Roy of Superior Art Creations archive
Date : December 18, 2007

thumb

Schwags, Addictions and T-Shirts Acquired For Other Reasons

Tags: No Tags
Comments: No Comments
Published on: December 18, 2007

A colleague in the search marketing space with the name Tamar Weinberg had a “coming out” and admit her addition to “SCHWAG”, the stuff you get for free at conferences or other promotional items sent to you by companies.She dedicated a whole blog to her addition where she posted pictures and comments to all her trophies. Guess the name of the blog! … right SchwagAddict.com! Uh, that was hard.. hehe.I have some trophies myself. I also extend the definition of Schwag a little bit and include promotional material where I actually paid money for the privilege to carry somebody else’s name or logo around for the whole world to see. This pic shows the front of a BuyMusic.com T-Shirt (“get loaded”, which has obviously 2 meanings here hehe), a Levelclick shirt, a Techsmith Snag-It Sweatshirt, which reads “Capture, Edit, Share” and can have a double meaning ), the front of a CT-Magazine short (“rtfm”, which has actually only one meaning), a SES San Jose 2006 shirt, a Mister-Wong.com shirt (top right), a The Party 1997 short where I paid actually money for and a BDN shirt, which I had to earn (I won the fast-ANSI compo at BDN Party 3 in Berlin, Germany). You can also see some other stuff there, such as the “I’am feeling lucky” License Plate frame from Google (which they offered free of charge on their site at some time).A closer lookBack of the Levelclick t-shirt saying “Stop Guessing Start Earning!” and front of the BuyMusic.com[…]

thumb

You Can’t Stop Progress! Lessons from the Past

Categories: BBS, history, Politics
Tags: No Tags
Comments: No Comments
Published on: December 18, 2007

I was sorting some old zip archives on my file server when I stumbled across an old text file from October 1997 with the name “INETSUXX.ZIP”. I was intrigued and checked it out. The FILE_ID.DIZ provided already a glimpse of the things to come. .—————————–.| a short statement about the || actual bulletin board || system scene !!! || changes are needed! |`——————————- — – | COMMENT ON THIS FILE!??! : ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . _.:%[READ:IT]%:._ Here is the entire content of the included text file with the filename “CHANGE.IT!”. It has two authors. The initial author who also created the ZIP file and started spreading it through other bulletin board systems is an anonymous sysop who is mad that the BBS scene was going down the drain and that everybody was switching to use the Internet rather than dialing a BBS. It was modified and extended with comments by PigPen of Poison and Surge. He made some were good and forward thinking statements back then, even though his English language skills are not the best (the text screams for spelling and grammatical errors) and border-line PG13 language used. This is true for both guys by the way. I think it was how we really talked back then. I can’t remember for sure, but the text refreshed some long forgotten memories in me.Okay, here it comes, uncut and uncensored. Original text…. this sux! we had several times to change the whole thing… but no one of us seems to care about the[…]

Welcome , today is Friday, July 12, 2024