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1181  Economy / Services / Re: Introducing the Bitcoin100: A Kickstarter for Charities on: January 28, 2012, 06:31:50 PM
I would like to present the idea that Bitcoin100 place an ad in Matthews’s new magazine soliciting charities to take Bitcoin donations and explaining what we are. I don’t see that we have had a lot of success writing individualized letters. His magazine concept has, at least, as much potential to spread the word as the charity donation idea. Even if a charity decision maker does not read the magazine we have used some of the funds to support an idea which is bringing Bitcoin to the masses. I think that was one of the reasons to start Bitcoin100 in the first place. What do you think?

I think it's a good idea but a new, seperate address/account should be created to raise funds for it.
1182  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Work on opensource projects and get paid in bitcoins on: January 27, 2012, 02:35:02 PM
http://www.thebitcoinlist.com/dp_jobs/job-boards/
1183  Other / Off-topic / Re: Which one (aka I want to give you 1 free Bitcoin)? on: January 26, 2012, 03:04:14 PM
I also prefer option B and agree that the "T" isn't quite right.
1184  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: January 24, 2012, 06:58:12 PM
Thanks to everyone who has PMed and emailed me with your suggestions and concerns about this event. The moral support from the community has been overwhelming, however, the monetary support is still lacking.

I'm in contact with several community members and possible sponsors who have expressed interest in helping secure the venue I have in mind (still downtown and centrally located) but they need to see how many of you will be attending. Please reply here with your intentions and feel free to include any caveats you feel necessary.

I live in Austin and will definitely be attending.

Thanks, Dustin! The list has been updated and your sponsorship is also greatly appreciated!
1185  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread - VENUE CHANGE! on: January 22, 2012, 11:09:19 PM
Hey,

The sites down, any update on this?

I'd like to attend and possibly be a speaker or get a booth

Charlie

Yes, I'm afraid there's some bad news. As you may know, BTCinch is shutting down and they were partnering with this endeavor.  I'll be updating the site with a new payment processor soon, as well as with some new information regarding hotels and venue. You see, the hotels I blocked rooms at did not receive a single reservation and I can't afford to pay for the minimum number of required room nights out of my own pocket, so I relinquished the hold on the rooms and the Group Rate will no longer available. Feel free to make your reservations at any hotel/motel you wish, but there will be no discount for attendees of the Bitcoin Convention unless someone with deep pockets steps forward to pre-pay for some rooms.

Speaking of deep pockets, I have more bad news. The company that originally agreed to front some of the money for the deposit at the Convention Center (not BTCinch) has not responded to any of my PM's or emails in weeks. Consequently, I've also released the hold on the exhibit space at the Convention Center. If you'll recall, they were holding much more square footage than we could possibly use with the understanding that we would only be charged for used space and that the deposit was due upon signing the contract and would be non-refundable. Of course, this is another expense I couldn't afford to cover without help.

But all is not lost! I've got some contacts at another hotel across the street from the Convention Center and they have space available to accomodate up to 45 exhibit tables that weekend. This arrangement would be more straightforward: $6,000 USD is necessary up front to book the space and if we outgrow it, we can always negotiate for more. What I need now, is a sponsor willing to come forward and front the money for this space, to be paid back with income from exhibitors in exchange for becoming the savior of the March 2012 Bitcoin Convention. There is no need to send any money to me, simply give me your word you'll pay it to the hotel and I'll work on the contract and put you in touch with the billing department.

If, for some reason this event doesn't happen, I'll refund every single BTC sent to me. (There haven't been many, which is why I'm finding myself in this predicament.)

wow.   I am fully booked non-refundable for the entire event.

I was super excited to attend this event as well.

I still plan on doing everything in my power to make this thing happen. If you'd like to help, please reply here or PM me.
1186  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread - VENUE CHANGE! on: January 22, 2012, 07:49:38 PM
Hey,

The sites down, any update on this?

I'd like to attend and possibly be a speaker or get a booth

Charlie

Yes, I'm afraid there's some bad news. As you may know, BTCinch is shutting down and they were partnering with this endeavor.  I'll be updating the site with a new payment processor soon, as well as with some new information regarding hotels and venue. You see, the hotels I blocked rooms at did not receive a single reservation and I can't afford to pay for the minimum number of required room nights out of my own pocket, so I relinquished the hold on the rooms and the Group Rate will no longer available. Feel free to make your reservations at any hotel/motel you wish, but there will be no discount for attendees of the Bitcoin Convention unless someone with deep pockets steps forward to pre-pay for some rooms.

Speaking of deep pockets, I have more bad news. The company that originally agreed to front some of the money for the deposit at the Convention Center (not BTCinch) has not responded to any of my PM's or emails in weeks. Consequently, I've also released the hold on the exhibit space at the Convention Center. If you'll recall, they were holding much more square footage than we could possibly use with the understanding that we would only be charged for used space and that the deposit was due upon signing the contract and would be non-refundable. Of course, this is another expense I couldn't afford to cover without help.

But all is not lost! I've got some contacts at another hotel across the street from the Convention Center and they have space available to accomodate up to 45 exhibit tables that weekend. This arrangement would be more straightforward: $6,000 USD is necessary up front to book the space and if we outgrow it, we can always negotiate for more. What I need now, is a sponsor willing to come forward and front the money for this space, to be paid back with income from exhibitors in exchange for becoming the savior of the March 2012 Bitcoin Convention. There is no need to send any money to me, simply give me your word you'll pay it to the hotel and I'll work on the contract and put you in touch with the billing department.

If, for some reason this event doesn't happen, I'll refund every single BTC sent to me. (There haven't been many, which is why I'm finding myself in this predicament.)
1187  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin on: January 18, 2012, 01:04:01 PM
I'll donate something toward this package as well. We just need someone to organize it.

+1 I will throw in a coin.  This episode could have been very bad for Bitcoin.  I am glad they stayed "neutral" and presented it facutally (granted in a fictional setting).

Rock on, that makes what, 6~ of us then, so far?

 Just as soon as I can get a concrete delivery address for them I will either start up a pool for us or see if Edd will.  I've got some work here at the office but will try to sit at the phone to call a few more places this afternoon and get back with some info.

cheers,
  Derek

I'm sure we'll eventually find an office to send some coffee to, so I'm going to post an address now to take advantage of this momentum: 1DBn9P7cUbJL3RAstEw5sG7skeJgHg1Xg6

I'll send some high end coffee, some decaf, tea, and a mug or two with a tactful card saying thank you and that these products were bought using bitcoins.
1188  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin on: January 17, 2012, 02:18:35 PM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?

You know, I was thinking about that. Maybe we could whip together a little 'care package' from Bitbrew to their office.  I believe Edd was working on some Bitcoin coffee mugs for a package we are sending out to the folks at Archive.org.  I'd give a coin or 2 for that, if there is interest.

I'm more than happy to put together another package for the producers at The Good Wife. Do you think they have a seperate office just for that show?

We'll have to do a little research to find out. Were you able to have some coffee mugs made already?  And if you'd like to start us an addy for The Good Wife, that'd be awesome.

You're like the messiah of coffee. Just say your name and Bitbrew in one sentence. And Poof!

I haven't had the mugs made, yet. Been busy and haven't really found a something I'm enthusiastic about putting my name on. I'm going to try a local guy today and see how soon I can get that package to archive.org out.

1189  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Bitcoin in tv show -The Good Wife - Episode 3.13 - Finding Mr. Bitcoin on: January 17, 2012, 12:32:22 PM
Do the writers or the producers have a bitcoin donation address?

You know, I was thinking about that. Maybe we could whip together a little 'care package' from Bitbrew to their office.  I believe Edd was working on some Bitcoin coffee mugs for a package we are sending out to the folks at Archive.org.  I'd give a coin or 2 for that, if there is interest.

I'm more than happy to put together another package for the producers at The Good Wife. Do you think they have a seperate office just for that show?
1190  Economy / Services / Re: BTCinch Merchant Services and Wallet on: January 14, 2012, 08:15:23 PM
is this still being developed / maintained / watched / replied?



Still working for me.

Or were you referring to the thread?
1191  Economy / Goods / Re: 10% Discount any United or Continental Airlines Flight on: January 13, 2012, 08:49:05 PM
Sounds like it could come in handy for someone who wants to come out to the March convention in San Antonio!  Wink
1192  Economy / Speculation / Re: CEs wont bring many ppl here on: January 13, 2012, 03:13:10 PM
Has anyone watched this show before? Do they usually base episodes around real current event stuff or make it totally up?

I've watched a few episodes and the shows are often "inspired" by real life events, much the way Law and Order is.

I agree that this one episode won't saturate the American public's awareness with Bitcoin, but, even a single mention will do much to convince my wife, my mother, and my sisters that bitcoins aren't some weird internet craze that only a handful of basement dwelling geeks know about.
1193  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: January 11, 2012, 02:47:44 AM
What's the expected date of this con?

I plan on going, setting up a booth, and dancing on it.

No actually I might be bringing a new invention of ours from DCAO initiatives, something that will blow your Texan gallon hats off (which isn't too hard given the wind resistance they create).

How much is a booth again?



March 17-18, St. Patrick's Day weekend. Exhibit table is 12 BTC and a hotel room in our block is $195 - $199 a night, depending on which hotel you choose.

http://www.bitcoinconvention2012.com/
1194  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: January 11, 2012, 01:04:28 AM
Wow, that's quite a list of activities. SXSW alone is worth the trip.

Yeah, there's plenty of reasons why this is a great convention town, especially in the spring.  Cheesy
1195  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: March 2012 BitCon in San Antonio, Texas - News Thread on: January 10, 2012, 06:20:50 PM
Okay, people, I'm still working on the final program and don't want to make any announcements without having firm commitments from speakers but it's finally coming together.  Cheesy

But the main reason for this post is that I received a few nervous calls and emails from the hotels I've booked. It seems that no one has made a reservation yet!

I explained that attendees of the Prague conference didn't register until the last minute, but I'm afraid that did little to assuage their concerns. As mentioned on the website, these rooms will only be held until February 17th, however, if no reservation is made soon and the hotels feel that we will not use them, I must give them the opportunity to sell them elsewhere. This will be a very busy time in San Antonio, after all.

If you're on the fence, here are some other reasons to take a vacation to San Antonio over St. Patrick's Day weekend:


So please start making your travel plans and book your room before it's too late.
1196  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Help stream the conference! on: January 10, 2012, 05:33:25 PM
I haven't heard from Blackout in a while, so I'm sending out a plea to anyone else who can make it to San Antonio over St. Patrick's Day weekend who can help me cover this event for those who cannot attend in person, as well as recording it for posterity. Any bitcoin business who would like to sponsor the coverage would get full recognition and plenty of exposure, as well.

More info: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=48321
1197  Economy / Services / Re: Introducing the Bitcoin100: A Kickstarter for Charities on: January 09, 2012, 10:37:46 PM
To get up to speed, read the ChicagoCabbie thread.


What is this?  Nothing comes up in search.  Does this have to do with a charity?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=56534.0

No charity, just a cabbie in Chicago who seems interested in accepting bitcoins.
1198  Economy / Goods / BitBrew now has coffee grinders! on: January 09, 2012, 10:17:36 PM
Now you can grind your BitBrew beans with a top-of-the-line BISTRO Electric Burr Grinder, available in five different colors. The grind can be adjusted to your preferred level of fineness and, best of all, the receptacle for the finished product is a glass container instead of plastic, eliminating much of the troublesome static electricity that is the bane of home grinders.

(Additional glass container with silicone sleeve available for 2 BTC.)



Only 15 BTC and, as with all BitBrew products, shipping within the contiguous United States is included.
1199  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Trojan Wallet stealer be careful on: January 08, 2012, 03:25:38 PM
why does someguy123 get to have image in his sig? isn't that forbid?

The option to place images in your signature has been disabled but, if you had an image before that was implemented, they'll stay until you make any changes at all to your signature in your profile. Sort of a grandfather clause technicality.
1200  Economy / Speculation / Re: why is price of bitcoin rising these last few days ? on: January 02, 2012, 06:54:48 AM
two words: Christmas gifts. 

many people bought bitcoins for friends and family over the holidays. i know i did.
kinda hard to giftwrap tho.

I'm really surprised no one mentioned this earlier. I'd like to see a poll.

Right now is a great time to show someone who may have been skeptical a few months ago how well bitcoin is doing. Despite all the hurdles, it's value is growing and the btc based economy is flourishing.
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