Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

08 Jul 2011, 19:56 p.m.

"Skilletron 2.0"

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Leonard is funding a different Kickstarter project every day this month, to celebrate his birthday.

I'll try to pick projects you'll find interesting because I really like the Kickstarter model and my goal is to get you into the idea of funding things that way as well. If nothing really grabs me on a given day, I'll make an investment more or less at random. Because it's July, mamajama, and weird things happen on this site in July.

Never seen "mamajama" in print before.

I was browing projects he's funded and wandered over to other requests.

"We've come to the Kickstarter community to ask for your help in funding our first run of cast iron cookware."

Pledge $1000 or more and you get a bunch of skillets, two bottle openers, possibly a trivet, your name on their furnace, plus "a special 'thank you' iron ingot."

"(please add $50 for international shipments)"

Three hours to go. Do you like ingots?