I think one of the things that kills great things so often is compromise -...– Evan Williams, in Jessica Livingston’s Founders at Work
Fun with Email Marketing, Part Two
Some campaigns I made up to test with: Subject: ASU Students: Free BEER With Every Truck Rental When You Use Your Sun Card! Yo homefries, ****** is gonna HOOK YOU UP this semester with a FREE 6-pack of FOSTER’s, Australian for “Stingray Repellant,” in conjunction with Drunk Driving Awareness Week. For serious yo, if you drink in a ****** truck, we will lay down the hammer on...
Fun with Email Marketing, Part One
At my day job, I’ve been tasked with a project that involves creating a web application that all company marketing e-mail will have to go through in order to help ensure that no one gets spammed and ethical marketing practices are enforced. It was basically done, until I started getting more feature requests, one of which was to create a history page of all activity between campaign...
A Behind the Scenes Look at an ABLEconf Meeting
DrRabbit: yeah, i don't know anyone who does free shirts
PhrkOnLsh: that's why we need sponsors
huertanix: DrRabbit: Nay, I mean the shirts we make will be sold at ableconf
DrRabbit: dave might do free shirts for like, cops who have cancer
DrRabbit: we need a sponsor who's a cop with cancer
DrRabbit: so I can tell Dave
DrRabbit: "Do it for him"
PhrkOnLsh: DrRabbit: I do
PhrkOnLsh: and I'm a cop. Pew pew pew!
PhrkOnLsh: (that was me shooting a criminal)
DrRabbit: PhrkOnLsh: GET GET GET
huertanix: I know a cop that listens to Nickelback, is that close enough?
PhrkOnLsh: huertanix: yes, that should work
huertanix: PhrkOnLsh: sweet
PhrkOnLsh: so, uhm, yesh, hmmm, uhm, right, anything else to add for tonight?
PhrkOnLsh: YES BUTTONS
huertanix: Should we sell buttons at ABLEconf?
PhrkOnLsh: YES BUTTONS
huertanix: Those things are cheaper in bulk, but that entails buying a _lot_ of buttons
PhrkOnLsh: huertanix: sponsors GET
huertanix: PhrkOnLsh: I concur
huertanix: if nothing else, I might bring up the idea of me selling them at a personal profit.
PhrkOnLsh: yeah, or you could sponsor them, for free. ;D
huertanix: Since the new tricolor series I made is sexy
PhrkOnLsh: s/lol/yes I would love to./ huertanix
huertanix: ABLEconf is sponsored by the David Huerta Foundation for Awesomeness.
PhrkOnLsh: Is that a registered 501 (c)?
huertanix: I need moneez for that sort of thing.
huertanix: Nay, no tax exemptions, just tax evasions.
PhrkOnLsh: oic. well, we have DrRabbit's, erm... "friends" to help us out.
PhrkOnLsh: okay, so yes, this is ALL contingent on sponsors, which we need.
huertanix: I'm really hoping the IEEE will be like a gold sponsor
PhrkOnLsh: or a "We'll pay for everything" sponsor
huertanix: PhrkOnLsh: Try M$ Codeplex?
* huertanix runs away
* PhrkOnLsh chases and beats with a copy of the GPL printed on a baseball bat