I was reminded yesterday that PayPal will be sending out 1099s for the first time this year. Spent the afternoon printing out canceled checks to contractors* and service providers** so I can write off every dollar possible I paid out this year and minimize what I owe. But I use PayPal for EVERYTHING, so it’s going to be a mess of double and triple taxation as a lot of income paid via...
Just had to add the following to the DFTBA FAQs, sadly: There have been a surprising number of designs stolen from DFTBA Records. We know that people might not realize that what they’re doing is wrong, but it is. We love it when people design their own shirts, but our designers and our artists work very hard on our designs and we don’t like to see them being sold elsewhere. Please let...
Sunshine is free! Kinda.
This morning I was researching the cost of buying and installing solar panels on my house. Thought it’d be cool to help save natural resources, and if you collect enough sunshine to overpower your house, the electric company will pay YOU to send them some of your excess solar power. Cool! But I just ran a solar savings calulator, and even paying cash for the system, not financing, and only...
Anonymous asked: You used to seem a lot more involved in the broader YouTube community - now it seems like most of your focus is on your own personal projects and on DFTBA. We hardly hear anything that ISN'T DFTBA anymore. What happened?
[I originally wrote this as an email. Alex and I have had some great conversations via email, conversations I want to CC the world into. So, right as I was going to hit “send”, I instead decided to post it here, so I could CC in all you lovely people for your thoughts/opinions.] Hey dude, just read your new blog post. Excited about whatever your next album will be (send me some...
There’s another nerdfighter in my teeny tiny town of Manhattan, IL! This is exciting to find out. The population here is less than 5,000 and it’s mostly farmers, honestly. But someone contacted me through Google+ to say hi and that they were excited to see the DFTBA warehouse here, and the video of nerimon coming to visit. Unfortunately, Google+ doesn’t give you a link to...
I Hate DFTBA Records.
mkmonster: They are so cool that it makes me feel like a loser! XD Even their email about mailing my stuff to me is cool. You guys are awesome, seriously. Sorry. =)
I started a new “weight loss” blog here on tumblr… follow if you’re interested in losing weight, getting healthier, or just laughing at some dude trying to do both on the internet: http://alanissofatlike.tumblr.com
Joined WeightWatchers today. I’m now paying a website to tell me not to eat candy every day. I’m hopeless, but admitting it is half the battle, right? Over the last year I’ve lost 35 pounds. But I’m stuck on a rollercoaster lately. Up five pounds, down five pounds, up five… I need some additional support/encouragement now to get over this hump. Kristen’s doing...