Alex Papadimoulis sent me some new stickers the other day. He is the proprietor of thedailywtf.com, which recently went through a name change, followed immediately by a name change-back. I think we all know what it stands for, but the name change was in an effort to (imo) "professionalize" his blog. He changed it to worseThanFailure.com for a while. I really liked that change. But it's back to the old meaning of the wtf acronym for him.
Anyways, I sent him a few self addressed self stamped envelopes, and he sent me back about 12 stickers. Then when he switched names, since he had my business card laying around (cool, he kept it!) he went ahead and sent me four more stickers with the old new name (thedailywtf.com).
So I've placed the new sticker on my server rack along with the old one.
Then I noticed that he was accepting submissions of people's placement of his stickers. Since I treat my server rack like a big lunch box or something, I took a snapshot of it's current state, and submitted away. He promptly posted it on his site. Sweet! Too bad I hadn't made a chomperstomp.com sticker yet so I could have gotten some free promotion. Well, on second thought, good thing because this site is no where near ready for anyone other than the few of you who know me IRL to see...
Still really cool though. This all is somewhat a result of the horrible first job I had that ended up as an epic saga on his site.
Some people may have, in the past, wondered why I have an empty server rack (besides the obvious reason, which is that I don't have a server to put in it yet!). Others perhaps have wondered why I have or why I collect stickers. Well, today I will answer both questions.
I have the server rack so that I can put stickers on it, and I have stickers so that I can put something on my server rack since I can't at this point afford a server.
I'm always looking for more video game/computer/website related stickers. Any of the stickers you see on my rack, I have multiple copies of sitting in a drawer. If you've got a sticker that you want to trade with me for one of my stickers, just leave a comment and we'll work something out...