Making our own T-Shirt, Part 5 – Crowdfunding

Hopefully you’ve been following along as I have been chronicling You and Who‘s quest to make “The Goodest T-Shirt Ever.” Here are parts One, Two, Three, and Four. Go read them if you haven’t, I’ll wait.

Part 5 is about our Crowdfunding campaign that we started planning in July, put everything together mostly in September, and it launched in October and ran through November. Continue reading

Making our own T-Shirt, Part 1- An Analogy

Part I, or, “An Analogy”, or “Making Sandwiches”. I decided recently that I should explain the journey that You and Who has been on in our quest to create “The Goodest T-Shirt Ever.”

I feel like we’re close to the end, but then again I thought that months ago. We just entered the 11th month of this journey. In hindsight, I wish I would have documented the process throughout as opposed to this summary now that we’re near the end. And it struck me tonight to start this explanation by way of an analogy. Instead of T-Shirts, let’s talk about sandwiches. Continue reading

A little overwhelmed

Wow, so much for posting every day. Ok, so I’m new at this. Perhaps I was too ambitious? I originally wanted to post every day, then I settled on practically every day.  And this post marks the first post in 2 weeks.

I feel very overwhelmed right now with things I need to do. When that happens I tend to get nothing done which obviously just makes it worse.  I’ve been getting more emails in a day than I can respond to, so they just pile up. I either respond to an email immediately/within an hour OR it could take days or weeks or months!

So, I’m trying a new thing that I’m starting today. I’m making a big list of things I need to do. I’m just using a text file that’s in Dropbox and I’m using PlainText – a simple iphone app that connects to Dropbox to show text files – so changes on my computer or app are synched up.

I figure if I can check off more things in a day than I add to the list then eventually I will get to a blank list.

Another thing I’ve considered is only checking email at certain times of the day. We’ll see how this to do list thing goes first.


I’ve been working on the web since 1995 when I made my first web page. I remember it  well – I was in the Air Force then and used my Sun SPARCstation 5. I had links to my favorite bands, Smashing Pumpkins and The Sisters of Mercy. The rest was just testing out different html tags.

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