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Changes in Penang STEEM Bootcamp Schedule

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we have to move our schedule of our Penang Bootcamp Sharing to either 1st week or 2nd week of March. This is due to space availability and also to coincide with TheBlockSignal ‘s event plans who is our partners and organizers there

Even though the dates has moved, we are still very positive about the event there and are excited about trying to get a larger crowd.

Other updates in Malaysia

We are now finalizing more workshops and planning in Kota Kinabalu to grow more content creators in the community in Borneo. We are moving our plans forward in Borneo to start running workshops to drive the growth of STEEM adoption here and also to work out a sustainability model for new users.

When will this happen ?

Our workshops will begin by May 2019 and we are now currently planning for space and also facilities. It surely is going to be a really exciting year for Steem in Malaysia !

Won’t be able to reveal much as a lot of planning is still in the works however rest assure that it will happen.

A impromptu meetup with steemians

It was a very last minute decision to hop on a flight and head back to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah as there was something which I had to do

And as always I took the opportunity to meetup with all steemians who was around town and had the time. Being all part of STEEMXP community and also TEAMMALAYSIA , we had a breif discussion as to the current markets and also direction of growing STEEM adoption in Malaysia.

its the Chinese New Year celebrations here too

Looking at 2019, it is going to be a lot of speculations and fud in the crypto space. I do have confidence in the blockchain technology and its surely going to strive into something greater then what it is known for today.

We will however always push for growth in this region with a few more events being line up throughout the year, we have already begun planning workshops and more talks around the STEEM ecosystem. With more and more amazing DAPPS being developed by independent developers, STEEM will surely be one of the strongest blockchain & community around.

Don’t forget our next event is just 2 weeks away in Penang and once everyone is back to work after the Chinese New Year holidays we can push and plan for more confirmed events.

Would love for you to support our campaign on fundition for running all these offline events and promoting adoption of STEEM

https://fundition.io/#!/@bitrocker2020/9hgoog5b8/news

Have a brilliant Weekend !

Cheap and great wordpress hosting with Siteground

Are you already using wordpress and find that sometimes your hosting is just slow or ever got hacked before ?

For the longest time I can remember I’ve been using SITEGROUND and it seems to be the best option for wordpress hosting especially in South East Asia.

Web Hosting

Its cheap and really really good. The signup is really simple and its plans are very affordable.

From $3.95 a month its a really good deal.

For me since I have about 20 over different domains for me and a few of my clients, I use the GoGeek plans and its more then sufficient to host all your sites.

The value added is that all sites comes with free SSL therefore you are able to just turn on SSL ( https:// ) for free.

You are able to literally subscribe, then get wordpress hosting up and running within minutes. If you do need help, do give me a ping. Start using STEEMPRESS plugins in your wordpress site straight away and keep your blogs personal !

Web Hosting

Cool creative related hunts for @sndbox Steemhunt contest

Everyday @sndbox comes up with new contests which runs for 24 hours. Today ‘s contest was introducing creative related products and getting it featured in Steemhunt a platform for sharing cool new and innovative products.

These products are mostly tech related or have elements of high level engineering where it makes an impact in it relevant field of interest.

Today’s winners who had shared great products and have satisfied the @sndbox guidelines are as below.

1st Place – @crazydani

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https://steemhunt.com/@crazydani/henpitsu-make-calligraphy-landscapes-and-watercolors

“Make calligraphy, landscapes and watercolors”

https://steemhunt.com/@crazydani/henpitsu-make-calligraphy-landscapes-and-watercolors

2nd Place – @darthgexe

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https://steemhunt.com/@darthgexe/reebyte-powerful-visual-novel-editor-tool

“Powerful Visual Novel Editor Tool”

https://steemhunt.com/@darthgexe/reebyte-powerful-visual-novel-editor-tool

3rd Place – @amirijaz

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https://steemhunt.com/@aamirijaz/akira-an-open-source-ux-ui-design-application-for-linux

“An Open Source UX/UI Design application for Linux”

https://steemhunt.com/@aamirijaz/akira-an-open-source-ux-ui-design-application-for-linux

All winners gets a upvote from @sndbox at 75% first prize, 50% second and 3rd 25% upvote.

To see all the other participants, do checkout the comments in the post of @sndbox

https://steemit.com/steemhunt/@sndbox/design-hunt-searching-for-creative-products-steemhunt-contest-9

Stay tuned for more competition every single day from @sndbox and just follow their blogs https://steemit.com/@sndbox and we welcome everyone to participate !

Its all red in Malaysia – Happy Chinese New Year

Going around the shopping malls in Malaysia past few weeks , you’ll see a very common sight. Almost everywhere is splashed with RED ! If that is your favourite color then your eyes will be feasting in all the variants of RED.

Gong Xi Fa Chai

Why its splashed with RED is purely because Chinese New Year is just a few days away and RED symbols prosperity.

Even all the hampers are all RED. A lot of merchants take this time to take advantage of the festivities and packing up goodies bundling it in very nice hampers

cny hampers

Well , with all the distractions and shopping going on, we must always remember that celebrating CNY is mostly about being with the family and welcome the new year with prosperity and luck for everyone.

Gong Xi Fa Cai in advance to all !

Tips of ordering food at the mamak

The Mamak is a typical Malaysian restaurant where you can get extremely yummy food for the cheapest price. But there are a few tips which I learned over the years to get real value for money.

Ordering drinks

Unlike Starbucks, where you get 3 different types of sizes and have to pay a lot more, the Mamak offers either standard cup size or the super jumbo size. I found out that there is another size if you really want to get a good deal. You call it the take away but have it in a bowl. Example… Teh O Ais. Or ice tea…just order Teh Ais Bungkus Mangkuk Ikat Tepi.

And you’ll end up like the picture above. Total price is about rm1.70 or rm2. Compared to the standard cup… You only get half the size and a difference of 40 cents at max.

Roti telur

Ordering Food

When ordering roti ! Ask for Roti Telur or whatever roti.. But to get it fresh and crispy… Ask them for “garing” . You will then get a nice crispy roti telur.

I normally like freshly made and freshly cook so I always ask them to make it with onions as by asking that, they have to make a new one because its not the standard onces they make in bulk.

So year just my lil tips of going to the Mamak… What about you ? Any interesting value for Money food tips to share.?

Steem Presentation Slides

Finally got the time to clean up my slides a little bit and share my presentation slides with everyone. Hope it gives an idea on how I normally share about STEEM to the general public.

slideshare by @bitrocker2020

In my typical presentation I try not to be too technical about Witnesses or even where the money comes from. However the focus on what STEEM blockchain is all about and the various projects and communities which are already using some of these amazing apps like PARTIKO, STEEMPRESS and also FUNDITION.

If anyone ask How Can I Cash Out ?

I always tell them to earn some STEEM first thru their posting and when they want to $$$ then send me a message or they can just google it.

If they ask Where the money comes from ?

I normally tell them … the blockchain handles the amount of STEEM everyone gets and this is fueled by posts which they do and upvotes they receive. However earn some STEEM from they posts first to understand better

The objectives of doing a basic introduction is mainly to get new users to start posting and we want to show them that there are so many ways to post and so many apps out there that serves different purposes. eg. STEEMHUNT or even DTaste or Tasteem which is used for recepies or restaurants review.

Penang Steem Sharing Bootcamp

A little reminder that we are running our Penang Steem Sharing Bootcamp once more on the 24th Feb 2019 and it will be held at The Settlements Penang. Time 2:30pm – 5:30pm

If you are around Penang, do hop on over and lets catch up. Thanks to FUNDITION and everyone else who helped to promote this drive to get more users on STEEM.

The Settlements Co-Working Space in Penang

It was only just last month where we held our first Penang event in 2019 and I would like to give a shoutout to the venue that provided the venue which was a really nice co-working space called The Settlements.

The Settlements Penang is located in a MSC status building. If you do not know what MSC is , in a nutshell it stands for ( Multimedia Super Corridor a Malaysian Govt initiative to provide special perks to tech companies ) However as part of the guidelines, having a company which is MSC Status, you would require to reside your office in a MSC zone / building.

https://www.mdec.my/faq/msc-malaysia

The office environment setup by The Settlements Penang is suitable for young entrepreneurs who just started their spanking new company however does not have the necessary funds to rent an entire office space yet but would like to have the perks of an office.

The Settlements Penang

You have the option in taking a room or if you are always out and about, you can just take the hot desking where you are free to come in and out as you like and if you require to have meetings, there are full facilities meeting rooms at your disposal as well.

The location of The Settlements is within driving distance to almost everywhere within the Penang area so its convenient and is satisfactory for most aspiring tech companies.

We had our first Steem Sharing Session here and I do love the colors in the presentation room that was provided. Thanks to The Settlements in allowing us to use this place and we would be having our next session here as well … unless something else comes up.

Checkout their website http://settlements.work/

Our next Steem Sharing Bootcamp would be on the 24th February 2019 at 2:30pm – 5pm

If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur … haha its almost a 5 hour journey

But if you are already in penang then here is the link to the location

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/3.0463587,101.6027739/the+settlements+penang/@4.2322415,99.885891,8z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m9!4m8!1m1!4e1!1m5!1m1!1s0x304ac3984e9c0449:0x8f3eef93ef4fcdab!2m2!1d100.3297721!2d5.4222051

Or just Waze to The Settlements Penang

More details would be coming up about the event, we are making some final adjustments before coming out with the invite links. Looking forward in seeing you all there.

NETFLIX Roman Empire – Reign of Blood

Finally managed to sit down and finish Season 1 of Netflix ‘s Docu Series ( Documentary Series ) of the ROMAN EMPIRE – Reign Of Blood. And I was surprised that I managed to go thru all of that.

Revolving around two different timeline of the reign Commodus , it gave insights to the politics within the Empire of ROME and all the challenges they faced to retain power and how decisions made by them made ROME into the most powerful empire in the world.

Season 1 focuses on Commodus the son of Marcus Aurelius who ruled the empire and expanded the Roman Empire throughout most of what we know as Europe now.

It was a mix of both Documentaries and TV Series making it one of Netflix more interesting shows to watch.

So if you do have the time and is interested of a lil bit of history during your weekends, do check this out.