Unless you've been living under a rock or something, you should be familiar with the option to perform a speed test to all public nodes available while using @peakd and select the one that is faster on your end. All you got to do is hit your avatar, hit the tool button and then "nodes benchmark" at the bottom of the left hand side.
Once you complete the test you'll have a clear picture of which node you should set as a default option. The results I usually get look like this:
No matter how many times I might run the test the best option is always @pharesim's node and the second best option is @roelandp's. ALWAYS. I guess it has to do both with the location of the server and the place where someone is living in.
Well, 5 or 6 days ago @peakd was down for a few hours...I think. I think I've seen some tweets about it as well....Anyway, I had set @pharesim's node as a default option because it used to be working flawlessly and was fast like hell.
In the meantime @peakd was up and running for everyone...but not for me. Well, it wasn't exactly dead...but no matter how many times I refreshed the page no new posts popped up on my feed. As a matter of fact 2 days later I thought it was still down...WTF? Nobody seemed to refer anything about it so there should be a problem on my end.
The thing is that even though I cleared my cache memory...cookies...even tried a different browser earlier today, the result when I select the fastest possible node based on my location is this....
Those very same posts the moment @peakd went down are on my feed....I don't know if there are reports from other users regarding similar issues with this or any other node enabled, I just thought I should let you guys know and especially @pharesim, who is running the node. If you have a possible solution I'd appreciate your input here bud...
Speaking of @peakd...
You guys are doing a great job and I hope people can push you a bit more so that your proposal can surpass the return proposal and have the necessary funds to keep developing this amazing front end.
A couple of small touches you could possible implement(?)
Displaying the voting weight of the voters next to the amount of $$$ on each post would be neat.
Add some info regarding the percentage of the daily budget that is being used from the proposals that receive funding. ie 35% of the daily budget is being used ...or...1250 HBD out of 4900...
Also, is it possible to implement a function to calculate the upcoming curation rewards same way it calculates the upcoming author rewards?
And maybe fix a small bug(?)
I can't find my name on several proposals I vote for. ie anyx.
My vote should normally be displayed among those names but it's not. Does my stake even count when it comes to total sum?
That's all I can think of right now. Keep being awesome people. Together we'll make Hive shine.
Have a good one everyone and stay safe.