So a couple of months ago Brian Massey had the great idea to print some Jelly stickers at Mikons.com. The idea being that you slap one of these stickers on the back of your laptop and new Jelly attendees will be able to locate a group of Jelly-ers in a public setting, such as a coffee shop like Cafe Caffeine! I’ve had one of Brian’s original stickers on my laptop for a couple months and it’s been a great ice breaker at Jelly.
We’ve been out of Brian’s original sticker print-run for awhile now, but today I got a new batch in the mail! Big thanks go out to Stephen Gutknecht for fronting the money to purchase the stickers.
If you’d like a sticker let me know at Jelly. They cost $2 a piece to print. Not so coincidently, we’ll be accepting donations of $2 per sticker. 🙂
Alternatively you can hop on Mikons.com and create all kinds of schwag using the Jelly icon and have it shipped straight to your door.
I had a little trouble with the checkout process at Mikons, but Mark was fantastic about helping me, and it turned out to be an over the top customer experience.
So my last blog post was in November 07! What can I say, I’m a geek not a writer!
Lack of posting excuses aside, since November a lot of great things have been going on. I started Jelly in Austin, a casual coworking group. That has been going great. I’ve met tons of really smart and interesting people at Jelly and I’ve made a lot of friends.
Spawned from the Jelly meetups, me and a few new friends have co-founded a venture that we’ve dubbed Conjunctured. Our goal is to create a company based around coworking and the values found in commons-based peer productions. We’re calling our endeavor a co-company and have started a co-company Google Group to solicit feedback from the community at large. We’re interested in any feedback you may have about the idea, so drop us a line at the Google Group if you get a chance.
I’ve also begun work on some web applications that have been rattling around in my head for awhile. The first being MileTrackr.com. The premise of the site is to leverage Google Maps to calculate your business travel mileage for tax deduction purposes. I imagine the site shining if you don’t log your miles daily, but you keep records of your hours and/or client meetings. You can then use the calendar view on MileTrackr.com to retroactively log your miles, letting Google Maps calculate the distance for you. The site has a lot of work to go, but I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made so far.
Floating Head Studios, the brand I have developed for my personal web services work has been sailing steady. However, I’m considering dividing my branding efforts into 3 segments. Floating Head Studios for the web applications I develop, Conjunctured for technical and marketing services, and Dusty Reagan as an independent consultant. Yeah, I consider “Dusty Reagan” a brand. I’m that guy. 😛
And most recently I’ve upgraded (emphases on the upgrade) my blog from Blogger to WordPress! Woot! Hopefully I’ll have a post about the process up soon. (Aka, within the next 3 months! No, I’m kidding. Hopefully this week.)