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willthechill

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  • Brent Laabs commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    I think if I had seen this explanation, rather than what I saw on the campaign page, I would have tried to get a donation from my company. Much of that was about was about DBIC and SQL::Abstract, which are great products that we should be using -- but since we aren't using them to great degree, it was hard for me to make a case. So I just donated a bit personally.

    But reducing dependency chains is a worthy goal, and one that should improve everyone's life. And one I wish you had made a bigger effort to promote that aspect of your proposal on the campaign page. Because I'm more of…

  • Peter Rabbitson commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    I think if I had seen this explanation...

    Arriving at this sort of clarity took me several years, left alone being able to put it into words. I feel in the end it's for the best, less tension on all sides is not to be underestimated.

    perhaps this would have worked better with a truly long fundraiser time.

    Hmmm... longer than 3 months? That's... an interesting thought for whoever attempts to do this next.

    You really only have 35kUSD in debt?

    Hehe. Well, I didn't get a chance at higher ed. so that probably helped ;P

  • john napiorkowski commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    I would add some general thoughts on fundraising, if we are talking about that, and maybe to some degree trying to write a lessons learned here that would be of value to anyone else that tried in the future. I worked for some non profits in the past that always did big fundraising so I do have some hopefully useful information:

    1) Fundraising is like running a political campaign, you are always doing it. You need to treat it like a big marketing project. Always have your 'elevator pitch' ready. Its a marathon, not a sprint.

    2) Rich people and companies don't contribute be…

  • Wendy commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas

    I look back on many meetings with you, formal, informal, and otherwise. Most of the meetings taught me that you are very smart, and often not very diplomatic. Not being diplomatic does not mean that you weren't right. I am not a good coder, and you are, so it's not up to me to decide how right you were on proposals to change code. I do marketing in a shitty way, and I'm not the greatest diplomat of this world, so it's not up to me to decide how right you were on proposals to change policy or marketing. I do know it has almost always a pleasure working together with you, and I do thank…

  • Clayton Scott commented on #riba2016 ends - now what?

    Perhaps you can convince a patron https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10819961

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