Dear investors, now you can differentiate thoughts from plans with checkbox cards,
[x]in a card name
Edit spaces, make decisions, and think together with your friends and colleagues live. It's pretty magical.
Share → Invite Collaborators
Add images, gifs, and stickers to your cards. Visually group ideas, cultivate a personal vibe, or do some scrapbooking.
Search Are.na when you're looking for beauty and mindfulness, or try Gfycat when you're looking for fun pop culture gifs and stickers.
Scroll spaces by painting near the edges. This allows you to select cards and connections that used to be out of reach.
Also, painting over cards and connections with broad sweeping strokes is way more accurate.
(On your phone, you'll need to long-press before painting, because swiping to move and painting are the same with touch)
It's about time for me to form a legal company. My plan right now is to make an nyc LLC, probably using https://www.zenbusiness.com . Anyone have any advice or feelings about forming an LLC?
I looked into Stripe Atlas, but it's really expensive and seems v tailored to silicon VC style companies. Also I don't like how they open a business bank account for you, I want to make my own biz account at my current bank (TD).
There's like additional factors for me to consider like not being a USA citizen, but being Canadian (a country w a tax treaty with USA), and charing users in USD, I think it'd still be an advantage to have an american company. Having ownership of a american company also opens me up for a much less annoying to get business visa (E type).
Based on some rough research at https://kinopio.club/-bizness-incorporation-naonms93q6fJNE7N0vwJI
I need[ed] some gif vs mp4 advice:
So I have this interface which searches the giphy api and draws the matches (usually about 10-20). The api gives me options to display either an mp4 video or regular gif. The mp4 files range from 10% smaller to 80% smaller (:O) than the gifs.
Conventional wisdom would say use the mp4s ... but it's not so clear cut:
When the browser loads a bunch of videos at once there's a noticeable delay before the first video starts rendering. The UI isn't blocked, but it's 500ms of awk.
On a broadband connection at least, the gifs load and start rendering immediately, it feels a lot more snappy. The only reference I could find to this is a 4 year old SO page https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34227678/embedding-many-small-movies-in-page-gif-vs-mp4-vs-webm-vs saying gifs are faster but mp4s might get better.
From a bit of research, giphy.com which renders a bunch of moving vids uses gifs. Twitter.com renders gifs as vids. Basically I haven't found a real status quo for this.
In this context, would you use mp4s or gifs?
UPDATE: After discussing this with some friends, I decided to go with gifs. My heart/eyes (gifs) won over my brain (mp4 filesizes)
Today I shipped my first moderation feature, it's a secret endpoint that takes a space id, then sends an email to the creator of the space asking them if they want to add it to explore cuz it's cool and more people should see it.
Requests to this moderation endpoint have to be authenticated as coming from a moderator user, and spaces can only be asked once, so complete user safety is baked in.
Before I built this, I spent a couple days sending these outreach emails by hand. What I learned from that was that people were really into it, almost everyone mailed did go in and add their space to explore, and no one was offended that I was emailing them. But making all those emails and copying and pasting names got old fast.
With this new tool, I was able to blast off 20~ share space emails in the time it would've taken me to do 1. The email very closely resembles the template I was using when I was hand-sending them so I'm hoping that the response is similarly positive.
Besides that there's a couple related goals for this: