I Am Writing A Smart Contract

At least, I think I am. I definitely want to.

I mean, what I really want, or in more Agile wording: the problem I’m trying to solve is: an owner should be able to name an NFT, and have that name appear in the crypto asset. This requires an owner-only ability to change its metadata, and then a dynamic updating of the associated media file.

At least, I think it does. It makes sense to me.

I mean, what I really want is to make shit again. So I downloaded VS Code, and am following along with a YouTube tutorial. I’ve got some documentation open, and more accurately, I’m stumbling along, setting up a development environment on my 11″ MacBook Air from 2013, never having been a coder. And it’s exciting.

At least, I think it is. I feel solid about all this.

I mean, writing a smart contract may not be necessary, but the adventure of making something does feel necessary, and I hope to share the specific (and on-chain!) utility I’m after once I have something to show, as opposed to the other times I’d declare I’m working on a project. I do wonder “Where the fuck am I going with this thing?” as I explore this latest thing out loud; inner critic acknowledged & put aside, this is currently the art into which I’m pouring my heart: my next cadenza.


In 2022, I hope you find what you can control, along with what you can’t (like 2021) (and 2020) (…and 2019, 2018, …). If you’re like me, you’ll probably realize you have a much better ability to control the effort than the outcome, so to what combination of hell-yes inspiring outcome (vision / noun) and gut-level enjoyable effort (activity / verb) do you want to give your focus?

#StayAgileMyFriends #YouGotThis

This Blog Post is an NFT

You can buy it here:
https://opensea.io/assets/matic/0x2953399124f0cbb46d2cbacd8a89cf0599974963/74966873652764404914166897382744472320940660206550400290097044613345216299009/

Now, for this blog post to really be an NFT, it would be ‘minted’ onto a blockchain, and thus live there. But this whole NFT thing is still a new space, with plenty for pictures of apes, but not for literary art. So I’m just makin’ pictures that represent posts, minting those, and selling them for cryptocurrency:
https://opensea.io/collection/scrumofone

More on what an NFT is, the specifics of this project, and any benefits you may receive by being a holder of a ScrumOfOne NFT is here:
http://scrumofone.com/nft

Fine, I’ll share the benefits I’ve thought up thus far:

  • Experiment with this world of blockchain / cryptocurrency / NFT / Web3 / “the future”, satisfying an intellectual curiosity.
  • Allow for a community of supporters of this blog, the ideas herein, or future ventures, as well as a means to express that support.
  • Provide a means of possible profit-sharing from my future ventures.

Still curious about ‘tokenizing’ blog posts?

  • Here’s a project that smoothly does my approach. I decided against this because I didn’t want to inject a picture or code snippet from somebody I didn’t know.
  • Here’s a write-up of a future of blogging being NFTs. I get it, but I ain’t a hardcore I-make-my-living-from-this blogger, so I don’t care that much about my posts living on a blockchain, where its content is transparently attributable to me via a wallet ID.

Where am I going with this thing? Let’s keep exploring…

Bring-Yourself-To-Work Day

Imagine this concept: “Bring-Yourself-To-Work” Day.

What psychological safety would be required in the workplace for you to show up as your authentic self?

What culture would be required in the workplace for us to celebrate each others’ individuality?

What grace would we have to practice giving for us to work with each others’… individuality?

What patterns of communication, both synchronous & asynchronous, would we try, to bring the best of ourselves to work?

I re-derived this phrased the other week, giggled, and figured I’d share for the lulz.

Want more? This has been written about, so google around. But first, giggle.

Explore Your Thing Out Loud

What’s your thing?

For me, it’s how Agility and personal development intersect.

I mean, I like making music, too. I’m usually found remixing something in my head, or beatboxing something out loud. This is a thing I can’t help doing, not so much because I’m intrigued by it, but because… I can’t help it. I guess this is a thing, too… a natural thing, vs. an intriguing thing. BOTH are things. (Where the fuck am I going with this thing? Let’s keep exploring…)

Pick a thing, then explore it out loud.

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