Elliot Wave Theory

To use EW Theory, you should know what motivated people to use it, what impulse and corrective waves are, and that different timeframes should be considered. People took notice of Elliot Wave Theory when Ralph Nelson Elliot identified a stock market bottom in 1935. Elliot Wave Theory identifies impulse waves and corrective waves in 5-3-5-3 patterns at different timeframes. Once you’ve gone up three impulsive waves with two corrective waves between, you should see the market go down two larger corrective waves with a small impulse wave in between before restarting the cycle.


The Zilliqa team would like to use proof-of-stake, but in the 2017 whitepaper, they haven’t found a secure proof-of-stake algorithm, so they use proof-of-work. Zilliqa forms consensus with a SHA3-256-using proof-of-work from many sub-networks in the networks. That is, instead of having all 10,000 (for example) nodes working on the same blocks, have some “directory service” nodes divide the 10,000 “member” nodes into ten groups of 1,000 and process ten blocks of transactions at once instead of one.

An http header is not a collection of key-value pairs: it is a key-value pair

I misunderstood http headers. There are typically many headers on an http request, and the server uses this to decide what to do with the request, kind of like a passport for a person arriving at an airport. I used to think an http header, this passport, was a map of key-value pairs, but an http header is a key-value pair. When you add a new key-value pair to the “headers” key of the http request, you’re adding a new header.

Exploring blockchain #2

Blockchains are sequences of blocks representing currency and their transactions, secured with special marks called hashes. Blocks have three key aspects: the hash of the current block (including the previous hash and the current transactions), the previous block’s hash, and the transactions for the block. These three chunks build the block on a blockchain. These blocks are connected both by index and that they have a hash of the previous block’s hash.

Success and implications

Success increases positive emotion and motivation making the habit easier to do, so successes, and esp. their implications on my life, should be dwelled on. Esp. when stuck, ask “What’s a success?”. Further, I’ve found that dwelling on all the good things that’ll come from it multiplies the feeling of this focus. Once you’ve IDed the success, then ask “What are the implications?”. This has filled me with a lot of positive emotion and helped me finish some hard tasks lately, so I wanted to share it.


Thorchain decentralizes cryptocurrency exchanges. Like Bitcoin took the responsibility of transactions from the bank and spread them to the many nodes world-wide, Thorchain will take the responsibility of intercurrency transactions from the exchanges and spread them to many nodes world wide. Crypto’s supposed to be decentralized, and having exchanges like Binance and Coinbase takes away from this, and Thorchain intends to change this. Using the Thorchain network and not a centralized exchange, it quickly trades your coin for RUNE, and trades the RUNE for the actual other coin (not a token like other exchanges [source needed]).

Better application of Psycho-Cybernetics

I found a better way to activate the subconscious, to apply Psycho-Cybernetics and let my subconscious mind do the work properly. If the subconscious were a gun, the goal’d be where it’s aimed at, physical health’d be the bullets, and emotion’d be pulling the trigger. If it were a sentry, the goal be a programmed target, physical health’d be the bullets, and emotion’d plug it in and make it start firing.

Parents' money

I lost some money. I invested $3k of my parent’s money at $0.57. I saw a bearish head-and-shoulders pattern in the chart, so I pulled out at $0.54. It dipped to $0.51 before rising to $0.545 (it’s a bear pennant). I felt tired and was about to go to bed, but, wanting security, I put Steven Steele’s YT livestream on, and he gave enthusiastic, bullish recommendations about the long-term of Doge.

Cryptographic nonces

I saw “nonce” in the Bitcoin and Dogecoin code, so I wanted to learn about it. Looking it up, I see that a cryptographic nonce is a hash of a random number (?) sent from one computer to another, like a one-time secret password between compadres to get into the tree fort. Nonces make hashing harder for computers and somehow makes it more secure. I know that cryptocurrencies use nonces for “proof-of-work”, but I don’t know more than that atm.

RegEx consumption

I suspect that RegEx “consumption” means incrementing the position of the RegEx pointer while putting it into a bucket with a pending possible match. Then I suspect that discarding is maintaining the position while getting rid of the match because the string failed the regex pattern.