SNO Storj Stats Feb 2021 & Dweb Journey

Howdy, welcome to a monthly report of a newbie Storage Node Operator (SNO for short). That’s another way of saying I have a computer running 24/7 providing storage and bandwidth for Storj network.

You’re probably reading this because you’re considering to join the Storj network and want to know what to expect. Or maybe you are a dweb enthusiast. So let’s get to it, shall we?


The month of February was about fixing the online percentages in the Suspension & Audit.

It wasn’t awfully bad but still… those orange warnings are scary.

Anyway, it took 2-3 weeks to get back.

I suspect, the poor online status hindered the pace of onboarding new data. Or maybe it didn’t. The overall pace in which my node fills up is way slower than suggested by Storj earning estimator sheet.

The node is running since November 2020 (4 months online). Disk space used is only ~1TB. That means that on average, it grows by 250GB per month.

The estimator sheet suggested it would grow to about 2.5TB after 4 months.

I’m grateful for this discrepancy. It makes my reports more valuable. Hopefully, your expectations will be more realistic after reading this.

Personally, I’m not discouraged by the slower pace. I’m just slightly disappointed – I expected faster growth!

Here are my stats from February 2020:

dweb & privacy

Not a lot happening on the dweb front, just a bit of de-googling and settling in privacy-focused alternatives.

I use Signal as my primary chat app now. I don’t check Facebook messenger that often. It’s a liberating feeling. I also started calling people to hear them. You can feel emotions from their voice. Text message doesn’t have that kind of fidelity. And I’m lazy to type. I started combining calls and going for a walk. I love the feeling of others suspecting I’m talking to myself before they spot the headphones and realize their error. Heh.

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Not me.

I ditched Google Authenticator. I don’t know why it’s so popular. It sucks. Instead I use andOTP. It password protects your 2FA codes, it has encrypted backup feature to export codes and there is a search (a necessity when you got over 15 2FA codes like me)!

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I’m a happy ProtonMail user but I still use Google Calendar. Need to do something about that too…

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