Monday Show Note

I was just asked: “You sound a bit more aggravated on the show than usual, is everything OK?” So I thought I’d put this out there for anyone else that may think the same…

My original retort to this question was “What exactly do you mean by ‘more than usual?'” as my eye twitched sporadically. It’s been that type of morning.

Here’s why…

I had diligently prepared material to discuss about Bitcoin™ in particular and cryptos in general, assembling stories and highlighting key points to have at the ready in my now infamously coined “Flying Fickle Folders of Faith” show prep. (reference is my variation in homage to the “Fickle Finger of Fate” of Laugh-In® fame.)

I use the term “infamously” because that “faith” part was in direct recognition that I needed to have just that over the years in accessing them, because they have mysteriously disappeared at all the wrong times during their usage. However, I thought (more like believed) I had finally found a program/app that would make this a near statistical improbability. So far, it has – until today, moments before the show began. For suddenly – all my work was gone. I was both mortified as well as rightly ticked off beyond measure.

Remember: This show is recorded live, meaning, there’s no “Oh, you’re not ready Mark? Don’t worry, take your time and just come back into the studio when you are, we’ll start then.” like so many others that work on a once a week, biweekly if not monthly schedule.

No, this show is on a schedule -as in daily with a stated time schedule- and there are many listeners that are also, and expect the show to be ready when it’s supposed to.

A true technical difficulty that can’t be overcome is one thing i.e., computers frying during a session or down servers, etc., etc., etc., These are things beyond my control and are, for lack of a better word “excusable” developments.

The rest? Pretty much, no. Sometimes you still have to go, warts and all, it’s called professionalism. i.e., You have to sometimes work with what you’ve got, not with what you want.

As I always state: This show is an open book as to see when I have issues, regardless of size, we deal with them in real time and not afraid to point them out as to help others understand you’re going to have issues. Stop worrying about everything and anything and start “shipping” to paraphrase Seth Godin. It’s been a hallmark of both the show as well as the website.

So with that all for context, what transpired today was me redoing (desperately) all my research (again!) on the fly and live. I can not tell you how utterly frustrated I was the entire time. This isn’t an excuse, it’s just a bit of inside-baseball for those that might want to know.

And still, with all the above noted, I still stand by my claim that if you listen to the entire show – you know more than just about anyone you’ll come in contact with regarding the most misunderstood issues pertaining to crytos. i.e., Are they safe, regulated and purpose they serve. Hint…

It ain’t what’s been told-and-sold across the entire mainstream business/financial media complex, that’s about the only thing that’s a surety.

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