paul wheaton wrote:The $5000 would be an advance - because i've had one too many of my invoice not getting paid.
So rather than $12,000, it would be $7000 total.
I would like to suggest you start a kickstarter.
paul wheaton wrote:Wow, that's a lot of people on that stage. And you pulled it off cash positive?
paul wheaton wrote:And so i would have to do this without a band?
paul wheaton wrote:If you can make it so that I have one speaking gig a night for a crowd of 100 or more PLUS at the end Jocelyn feels like it was a vacation (and not a job) PLUS (and this one is just punishing you for past comedy) $5000 in advance and a minimum of five days, then just $1000 per day.
paul wheaton wrote:I'd be cool with other stuff during the day, but no more than six hours of "show time" per day.
paul wheaton wrote:Could be fun!
paul wheaton wrote: Although there are a lot of cool people there, that would be quite the trip, and quite the expense ... and a large chunk of time away from the lab and the empire. So, it is doable, but that sounds like a whole lotta coin.
paul wheaton wrote:In preparing for a presentation I gave last week, I worked out the following bits and bobs:
the average american car puts 4 tons of CO2 into the air per year.
the average montana house heated with natural gas puts 8.9 tons of CO2 into the air per year (2.2 cars)
the average montana house heated with electricity puts 29.4 tons of CO2 into the air per year (7.4 cars)
the average montana house heated with a conventional wood stove puts 4.4 tons of CO2 into the air per year (1.1 cars)
the average montana house heated with a rocket mass heater puts 0.4 tons of CO2 into the air per year (0.1 cars)