Robert Vib

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Thanks, Paul!!

I'd post a gushy note of appreciation, but then you'd have to get Jocelyn to help you reply to it
I'm trying to locate the DVD files I downloaded from the 2015-2016 kickstarter Better Wood Heat but I have so many on my HD that it is not easy to locate them.

Would someone be so kind as to tell me the filename of one of the DVD downloads so I can search more efficiently?


paul wheaton wrote:

I think what you are saying is that it downloads fine with a regular browser, but if you use a different app then it does not work.  This makes me think that the app has some shortcomings which neither of us are aware of.  

Perhaps try a different app, or pick the video up when you happen to be somewhere with speedy internet?

I was trying to use the XDM download manager and the usual method of right-clicking on a link and then telling XDM to download was not working. Download managers auto-recover much better than browsers when there is a hiccup in the connection and usually are more efficient about grabbing files. I think that the issue is that the download link provided is not a direct link, but one that is somehow served up when one clicks on it.

This HD version is the same content as the smaller downloadable version that was made available a few days ago, yes?
7 months ago
I am looking for a way to do the download with a download manager instead of the browser as my internet service is not reliable enough for such a long download.

I am getting this error when I copy the link:

"XDM could not download the file as server sent an invalid response."
7 months ago

paul wheaton wrote:For $40 and up I added a destination for "Virgin Islands" that has $0 in shipping.  If you select that, then I will treat it as "I don't want stuff shipped to me."

For now:  does that work?  Please test and tell me.

Perfect solution.

I increased my pledge to 40 :-)
8 months ago
The issue is with the links or maybe cookies?

When I try to access various free things as listed, instead I get the option to buy, even though I started from a page which stated that I had Pie (Nicole Alderman granted me a slice).

This happens here as well

and when I try to see Chad's offer, I end up on his profile

I don't know where the top secret pie forum is
I was kindly given a slice of pie and when I went to this page which is linked from the pie features page under the free section

It shows up as needing me to either to buy it using moolah or 5 pieces of pie.

paul wheaton wrote:I can add more rewards, but to duplicate all of the rewards so that they have a non-shipping option seems like too much.

What do we have, that is a $20 to $30 value that you don't have?

Podcast gobs?

PDC evening presentations?

Yeah, that would be too much work to duplicate all the existing rewards.

Thanks for trying to find a solution, but I think I will just stick to my current contribution and if I really want the plans for the dehydrator, I'll see about that later. :-)

8 months ago

paul wheaton wrote:Maybe US persons could select PIE and non-US persons could select PIE or WDG:

Great idea, but I already have that video :-(

I wish there was an option to support at the $40 level without getting a physical DVD so I could get all those goodies but no shipping costs.

I don't know if Kickstarter allows the addition of a new option this late in the game.

And, let me say thanks for all you do Paul and all the great stuff / podcasts/ etc. :)
8 months ago

paul wheaton wrote:all the stuff about pie:

You get access to more free stuff, plus vendor discounts, plus superpowers on permies.   Also, if you see somebody has writtend a really great post (maybe answered a question for you) you can give them a piece of your pie.  

One of the coolest things (I think) is that you can give two thumbs up and you also get a thumbs down button.

Each piece of pie lasts 30 days.   Although I think that if you give somebody your last piece of pie on day 29, rather than receiving a piece of pie with just one day on it, they get a full 30 days.

Thanks for the quick reply. I've checked out the details and I am sure these are great bonuses for people who spend enough time online to take advantage of them (the superpowers on or who have not already bought the videos offered with a discount.

Unfortunately, I am in the process of reducing my online time so I spend more time working on the homestead and have many of the offered videos already so pie is not so attractive to me.

8 months ago