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September 2022 Status Update

Sep 6, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
It’s the first Tuesday of every month, meaning your latest starbeam.one status update is here. Let’s begin! Finishing Tasks The past few weeks have been really focused on the Administration Application, which can be viewed as a CMS application around the entire starbeam.one system. I wanted a way to quickly jump through all the different entities of the system and I am pleased to say that I finally have a first version that I am happy with using. Continue reading

August 2022 Status Update

Aug 4, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 4 min read
Categories: business technology life
Welcome! It’s the first Tuesday of every month, and that means the latest starbeam.one Status Update! Let’s begin here. Program Notes Astute readers will realize that I am posting this on a Thursday, and not a Tuesday. While I was able to record the latest Stand-up & Shine (and Shill) on Tuesday, I was not able to post it until this morning. There were a few issues with post-video production that took quite a bit of time and retakes. Continue reading

July 2022 Status Update

Jul 5, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business life etc
It’s the first Tuesday of the month, and you know what that means! It’s time for your starbeam.one monthly update. It Be Awkward There’s an expression that I learned from Jim Caldwell, a former Detroit Lions coach (and still my favorite after Jim Schwartz). He used an expression that, turns out, is also used in the military: get comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s sort of where I am at with the present moment. Continue reading

June 2022 Status Update

Jun 7, 2022 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Introducing the Friends & Family Alpha Today, I am pleased to announce the Friends & Family Alpha available for use at alpha.starbeam.one. What is It? The friends and family alpha is pretty much the same product and release as the alpha preview released back in February but with the addition of commerce providers, which allows real “live” money for use within the system. We now feature the following commerce providers for purchasing Flares, starbeam. Continue reading

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 😁) 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 Starship™ 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
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