment                                       |               | 438        |
| ANDA fees                                       |               | 19         |
| Apartment Common Costs                          |               | 60         |
| Apartment Fiber Internet                        |               | 41         |
| Local Taxes                                     |               | 161        |
| Accountant                                      |               | 70         |
| FTDI ttyl                                       |               | 6          |
| Delivery ttyl                                   |               | 4          |
| Misc USB Cordage                                |               | 21         |
| Superminicoolers                                |               | 12         |
| Sturdy box                                      |               | 12         |
| Cleaning Articles                               |               | 9          |
| Professional Timbre For DINAMA                  |               | 5          |
| Cowork                                          |               | 157        |
| Per diem                                        |               | 750        |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 2000          | 1839       |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

Fiat Assets
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| Account | 09/01/2018 | Net Change | 09/30/2018 |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| USD     | 3202       | 161        | 3363       |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| UYU     | 44900      | 0          | 44900      |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+

Fiat Liabilities
+---------------+------------+------------+------------+
| Account       | 09/01/2018 | Net Change | 09/30/2018 |
+---------------+------------+------------+------------+
| Wildcat Bonus | 2500       | -2500      | 0          |
+---------------+------------+------------+------------+

Tangibles
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| Item         | QTY   | Book Value | monthly depreciation | last depreciation period |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| UY1          | 1     | 0.10647260 | 0.02129452           | March 2019               |
| UY2          | 1     | 0.23333335 | 0.03333333           | May 2019                 |
| RC Pilot     | 1     | 0.06307606 | 0.00901087           | May 2019                 |
| UY3          | 1     | 0.46093493 | 0.04609349           | July 2019                |
| FUCKGOATs    | 28    | 0.38888892 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| USD          | 3363  | 0.49859155 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| UYU          | 44900 | 0.20802446 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| SSDs         | 8     | 0.37953629 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
|              |       | 2.33885816 |                      |                          |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+

Pizarro Assets
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Account          | 9/1/2018    | 9/30/2018    | Net Change    |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Cash             |  5.20049183 |  4.11303959  | -1.08745224   |
| Tangibles        |  2.36643602 |  2.33885816  | -0.02757786   |
| Intangibles, g/w |  6.38025309 |  7.55477233  |  1.17451924   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
|                  | 13.94718094 | 14.00667008  |  0.05948914   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+

Pizarro Liabilities
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| Account               | 09/01/2018  | 08/31/2018  | Net Change  |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| S.NSA                 |  0.90000000 |  0.90000000 |  0.00000000 |
| BingoBoingo Parachute |  0.25000000 |  0.25000000 |  0.00000000 |
| Wildcat Bonus         |  0.35714285 |  0.00000000 | -0.35714285 |
| Manager Salary 9-2019 |  0.00000000 |  1.00000000 |  1.00000000 |
| Customer Equity       |  0.70925088 |  0.63828644 | -0.07096444 |
| Shareholder Equity    | 11.75256396 | 11.21838364 | -0.53418032 |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
|                       | 13.96895769 | 14.00667008 |  0.03771239 |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
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September 2018

Monday, September 17th, 2018
..::[  Pizarro August 2018 Report ]::..

BTC Incoming and Outgoing:
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| DC                                              |               | 0.39649459 |
| Fiat Purchase                                   |               | 0.27702703 |
| DC & Fiat Purchase Tx Fee                       |               | 0.00001473 |
| ECU Purchase for wFF                            |               | 1.20000000 |
| The Bitcoin Foundation August Colocation        | 0.01900855    |            |
| SSDs (x 5) Order #1                             |               | 0.23437500 |
| wFF ECU Purchase Unwind                         | 1.20000000    |            |
| SSDs (x 3) Order #2                             |               | 0.14516129 |
| Monthly Rockchip Rental                         | 0.01341464    |            |
| Monthly Hosted Shell Plus                       | 0.00219354    |            |
| Hosted Shell Plus through December 2018         | 0.00819354    |            |
| S.MG August Test Server Colocation              | 0.05780660    |            |
| Monthly Colocation and Hosted Shell Plus August | 0.02100855    |            |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 1.32162542    | 2.25307264 |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

USD Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Fiat Purchase                                   | 2000          |            |
| Leftover after SSD Order #2                     | 64            |            |
| Electricty                                      |               | 83         |
| Apartment Rent                                  |               | 452        |
| ANDA Fees                                       |               | 20         |
| Apartment Common Costs                          |               | 62         |
| Apartment Fiber Internet                        |               | 43         |
| Local Taxes                                     |               | 166        |
| Accountant                                      |               | 72         |
| Cowork Desk                                     |               | 157        |
| Per Diem                                        |               | 620        |
| Credit for Returned SSDs (5 total)              | 1500          |            |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 3564          | 1675       |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

Fiat Assets
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| Account | 08/01/2018 | Net Change | 08/31/2018 |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| USD     | 1313       | 1889       | 3202       |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| UYU     | 44900      | 0          | 44900      |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+

Fiat Liabilities
+---------------+------------+------------+------------+
| Account       | 08/01/2018 | Net Change | 08/31/2018 |
+---------------+------------+------------+------------+
| Wildcat Bonus | 2500       | 0          | 2500       |
+---------------+------------+------------+------------+

Tangibles
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| Item         | QTY   | Book Value | monthly depreciation | last depreciation period |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| UY1          | 1     | 0.12776712 | 0.02129452           | March 2019               |
| UY2          | 1     | 0.26666668 | 0.03333333           | May 2019                 |
| RC Pilot     | 1     | 0.07208693 | 0.00901087           | May 2019                 |
| UY3          | 1     | 0.50702842 | 0.04609349           | July 2019                |
| FUCKGOATs    | 28    | 0.38888892 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| USD          | 3202  | 0.42953690 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| UYU          | 44900 | 0.19492476 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| SSDs         | 8     | 0.37953629 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
|              |       | 2.36643602 |                      |                          |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+

Pizarro Assets
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Account          | 8/1/2018    | 8/31/2018    | Net Change    |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Cash             |  6.48908190 |  5.20049183  | -1.28859007   |
| Tangibles        |  2.13281270 |  2.36643602  |  0.23362332   |
| Intangibles, g/w |  5.59699926 |  6.38025309  |  0.78325383   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
|                  | 14.21889386 | 13.94718094  | -0.27171292   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+

Pizarro Liabilities
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| Account               | 08/01/2018  | 08/31/2018  | Net Change  |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| S.NSA                 |  0.90000000 |  0.90000000 |  0.00000000 |
| BingoBoingo Parachute |  0.25000000 |  0.25000000 |  0.00000000 |
| Wildcat Bonus         |  0.36764706 |  0.33536610 | -0.03228096 |
| Customer Equity       |  0.81357336 |  0.70925088 | -0.10432248 |
| Shareholder Equity    | 11.81774550 | 11.75256396 | -0.06518154 |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
|                       | 14.14896592 | 13.94718094 | -0.20178498 |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+

Pizarro Statement, July 2018

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Pizarro July Statement

Prepared by Ben Vulpes

BTC incoming and outgoing


  incoming outgoing
DC   0.46713262
Fiat purchase   0.30000000
S.MG test server during July 2019 (prorated) 0.03542985  
S.NSA colo through June 2019 0.22505299  
Rockchip lease (3 mos.) 0.03308823  
TBF June colo 0.02101750  
TBF July colo 0.02083823  
June colo/shell 0.02401750  
July colo/shell 0.02383823  
100 GB of disk on shared hosting through July 2019 0.01362880  
Rockchip + FG through July 2019 0.14485298  
  0.54176431 0.76713262

USD incoming and outgoing


  incoming outgoing
USD purchase 2050  
adjustment   186
desk   311
per diem   620
local taxes   183
apartment   459
apartment common costs   58
electrical hookup   44
electricity   69
fiber hookup   35
fiber connectivity   44
  2050 2009

Adjustment: I undercalculated the total of fiat expenses last month by this amount.

Fiat expenses should decrease next cycle; fiber and electrical hookups are one-time expenses and there's no further need for the coworking desk now that our man-on-the-ground and soon-to-be manager has his own private place to shit.

Fiat assets


account 07/01/2018 net change 07/31/2018
USD 1272 41 1313
UYU 44900 0 44900

Fiat liabilities


account 7/01/2018 net change 7/31/2018
wildcat bonus 2500 0 2500

Tangibles


item qty book value monthly depreciation last depreciation period
UY1 1 0.14906164 0.02129452 march 2019
UY2 1 0.30000001 0.03333333 may 2019
RC Pilot 1 0.08109780 0.00901087 may 2019
UY3 1 0.55312191 n/a n/a
FUCKGOATs 28 0.38888892 n/a n/a
USD 1313 0.19308823 n/a n/a
UYU 44900 0.21648971 n/a n/a
SSDs 5 0.25106448 n/a n/a
    2.13281270    

Pizarro assets


account 7/1/2018 7/31/2018 net change
cash 6.71445021 6.48908190 -0.22536831
tangibles 2.08206688 2.13281270 0.05074583
intangibles, g/w 4.77078675 5.59699926 0.82621252
  13.56730384 14.14896592 0.62002633

Pizarro liabilities


account 7/01/2018 7/31/2018 net change
S.NSA 0.90000000 0.90000000 0.00000000
BingoBoingo parachute 0.25000000 0.25000000 0.00000000
wildcat bonus 0.32431984 0.36764706 -0.04332722
customer equity 0.52532989 0.81357336 0.28824347
shareholder equity 11.56765411 11.81774550 0.25009139
  13.56730384 14.14896592 0.49500764

Pizarro June Statement

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Pizarro June Statement

Prepared by Benjamin Vulpes

BTC incoming and outgoing


  incoming outgoing
FG->Rockchip TTL cables   0.00756304
DC   0.40847278
fiat purchase   0.26994957
SSDs   0.25106448
    0.93704987

USD incoming and outgoing


  incoming outgoing
USD purchase 1800  
desk   311
bunk   399
per diem   600
apt june/july   521
apt deposit   1423
local taxes   182
  1800 3436

Fiat assets


account 6/01/2018 6/31/2018 net change
USD 2722 1272 -1450
UYU 0 44900 44900

Fiat liabilities


account 6/01/2018 6/31/2018 net change
wildcat bonus 2500 2500 0

Tangibles


item qty book value monthly depreciation last depreciation period
UY1 1 0.17035616 0.02129452 march 2019
UY2 1 0.33333334 0.03333333 may 2019
RC Pilot 1 0.09010867 0.00901087 may 2019
UY3 1 0.55312191 n/a n/a
FUCKGOATs 28 0.38888892 n/a n/a
USD 550 0.08209262 n/a n/a
UYU 44900 0.21310078 n/a n/a
SSDs 5 0.25106448 n/a n/a
    2.08206688    

Pizarro assets


account 6/01/2018 6/30/2018 net change
cash 7.65150008 6.71445021 -0.93704987
tangibles 1.95256716 2.08206688 0.12949972
intangibles, g/w 4.08480136 4.77078675 0.68598539
  13.68886860 13.56730384 -0.12156476

Pizarro Liabilities


account 6/01/2018 6/30/2018 net change
S.NSA 0.90000000 0.90000000 0.00000000
BingoBoingo parachute 0.25000000 0.25000000 0.00000000
customer equity 0.64739287 0.52532989 -0.12206298
wildcat bonus 0.32431984 0.32431984 0.00000000
shareholder equity 11.56715589 11.56765411 0.00049282
  13.68886860 13.56730384 -0.12157016

I am struggling to keep my family afloat, and the Pizarro board is in the process of replacing me as manager.