Announcing partnership with with Rafael Rivera; new subscription pricing model

The day when I outgrow the “I” in istartedsomething.com has come. After much deliberation with my split personality, a hip young aspiring designer who subscribes to a lavish bi-annual design appreciation cult some refer to as the Apple Store, we have collectively concluded that world domination is twice as fast with two heads instead of one, and to a lesser degree improve our ad revenue as well.

It is therefore with great enthusiasm I announce the partnership with my new partner-in-crime and a Microsoft-enthusiast celebrity most should be familiar with, Rafael Rivera Jr of WithinWindows.com fame.

This partnership has no immediate effects to all you minions, the loyal readers of this blog, but a new world order identity and website will be developed in the coming months.

In related news, due to the current economic climate – cloudy with a perpetual forecast of thunder, hurricanes and other monstrous forces – this blog will be adopting a subscription model based off the wildly popular Windows Marketplace for Mobile pricing structure to support its operations.

Membership will start at $99 per year and includes free access to viewing 5 articles. If you wish to view more, additional articles may be accessed at $99 per article. Should an article be edited or updated after it is originally published, the updated article can be accessed for $99 per update free within 7 days of original publishing free. If you’re not entirely happy with the contents of an article, you may return it within 24 hours for a full self-service refund. More details on this will be available only if you ask for it. Should you find any of this discouraging, a much fairer subscription model (possibly free) is available if you ask for it.

30 insightful thoughts

  1. I would say “APRIL FOOLS!” but do they celebrate said “holiday” on the second in Australia?

  2. long, it was better last year with the new VISTA ULTIMATE EXTRA ^^ (SOUNDS) XD ahah !!!

    cheers man!

  3. @Sushovan Its because the majority of his pageviews are from the US … check google analytics.
    @Long Happy April Fools! Just keep the content free ๐Ÿ˜‰ You just need to add a 140 character limit to replies ala Twitter ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. heck! i was excited about a partnership with you and Raf, until i kept reading and then i read about the $99…….and realized this was a hoax!

    nice one!

    peas
    cityboy

  5. I am very interested in this. Also my deposed Nigerian father has $20million he would like to transfer to Venezuela… via you.

  6. Only $99, come on your worth at least $999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Nope I didnt change the date. That would be the work of my evil server adminstrator :p

    I’ve changed it back now.

  8. May I suggest a domain name for your new joint venture?

    istartedwindows.com

    (Yes, I posted this same comment to withinwindows.com first, I feel i have a duty to post to my compatriot in the Windows Beta Program’s site first.)

  9. I’ll have one of the free* subscriptions please… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    *Free-of-charge service only applicable upon discretion by site publisher and Live.com Jackalope.

  10. @Oscar, hmm… not to me, but whatever floats your boat.

    In general I find the sheer volume of april fools “jokes” on the web quite tiring these days. It’s become a day when it’s not really worth bothering to do much surfing at all.

  11. @Long: My mistake! Where can I sign up for Membership? ๐Ÿ™‚ All kidding aside this is one of the best blogs out there. Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. As long as you don’t lose your sense of humor in this ‘fake’ merger, Long, then it’s allll goood ๐Ÿ˜€

    I love the layout of this website too, not so much Rafael’s ๐Ÿ˜›

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