Here are a few of the things that have happened in the last month or so:
- Patreon Post about Amanda Palmer
- Updated Todo posts:
- Moving of this site
- Moving of Open Psychology Project
- “Last Month’s News”
- eBook initial thoughts
- Setup of Gofundme Campaign (and video and post about initial setup).
- Open Psychology post about Gofundme
- Setup of Type Form looking at questions to answer for Open Psychology Project
- Several updates on the Gofundme Campaign (it’s going decently)
- Work on the theme here (I think it was here).
So let’s take those “to the next level” and actually talk about them.
I wrote a very brief post sharing a “thing” which Amanda Palmer shared with us supporters of her work. She was “talking” about (in a funny creative way, by writing a song) how she believes everyone who wants the “artwork” should actually support it.
While I believe very strongly that artwork (including stuff which I do, that people really don’t see, my coding and stuff) does not get created for the purposes of simply creating works of art (for the most part) and we need to support our artists. I also believe that artwork should be available to everyone.
Oddly, in a way Amanda Palmer seems to have missed that bit of the memo regarding that the purpose of Patreon is to actually provide a means for an artist to more freely release their stuff, rather than to create an exclusive club of people who are supporting, and thus receiving your artwork.
I support her artwork. I actually rather like it. I do not support her attitude of “give me money now or I’m going to go into the corner and sulk, and not give you any more of what you want.” I guess part of my not supporting that view is since she started expressing it, she’s been having not a bit of difficulty with getting money, and she knew full well that “the art of asking” really is “knowing the answer is yes, even before you ask”.
I am still trying very hard to learn what my art of asking is.
Updated Todo posts:
I updated my upcoming posts, or whatever I want to call them. It is a list of posts which I am planning on writing “in the near future”. Usually, I don’t actually pay a bit of attention to them, except when I go, “hey I need to update the list here”. And right now I’m close to getting to that point again.
I added (I think) a couple of items to stuff which will show up here. As well, I also made it clear that I was creating a list which also included the other site, the Open Psychology Project.
Right now, I am thinking that each project I will keep the updated posts stuff separate. I will link to the “latest at the time” post when I update the other list. It should make keeping the lists updated a little bit easier.
I also updated the post with the list of topics I intend to cover over at the Open Psychology Project.
Moving of this site
Hey, I think we only managed to get this site moved a little over a month ago. Or maybe a little less. I really don’t remember exact timing. There is a post which was “while in progress” about moving the server now. That I think was the day I moved this site to where it is currently. Which was 32 days ago.
Moving of Open Psychology Project
I also moved the open psychology project, I think about 2 weeks later. A lot of technical stuff has gone on there.
Last month, I wrote about what had been going on. I’m glad that I did, because really it seems that by writing a wee bit about every little thing that I managed to do, I actually might have managed a few different looksees at what I have been doing. I don’t really know for sure. While I do have some tracking setup, I really don’t know what the traffic really is.
I received an eBook by a woman writing about her experience as an “Aspie” and wrote a few things about my experience with trying to read it. Oddly, writing those words about my experience of reading it, did get me to dig in deeper in terms of setting up something more for funding beyond the Patreon which is supporting the creation of content here and elsewhere, and created a Gofundme campaign to help with upgrading my hardware, in part to better do videos and stuff.
Setup of Gofundme Campaign (and video and post about initial setup)
This is the Gofundme campaign I ended up setting up. It looks like my estimates for what I really intend to purchase are roughly 60% lower than they should have been for some stuff. I am going to keep the current goals in mind, and let things figure themself out as I end up getting enough money to actually do the updates that I am looking at.
I had intended to create the campaign earlier, but I found that not having a phone to confirm who I am (worked around it in an odd way, which really doesn’t do much to confirm who I am) was likely to be problematic. None of what I wrote about this (I don’t think) actually addresses the issues I had with the “two factor authentication” which they have instituted (and I think poorly) apparently on the insistence of their payment processor.
I wrote about what I want to do in terms of videos etcetera with the Open Psychology Project, and with that, I created a form for people to type in questions they might have about the psychology, or whatever. There is currently one topic which I wrote out by hand (and will probably mostly type in from that) which will go with that content. But I might also try to answer the question I posed to myself (or maybe the explanation of the answer I posed for myself) in a video.
As I said above, I created a form for asking questions that will be answered in the Open Psychology Project. Right now I think I have two questions which I would like to take a stab at. Perhaps they will be videos. Or perhaps they will be my usual text thing. Or if I get around to it. It will be a bit of both.
Several updates on the Gofundme Campaign (it’s going decently)
After 11 days we are sitting at just under 10% done the initial target (I have done an estimate of what I need for the computer I want which is about $1000 more than I set for computer and camera, but that is more of a computer than really I should really “need” for some time, so if I manage that, things will be fantastic, if I don’t, well no big deal).
Work on the theme here (I think it was here).
I also did some work on the theme. Currently all that work has ended up on the backend. And I didn’t manage to get it close enough to release another “point release” but the github for the project (develop branch) has been kept up to date with my testing server. It is pretty rapid fire while I am developing to see what ends up going there. I hope that by the end of this month I will be able to enter shortcodes to get what I want, and I can configure those shortcodes to put “default text” where I want it, and that the default text actually configurable through some configuration mechanism.