“Giulia’s DS106 T-Shirt, 2nd edition,” art remix by @giuliaforsythe
After five years of tender loving use, Todd Conaway (@Todd_Conaway, on Twitter) lovingly parted with his official Limited Edition Giulia Forsythe DS106 T-shirt. Todd’s shirt, available exclusively through the 2012 DS106 Kickstarter campaign by Jim Groom (@jimgroom), had accumulated too many additional holes where there weren’t supposed to be holes.
A quick query to Giulia (@giuliaforsythe, on Twitter) prompted her immediate reply with a link to her original artwork.
“DS106 ALBUM ART” by Giulia Forsythe, on Flickr, based on Goo
It was a little photoshop work for me to prep the image to print white on transparent (essentially, remove the black) so that the shirt colour takes the place of the black, as with the Kickstarter original, but the design is now posted to the ds106zone store on Zazzle.
If, like Todd, you are in need of replacement, you can now get one. If you didn’t have an opportunity to get one in 2012 and would like one now, you can get this 2nd edition release now.
Zazzle will let you choose an alternate colour (as shown above) and cut (women’s fit, long sleeves, etc.) I let Zazzle notify me of their sale events, and try to order things when they are at a nice discount.
T-shirts are available today (July 29th) from the .com store at 40% off with the code SUMMERHOORAY
The Daily Create, tdc1997Show Us Your Bike has prompted me to get my bike out of storage, put some air in the tires, and take it out for a spin so that I could get a good picture. It was a great feeling to be moving on the bike again, and given that the summer break from school will officially be starting tomorrow, I am going to set myself a goal of getting out on the bike on a regular basis.
With this in mind, I locked the bike up outside, so that I can easily get at it and get on the road. My previous and most consistent experience (long, long ago, while I was still a student myself) was to go for long 30-40 km rides most evenings in the summer after work. I also took the bike with me on the road, and kept up my evening rides then, too. We’ll have to see how the next month unfolds as a trial.
A few small learnings from this evening:
the seat is too low — I wasn’t getting a good stretch/push from my legs;
I need to replace my cycling gloves — they reminded me of my sweat-disintegrated fencing glove of old;
the bike-lock key that I have carried on my keychain for several years separated from the metal ring when I went to lock the bike. (Of course! As soon as I need to ensure I don’t lose the key, it detaches itself from my key ring!)
There’s a combination bike shop & coffee stop just down the street, The Brake Room (@thebrakeroom, on Twitter). Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll head down for a tune up. Nix that, they’re closed tomorrow. Some holiday or something, I guess.
“Feet on the Ground, Head in the Stars,” animated GIF by @aforgrave
The Daily Create #tdc1973 asks us to “show that your feet are on the ground, or that your head is in the sky. Or visa-versa for that matter. Or both if you can?”
It was an overcast day here, with rain, so I didn’t have any success getting an image until late in the evening, when I tried a shot from the floor with my head backlit by a ceiling light. In the end, I cropped out my feet and legs, removed the ceiling and the backlight, tried to compensate for the poor front lighting with the blue overlay, and stuck in a night sky GIF. I guess a bit of creativity kicked at the last moment with the meteor flash, which was achieved with a few extra layers of the blue, sequenced to match the movement of the meteor.
Well, a quick check of the Twitter following my last post showed that the conversation regarding a DS106 Workspace pen has continued since Todd Conaway (@Todd_Conaway) introduced it last night.
Todd has since put forward an official un-organization chart (distinct from a dis-organization chart, I’m sure), identifying the pen recipients (below the red line).
“DS106 UnOrganizational Chart” image by Todd Conaway
While some folks have apparently already started to receive monogrammed pens via email, my experiences with Zazzle.ca and other companies specializing in short-run, quick-turnaround real-world merchandise had me thinking about an actual, tangible souvenir from The DS106 Workspace.
Although neither Zazzle nor CafePress offer pens, the Internet offers up plenty of such merchandisers who can do small-run personalized pens. Following a few links led me to a company that can do a 5-day turnaround on full-colour ballpoint pens — artwork to fit within a 4.127” x 1.207” imprint area — at about 39 cents per pen in a quantity of 300. $5 would get you ten pens. That would be enough for 30 participants.
Grabbing a nice psychedelic hippy image from the web, I superimposed my DS106 Workplace logo overtop, and voila!
Anybody want a souvenir pen? Here’s a mock up of what they would look like.
“The DS106 Workplace Psychedelic Pen.” by aforgrave, on Flickr