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June 2024 Status Update

Jun 5, 2024 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
It’s the first week of the month, that means it’s time for a status update here on starbeam.one! ✨ starbeam.one’s Marketplace is 2 Years Old 🚀 Can you believe it’s already been two full years since I opened starbeam.one’s doors to the public with the first product release of my work, Cause? 🤯 I made seven sales that day and it was quite the event for me. Of course, after this not much happened for some time. Continue reading

May 2024 Status Update

May 7, 2024 Mike-E-angelo 5 min read
Categories: business technology
It’s the first week of the month. This means the latest monthly status update here at starbeam.one. ✨🚀 Accepted in LEAP’s Fund Your Acceleration Cohort #4 I am happy to announce that starbeam.one has been accepted into LEAP’s Fund Your Acceleration Cohort #4. This is a local program here in Lansing, funded by the state of Michigan. The program provides grants to pay for qualified services ranging from legal to marketing. Continue reading

April 2024 Status Update

Apr 3, 2024 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business technology life etc
It’s the first week of the month here at starbeam.one. This means the latest monthly status update. ✨🚀 v1.1 Released I was finally able to deploy v1.1 last month, which includes all sorts of quality updates to v1.0. With that release I finally caught up with all the technical debt I had been enduring and battling for the past few months. I am so glad that is over and I am able to finally get back to feature development. Continue reading

March 2024 Status Update

Mar 5, 2024 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business technology etc
It’s the first week of the month, and that historically means it’s time for our monthly status update here on starbeam.one! 🚀 Back on Schedule-ish I say historically as last month was a bit of an outlier. We’re back to the first week of the month here with our cadence, and what I have been doing is filming the standup on Tuesday and then writing the blog posts on the following day. Continue reading

February 2024 Status Update

Feb 21, 2024 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business technology
Two Years Since Preview Announcement From the better late than never file, this update is a little behind this month. 😊😇 I have been busy working on our new environment and configurations for v1.0. With all the activity and effort to make this happen, I decided to round out the delay to this week as it signifies a full two years since announcing the preview on February 22, 2022. Difficult to believe and accept that this is the case! Continue reading

January 2024 Status Update

Jan 3, 2024 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: business technology etc
It’s the first week of the month, it is time for a monthly status update! 🚀 Happy New Year 🎉 Happy New Year out there to all! I hope this new year finds you healthy and that 2024 will be a prosperous year for us all. 🙏👍 Microsoft for Startups Level 4 I am happy to announce that we have been accepted into the fourth and final level of the Microsoft for Startups program. Continue reading

PayPal Payout Fee Adjustments

Dec 16, 2023 Mike-E-angelo 2 min read
Categories: business etc
What’s New? We have supported PayPal Payouts since the market opened in June 2022. At that time, my impression and understanding was that fees for this service were $0.25 for each payout. It turns out this is accurate, but only for US-only payouts. International payouts are 2%. This misunderstanding was caught pretty quickly when we started to process international payouts, which comprise a majority of our payouts. I noticed that they were not always $0. Continue reading

December 2023 Status Update

Dec 5, 2023 Mike-E-angelo 8 min read
Categories: business life etc
Hello to all out there, and I hope this finds your holiday season well. 🦌⛄🎅❄ It’s the first Tuesday of the month, it is time for a monthly status update! 🚀 Welcome to Beta III I am very happy to announce that today we have Beta III. This is mostly a quality release, addressing a lot of issues for administration and user account management. With this monthly update, I am going to take some time here and reflect where we are here after four years of development, with (at present) another year of runway to make something of it in a viable way. Continue reading

November 2023 Status Update

Nov 7, 2023 Mike-E-angelo 4 min read
Categories: etc
Wow it is already November, with roughly two more months left in 2023. 🤯 It is also the first Tuesday of the month so it’s time for a monthly update. ✨🚀 Back on Track, Sort of… I am very happy to announce the return of Lady Leah. This was a huge ordeal for us, as we had to deal with a lot of Twitter dysfunction to resolve this issue – which was that her account was suspended without reason or warning. Continue reading

October 2023 Status Update

Oct 3, 2023 Mike-E-angelo 3 min read
Categories: art technology
Welcome to Beta II Welcome to the second beta of starbeam.one. This is a quality-based beta with certain key support features. Email Address Policy We now require email addresses for accounts. If you have an existing account and have already added+confirmed an email address, this has been automatically done for you. Otherwise, you will get a prompt to provide and verify an email address. New accounts will also be prompted. Continue reading
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