So I got my stamps ordered. I ordered three small inspection stamps (the WordPress, Automattic, and Polldaddy logos) and one regular wooden stamp with my name and email address. I wanted to keep it simple. If these stamps turn out I’ll order more with other A8C logos (VaultPress & Akismet). Since most business cards are white I’m going to stamp mine on black card stock and use white ink. I hope to get the stamps by the end of this week. Here is how I see them looking:
I have been thinking about my next project and I decided that I want to try making some neat business cards for myself. Business cards are so boring and I want to try and make mine unique. After coming across my old badge from WordCamp SF 2011 the answer was clear, I need to have a crap load of custom stamps made, get some high quality business card blanks and see what happens. I’ll post pics once I get all the supplies. If it doesn’t work out at least I’ll have a bunch of stamps to show for it.
In the first part of 2013 I took five trips spanning 38 days, 35,677 miles and visited 14 cities and 5 countries. I only have two trips planned for the rest of the year (both to San Francisco) so my days of back to back trips is probably over. I had alot of fun traveling but it will be nice to be home for longer periods of time and be able to work on some projects that I’ve been putting off for a while.
Has anyone seen a WordCamp talk about the Open Source movement in general? I looked around for one but I didn’t see any.
My ideal WordCamp talk on this subject would be one that was broken down into three parts:
- The history and origins of the Open Source movement.
- How WordPress has contributed to the Open Source movement.
- What we can do to further the Open Source movement.
I really wish I had been born with some design talent. Being a designer seems like alot of fun and would make my swag endeavors easier. I’m want to try to become a little better at working with fonts and colors so I’m going to try to make one poster per week for my office. Here is the first one:
I wanted to typeset the whole creed but I got frustrated and decided to do something a little more abstract instead. Stay tuned for more next week.
I found this quote today and I found it pretty interesting.
You’re always on one side or another of the learn vs. earn. Given the nature of equity and corporations, always know that owners reap the rewards and workers are transacting their time for money. But unless where you work is a co-op where profits are evenly distributed, you’ll never extract the full amount of value that you create for the company. Always know whether at that moment you’re learning or earning. If you’re learning, then it’s worth it. If you’re not, you better be earning (e.g. being a founder, being a share holder). Otherwise you’re just wasting time.
Read his entire post here.
Lately I’ve become increasingly more aware that I’m spending my money pretty stupidly. I’m trying to be better about it but its hard. Today I made a breakthrough. I’ve now started thinking of money in terms of something that make sense to me, WordPress buttons (which cost 23 cents each). So today I thought about going to Subway but once I realized that is would cost 30 WordPress buttons for a meal it didn’t seem like it was worth it .
A little while back I bought a pack of custom Scout Books notebooks while they were on sale and I’m now trying to figure out what to put on them. I attended a WordCamp this weekend and I was thinking it would be cool to have little notebooks for taking notes at WordCamps.
The WordCamp I attended didn’t have wifi so I didn’t bring my computer but once I got there I really wished that I had a notebook and pencil to take notes. I’m no designer but I came up with this design that is pretty simple that I think would work pretty well. What do you think?