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Hi, I'm Bob! I'd like to write a book. The topic is, "Ripple, XRP, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and the Future of Money." Notice how I got all the good buzzwords in the title? That's so it's good for search engine optimization! Unfortunately, that's all I have. Worse, I'm not a writer by trade so the process is painful for me. So I need your help. The only way to write a compelling book is to focus on important concepts that people don't already understand. In contrast to re-hashing concepts people (like you) who are already compelled to study the space already know. But of course, I don't know the difference. So you are here to help me. (See what I did there? You thought I was here to help you!) I'm here to get all the compelling bits written down coherently... well, compelling in my mind. Of course the explanations will suck at first. At least from professional writing standards. So I'll re-write them over and over again until y'all say. Enough! We get it already! My 5 year old gets it! Enough already! Then I'll know that my job is done.  It may or may not end up as a paper book. Maybe an eBook, a blog, or a video series. We'll see how it goes. And if you help, you'll get to see it first!

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  2. Finally I have a working Linux executable. https://github.com/r0bertz/ripple-client-desktop/commit/34b30c90c22ca125a574c378d2703942769a390e It looks the reason that only one instance can run at any time is chrome refuses to start a second process if there is already one running with the same user profile $ packages/RippleAdminConsole-1.4.3/linux64/RippleAdminConsole-1.4.3 [4382:4382:0518/235531.449014:ERROR:process_singleton_posix.cc(311)] Failed to create /home/lezhang/.config/RippleAdminConsole/SingletonLock: File exists (17) [4382:4382:0518/235531.450925:ERROR:chrome_browser_main.cc(1441)] Failed to create a ProcessSingleton for your profile directory. This means that running multiple instances would start multiple browser processes rather than opening a new window in the existing process. Aborting now to avoid profile corruption. [4382:4387:0518/235531.456599:ERROR:browser_gpu_channel_host_factory.cc(139)] Failed to launch GPU process. I think this probably can be solved by specifying a different user profile. However I am not sure how to do that now. Will look further.
  3. Sorry, I take it back. I just did a test. I launched the client with: $ ./node_modules/.bin/nw .build/ Turned out this process doesn't listen on any port. I also ran the currently not working executable file. It does listen on a port. But that's a debug port. So my theory was wrong. I will need to figure this out. However, I do think web socket connections shouldn't affect each other, especially if they are established in different processes.
  4. Hi everyone I'm Jocelyn and I live in Switzerland (GMT +1). My mother tongue is French but I can also speak English and a little bit of German. I've been working as a software developer (mostly web) for 4 years, always trying to find cool side projects. Many of them failed I've been invested in XRP since July 2017 but never really dug into it. Until recently. I spent hours reading the documentation on https://developers.ripple.com/ and am astonished by the capabilities of the XRP Ledger. Since then, ideas are popping into my head and I'd like to share them to get some feedback on their viability. Cheers
  5. Hi, I'm Jocelyn. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and ideas.
  6. Sorry to disappear for so long. The week turned out to be more involved than I thought. Just as a quick recap, I've been fighting prostate cancer. I had radiation treatment, but my PSA numbers have not responded in the way they were expected to. (down) Unfortunately, they have been trending up. This is quite puzzling to the doctor's because I caught the cancer early. It was also a less aggressive variant that should have responded to treatment easily. That has been coupled to some nagging discomfort in the area that won't seem to go away either. So last week was a bit stress inducing. I had two full body scans last Tuesday and Wednesday. The first was a bone scan and the second was a full body CT scan. The goal was to make sure none of the cancer had escaped and spread. Medicine being what it is, the scans had to be done, read by a radiologist, then relayed to my oncologist. I had to wait on the final results until this Tuesday. So in between, Janet and I decided to mitigate the stress by driving to Baton Rouge, LA to meet the awesome XRP Community there. Many thanks to @RippleWraith for setting up an awesome dinner meetup. And even more thanks to everyone who showed up despite the torrential rain and flooding happening last week. RippleWraith even brought an amazing birthday cake to top off the evening. It turns out, it is only an hour and a half more of pouring rain to make it New Orleans. So Janet and I spent my Birthday there. Her gambling (she won) and me drinking (I won!) We managed to get out of there Saturday morning just before the flooding got to NOLA. Turns out only six hours more rain to make it back to Houston! We ended up going straight to my mothers to pick up Puccini, then stayed over Saturday night to be there for Mother's Day on Sunday. Of course, the endless rain and driving broke something on the car. So Monday meant fixing that. Then staying over longer to see the doctor on Tuesday. Good news is, it turns out, all the scans are clean! That was a huge relief. We still don't know what is causing the numbers to stay up, but it is seeming likely that it may be prostatitis. I've got a long course of antibiotics to take now and more testing and followups later in the summer. So all in all, it looks like I'll survive. So now that I'm finally home and back online onward to the first study group session. I'll post about that in another thread. Sorry to keep everyone waiting. But at least, XRP has been trending up in the meantime!
  7. That is crazy inconvenient. Does that have something to do with the web socket connection? The client doesn't seem like it should need anything like that?
  8. Session 1 at 1 am is too early a hour before I wouldn’t mind but 2 am and getting up at 7 is pushing it for me session 2 is fine any day just need to know in advance thanks Rusty 🦊🇬🇧
  9. So you designed the book club for this @BobWay , ok where's my coloring pencils
  10. Hi @BobWay there have been some breakaways from company Ripple to start or continue various projects, do you think that a group will ever break away and create one of these "banks" that hold both fiat and XRP side-by-side? Is there anyone reading this that is familiar with banking regulations and can tell us if there is anything in current banking regs that prevents them from doing so in the U.S.?
  11. CEST Time zone, I work 3 shifts, also in the weekends, so I can't give a best specification of when it works out for me. If I'm not free, most of the time it's easy for me to trade shifts. The Best part of my job, is that I work behind a computer and I have allot of time left, to research further what I've Learned from you guy's. Sorry for responding this late, had some things past 2 weeks that needed to be finished.
  12. Hi AFutureInReverse.......Good job......Looks like things are going well. Is there anything I can help you with ?? I´m good with Session 2........but sometimes I could popin with Session 1. Is that allowable ??
  13. I am available any weeknight or weekend evening 18:00 EST -21:00EST
  14. I like session 1! Thanks a lot! If anything happens then it’s great to know there’s a plan B with session 2! thanks for the coordination!
  15. I am English but have lived most of my life in Angola/Brazil. Although never directly involved in charities, I have seen some excellent examples & other examples not so good. Anyway I am more of the line: Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime, which essentially translates into anticipate charity by preventing poverty. Of course even in oil rich Angola, the vast majority of the population are unemployed & below the poverty line. Over a beer with a friend, who works at Luanda airport, I learnt about a weekly flight that flies Brussels to Luanda, then flies on empty to Nairobi, loads up with flowers & then flies back to Brussels. This caught my attention: how can the economics of that work ?? Anyway I did some research & discovered that in Q1 2018 Kenya exported 480 million euros of flowers to Europe. The huge growth in Kenya´s flower industry is in the last 20 years. Angola barely produce enough flowers for internal consumption. Flowers are a serious component to Kenya´s GDP & employs thousands, really easy to check this out on Google. What I know is how to setup in Angola, access to good cheap land, current unemployment in this area is around 40%, with most people on or below the poverty line so abundant access to labour , electricity & unlimited water supply about 1 hour from the international airport & Luanda city centre (a population of over 6 million). What I don´t know is how to setup & operate a flower farm. Really need to find a flower engineer. So if you think this is interesting, please drop me a line peter@hps-angola.com.
  16. First Session- works. Can we have a calendar event created for this; that will convert time zones accordingly and get a notification on mobile/email.
  17. Session 1 works for me. Thanks for organizing this!
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