starbeam.one Blog

Thoughts on Digital Licensing and Beyond

May 2022 Status Update

May 3, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Welcome! Hello out there and welcome to your monthly starbeam.one update, which occurs on the first Tuesday of every month. Things Are Better Now Last month featured all sorts of problems, which I am glad to say most if not all have been resolved. Rather than a raging inferno, the landscape is more of a (manageable ๐Ÿ˜) smoldering mess. I have attended to most of the pressing concerns and have moved onto building features again. Continue reading

April 2022 Status Update

Apr 5, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 4 min read
Why hello there! It’s the first Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for your next installment of starbeam.one monthly status updates. Everything is on Fire… Sometimes the expression “on fire” can be a good thing. Most of the times it is not. Currently, the state of this project is in the latter, unfortunately. Every day seems like a new challenge or something else breaking. I am currently attending to each one as the only person on this project at the moment and making due with the resources and limitations presented to me. Continue reading

Introducing Stand-up and Shine Weekly Stand-ups

Mar 1, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 1 min read
Categories: business technology life
Hello everyone and welcome to your next installment of starbeam.one monthly updates. Except, it’s no longer monthly, but is now weekly. And it’s no longer in a blog, but in a video. Yes, I am switching up things here a bit with the format here at starbeam.one. Going forward, I am going to attempt to update you with a weekly video update in an agile stand-up format, featuring such topics as: Continue reading

Announcing MVP Alpha Preview

Feb 22, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business art technology life
What Now?! WOW… today is the day, and I am beside myself to finally be here and make this announcement. Today marks the result of over two years of development on a single goal, having started in October 2019: to create a centralized marketplace where users can sell and resell digital ownership in the form of digital licenses. What the Heck is this thing?! starbeam.one is a Digital Publishing Starshipโ„ข that allows you to purchase and resell digital licenses produced by artists on a provided primary and secondary markets, respectively. Continue reading

Microsoft for Startups Application Accepted

Feb 4, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 1 min read
Categories: business technology life
Accepted! I am so very happy to announce that Microsoft for Startups has accepted my Founders Hub application! This is beyond exhilarating for me, as this is the first external validation I have received for my product. This process was very different from the previous one that I experienced with BizSpark. Whereas BizSpark seemed to allow anyone into their program, the Founders Hub application seemed more serious and discerning with its candidates. Continue reading

February 2022 Status Update

Jan 29, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 5 min read
Categories: business technology life etc
Welcome to the next installment of monthly starbeam.one updates. Playground Alpha Deployed to Azure In the last status update, I mentioned that my focus for January was getting the Playground Alpha deployed to Azure. I am pleased to announce that this was accomplished after much configuration and trial+error (and much more error!). The Playground Alpha is deployed to Azure, and I have been totally blown away by how relatively easy it was to do so, despite all the challenges and errors. Continue reading

January 2022 Status Update

Jan 3, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business etc
Well well… Happy New Year out there and hope everyone is doing well as they read this, considering the current circumstances and environment we find ourselves in this otherwise promising new year. Let’s get on with the latest update here… Playground Alpha Feature Complete To start, I am pleased to announce that the playground alpha is feature complete and ready for deployment. What that means is that the Playground Alpha, slated for availability next month, will allow you to use all the features of starbeam. Continue reading

December 2021 Status Update

Dec 5, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 6 min read
Categories: business technology life
Greetings and Happy Holidays. Here is your next installment of starbeam.one monthly updates. I feel the need to say this each time, but yes, I am still alive. ๐Ÿ˜Š I am also a bit late this time around, having skipped the November update. Originally, I was aiming for the middle of November, but the final feature task that I was working on took way longer than I anticipated… again. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ญ Continue reading

The Digital License Is a Relationship

Oct 22, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business technology
There is something I have been thinking about lately, and I wanted to be sure to capture it here. With the whole NFT mania (quite literally what it is), we get the feeling it is more about what people want and desire rather than what is actually there. After all, an NFT in one blockchain isn’t exactly unique if it also exists in another. Let’s also not forget that any blockchain at any time can be forked, leading to an instant doubling (or worse, if other forks occur) to any “unique” instance contained within it. Continue reading

October 2021 Status Update

Oct 8, 2021 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: technology etc
Goodness, has it been two months already? I have been in a total coding slog since the last checkin, having to battle two coding fronts that address technical debt concerns: Identity System (95% complete) Entity Framework Data Access Refactor (65% complete) The Entity Framework story is a bit further along than it suggests. Part of the issue is that currently all worker processes run in session scope, which makes sense. Continue reading
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