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romkeh  ·  1455 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Social and media will split


Kickstarter recently relauched Drip as a Patreon-style backer platform. I was invited to be one of their first projects at launch, but declined once I saw their payment processing fees. The usual 8% but with 20c per transaction, which they said was Stripe's demand. By the way, I wanted to launch a yearly subscription thing, which I found out wasn't going to be possible in their framework (only monthly and per-post, just like Patreon). For what I wanted to do, which was based on microtransactions, I just couldn't agree to it.

Funnily enough, Patreon last week announced a change to their processing fees that was really similar to what Drip was at launch this November. Patreon users balked. Just an hour or two ago, the CEO sent out an email apologizing and announcing they weren't going to roll it out after all. They're sticking with monthly batch processing.

romkeh  ·  1455 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Social and media will split

Huh. This is kinda interesting. I wish they'd show examples of this in use.

romkeh  ·  1668 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm not welcome as a teacher, don't know why.

    For instance, I was pretty damn good when it came to dancing, loved it to be honest, and now I just don't find it fun.

Maybe you just need to find a new dance partner. Same goes for the lecturing.

romkeh  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: John Boehner is resigning.

I read that the on the night of the Pope's address, the pontiff leant over to Boehner and said, "pray for me. pray for me." Boehner was crying throughout the address. He quit 14 hours later.

If it was a moment of realization, a straw that broke the camel's back, then I am actually a little saddened by his decision to quit. It could have been a moment of revitalization which he could have used to empower his own positions versus that of the GOP mainstream, a move that would have been in devotion to his newfound sense of righteousness. But by caving, he'll just birth the next head of the hydra.

romkeh  ·  2265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: David Smith: 16GB is a Bad User Experience

Lol, iPhones.

image  ·  #space  ·  #pluto
romkeh  ·  2284 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, Is Art Subjective or Objective and how do we Determine Good Art?

Damn. I'm late to the party. I have something really interesting to share.

Jenny McMahon describes art as units of social calibration. Which is a pretty tersely straightforward way of describing it. But essentially, the power in art it for it to calibrate its audience. I'm not as good at explaining it as she is, so check out this audio interview. It's really eye-opening.


So I think the part where we decide if the art is good or bad is a bit of a misnomer, because it has more to do with whether or not the art should be accepted by us or shouldn't be. That function in itself is a subjective one.

romkeh  ·  2320 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Facebook's Arrogance 

While I agree — this article is outdated.