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Time:01:44 am
Less than one week to BARGE!

I just finished a few hours of labor on my s00er seekrit BARGE giveaways for this year. It turned out to be a lot more work, both for creative work and manual labor, than I anticipated, but I think I'm happy with the result. Tomorrow I drop this part of it off at the vendor for finishing touches, and voila. I hope it all works out well. (And no, I'm not saying what it is. Not yet.)

Speaking of vendors, I learned an important lesson: the web is not always the best place to find what you're looking for. I spent a lot of time looking around for vendors for this specific item, and found several... but they all wanted to charge me a lot extra for relatively limited personalization, and they had long lead times. I eventually slapped myself on the forehead when I realized there were three different vendors of what I wanted within a few blocks of my house. I called one of them and found out that I could do my own personalization and have as much as I wanted for free, the unit cost would be cheaper, and I could have one-day turnaround. Sweet!

The 365 Main fiasco was really sort of funny today. Yes, LJ was down for hours, but I found more than a wee bit of schadenfreude in that.
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rmd
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Time:2007-07-25 11:59 am (UTC)
when i heard about 365 main, i *wondered* if you were going to make up a tasty batch of Schadenfreude Pie over that.

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scottro
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Time:2007-07-25 07:44 pm (UTC)
Living where you live, there are many, many more choices for specialty vendors and stuff of the like. Living where I live, the Internet is the only option.

I'm very curious to see what your secret plan is. I'm guessing it has something to do with the post you made to the list regarding an IRC bot. Hmm.

3 days till liftoff.

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whipartist
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Time:2007-07-25 09:17 pm (UTC)
I will grant you that this particular specialty vendor is nearly (though not completely) unique to my location. However, I'm embarrassed that I didn't even notice the obviousness of this for quite a long time. It really was a forehead-smacking-stupid oversight.

And dealing with this vendor was nearly painless. When I asked how long it would take for the order to be done, she looked at the clock rather than the calendar.

It might or might not have something to do with r00lie.
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silveredboy
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Time:2007-07-26 05:30 pm (UTC)
I was reading the news about the 365 Main incident, shortly after it occurred. Found this picture, and said, "I know that woman!" Not too many folks around with pink hair. Is this you? :)

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whipartist
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Time:2007-07-26 05:41 pm (UTC)
Not me. My hair is long, I don't dress anything like that, and I'm not in operations anymore.
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