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September 21, 2012

Kickstarter Is Not a Store

So glad Kickstarter are introducing these rules. This won’t have been an easy decision (I’m sure they’d make much more revenue from allowing things to continue to grow as they have done), but it reduces the risk that KS would continue along the path of being a platform for pre-sales by venture-backed companies.

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March 10, 2010

1024 bits of you and me

Another amazing Kickstarter project - For every $10 you pledge, you receive a 5”x5” mini painting inspired by a word or phrase you submit. The goal: A giant installation of 1,024 such paintings.

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November 17, 2009

Designing Obama Douchebaggery | How to Ruin a Good Thing and Your Good Name

I’m somewhat dismayed by this too. Supporters of a Kickstarter project are being forced, without warning, to pay $12 extra for shipping to receive their promised $50+ book *after* their cash has been taken. Such a dick move seems completely antithetical to the Kickstarter ethos.

August 26, 2009

Robin writes a book (and you get a copy)

Robin Sloan is writing a novella, and looking for his readers in advance, as is his way. Read his previous short story—Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store—and decide if you want to help support his efforts. I know I do.

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July 5, 2009

Help Polyvinyl Save 10,000 Records From Destruction

Great Kickstarter project — A small indie label has too many copies of their CDs, so rather than destroy them, they’re giving them away cheap in return for ridiculously small sums. $20 gets you 8 CDs and a DVD. Bargain!

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May 13, 2009

Kickstarter: goopymart

The artist “goopymart” is funding production of plushies based on his designs, and is looking for patrons. I’ve chipped in for both — I really want me a cuddly geek to call my own!

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.