Shanen Givone wrote:I would buy 12. I'd hit the like button if I could find it on here, but, using my phone is not as obvious to find as on my computer. ( I'm lacking the geek gene!) Thanks for being marvelous!
The +1 button is what you want to hit on the post that you are interested in. Hope this helps.
I saw a video demo of this Aarmourtherm Foam tonight at my in-laws on the "Caught On Camera" show. Guy makes an edible super insulating foam. He scoops some up and then takes a cutting torch to the goop in his hand. Then after cooking the foam he eats a tablespoon of the stuff.
I am just wondering if the RMH guru's have heard of it?
I was also thinking about the shipable cores and how this stuff might make this a more weight efficient reality.
I am guessing that the server is facing capacity issues again, I got this message when I clicked on the scubbly link:
I cannot connect to the database because:
This wouldn't be an issue if every home was wired with Fiber Optic Internet, downloads would be done in seconds, but since we live in country that is run by corporations we get stuck with paying for "upgrades" that were supposed to have happened a decade or more ago and we are continually lied to. Cable Companies could have converted their HFC systems to all Fiber by now.
I will wait a few days and see if its better then.
Count my contribution under the permies group. I found out about this project via the daily-ish email...the AWESOME power of the daily-ish email muh ah ah ah...sorry paul couldn't help myself.
This one was a no brainer once I saw the goal, the time line, and what was left to do. This came at a most fortuitous time really, my wife just started homeschooling our son (7). I am going to try and work this in some how.
Thanks for the podcast update really enjoy listening to you guys talk about all the happenings there.
About the tool burn rate, if there are items that Paul is in need of post the list of tools/items (Tape measure, gloves) and the requirements (brand, dimensions) and people might send him packages of stuff. I know around where I live garage sales & auctions have tons of tools at discount prices. I might come across a box of tape measures for $2 and all of them be in good working order then I could put them in a "If it fits it ships" USPS box and Paul would have a nice surprise at the Post Office.
This might be something that could be sent in the dailyish email.
We are in need of:
10 Stanely 25 ft Tape Measures
20 Large Leather Gloves XYZ Brand
5 Hand saws
100 #3 DeWalt Square Tips
I like the "World Domination Heating" or similar variants. I love Kickstarters, just supported Permaskills this month.
I think the timing is too soon after Christmas. I would consider Mar-April due to tax refunds plus if the community knows that its coming in advance it gives us all more time to save and plan for it. Just like selling tickets to a concert...give fans plenty of notice of when the tickets go on sale, at least 2 months, and then sale day comes and it sells out in minutes.
I want to support this KS but the timing is off for me. I will be using my Christmas money for a plant propagation class.
A couple months notice before the kickstarter starts would be great. There were a lot of Kickstarters this past year so having knowledge of when this one is coming will allow the people that want to support it the time to save up some $$$ to really help it out and make sure it is a rousing success.
Cj Verde wrote:I had no problem with vimeo because despite my crazy off grid home I have probably got just about the fastest residential internet in the country (fiber optic) due to the stimulus of '09.
Exactly my point!!! I am sooooo envious of your Fiber. I am trying not to be angry with Telecos and Cable companies...I need some of Paul's zen
paul wheaton wrote:We might do a kickstarter in january.
I thought we would sell out all the tickets in 24 hours. Instead, we had several work trades, a few deep roots folks and one ticket sold. And about $50,000 in expenses. So all the money from all past kickstarters is now gone.
So the walkaway message I am getting from this is: there is not as much interest in solar as I thought. So if we do a kickstarter, I am concerned that it would flop.
We got a HUGE amount of stuff done here. And we have video of it. And we need to gather more footage. And now we are focusing on the wofati workshop that starts in less than a week. Where we have five paid participants.
It could be a timing issue (vacations, Jack's battery backup workshop not that long ago, etc.) and not exclusively a lack of interest in solar. I personally am more apt to do something online or dvd based.
**You might be able to combine the Wofati & Solar Workshop into a single Kickstarter, add in some solar stuff for the wofati like what this guy is doing on his tiny house(tiny home electrical). He was a recent guest on TSP. Just some thoughts.
I think one of the biggest opportunities is getting true high speed internet (not DSL or Cable) to the country side, I mean Fiber. In my area we are seeing a huge expansion of Fiber but it takes a lot of effort for communities to understand the value. I wouldn't be surprised if my view on this lowers my Wheaton Eco scale score, lol, but I think that there is a lot of innovation that is occurring in the rural areas and having this bandwidth limitation only hurts the spread of these ideas. If you had Fiber Internet you could have streamed this live (removed the travel hurdle) as well as recorded it (adds texture for those of us that maybe couldn't attend the live session), thereby creating an edge like interaction. The copper POTS should be recycled to offset the cost of deploying fiber. I am trying right now to engage my City in obtaining a franchise agreement with the Fiber provider in my area.
I got a response: The website is down and may be down permanently as Mr. Munro passed away on January 19th of this year. We, the family, have not yet decided what they wish to do with the information and the website.
I had shared the landrights.com site on another forum and was told yesterday that the link didn't work. I have verified that it doesn't work and so I did a whois search and sent an email to address on file. Fingers crossed that the site will be back.
paul wheaton wrote:
1) already had 35 posts on permies. Good posts. So he is "one of us"
2) told me he had been on the daily-ish email for a long time
3) offered heaps of promotion in trade
4) was clearly a supporter of other kickstarters
5) had a clearly related product
6) was offering good rewards for good prices
7) videography looked fun
I gave him a mention in the daily-ish email and he came back to me with all sorts of candy. He made links to the empire from his kickstarter page and his regular home page (not some obscure "links" page). He sent out emails and posted a kickstarter update. He just found all sorts of little things all over the place. And, of course, the whole "bacon, cheese and sparkles" thing (I don't know why, but I seriously like this a lot).
So then it turned into this massive gratitude going back and forth thing. He gave me more candy and I would give him more candy. Repeat until the kickstarter is over. He would dream up new ways to show gratitude which would spur me on to dream up new ways to show him gratitude. Frankly, we had fun.
And then the movie comes out and sure enough, there it is ... just seconds into the start of the movie. And the music is so fun .... "supreme executive producer with bacon, cheese and sparkles paul wheaton" - my life is so fucking awesome.
So, yeah, I really like the idea of riding that ride again.
Okay folks: what do you want to say to people that are putting together a kickstarter and want the help of the empire? What makes a good kickstarter? If I tell you about a kickstarter, what are your expectations?
You like to help people Paul which is very cool of you and you don't seem to expect that people reciprocate at the same level which is better than cool. I personally have supported 3 kickstarters because of the daily-ish email (your earth works dvd, how to sharpen a knife, and the wild edibles) and your endorsement.
I expect that you get some candy from the person requesting support before you send it to us. They shouldn't have any problem with helping expand the empire before you help them. If they can only give back 2 lbs thats fine but I don't want them asking you for help without offering you help first...if they do I would just delete the email but that's me and you are a far nicer person than I.
I expect the project to somehow connect with the empire (long lasting, innovative, life enhancing etc)
#6 is a given, when I support a project I do so at the reward level I feel has the most value for me and that I can give to support a project so that it will be funded.
I would encourage you to limit your support so that everyone can get the full benefit of the daily-ish email, I like funding projects and if I fund a project I want to see it get fully funded. Don't want to overload the system with high funding requirement projects.
You know your empire and what the people on the daily-ish email seem to respond to so trust your instincts.
For those that have no welding experience see if you can take a class at a Community College or start asking friends to see who has one. If Paul and company were to do a 101 class dvd on welding and the specific project stuff this would be more along the lines of a $100+ dvd.
Items that I would want in/with this DVD:
1) Full Part's list (pdf)
2) Detailed Schematics (which items to build first and which ones that must wait) (pdf)
3) Tools list, mandatory (minimum welder size) and nice to have tools (special clamps or fancy welding helmets). (pdf)
4) Tips & tricks for the build/assembly (I am sure that Tim learned something that made building/assembling future trailers easier).
I think that just the project dvd & supporting documents would be more along the lines of $50. It all depends on the cost to build and time to edit.