Greetings, I'm Javantea author and founder of AltSci Concepts. I've written 25 essays for 4.5 issues of AltSci Concepts Computer Journal. I will continue to do so at my leisure. I added a comment system to provide a public method of feedback. Now that I'm more confident, I'd like to add a third method of feedback. Readers can now buy public hacks from AltSci Concepts. Click the button at the top or bottom of this page to buy a hack for US$5.
First off, let me discuss the terms of the purchase. The cost of the "public hack" is $5. You are purchasing a guaranteed article with code and data on the topic of your choice. In fact, I will not taboo any topic. I guarantee delivery via e-mail or web in less than 30 days (much less if a reasonably easy topic). At my discretion I will publish the results on AltSci Concepts. If you wish the results to be private, my fee is $20 per hour, my normal developer rate. The product is subsidized by the fact that it will be published on AltSci Concepts as public knowledge.
Now I will give examples of projects that could be bought for the low low price of $5.
As you can see, the topics above are the type of things that I plan on working on anyway, but haven't given time to due to lack of motivation. Just $5 will motivate me to write the necessary code and publish a well-written essay on the topic. Limits of time mean that the scope of each article must be small enough to fit in 5 sections (intro, method, data, analysis, conclusion), each with around 2 paragraphs. I'm happy to put more time into a more difficult project, but the scope is the limit. If you're looking for twice as much scope, feel free to double the fee and I'll broaden the scope to your specifications.
If your project involves large files, proprietary information, violates the dmca, or requires something not obvious, feel free to contact me about the project to get my opinion. I will probably be able to find a way to make it happen. Remember that you're not just buying a hack, you're supporting the continued development of hacks.
I'd like to test this as a method of freelance hacking. Even if it only sells a few projects, it is worth it to test the method and to get feedback.
If you'd like to remain anonymous, I can certainly accomodate you. I use GnuPG encryption on e-mails (not required). You can use Tor to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with falsified identity. Since I don't block any incoming messages, the message will get through. That way I won't know your true identity. To send the money, you could send e-gold with false information and funded by anonymous wire transfer.
On the other hand, if you'd like a reasonably sized sponsor image, I'd be happy to link to you or show a sponsor image. Feel free to add a link to your image and instructions on how you'd like it to show up on the page with the article.
What are you waiting for? Click the button below if you want to buy a hack.