Shaine Mata

Seeking Freedom

Hive or Bitcoin?

When Hive Power-Up Day rolls around, it's never an easy choice. Do I buy Hive? Do I buy Bitcoin? Today, Hive has won the play. Here is why. BTC Goal Met I have purchased enough BTC to know things will be alright in the future


Paid Image Hosting for Hive on Imgur

One of the concerns I have about Hive is that the blockchain only stores text. There is no native image hosting. This is understandable as images can be quite l


Consolidating Social Media Presence

I have had a bunch of ideas for blogs, podcasts, videos, and other content over the year. Some of it is simply reflective of me. Some of it is reflective of a brand I created, like an alter ego. Separating interests into alt accounts is grea


Minds Is Changing Their Token Economy

Minds.com is changing the tokenomics of their community. The changes are increasingly beneficial to those seeking to turn their online ac


I Went Full Minds Pro

That alternative account that I was thinking of reviving on Minds last night is now a full Minds Pro account. I gave it some thought and decided that I would never really know if it could work unless I tried it. So, I paid for a full year of


Using the Right Tool for the Task

I spent some time re-exploring Minds.com. I was active on the platform about one year ago, before my commitment to Hive. The social media platform has changed a bit. As far as the audience that they cou


Flirting With Simplicity

The pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way the world operates. On the one hand, it has pushed technology that had already existed to the forefront. Video meetings are now the norm. Classes are now conducted online. Social distancing means


Retro: 2018-11-02 - Shaine Mata NaPodPoMo Day 2

This is a retro archive post as I slowly delete my Blogger.com account. National Podcast Post Month Day 2 Click here to listen


Regaining Control of Life

From time to time it is easy to get caught up in the daily routine of life. Each day is the same as the last. Same commute. Same work. Same coffee breaks. Same lunch. Over and over. Habits and routines can be great for achieving great things


COVID Contingency Planning

Tonight, Mrs. Mata and I sat down with our youngest to discuss the contingency plan in the likely event that we get sick. Most people will get a cold or flu. Mrs. Mata is a preschool teacher. I manage a facility. Dealing with people is our j


Going Into a Three Day Weekend

Credit Natura_Photos on Pixabay I have a three day weekend coming up. Two big jobs are pending for this time off. One is to work on the GMRS repeater w


Hive Disappointment

I was looking at my Hive stats. It appears that I have only earned 147.79 Steem/Hive