Category: life-unscripted

GitHub Updater logo concept

Looking for a Logo

So here I am being a sponsor for @WordCampSD. I received an email asking for a logo. Oops. I don’t really have one. I was asked for a company name and the only company I belong to is Desert Trauma Surgeons. I’m not a partner so I can’t really use their logo.

That’s when I decided it was time to get a logo for GitHub Updater. Since I’ve never really done this before I put out an issue on the GitHub repo and tweeted.

An enterprising graphics company sent me note via my contact page and we’re starting to get to it. He sent off a couple of concepts and while some were good it led me to think a bit more about what I thought would be representative of GitHub Updater.

A quick sketch in Paper and I think we’re off and running.
Here’s my sketch and we’ll see where we get to from here. Can’t wait.

GitHub Updater logo concept

I did contact Bourn Creative and unfortunately we aren’t able to work together on this project. But they are awesome and Jennifer was great.
I am currently working with Mark at LogoMajestic who has been very professional and prompt. Another post for the unveiling.

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WCLAX

I’m attending WordCamp LAX
Can’t wait to meet loads of new WordPress peeps!
As an added bonus I’ll be bringing/escorting/dragging my daughter with me. I hope she likes it as much as her brother did.

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Bank Bail Outs – Happy Birthday TARP

Another lesson on economics from my brilliant sibling. This initially an email to a mutual friend and college classmate sent on October 3, 2012.
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My good Doctor,
I was getting a little sick of the rhetoric on the bank bail outs and how this administration saved Wall Street so I decided to do a little research. First off, TARP’s enabling legislation was passed four years ago today, so happy Birthday TARP. In honor of TARP, here is a website that everyone in America should visit.
http://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/financial-stability/Pages/default.aspx
This is the website for the US Treasury and, in particular, a link to the section on the Troubled Asset Recovery Program – more commonly known as TARP. After poking around the website for a while and reading the monthly reports to Congress, a few things are obvious.
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On the Fence

My brother wrote and sent the following out to some friends via email. I’m re-posting with his permission. For the record, he’s brilliant and not overly political. This was originally sent on Sept 6, 2012.
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I never do this (hit reply to all) but, in this instance, I can’t resist.
First off, the facts about the federal budget. As you can see from the attached spreadsheet (provided courtesy of the US Office of Management and Budget), federal tax receipts have averaged 17.8% of GDP from 1950 – 2011. Yes it has fluctuated from a high of 20.6% to the recent lows of 15.1% (the effect of the stimulus checks the government sent out 2008 and again in 2009), but across ALL tax regimes, the feds seem to take about 18% of GDP as their “revenue.”
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