Oh and the third little baby elephant which is maintaining the frugal lifestyle to put any extra to savings.
In that case, I think building social capital is most valuable in this situation. It should not cost any money and It can do two things, Increase the potential income and/or offer a better a living situation.
Most importantly; build it with people you would like to emulate. Find someone in your area, or Join a group of people, that is doing something you love and talk with them.
e.g. If you want to start a side business, find a group in your area that is doing/learning/teaching how to start a side business. (These are absolutely available, for free, in every medium/large city via something like meetup.com)
You may find something/someone that allows you to increase your income or an awesome new flatmate or a farm owner that needs someone to watch their farm in return for a place to live.
Keep those thoughts positive and things will move in the right direction.
The maps are of places he has visited, hopes to visit, finds neat enough to put a pin on the map, etc.
The photos are of his daily travel and maybe more personal than what he would share on instagram/etc.
And a Real time updated map of his travels,
Things wheaton labs could offer:
I really enjoyed Jesse's videos; It was great to see the progress through the year and other goings on out on the lab. Your recent posts of bringing in a full time videographer, I think, would be awesome for this.
A weekly lab update would be perfect for patreon (maybe sharing with youtube once in a while or delayed a month.)
Maybe more often than weekly if something fancy is going on.
It's certainly the chicken or egg thing and certainly not residual.
Though, I'd bet with your next 5 podcasts and a few videos mentioning patreon and telling people how it works and how to get there, you could easily reach the $100 per artifact mark.
And for me... I much prefer the "for the thing". I think that's a great thing to mention.
Record it once and you can drop it in each episode. Better yet, If you have a videographer available, knock it out for video and audio at the same time.
The first thing that popped into my head was a fancy permies copper coin.
Mainly because it could, potentially, fund itself by selling to the permies community and it removes centralized accounting. Maybe a fysh fiefdom for someone.
Bonus... it would be really funny to give or receive a sack of 100 fysh.
I heard a rumor that they are already strategizing to do this "amish barn-raising style". Neat!
Yes! That's super awesome.
paul wheaton wrote:
The tradeoff is (and this is what I asked jim about) that the $10,000 cash prize is off the table. My finances have dramatically changed and this would be too difficult for me.
If there were a sort of crowdsourced escrow for the prize, (antscrow?...); I'd love to kick in a few bucks.
Kerry Rodgers wrote:
I wish there were some ultra-light way to post minimal documentation for the next two weeks. Several ants have mentioned how "time consuming" it is to post. I don't know why that is, so I don't know how to help. And now is probably not the best time to tackle it. However, it does seem like a significant missed opportunity.
This would be great! I've used a feature that tumblr offered where you could email posts, including pictures, to your page.
I received the 4 DVD set in on the Saturday after they were shipped.
The first DVD entered the player Sunday morning while I was going to "do some cleaning and organizing stuff around the house".... Yeah, I watched all of the DVD's on that Sunday.
The videos had a good flow to them and covered nearly everything.
I think the one thing I was hoping to see covered more was only teased on a bit; The results from Peter van den Berg(I could be mistaken) taking measurements of his batchbox system.
I'm sure it was mentioned, but I don't recall any details (I'll have to watch it again.) I'm a gadget nerd, so if there is something measuring something I kinda want to see it
I'm excited to build one when I'm in my forever home.
Hope you learned your lesson Paul and that you are feeling better soon. I think you're on the right track and good things will come out of it.
For when you are feeling better:
Kelly Starrett is one of my favorites as far as fixing wacky computer posture/body/flexibility issues. He has a youtube channel called MobilityWOD (Workout Of the Day) where you can search for what ails you.
Great place to start:
His explanations of stuff has helped me fix some major back issues I've been suffering with for YEARS. These issues would, literally, take me to my knees in pain.
Haven't had an issue in a couple years. Not even a twinge/inkling of the problem in a year and a half.
Emily Aaston wrote:
you could really motivate the participants by offering more than one deep roots prize and REALLY get some awesome things happening. It is difficult to fully invest oneself into something one cannot keep in the end.
I like this idea.
If you have a number of folks documenting and truly living off the land meeting all of the guidelines of the ant village(comfort, ascetics, community, income, etc.), that's a super valuable asset to have around.
I looked into this a while back. Went with coinbase (a cloud based wallet). Easy to use, secure (with 2-step authentication) and best of all not device dependent.
I think they made the technology easy to use.
In the process of downloading Mint-KDE(I prefer kubuntu; figure this will be similar). It looks to have a huge user base; That's a good sign.
From over a decade of linux use... There is going to be some learning curve/some give or take when moving from windows. Some things will be easier/more reliable, some things willn't.
Same experience when moving from windows to mac(seems less nittygritty bits are needing manipulated with mac though they do manipulate your wallet more often).
That said. Go for it. "aptitude" or other package managers are your friends.
So.. My two cents. (Without knowing the details of what crapped out on the dell, assuming it's dead-dead)
I bought a macbook air about the time you got the dell. I hate to admit it, but I love it. It's just simple.
There was some getting used to the OS. My goal was to get something that would last for 5 years. To ease my mind I did buy a 3-year warranty, which I normally never do... and backup is as simple as plugging in a USB drive.
I do still run windows and kubuntu in a virtual machine for times when I need something only they can do.
A solid comfortable zone 0 kitchen is something that I struggle toward every day and I'm only one person. I am super excited to hear what comes out of your visit to the Lab. Honing a 10-20 person kitchen is a feat!
YES! Podcast (series?). I'd certainly pay for this. I.e. Shut up and take my money... well, I mean keep talking but take my money too.
My instinct would be to go off contour and let the rotting wood handle the water adsorption and distribution. That's a fair amount of rain.
Or maybe go with a mix and put on contour at the top of your slope and off contour half way down. This would hold water up high on the land and allow the lower stuff to shed it's cool air.
Victor Johanson wrote:"Rough Service" incandescents in all the standard wattages are available at http://www.newcandescent.com/ . They're more expensive, but it sounds like they also have far more longevity than the cheap ones from the box store. I'm used to having filaments break at the slightest jarring; maybe these hold up better.