Yes, the project is beautiful, and I’ll need also to buy new drives for my own data, so I’ll add potentially two nodes, but I’m waiting a bit to see what happens after the test wiping. But I’m worried my first one is now like almost inactive, but, at least, some downloads and mostly repair put & get, which is also a good thing.
But yes, I’m mostly there also for contributing to our decentralized internet I wish for the future in videos and streaming communities. Because, even if I use it because “its popular” and because you “can’t exist in the streaming without them” (which is dangerous), I just hate Twitch (Amazon, their website is a horrible horrible ergonomy design and everything is made to push you to use Prime and sub, and class the streamers by high audience, not for quality content or evaluation of the viewers, and they limit the most of their features to their partners (and I never understood why you have to “highlight” your videos to avoid to be removed, where Youtube is archiving everything, except to save their precious datacenter storages (but i don’t care, i relay my stream on each platform thanks to restream, so my VODs are archived on Youtube and watched by players (and some friends) from our community most of the time), and they reserve the right to remove your VODs if you’re not partners, so yeah, that’s cool), even for simple things like making a “team”, so I have actually a team in my little community, but we’ll never be able to do that because we’re running for 0-10 viewers. I hate this system, and I still prefer donations), I like Youtube and Google services but its just dangerous how this company own too many services and too many humans life ressources (youtubers & marketers) depend of them. When you’re blacklisted, wathever you’re creator or webmaster/marketer; you lose everything forever (because yes, a few months ago for example, I put -contextual- paid links, and Google is just abusing of their monopole saying “oh we don’t like competitors/websites trying to make profits we can’t take, so we ban you”… but on the other side, the search engine is flooded by sh**y fake contents (including scams) everytime I search for legit informations, but they are still there, where my website was a true little community with true content, so I lost the revenues and the referencing in one shot), then you’re just doomed for life (a few chances they restore your account after filling their formular) and because its Google, its like if you weren’t no more existing on internet. So yes, decentralized engine and decentralized internet is necessary to live without them and give more freedom and credits to the creators and providers (by remunerating them like Storj does, but at high scale for any services). When people are banned from both services, its often their own lifes ruined because they were streamer or youtuber full time. Even when you go in jail, the justice can let you a chance to be free again, but it just doesn’t exist most of the time on Youtube/Twitch… oh except if you’re a big partner, of course (so you’re a too nice wallet for them to be banned). Ban/remove the service/content, yes sure (like the suspended/disqualified nodes of Storj, its not especially because the node is bad that they assume that “you’re bad”), ban the human itself for life sometimes for one video on 1000 or for “copyrighted content”, because centralized personal info linked, you’re owned by them under their control, I can’t accept that. Google & Amazon need to go (at least, de-monster them)! The people need to govern internet, not big corporations. That’s also the reason why I joined a few years ago an english company named “Majestic” making SEO for their consumers, where the operators were the “crawlers” to index their search engine, with a partial decentralization. And it has been a success for them. I wish the same for Storj. Storj just starded, they will embrace our internet of tomorrow, and I wish stay aboard when it will happen distributively.