Father of 4 children, crypto victim , well more a crypto fan but burned so often it really hurts ...
Working with Computers since 30 years now - started with C64, Amiga and PC (386 DX 25 was the first) At my Job as IT Specialist / Network architect I'm responsible for network infrastructure, security, and user support. Addicted to good food (I try to compensate the overweight with jogging in the summer months and going on the treadmill winters)
Loving Heavy Metal Music and Flower Power :-)
Involved and operator of several nodes / projects like:
Elastic (Fullnode / Public Wallet)
and some more ..
Trusted Bitcointalk Hero Member (hagie)
Bad writer of some articles on steemit : https://steemit.com/@hagie
On the technical side I’m more the one who not follows the rules. I try different linux not offical supported distributions, I don’t like install scripts, I prefer compiling from git , install database by hand and didn’t use ufw but write iptables rules by hand.
On the other hand this causes often lots of trouble until the software runs, but it’s always a good learning experience.
Currently I’ve rented 5+ Servers.
The roles of the different Serves are :
- Snapshot / Controller
- Monitoring System at home
The mainnode is a 6 Core VPS with 24 GB Ram, 600GB SSD, 100MBit uplink and unlimited traffic.The backupnode is a 4 Core VPS with 12 GB Ram and 300 GB SSD - same network Connection.
These VPS are located in Germany Munich.
I also run a testnet node on another system - but since it was a bumpy ride the last days it’s currently off. It will run on a 2 core VPS with 6GB Ram.
For the case of an systemwide failure I try to keep ready made AMI Files on my EC2 Account for instant recovery and cold standby.
The Servers are protected by fail2ban and pure iptables rules for the firewall. Traffic is additionally secured by an Apache reverse proxy with forced SSL
(see the outdated multiwallet howto on steem)
At the moment troubleshooting and switching between main and backupnode are still made by hand but automatic switch and monitor scripts are added soon.
After setting up lisk I’ve run the testsuite :
> firstname.lastname@example.org test /home/lisk/lisk
458 passing (31m)
Current Contributions or Planned Contributions to the Lisk Ecosystem
Honestly the high quality of the already present tools made by the community are hard to add something new but I will do my best.
one of my upcoming projects will be a “Node Control panel” A webbased (maybe later app based) monitoring solution for several (full/master)nodes / wallets / delegates.
It should have a plugin structure to made it easy to add future and different APIs.
I’m happy to help out with howtos and I’m always try to help wherever can.
If I will be elected I’ll split the profit:
- 50% to build up my voting weight
- 20% to cover the expense of the servers I’m using
- 15% keep some for personal profit
- 5% donate to the community funding project.
- 10% sponsor upcoming projects which deserve sponsoring.
I’ve made some tools and tutorials. I will keep them up to date and post them to the public if they meet some basic quality criterias.
However - there are already so many good tools from well known members of the community it will be hard to offer something new without “reinventing the wheel”.
Ending Statement (Explain why you will be an excellent Delegate to vote for)
The toughest Question of all. Maybe find me on the chat / slack / btct, talk to me and find out. I’ll try to find the best balance between real life, job and this f***ng addicting hobby. I’m a nice guy and try always to help where I can.
I participated in the LISK ICO and kept half the funds till now.
I’ll try to do my best to keep the System up and running.
Thank you for your vote.
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