Support the "Crash! Boom! Pop!" Graphic Novel on Kickstarter
A brilliant team of graphic artist Miguel Guerra, layout artist Suzy Dias, and writer Genevieve Tran have combined to produce what I can describe as a "cartoon version of Debunking... Read more
Can you help Minsky right now?
Minsky has come a long way thanks to the funds you gave back in 2013--so far that it won SourceForge's "Project of the Month" award in January 2014.
That is... Read more
Masterclass in January
Minsky has come a long way thanks to your help: we now have a stable "Petty" branch at the Minsky Sourceforge site, which is largely bug-free:
The latest iteration... Read more
Minsky 1.0 now available
We finally have a version of Minsky that I'm happy to regard as a 1.0 release. It will be permanently available on our SourceForge page, and the only changes that... Read more
A supporter has just informed me that "Minsky" is spelt "Minksy" on the T-shirt!
The blame is entirely mine: I didn't even think to proof-read the text. It's... Read more
Australian rewards shipped, Rest to follow soon
With the help of a couple of supporters, I put the rewards together yesterday, and shipped the Australian ones via Australia Post today. Hopefully they will arrive early next week.... Read more
A good reason to be late
I have been waylaid from the rewards by preparing for a presentation I'm giving at the Australian Treasury tomorrow--and there is a very good finale to that.
Back in 2010... Read more
Back in Sydney, ready to work on rewards
I've just arrived back in Sydney from the INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking) conference in Hong Kong, and after a couple of hectic days this week I will be... Read more
Still waiting on some surveys
Kickstarter only allows one survey, and while the majority of pledgers over $220 have responded, I'm still waiting on about 20 in the $95 and $125 levels to respond before... Read more
About to get your details/Cyprus
Thanks again everyone for your support.
I am back in Australia again now, and most of the last few days were caught up with the absolutely bizarre decision of the... Read more
What a finish!
I was told to expect a late surge, and it happened! Thanks to everyone who chipped in at the end--as well as those who had already pledged. The $78K will... Read more
Final sprint/Minsky models
I'm loving the final sprint that people are doing as the campaign approaches its end--many thanks! At the same time, I've been using Minsky to write my paper for the... Read more
Thom Hartmann Interview
Tom Hartmann conducted a 30 minute interview with me on his program "The Big Picture", in the "Conversations with Great Minds" segment:
The interview begins at the 29 minute... Read more
Madness in the European Union
I write a weekly column for the Australian online newspaper Business Spectator. Today's startling news out of Europe will be this week's topic, and given how topical this is I... Read more
Talking with Max & Lauren
I was a speaker at The Atlantic Monthly's excellent The Economy 2013 summit in Washington this week, and I took the opportunity to drop into New York and meet up... Read more
Dreaming of Doonesbury
I've been a fan of Doonesbury since the cartoon's inception, and today I find art mimicking life with his two most recent cartoons. Here I am hoping that Kickstarters will... Read more
A combined monetary-physical model in Minsky
This is a quick demonstration of how easy it is to construct combined monetary-physical models of the economy in Minsky. With your help, this capability will be extended dramatically in... Read more
One week to go
Well there's just another 7 days to go in the funding, we've past the minimum, and I'm now hoping that we can get to twice that with a surge in... Read more
New Minsky Release--some minor fixes
As always, there were bugs! I spotted a couple that disabled a very useful new feature--the capacity to insert an existing file into your current project. This is a useful... Read more
Please Keep Kickstarting Minsky
The campaign has hit its minimum target of $50,000, which is great.
Kickstarter Funding Profile as at March 1st
Visitors from Debtwatch have been the most prolific pledgers as well--though... Read more
New Minsky release available for download
The first full product release of Minsky is now available for download:
This was Russell's email to beta-testers:
I'm pleased to announce that the Aquinas iteration is finally finished,... Read more
Modeling Minsky in Minsky
The objective of Minsky is to make it easy to build strictly monetary dynamic macroeconomic models. However it also has to be able to do what other system dynamics models... Read more
Hitting the IT news as we approach our minimum target
IT News, an Australian media outlet focusing on information technology news for business, has just featured our Kickstarter campaign:
This was a "bolt from the blue" for me: the... Read more
Latest beta of Minsky released
Russell Standish has just posted the latest releases of Minsky, with the following message:
"New build at http://www.hpcoders.com.au/Minsky.1.2.D98-win-dist.tar.gz and http://www.hpcoders.com.au/Minsky.1.2.D98-mac-dist.dmg There is only 1 outstanding ticket on Aquinas, which relates... Read more
New pitch video about to be uploaded
Well my mate Phil Dobbie has done a brilliant job, combining the last video I posted with the first plus some footage of my programmers Russell and Nathan working on... Read more
New pitch video coming
As noted, a supporter pointed out that our pitch doesn't show what Minsky is or does. So I've had the next video edited, and it will be combined with the... Read more
Debugging financial model in Minsky
The same model and the same mistake--easily identified in Minsky.
Debugging financial model in a flowchart program
The flowchart works well for physical flows, but has weaknesses in modeling financial ones. This "silent movie" accompanies the previous video and shows how difficult it is to spot the... Read more
Debugging in Minsky vs Flowchart Software
This is a video version of my audio addition to the pitch. Since Kickstarter only lets me upload one video file per update, I'll upload screen capture movies of the... Read more
More more background on Minsky!
Here's the example of fixing the same error in Minsky as in Vissim, and the audio tape outlining the benefits of the program.
That's probably it from me today folks--time... Read more
More background on Minsky
A supporter pointed out that the introduction video didn't really explain what Minsky is. I've recorded a couple of sound tracks and screenshot movies to show what it is, how... Read more
Off to a good start
In the first 24 hours, the campaign has raised just over $7,000. Far be it from me to think linearly, but this implies that a final outcome in... Read more