Backer of the Day: The Zombie Apocalypse

bluezombieToday’s Backer is for limited edition merchandise from The Zombie Apocalypse, including a laptop sticker and two posters.

The Zombie Apocalypse features killer zombie apocalypse survival tips, gifs, and useful links. In addition to regularly highlighting community submissions, they also frequently run a community Q & A where other zombie apocalypse survivors ask and answer questions.

The Zombie Apocalypse team write “In the age of information abundance, we strongly believe that the zombie apocalypse is inevitable, and survival requires community.”

Backer of the Day: Limited Edition Gumpity Grump Merchandise

sketch_smallToday’s Backer is from @peterpachoumis, the talent behind Gumpity Grump, who is using Backer to sell limited-edition merchandise: a poster, a t-shirt, and a one-of-a-kind hand-drawn sketch.

“Grumpity Grump has always been special to me”, writes @peterpachoumis, who has worked as a professional illustrator for DC Comics, Image Comics, Wildstorm Comics, and more.

Order your limited-edition Grumpity Grump merchandise now.

Backer of the Day: The Yard

The Yard - New York, NYToday’s Backer is from The Yard, a fast-growing assemblage of co-working and private workspaces throughout New York City. The Yard is expanding this summer to the NoMad neighborhood in Manhattan, and is using Backer to let people reserve a spot and pick out their desks before the space opens.

According to Creative Director Andy Smith, the space will serve as a ‘hybrid alternative’ to standard co-working, with spacious lounge areas and conference rooms as well as fully furnished private offices. Backers can select from a number of options starting with an open co-working membership all the way up to a four-desk private suite, with customary setup fees waived.

If you are a startup or freelancer in New York, or just looking for space where you can work productively and creatively, take a look at The Yard’s Backer and secure a spot today.

New API Feature: Extended Scopes

Today we’re announcing some changes to make it easier for you to control which apps can see your data. There’s no reason why a private message app like Whisper also needs access to your Ohai journal or your Sunlit photos. Starting today, we’re giving developers the tools to ask you for access to just the data they need.

As developers integrate this feature, you’ll see an explicit list of what kinds of messages and files a developer is asking to access.

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Developers, we’re calling this new feature extended scopes. To get started:

  1. Fill in descriptions for any File or Channel content types you’ve created. See the Content Types documentation for more information.
  2. Review the Extended Scopes documentation.
  3. Migrate your app

If you have questions please ask them in the developer Patter room.


Backer of the Day: Abby and Norma Limited Edition Poster

abbyandnormaToday’s Backer is for a limited edition poster from Erika Hammerschmidt, the writer, artist and creator of the webcomic Abby and Norma.

“I’m making a special Abby and Norma poster you can be proud to hang on your wall!” writes Erika. “From a distance it looks like a pretty geometric design, but get close and it’s made up of countless images from the comic, arranged neatly and symmetrically, interspersed with speech balloons just like the ones Abby and Norma use for conversation.”

Along with the poster there are a bevy of rewards for backing the campaign at every tier. Order your poster today.


OpenSSL “Heartbleed” Vulnerability Update

As of Monday evening, has patched all our services against the Heartbleed/CVE-2014-0160 OpenSSL vulnerability and subsequently reissued our SSL certs with new keys.

While we have no evidence that confidential information was exposed in this case, it’s good practice to consider changing your password on and elsewhere on the web.

We recommend using a strong password, to avoid using the same password you have used elsewhere, and to add two-factor authentication to your account.


Backer of the Day: Xaq-Industries Limited Edition Poster

xaqindustriesToday’s Backer is for a limited edition poster from Xaq-Industries, which is responsible for the great webcomic Fortress of Holding.

As creator Zach Martin writes, “You’ve Got Red on You is my love letter not only to the cult classic film Shawn of the Dead, but also to my life long fascination with the living dead, the zombie apocalypse, and the under-dogged every-man style hero.”

Order your poster now.