Showing posts from December, 2020

Neighborhood Spotlight - Merced Manor

  After my tour of it was time for me to go back to the shop and relax a little.  I made my way over to Junipero Serra, said hi to the team at Blockchain Heroes, and then went to Upland Comics to relax.  On my way over I got a chance to chat with TDavis and congratulate him on the big news about Little Italy.  He said he was in town and would swing by the comic shop to chat with me.  We were talking all about Little Italy then he started asking me a little bit about Merced Manor.  He was gracious enough to agree to writing up a spot on MM for me.  So, we flipped the script and firmly planted my butt in the chair of the interviewee.  So, here goes nothing, TDavis take it away! Ok, so I'm sure you've had questions about your Explorer name, but I think I've figured it out. You're very direct and matter-of-fact, almost to a fault, but you pride yourself on "telling it how it is" and not sugar-coating things. The name Recourie

Business Spotlight - Upland Hub

  After getting the tables turned and talking all things Merced Manor with TDavis I am back in the interviewer role.  After the coast to coast Christmas party I found myself in NYC and took the opportunity to reach out to UplandDood and talk about what he has going on with Upland Hub. So, UplandDood, tell me a little bit about your block explorer name.  How did you come up with it? The first time I notice the Upland game app was through the Wombat wallet. I have plenty of time on my hand due to the Pandemic but I did not download the game to play.  Later on, I saw the Upland ad on the Brave browser. Somehow I got curious this time around and look into it a little more. I found out that it is a Monopoly-like game using real world addresses. I signed up immediately. I want to be the Dood in Upland and hence UplandDood. My life now revolves around Upland.  Tell me more about Upland Hub, what's your vision? Connecting Upland to the real world and vice versa. A platform for business tra

Merced Manor - The Future of Upland

  Merced Manor is the sleeping giant that Upland has mostly dismissed.  While many of the more publicized neighborhoods exist in the eastern and northern portion of San Francisco, Merced Manor has been quietly preparing for the launch of property development on the west side.  With plans in place and partnerships solidifying, Merced Manor is ready to become the hub of western San Francisco.   While the current teleport system is convenient, we have been told time and again that there will be real travel mechanics in Upland in the not so distant future.  Real travel times will be associated with walking, driving, light rail, and other forms of urban travel.  Merced Manor is placed perfectly with Route 1, a major north-south conduit running up from Daly City and to the Golden Gate bridge passing through it.  Both Ocean Ave and Junipero Serra being major local conduits running both up and down, as well as across the city will also ensure ease of local traffic getting to the area.  Lastly

Business Spotlight - UPX World

  After a quick trip back on the train from Fresno I found myself in good old San Francisco again.  Having gotten a call from Hacker to come check out the newly improved and updated UPX World I decided to head on over and see all the good stuff they have going on over there. So first off, did you decide on that name? Well I am a computer enthusiast and always been interested in networks, programming and security. I didn't know what Upland was before I started playing so I just took the first explorer name that came to mind which was HACKER. OK, guess it works out then.  A little unconventional, but you are rolling with it.  So tell me more about UPX World, what can you find there? Everything around Upland like statistics, information about neighborhoods, leaderboards, dashboard of all properties in Upland, Live Blockchain feed and much more. Data is power, that's really cool.  It's nice to have that available to the public.  So how did you come to choose this