Dc Stewart wrote:
Excellent! You brought it to life perfectly! And thanks for avoiding the Bombadil ending. The world breathed a sigh of relief when Peter Jackson decided to leave the whole "ring-a-dong-dillo" business out of the movies.
Dan Sunderland wrote:Paul, I'm ALL in and will support it right now!
Katherine Myer wrote:Where do we go to make a payment?
paul wheaton wrote:...If you go to the kickstarter page and click on "notify me on launch" (at the top of the page) you will get an email within seconds of the launch. And if you back the kickstarter within the first couple of days, you will get the huge mountain of earlybird stuff!
Mike Haasl wrote:I like your summary Nicole! Although I think tomatoes in the winter will be a serious stretch. Picking ripe ones that ripened in early winter is one thing, getting them to fruit in January's low sunlight hours is another.
Douglas Campbell wrote:I would like to contribute but do not know how kickstarter works.
Douglas Campbell wrote:
Also concerned about water table issues.
paul wheaton wrote:
Timothy Markus wrote:I'm in. Does streaming mean no down-loading to watch later?
Correct. And, more importantly, we seem to get close to zero support needs. Nearly all of the support time seems to go to downloading big files. At the same time, a lot of people very much want to download. So we are doing our best to find the optimal path.
Kickstarter has approved our totally passive wofati greenhouse kickstarter! We go live on Tuesday at 2pm (mountain time)!
We have made a LOT of changes to our draft kickstarter page. It's been a busy week! Please take a look and tell us about typos, dumb ideas, and things like that:
Pay particular attention to the beautiful and magnificent artwork created by Paul that shows the 7 things that will be done above and beyond a typical greenhouse. I think you will be able to tell it was made by Paul (cough cough).
There is a new page offered by kickstarter and this one makes it really clear how many people are watching this kickstarter. As I write this, the number is 241. I need to tell you: the email I send out will take 12 hours to send to everybody. The 241+ people will probably be notified within 7 seconds. So the people that click on the "notify me on launch" thing at kickstarter will get a 12 hour jump on the people waiting for the dailyish email to go out.
So many people wanted to talk about the design RIGHT NOW, and we are hyperfocused on getting the kickstarter rolling, that we ended up making a thread just about the design.
You can click on the "notify me on launch" button at the top left of the kickstarter page to be notified when the Kickstarter goes live!
And we changed the rewards at the five dollar level to include the full movie "Building a Cob-Style Rocket Mass Heater."
I think we might be all done with the list of the early bird goodies. 40 items adding up to more than $500. All can be yours for supporting the kickstarter in the first couple of days. Even if you support for just $1.
We have the thread set up for the kickback program. If you want to get a referral code right away, please reply to this thread. The people on this thread get the referral codes first!
Nicole's earlier email suggested that this greenhouse was "underground" - we want to be clear that this greenhouse is definitely above ground - it just happens to have a thick earthen roof.
paul wheaton wrote:
TUESDAY AT 2