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Notes from my mind

Living in the past is living in hell. I have so much I need to let go of. Stuff that didn't happen, happened, and what I imagine happened or didn't happen. It's killing me. And I want to live for many more years. When it comes up I'm going to

25 Oct 23 3 min read

NFTs and crypto crashed? It didn't faze Micha Klein

Back in 2021 my friend J. Harry Edmiston turned me onto Micha Klein's forthcoming NFT project, Crypto-Pills. I had never heard of Micha before so I took a look. The first thing that caught my eye was Micha's hook statement "Virtual medicine for a sick society". I thought it was

23 Oct 23 3 min read

A community is forming

gm, For me, yesterday was a seminal day in the Dots discord. We had a fantastic chat about art that I felt part of. Instead of feeling like an outsider. Then discord member JustARock accepted my offer to help with his marathon training irl. Got a good buzz. Then it

04 Aug 23 3 min read

Mark Cuban is trying to defend what's indefensible

If you've been following along the fantastic conversation with John Reed Stark and Mark Cuban, Cuban's main points are that; a) the crypto industry has tried to get clarification on the rules but the SEC won't help them, and, b) it's too hard for crypto entrepreneurs to get registered with

18 Jun 23 8 min read

Notes from the hippie van - Howey Test, Ordinals

gm, Howey Test I started thinking about the Howey Test in the fall of 022. As I wrote then, I think NFTs look like an investment contract. I still don't know what this means for NFTs. My gut feeling, albeit wishful thinking,

17 Jun 23 2 min read

Crypto investment words for the soul from Mark Cuban

This is from today's epic thread with Mark Cuban and John Reed Stark. I've highlighted in bold the words that crypto advocates and investors would do well to follow. I only invest in companies that have utility and can do things that can't happen, or can't happen as well  without

14 Jun 23 1 min read

Pivot to crypto art

I'm reading everything from LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - What caught my attention was the 0xdeafbeef project. Then this one last week with Emily Xie -

09 Jun 23 1 min read

Today's NFT market isn't about art

I decided to figure out what the NFT market is about. So I looked at the top 20 sites in volume as of May 11 on on Then I went to their home pages. Most of the sites are poorly designed. What I mean by that is there's

15 May 23 6 min read

The Traveling Carnival That's Crypto

gm, Last week I saw a tweet by a Web2 founder who'd exited handsomely. I'll paraphrase what he wrote. He networks with other founders. The network he travels in finds Web3 attractive - as they should. But then he described why, the reasons him and other professional developers/entrepreneurs/business

30 Apr 23 1 min read

Fuck You Too, Art and Serendipity

Last week I wrote a blog post - Fuck You Too Damien. It didn't go over very well with Heni, seems they've blocked me. Maybe not with Hirst or the Dots either? C'est la Vie But it all got me wondering. Who was first to use the bird in a

06 Apr 23 1 min read

Letter to the Dots

gm Dots! Was my Fuck You Too Damien post over the top? Of course it was, what else would you expect from this cowboy hippie? Hey man, what I wrote is just an over-the-top, saltier version of what plenty more than me have been saying in the discord since at

02 Apr 23 3 min read

Benefits of using NFTs in a presale

Howdy, Last December I got an email from Ledger about Stax. The image in the email was the hook - a hardware wallet with a visual interface. I immediately clicked to have a look. Came to find out Stax was designed by co-creator of the iPhone, Tony Fadell. Mr. Fadell

01 Apr 23 2 min read

Fuck You Too Damien

Dear Heni, Would you kindly see that Mr. Hirst sees this post? While you're at it, please tell him I said fuck you too. Sincerely, spin loyal customer and collector Hey Damien, Fuck you too. Fuck you too for 5 straight releases at the same price as someone off the

31 Mar 23 1 min read

Pack leadership, entrepreneurism and investing

Meet Charlie. He's a Cane Corso. Charlie won't listen/respect/worship me unless he sees me as a calm pack leader. Not just some of the time, all the time. Charlie's senses are keen, he can't be fooled. I can be on the other side of the house and Charlie's

21 Mar 23 1 min read

Real Vision Collective NFT comments

I'm an avid collector of Damien Hirst's Currency project, which I fondly refer to as "the Dots". The Dots, along with Ron English's Light Cult Crypto Club project are my two favorites. Both communities are tightly bound with members who're passionate, heavily invested emotionally and financially. I have digital and

26 Feb 23 5 min read

The bear market isn't the problem

I see NFT projects moaning and groaning about the bear market - “@&$! bear market!”. I think their troubles lay deeper. I believe the reason why NFT projects are struggling is that they're not great businesses. What's a great business? A great business makes something customers must-have and can’t live

22 Feb 23 2 min read

Has there been demographic growth in NFTs?

The Bored Apes minted on April 21, 2021. For all practical purposes apes mark the beginning of the NFT market. Back then the market was dominated by younger male, wallstreetbets meets card traders, meets day trader types. Gambling personas flipping kindergarten art, animal and hero characters. Degens, gawd bless 'em

18 Feb 23 2 min read

Hey Shepard Fairey - what am I missing here?

Today I was cruising the Obey Discord and saw that Shepard Fairey posted sales data from his Pussy Riot print that I'm highly critical of. In the post Shepard writes that the print "raised more than $10,000 for Ukraine". He doesn't say the name of the recipient, if or

05 Feb 23 2 min read

Where are the artists promoting peace in Ukraine?

Today I noticed that Shepard Fairey has a piece out supporting Ukraine. Before I go on, I'm generally a fan of Shepard's. I have a couple of his NFTs. I don't own any of his art, but I do own Ron English's art. Ron and Shepard are tight. Instead of

30 Jan 23 1 min read

Looking back at the $GME GameStop story

Howdy, I watched "Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga" on Netflix last night. I thought it was entertaining and accurate. I started paying attention to the $GME story about a year after I got into crypto. I wrote a blog post about it on heyheyrenee - Pay attention to the

29 Jan 23 3 min read

Twitter is cryptos death knell

Howdy, Before I go on, I'm in no way pronouncing doom for crypto. But there's so many problems. People have got to see them and make changes. First, read this: From the report: "Although bitcoin was designed to rely on a decentralized, trustless network of

11 Dec 22 3 min read

Notes on NFT technology, how great entrepreneurs think

This links to my last post on the giver/taker concept. Most businesses are value extractive (VE), they're takers. VE doesn't build customer loyalty, there's no reason for a customer to pay attention to the business. VE is the least the business can do. In VE mode, the customer sees

10 Nov 22 3 min read

NFT Technology Solves Two Big Problems for Businesses

Two burning problems that businesses nowadays have are: a) their customers aren't loyal, b) their customers don't pay attention to them. The common copout and easy way out is that businesses blame their customers - everyone is distracted now, the world has changed, young people are always on their phones,

06 Nov 22 1 min read

Going forward NFTs are utilities - not collectibles

The new Ledger Market is two steps forward. [ Ledger ] Market[ L ] Market is the most secure platform for artists and brands to release their NFTs. For first access to exclusive collaborations, and Ledger harware, software and services, become a [ Ledger ] Market Pass holder. A while back I bought a Ledger

31 Oct 22 2 min read

the power of art

Today a young artist in the space who's having a hard time sent me this. It's powerful. To anyone who thinks NFTs don't make a difference for people in countries ruled by dictators and worse, read this. To anyone who thinks crypto won't make a difference for those with less,

20 Oct 22 2 min read

Don't Be Double Crossed

Tonight Lori Grace mentioned me in a tweet. Lori is a kind and loving person. "Double Crossed," from the Undaunted collection on @opensea. Collected in January for 1E by the wonderful human @spinbackwards . . This sale was the moment I finally had a mental breakthrough. So glad my work found a

04 Oct 22 3 min read

The Power of a Handwritten Note

The other day this tube shows up on my door from my dear friend - albeit whom I've not met – yet – Ani. She told me it was coming, so that wasn't a surprise. What blew me away was the little something inside. Ani took the time to write me a

28 Sep 22 2 min read

Particle Collection looks to be a good business

A while back I minted 4, Banksy Love Is In The Air (LITA) fractional NFTs from Particle Collection. Homepage - Particle CollectionMasterpieces for usParticle Collection Their NFTs originally minted on the Avalanche chain. Minting wasn't easy, definitely not for the faint-hearted. Avalanche: Blazingly Fast, Low Cost, & Eco-Friendly | Dapps PlatformAvalanche is

28 Sep 22 2 min read
Field Notes

Notes on NFTs

This is a good opinion piece on Cointelegraph: Throw your Bored Apes in the trashFrom carrying medical data to streamlining royalty payments, NFTs serve a variety of important technological purposes. Bored Apes are a demeaning distraction.CointelegraphO.C. Ripley Let your ego go and get the message of the piece.

26 Sep 22 2 min read

Top Dog Beach Club lowers the bar

Wen I saw the no royalties tweets a week or so back I thought it was absurd. I paid no attention. I thought why on earth would anyone have a notion to wipe out the #1 reason most artists came to NFTs? But here we are. This piece from The

09 Sep 22 1 min read

HDL is creating an NFT that pays dividends

I first heard about HDL corp. - hygienic dress league - from my friend djskeez. Skeez knows the score so I was all ears. I then joined HDL's twitter space to learn more. After listening to Steve and Dorota Coy, HDL's founders, I was in. What first jumped out at

07 Sep 22 5 min read

djskeez lights up lives

I met djskeez "Skeez" from Light Cult Crypto Club, where she's the community manager. Since then we've become besties. I was going to write an encompassing post about her. But then I thought, why? Our relationship still has a long ways to go. tldr; is her tweeter feed, here. Skeez

28 Aug 22 1 min read

Notes on the TokenFrame

More notes on the TokenFrame -- The TokenFrame came securely packaged. I didn't make any notes. But I do recall thinking they could have put a little more padding in. But overall, the packaging was good. Their setup interface is a little clunky if you have your NFTs on Ledger.

09 Aug 22 2 min read

NFT frames are the killer app for NFTs

Today we the put the finishing touches on the spinroom, installed the TokenFrame. OMG. TokenFrame changes everything. It brings my NFTs to where me and others can experience them. TokenFrame makes me think of NFTs in a whole other way - that I can't not have them. Right now their

09 Aug 22 2 min read

Content Marketing on Twitter is a Mistake

From my keyboard it appears that 99.9% of NFT projects rely on Twitter for their marketing, or to get their message out. I think this is a big mistake. A much better approach is build all marketing and messaging on their website. If you have something to promote or

08 Aug 22 3 min read

notes from the otherside mint

I'm not thinking about what went wrong last night, all that was lost. It's the tech business. Things go wrong. Yuga has said they'll refund gas and I believe them. Instead, I'm making a gratitude list. I'm thinking about how exciting all this is. Thinking about the opportunities ahead, connecting

01 May 22 4 min read

Refik Anadol Studios (RAS) 4.23.22 AMA summary

AMA Apr. 23 Summary of the topics Refik [] talked about during the AMA Museum collaborations Major museums [] are celebrating the work Refik created and collectors collected. They’ll all be part of the journey. More info

23 Apr 22 2 min read

throw out the old rules?

"Half of my advertising isn't working. Problem is, I don't know which half". P.T. Barnum NFT projects rely on Twitter and Discord for engagement. Which means they know nothing about their customers. "spin you're old school. It's different now. In NFTs we don't need to know anything about our

22 Apr 22 2 min read

pay your taxes first

Howdy! It's tax day. I know, we pay too much taxes. I know, most of the tax monies we pay are wasted. I'm a Gore Vidal Liberal. The only thing I agree with Republicans on is taxes - we should pay less. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't pay our

18 Apr 22 3 min read

notes from a micro-investor

Howdy everyone. Love! A friend and I who's been in the space much longer than yours truly (2.22.20) were talking about the state of NFTs today. There's no doubt about it the NFT space is, on balance, about making ETH. The marketing engine is hype. Most in the

10 Apr 22 1 min read

Word of Women Does Well By Doing Good

The World Of Women (WoW) NFT [] project has every right to do what they're doing. It's obviously the founders to dream to be successful, they certainly are. But I believe their success is at the expense of Mother Earth. I believe the Net of their project is

26 Mar 22 4 min read

World of Women is World of Neoliberalism

Warning: This post is highly critical of a really popular NFT project - World of Women [] (Wow). If you're a WoW collector, investor, team member or supporter - yngli (you're not gonna like it). Up until last week I had 3 WoW's including one rare one. After

27 Jan 22 2 min read

Are NFTs an asset? I don't believe so.

gm! In a Discord I'm in someone adamantly referred to NFTs as an "asset". I think doing so is a mistake. Super [] said the same in one of his videos. Because if NFTs are thought of as assets it then frames the entire discussion in terms

19 Jan 22 1 min read

The NFT market is way out of balance, unhealthy

Yesterday's story about Twitter influencer beanie hasn't been confirmed. But if it's true and my bet would be it is, everyone should be alarmed. > 1/ In this thread we will disclose the identity of one of the (currently) most (in)famous NFT influencers. But before we do that, we first

18 Jan 22 3 min read

The high costs of free

This week's Medium post from young brother Insight [] points out some glaring contradictions of the crypto world. Namely, IMO, that on balance the community doesn't practice what it preaches re: decentralization. NFTs: on identity and platformsNFTs are taking the digital world by storm, the meteoric rise

16 Jan 22 4 min read

Notes from the field - stay hungry and foolish

OpenSea isn't swimming in blue water Most in the early days of Web1 couldn't see past Microsoft. They were sure Microsoft was going to rule the tech world, we'd be forever doomed to using computers that blue screened without reason. The United States government was so worried they filed an

08 Jan 22 4 min read

Notes on the 2022 NFT market for not ape projects

gm! Right now the NFT market is dominated and controlled by apes, and the ape related market. They are not, art people. They're males who identify as degen, who got their start in lock down. Some (most?) have created generational wealth. In 2022 ape -- anything -- will continue to

05 Jan 22 2 min read

Why I'm buying NFTs

When I started in dotcom circa '89 I saw today. Well, not everything. What I saw was that anyone could be an information provider - a service bureau, what I started, or someone could have a phone number people called to find out what's on the menu at a restaurant.

04 Jan 22 1 min read

Change happens at the level of system

What first drew me to crypto was what Satoshi wrote in the now seminal Bitcoin White Paper - Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. I saw that crypto could change the system. I saw the possibility to create real change for those with the least. Because if we’re going

01 Jan 22 1 min read

good morning and thank you

Howdy! I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude today. Not just because I used to do a lotta LSD. ;-) Normally (not that I'm normal) I make signs. But I took all our cardboard to recycling. So today I'm making a video. There's so many beautiful and outtasight people in

19 Dec 21 2 min read

diamond hands, paper hands, floor, are nowhere

This morning I saw tweets from folks I adore with "diamond hands" in them. Got me thinking. Diamond hands and its ugly step-child "paper hands" are the wrong way to think about assets. I know some say an NFT isn't an asset. I disagree. First, both phrases feed group think

11 Dec 21 1 min read

Notes on the next NFT wave

While cruising crypto tweeter this morning I came across this tweet from Mando [] > Just like many OG Punk owners were too salty to buy into BAYC. Many OG BAYC owners will miss the next 50ETH+ project. Keep your ear to the ground and

19 Nov 21 2 min read

Will the metaverse be metaworse?

When MySpace hit circa 2005 we were sure people would figure out they were the product being sold and they'd do this: So we wrote the world's 1st private network in 2007. They said we were crazy. Nobody cared. A few years later I wrote that one day our elections

18 Nov 21 2 min read

Recognizing You're There

Pictured here is The Denver Gas & Electric (DGE) building in downtown Denver, aka "the carrier hotel". I started my first company there in 1990. Seymour Fortner [] owned DGE at the time, his family once owned a full block in downtown Denver. Seymour was a mentor, my eminence

14 Nov 21 1 min read

t-shirts and NFTs

I'm a t-shirt guy. Today while wearing one of my wonderful t-shirts, it occurred to me they’re a metaphor for my NFT journey. I’m literally in search of a drawer of t-shirts that for me, are jewels - t-shirt nirvana. It starts with my t-shirt drawer, the chest

17 Oct 21 4 min read

Campfires and NFTs

I've been a tech entrepreneur for 32 years now. I've been in the same business for 32 years. I started my 2nd company in 2002. Knock on wood (my head), we're at the doorstep of another great app. Campfires are a great metaphor for tech marketing and product development. I

05 Oct 21 4 min read

The Important Role of a Crypto Gadfly

Gerald ("Gerry") Armstrong is a legendary gadfly. Some say he wrote the book - although Gerry would scoff at the thought. He was also a mentor. Gerry was the former CEO of the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company in Denver. The New York Times first wrote about him [https://www.nytimes.

02 Oct 21 7 min read

art for ETH's sake

This week Time launched their "Building a better future []" NFT. The project was heavily promoted by social media influencer farokh []. Time Magazine is now owned by Marc Benoiff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce. Anyone who's been in tech for as long as

25 Sep 21 2 min read

Ape DAO Remix

I've always wanted an Andy Poon []. I think some of the ape derivatives he's done are stunning. So I joined the Ape DAO Remix [] to get one of his pieces.

24 Sep 21 1 min read

Blazed Cats - Blazed Me

So I wrote a couple posts praising Blazed Cats []. Then things changed. After posting some legitimate concerns of impropriety in their Discord, they booted me. They've since blocked me on Twitter. In the interests of equal time, I invite the project leaders to post their response

24 Sep 21 1 min read

NFTs Change Everything? Yes

It wasn't that long ago I thought I'd never see anything like circa '89 or early dotcom in tech. But here we are. I believe they'll talk about this period in tech for years to come. Why? Let's start here:

23 Aug 21 2 min read

Blazed Cats

There's some great NFT projects. But this one might be the coolest. So I bought some. Read about Blazed Cats []. If this isn't the coolest NFT project, what is? Blazed Cat #8149 - BlazedCats | OpenSeaBlazed Cats is a response to celebrities and influencers forcing themselves onto the

31 Jul 21 1 min read

Grateful Dead collectibles

These are the first Grateful Dead NFTs. So grateful. VCCESS | where physical meets digitalWhere physical meets digitalwhere physical meets digital []

25 Jul 21 1 min read

Space Jam

I collected all 4 of the promo drops, will be adding to my collection tomorrow Road Runner - NIFTY’S + WARNER BROS. ANIMATION SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY NFTS - Nifty’s NFTsNifty's Inc. []

25 Jul 21 1 min read

Top Dog Beach Club

I bought 100 of these. I love the team, great story. Top Dog #6441 - Top Dog Beach Club | OpenSeaWelcome to the Top Dog Beach Club! A unique NFT experience, pushing the boundaries of community and club membership. These dogs have had enough of the COVID-19 lockdowns. So they fucked

25 Jul 21 1 min read

Galactic Secret Agency

I bought 40 of these. I love the art. Agent #6932 - Galactic Secret Agency | OpenSeaGalactic Secret Agency is a collection of 10.000 unique Alien Agents. They’re lurking, watching and influencing humanity for centuries. Each Alien is unique, generated from over 170 hand drawn assets. Holding one of

25 Jul 21 1 min read

Art Blocks - glitch crystal monsters #32

glitch crystal monsters #32 - Art Blocks Curated | OpenSeaA synthesis of over 777 days of generative artmaking, motion as survival, and coding as transformative ritual. Sky gardens of trustless techno-leviathans crystallize, entangle, and play between dimensions online and AFK, generatinOpenSeaOpenSea []

25 Jul 21 1 min read

Currency is an important moment in NFT

The Hirst Currency [] drop is an important moment for NFT. I'm grateful to have one. Read all about the drop here: Hirst brings us face to face with art and money. In Hirst's view, art is the most valuable currency in

25 Jul 21 3 min read

Fuck The Metaverse

I know there's some out there who love the Metaverse and the planet too. But Mother Earth needs you more. So please, keep reading. Fuck the Metaverse isn't exactly what I mean. What I'm sayin is, the Metaverse can wait.  All hands on deck for the world we're in. I

13 Jul 21 5 min read

Top Shot Was Over Months Ago

NBA Top Shot ("Top Shot") was my NFT appetiser. I got in about 20 months ago, when I heard Mark Cuban talk about it. Top Shot is about Moments and Packs of Moments. A Moment is a digital highlight - a player making a shot, a steal, maybe a dunk.

11 Jul 21 3 min read

Music to mint by

Chalk Dust Torture Phish Dick's 9-4-2016 Turn it phucking up But who can unlearn all the facts that I've learned As I sat in their chairs and my synapses burned And the torture of chalk dust collects on my tongue Thoughts follow my vision and dance

10 Jul 21 1 min read

Rose Dog

5561 - Bored Ape Kennel Club | OpenSeaIt gets lonely in the swamp sometimes. That’s why every ape should have a four-legged companion. To curl up at your feet. To bring you a beer. To fire a missile launcher at that bastard Jimmy the Monkey. That’s why we’ve

26 Jun 21 1 min read

NFTs and Persian rugs

I hope they're still making rugs in Iran. I've made some mistakes with NFTs. I expected to. I'll be writing more about my NFT experience so far.

14 Jun 21 1 min read

Ski Bum

8425 - Bored Ape Yacht Club | OpenSeaThe Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10,000 unique Bored Ape NFTs— unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. Your Bored Ape doubles as your Yacht Club membership card, and grants access to members-only benefits, the first of which is

06 Jun 21 1 min read

Privacy Extremists

Privacy Extremists - Known Origin | OpenSeaWe Are Privacy Extremists! Limited edition silk-screen print, designed and hand printed for Paralelní Polis, 2018. OpenSeaOpenSea []

27 May 21 1 min read

Why I bought apes

I'm an OG from a different time (started in tech around ’87) and space. I don't care about the vanity side of this. But I dig the fun. I got in all because in about an hour on Sunday (or was it Saturday?) morning I said to myself "this is

25 May 21 1 min read


I AM SATOSHI NAKAMOTO - Known Origin | OpenSeaInspired by cult of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin.OpenSeaOpenSea []

18 May 21 1 min read

Bitcoin Baphomet

Bitcoin Baphomet - Known Origin | OpenSeaBitcoin Baphomet, Inspired by T. C. Mays The Crypto Anarchists Manifesto and Eliphas Levis Baphomet drawing… But instead of goats head it’s masked privacy extremist holding Bitcoin in one hand and picking decentralised blockchainOpenSeaOpenSea []

18 May 21 1 min read
Field Notes

Go ape

Perfect. I’ve aped []. And I love Yacht Rock []. 8554 - Bored Ape Yacht Club | OpenSeaThe Bored Ape Yacht Club is a collection of 10,000 unique Bored Ape NFTs— unique digital collectibles living on the Ethereum blockchain. Your

06 May 21 1 min read