[publishing 3.0] trying to mint a website as an NFT on Cardano

I haven’t posted for a little while because I’ve gone down a creative rabbit hole trying to do something hard and have forgotten about the physical world. The one where I have to eat and talk to people and stuff.

So my brain is flickering with various types of code and what I’m trying to do hinges on a tenuous relationship between IPFS protocol and HTTPS-oriented browsers that don’t recognize it or know how to handle it properly yet. When there’s full browser support for this, it will all be easier.

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what Cardano FTs mean for the dissemination of knowledge

Cardano NOODZ has been working hard to start what I think is the most incredible project on Cardano — The Alexandria Project.

Here is its library collection so far, covering multiple topics. It might look like another web page with grid of image thumbnails on it. But what you’re looking at is part of the future of publishing.

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why I’m moving the Love Machine project to Tezos

After long and careful deliberation, I’ve made a decision about the future of Love Machine. After I finish and mint the remaining NFTs in Shorts #2 (there will be 13 singles in total) I will not mint any more Love Machine collections on Cardano until something is done to streamline and decentralize verification.

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new plan for Tezos, and for pete’s sake, do your own research

In my last post, I showed the first three CNFTs in Love Machine Shorts #2, of which there will be 13 altogether. My intention at the time was to make two different versions of the collection, one for Cardano and another one for Tezos, based on the same initial sketches.

I made a list of visual distinctions and then made a test version of Stanislav the Chef to see if there were really enough differences to consider minting them on another network. I shrunk them to mobile size and looked at them next to each other. Showed them to a handful of tight friends in the space and asked for feedback.

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3 CNFTs from Love Machine Shorts #2 are live on Genesis House

It took a little longer than I wanted, but I’m finally producing the images for Love Machine Shorts #2. The first three are now listed on Genesis House, a relatively new NFT auction house and marketplace on Cardano.

There will be different versions of Shorts #2 — one for each blockchain network I’m eyeballing in the expansion of the project. Cardano will get the first set. By the end of the year I’ll release them on Tezos. I was planning to branch out to a second blockchain network in January, but I’ll be ready sooner.

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new collection of Love Machine PFP CNFTs, and a brand new website for Love

When I scrawled the first set of five Love Machine heads, the goal was simply to experiment with brushes and drawing styles to help me figure out how I wanted to draw the collection. When I was finished with a few of them, I thought they were pretty cool and someone might like them.

That was before I knew PFP (profile pic) NFTs were such a popular category of art in this space. Now that I’ve seen how people use them on social media, it makes sense. And I’ve been asked many times when I’ll make more.

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CNFT creators: How to tell if your asset’s policy is valid, and what to do if it’s not

It’s recently come to my attention — because I went down one of my rabbit holes — that some CNFTs are being minted with “unknown” policies. This happened with one that I recently minted.

Since I didn’t get to view or edit the policy prior to the minting process, I didn’t know if it locked, or when, or any of its other attributes. So I looked up the asset on pool.pm and and immediately noticed something wasn’t right when I saw the policy icon.

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