Archive for January, 2019

Pizarro Update January 27th 2019

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Asciilifeform has ordered a Rockchip sent to Uruguay via commercial shipping to replace the unit declared dead last week. This unit has 4GB of RAM in contrast to the currently deployed units with 2GB of RAM. If the 2GB models are indeed out of print it means the 4GB models will fill the next Rockchip plant deployed to Uruguay.

Further the last "sad" drive was purged from the Rockchip plant. The customer's Rockchip accepted a new drive without issue.

Per the January 14th update, 1513 USD were acquired locally at cost of 0.42 BTC for an effective rate of 3601 USD/BTC, a slightly better rate than we acquired 500 USD for at auction earlier this month. I politely declined an offer to buy double the amount of USD, a welcome change in the local liquidity environment compared to last year.

Board member mod6 proposed arranging Pizarro's next round of capitalization after the publication of the February statement.

Pizarro ISP Update January 21, 2019

Monday, January 21st, 2019

As a result of the ongoing discussion of Pizarro's future, planning has begun for a hardware run sometime in March. Out of a 4 rack unit payload two units worth of Rockchip plant are planned while 2 units of space are available at present for customers to propose colocation payloads during the next couple weeks. Supporting work to prepare for the supply mission is in the early stages. Preparations will continue.

Following instrumentation UY1 has not been resetting. Leading hypotheses for the resets are hostile action or the RAID card overheating during a walk. An effort to stand up the vacant Rockchip to host IRC bouncers for current Pizarro shared hosting customers lead to the Rockchip being declared dead, the first hardware loss in the Rockchip fleet. Shared hosting customers using UY1 to host their bouncers have been invited to request an account on my Pizarro hosted Rockchip, one customer has done so and been accommodated.

Pizarro ISP Update January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14th, 2019

The shared hosting server has been experiencing unplanned and unwanted reboots. I have done some preliminary non-invasive investigation, and asciilifeform has begun troubleshooting. With the downtime this issue has resulted in, I am inclined to not charge current shared hosting customers for this month. I am interested in hearing other proposals to compensate our customers for the downtime.

Invoices were sent based on the one successful fiat auction this month. As liquidity in the local BTC/fiat market appears to be improving I will attempt to acquire ~1500 USD at a price better than the auction was settled at to confirm the apparent improvement in local liquidity.

A nice girl from the Datacenter's accounting team informed me they would like us to spend down some of our accumulated deposit with them before they are sent any more wired fiats.

The combination of last week's update and my evaluation of Pizarro's footing entering this year lead to the start of a conversation in the forum on Pizarro's future. Both asciilifeform and mod6 confirmed their plans to each invest a further 5BTC in Pizarro. Merits and substantial drawbacks of attempting to cut datacenter costs mid contract were discussed. The conclusion of conversation at this point appears to be that the focus in 2019 needs to be getting a mechanized Republican conversion engine going.

Upon reading the statements Mircea Popescu noted that Pizarro has been growing in value, largely through appreciation in fiat holdings with are allocated to our continued good customer relationship with the datacenter. I apologize for letting my focus on cash flow overwhelm the larger picture in communications.

Forum fishing has lead to a potential opportunity to meet with a fellow who has an established presence on some forums that partially overlap with Republican politics. It is my hope that at the very least this will help to raise the profile of Pizarro outside the Republic and open the door for some soft Republican conversions.

Pizarro Update January 6th, 2019 - November and December 2018 Statements

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Monthly statements for November and December are below. The +0.35824413 discrepancy of the actual cash account over the reported cash account has been listed on the November statement as incoming following the audit by ben_vulpes (clearsigned dispatches 1, 2, and 3).

In light of the substantial deposits placed with the datacenter in November a table was added to the statements for our account with the datacenter and is being accounted for with the tangibles. The accounting is now, finally up to date.

The first attempt at a fiat purchase auction failed to attract any bidders. A second auction was opened and will conclude Monday the 7th. Once an auction has been bid and settled, we will have our exchange rate for invoicing.

Action items include writing up a review of the past year and its lessons (in progress), working on a mid term plan, continuing to try to drink the ocean, and soliciting input in the forum on ways to involve the lords and honored L2 in the search for life.

..::[  Pizarro November 2018 Report ]::..

BTC Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| DC                                              |               | 0.45477950 |
| Additional Fiat To Datacenter                   |               | 1.50000001 |
| The Bitcoin Foundation Colocation               | 0.02196351    |            |
| S.MG Monthly Test Server Colocation             | 0.05780660    |            |
| Monthly Colocation and Hosted Shell             | 0.02396351    |            |
| Monthly Hosted Shell                            | 0.00266666    |            |
| Audit Adjustment                                | 0.35824413    |            |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 0.46464441    | 1.95477951 |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

USD Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Electricity                                     |               | 79         |
| Apartment                                       |               | 443        |
| ANDA fees                                       |               | 20         |
| Apartment Common Costs                          |               | 61         |
| Apartment Fiber Internet                        |               | 42         |
| Local Taxes                                     |               | 162        |
| Accountant                                      |               | 70         |
| Cowork                                          |               | 157        |
| Per diem                                        |               | 750        |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 |               | 1784       |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

Datacenter USD Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Incoming                                        | 2909.06       |            |
| Incoming                                        | 4111.00       |            |
| Incoming                                        | 4999.00       |            |
| Rack And Pipe                                   |               | 2834.06    |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 12019.06      | 2834.06    |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

Fiat Assets
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| Account | 11/01/2018 | Net Change | 11/30/2018 |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| USD     | 6102       | 1784       | 4318       |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| DC USD  | 3687.94    | 9185       | 12872.94   |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| UYU     | 44900      | 0          | 44900      |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+

Tangibles
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| Item         | QTY   | Book Value | monthly depreciation | last depreciation period |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| UY1          | 1     | 0.06388356 | 0.02129452           | March 2019               |
| UY2          | 1     | 0.16666669 | 0.03333333           | May 2019                 |
| RC Pilot     | 1     | 0.04505432 | 0.00901087           | May 2019                 |
| UY3          | 1     | 0.36874795 | 0.04609349           | July 2019                |
| FUCKGOATs    | 28    | 0.38888892 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| USD, DC Inc. | 17191 | 2.66483338 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| UYU          | 44900 | 0.22069771 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| SSDs         | 8     | 0.37953629 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
|              |       | 4.29830882 |                      |                          |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+

Pizarro Assets
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Account          | 11/1/2018   | 11/30/2018   | Net Change    |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Cash             |  3.12087749 |  1.63074208  | -1.49013541   |
| Tangibles        |  2.66361357 |  4.29830882  |  1.63469525   |
| Intangibles, g/w |  8.41379082 |  9.23937438  |  0.82558356   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
|                  | 14.19828188 | 15.16842528  |  0.97014340   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+

Pizarro Liabilities
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| Account               | 11/01/2018  | 11/30/2018  | Net Change  |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| S.NSA                 |  0.90000000 |  0.90000000 |  0.00000000 |
| BingoBoingo Parachute |  0.25000000 |  0.25000000 |  0.00000000 |
| Manager Salary 9-2019 |  1.00000000 |  1.00000000 |  0.00000000 |
| Customer Equity       |  0.72374420 |  0.60564864 | -0.11809556 |
| Shareholder Equity    | 11.32453768 | 12.41277664 |  1.08823896 |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
|                       | 14.19828188 | 15.16842528 | 0.97014340  |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
*****************************************************************************

..::[  Pizarro December 2018 Report ]::..

BTC Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Fiat Purchase                                   |               | 0.50000000 |
| The Bitcoin Foundation Colocation               | 0.03542500    |            |
| S.MG Monthly Test Server Colocation             | 0.05780660    |            |
| Monthly Colocation and Hosted Shell             | 0.03742500    |            |
| Rockchip Quarterly                              | 0.05625000    |            |
| Monthly Hosted Shell                            | 0.00200000    |            |
| Annual Hosted Shell                             | 0.02160000    |            |
| Annual Hosted Shell with domain                 | 0.02330000    |            |
| Annual Hosted Shell                             | 0.02160000    |            |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 0.25540660    | 0.50000000 |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

USD Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Incoming Transfer                               | 2000          |            |
| Electricity                                     |               | 56         |
| Apartment                                       |               | 444        |
| ANDA fees                                       |               | 20         |
| Apartment Common Costs                          |               | 61         |
| Apartment Fiber Internet                        |               | 42         |
| Local Taxes                                     |               | 163        |
| Accountant                                      |               | 70         |
| Cowork                                          |               | 157        |
| Per diem                                        |               | 775        |
| Customer Domain                                 |               | 7          |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | 2000          | 1795       |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

Datacenter USD Incoming and Outgoing
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 | INCOMING      | OUTGOING   |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
| Rack And Pipe                                   |               | 2834.06    |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+
|                                                 |               | 2834.06    |
+-------------------------------------------------+---------------+------------+

Fiat Assets
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| Account | 12/01/2018 | Net Change | 12/31/2018 |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| USD     | 4318       | 205        | 4523       |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| DC USD  | 12872.94   | -2834.06   | 10038.88   |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+
| UYU     | 44900      | 0          | 44900      |
+---------+------------+------------+------------+

Tangibles
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| Item         | QTY   | Book Value | monthly depreciation | last depreciation period |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
| UY1          | 1     | 0.04258904 | 0.02129452           | March 2019               |
| UY2          | 1     | 0.13333336 | 0.03333333           | May 2019                 |
| RC Pilot     | 1     | 0.03604345 | 0.00901087           | May 2019                 |
| UY3          | 1     | 0.32265446 | 0.04609349           | July 2019                |
| FUCKGOATs    | 28    | 0.38888892 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| USD, DC Inc. | 14562 | 3.64047000 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| UYU          | 44900 | 0.35634921 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
| SSDs         | 8     | 0.37953629 | n/a                  | n/a                      |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+
|              |       | 5.29986473 |                      |                          |
+--------------+-------+------------+----------------------+--------------------------+

Pizarro Assets
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Account          | 12/1/2018   | 12/31/2018   | Net Change    |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
| Cash             |  1.63074208 |  1.38614868  | -0.24459340   |
| Tangibles        |  4.29830882 |  5.29986473  |  1.00155591   |
| Intangibles, g/w |  9.23937438 | 10.50635659  |  1.26698221   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+
|                  | 15.16842528 | 17.19237000  |  2.02394472   |
+------------------+-------------+--------------+---------------+

Pizarro Liabilities
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| Account               | 11/01/2018  | 11/30/2018  | Net Change  |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
| S.NSA                 |  0.90000000 |  0.90000000 |  0.00000000 |
| BingoBoingo Parachute |  0.25000000 |  0.25000000 |  0.00000000 |
| Manager Salary 9-2019 |  1.00000000 |  1.00000000 |  0.00000000 |
| Customer Equity       |  0.60564864 |  0.59680109 | -0.00884755 |
| Shareholder Equity    | 12.41277664 | 14.44556891 |  2.03279227 |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
|                       | 15.16842528 | 17.19237000 |  2.02394471 |
+-----------------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
*****************************************************************************