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Richard Kutscher

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since Nov 16, 2011
Took PDC with Skeeter March-April 2012, followed by time with Sepp.  One word:  AWESOME
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paul wheaton wrote:Are you saying that right there, in that chapter, is a good place to mention the stuff about PEP, the bootcamp, ant village and deep roots?



That is a great idea though would be sure to describe each program so similar programs can be found in 50 years.
2 weeks ago
On the signed book thing, I would say either offer it or don't. Don't have it as a stretch goal but make sure it costs enough monies to cover all the costs.

I.e. if one physical book is $20, then a signed book is $50, or whatever price you deem fit. That way even one book will cover postage. Time or hassle might not be covered but then YOU can laugh at staff and say FOOLS, I was right and fluff your overalls repeatedly.
2 weeks ago
Something that really helped me back in the day was a book called The Easy Way to Quit Smoking. I highly recommend it, very highly.

This is what the book essentially tells you.

Nicotine is evil monster emulating hunger. Mind thinks it's as essential as food

In the morning you are 90%+ free of nicotine.

Don't think of stopping smoking as quitting, think of it as conscious choice to stop. Quiting makes it seem like giving something up. You're not, you're gaining so much more.

It's all in thy mindset. Free yourself from the evil monster and rejoice!

With this synopsis, still suggest getting the book!
1 month ago
I originally voted for #2 but then voted for #3 after reading Paul's comment. Three is more eye catching.  I liked two due to hammock but was very busy thumbnail. Didn't want to down vote two so left as is.
1 month ago

paul wheaton wrote:VI007: At 3:06 .... there are office supplies piling up on the desk to show the work that needs to be done.   I think it would be funny if a sledge hammer appears on top of the pile!  What do you all think?

VI008:  How about at the end if there is a message kinda like the vid from last year "printing is expensive!   give us monies!"  ??



VI007 - Really like this one, followed by swiping it off camera and putting together what you need monies for...

VI008 - Still sounds hollow, I like Dave Burton's thought, but already covered after sledge hammer.  Maybe a rhyming thing like this (cheesy/doesn't fit?) "Risk is low as work is done.  Back us now and reap what's done."

Don't mean to suggest adding anything, but don't see this included and remember you talking about it.  Maybe it's covered in Chapter 13 or 23. info on power sources...  Grid, local, solar, generators (not just big noisy ones but also things like Lister engine), wind, micro hydro, no power at all.  And energy storage (batteries, ponds, etc).  This is a large polluter.

2 months ago

paul wheaton wrote:

Richard Kutscher wrote:I do think giving too much stuff in the higher tiers, don't know how would change it but seems like giving away the farm, unless that's the point.  



Please help me to understand this one better.



I'd like to rescind that comment now. Took another look and they do seem appropriate.  Was focused on the number of hours instead of the actual content.  
2 months ago
I agree with Paul in that it should be no more than four at the lower levels.  Even at four half the people will only redeem one, and likely only 10% would redeem all four.  Diminishing returns.

On the other hand people can always back at higher levels with more stuff if they want more things to redeem.

That said, stretch goals add incentives for people to upgrade their pledge, or join the campaign. If, for some miraculous reason, Paul exceeds his funding goal then add stretch goal offering more rewards. This could also get people more redeeming things.

I do think giving too much stuff in the higher tiers, don't know how would change it but seems like giving away the farm, unless that's the point.

Any who,  back to the shadows.

I'll be backing it Paul!
2 months ago
Hi Paul and Jocelyn,

It is with deep sadness that won't be able to attend, much as was hoping to.  The land whale steed (truck) had an issue with the clutch.  Am still awaiting word from the dealer on how much pleasure it will be to fix.  Happened as came off the island.

Am stuck at an overpriced land whale yacht club till the trusty steed is fixed.  At least pets are warm and happy'ish.

Best wishes for a great and awesome Pizza party!

Richard
5 months ago

ron bigelow wrote:Hello All,...am looking for transportation options that do not require excessive use of my thumb (both ways)...



Hi Ron,

Replied to your Moosage. Still have space available for the one way trip to Base Camp, if you don't mind cats and the noises they make while traveling....  
6 months ago
If anyone needs a ride from Seattle, I will be traveling from Seattle area, have room for one, one way, but must like cats (multiple) in vehicle.  Can pick up anyone along the main highway.

Leaving Seattle area the Thursday immediately prior (October 4th).  No plans to go back to Seattle but can bring to Missoula after event to get train / bus / plane.

After pizza party I'll be going down I-15, weather permitting, to Vegas area.
6 months ago