1. Posting this note from barnabywalters.bit — been experimenting with namecoin, got .bit domains resolving on my machine by following instructions namecoin.bitcoin-contact.org, installed namecoin wallet on my VPS and registered a name, pointed it at my web server.

    Surprisingly it was a fairly straightforward process. The most difficult part was getting hold of some namecoin to register names with — I ended up trading some of my DOGE for NMC on vircurex.com.

  2. I am inordinately proud of this tiny progress bash snippet:

    watch 'echo "$(namecoind getblockcount) / $(curl -s http://explorer.dot-bit.org/stats/block_count.txt) * 100" | bc -l'