I know there are videos of Soapbox Idol, but I have not yet seen them.

For sure not my best presentation ever, but I'm not really comfortable talking and not interacting with people. I'd rather interact, not talk at everyone. Still, the first minute is by far some of the best content I've ever made.

youtube.com/watch?v=0v8gXV7qbt

Is this a first? House of Pizza in Lancaster officially is accepting Goldbacks. Major props to Ian, who is really the one who made all this happen.

Last year, I was the only (from what I was able to discern) person using / Monero at Forkfest and Porcfest. This year, many, many people were using XMR, and we even had people from a Monero podcast interview me about the Crypto Six. They stood outside my presentation selling coffee for Monero.

Although I wish more people were staying for Forkfest, I'm not sad to see the Bitcoin maximalists go. Who gave those idiots microphones in the first place?

I'm not sure how to take how few people I see tearing down their stuff. It's gonna be 90 in a few hours, and I definitely wouldn't want to be pulling down canopies in that heat. After today, it basically is raining everyday. It'll be interesting to see what people do.

I don't think Jeremy Kauffman is gonna show up for the 9:00 interview we scheduled. lol

I also learned something today. I took 3 total photos. It turns out I was just *in* a lot of photos. Most of my pics have always been selfies.I still don't know why anyone would want a picture with me, but that's what 90% of pics today were. I promised pics, but it turns out that I haven't really taken many. Other people did.

The guy I wanted to win presented himself as a woke federal agent. "Fuck you and your larping in the woods. You're meaningless..." It was thirty seconds in before I realized he was being facetious. Exceedingly well done, and immensely creative. "We came for your Crypto Six, and next we're coming for you." I can't wait to see the video of it. My comments as a judge were really fun. "At first I was like, man,... fuck this guy."

Four years ago, the vibe here was so different. I was a contestant in an event that, tonight, I was a judge in. What a majestic ride it has been.

I would change nothing that I had the power to do differently.

So tonight I was a judge alongside Tom Woods and Jeremy Kauffman of LBRY in the Soapbox Idol Competition. I competed in it my first year at Porcfest. And tonight I was a judge in it. The Crypto Six even got mentioned in a few rants. Pics to follow soon.

It has come to my attention that my presentation on the Crypto 6 tomorrow at 11 is at the Crypto 6 Pavilion.

And let's talk about how, though they are camping at the FTL site, the GB reps are actually peddling on Kirby's Q's spot (I don't want to get into how Kirby's Q is in the spot that FTL has historically had, because I don't even mind that--we're all fighting the same fight). Kirby's Q was like "fuck yeah, sell those things right there, and we'll accept them."

Note to self: ask for "goldbacks accepted here" stickers. is amazing.

It is amazing to look around this year and see "We accept Goldbacks" stickers, and to see items priced in Goldbacks. Ladies' Night Out was the first time anything had ever been priced in Goldbacks. Earlier I traded my silver for GBs. Why? Because the GBs are just so much easier to understand. I am honored to be a small part of such an amazing thing. I wish Ian was here. He caused this. He created these beautiful opportunities.

John McAfee faked his own death to get out of eating his dick on national television. Obviously.

Based on the campground stickers I'm seeing, I'm expecting an extraordinarily low turnout for Forkfest. With Dennis Pratt now heading the Porcupine Freedom Festival, it seems likely that it will remain possible for Forkfest to happen concurrently. It would suck to lose the fireworks, and I'll know more in a week, but it may be very, very lightly attended. So what are your thoughts on when Forkfest is?

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