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Likemind Berlin Wrap-Up

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Earlier today I had the pleasure of hosting Likemind Berlin along with Thomas Praus of my office neighbors Panorama3000. Great coffee and even better conversations – if you get a chance to go to your next local Likemind, make sure not to miss out. From my experience with the last Likeminds, the crowd is mostly a mix of web and music folks, and those working on the intersections of both. In other words: a real fun crowd, and always a great international mix.

This was the third installment of Likemind Berlin. As Henrik Berggren of SoundCloud told me, in Stockholm Likemind has been around for more than two years, and it has been quite a global phenomenon. So if you’re in a new place, check for Likemind every third Friday of the month.

Thanks a lot to Soundcloud for setting up everything!

Sidenote: Patrick Rathke, also of Panorama3000, was wearing a brand new I Work For The Internets shirt (which I’ve been printing through Spreadshirt in cooperation with M.T.), and boy did we get feedback on those. (Four people ordered them: Maybe we should have those thingies produced professionally?*) Good fun indeed!

Alex Ljung, also of Soundcloud, also kindly gave me a quick rundown of what Soundcloud does – after all, they went out of beta last week, I’ll post the video here in a little while, and their service seems to be a great tool for music professionals. (Apologies for the sound quality and the typo in Alex’s family name: It’s Ljung, of course, not Jung.)


What’s Soundcloud? from thewavingcat on Vimeo.

  • Just for clarification, my wording here was very awkward indeed. The shirts we’ve had printed through Spreadshirt were great so far. What I meant was: Maybe we should print them in bulk. Sorry if that caused confusion.

I work for the Internets shirt now available in the U.S.

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I work for the Internets, CC licensed by flickr user thewavingcatA little while ago, MT and I launched a little side project, a t-shirt series that says “I work for the Internets“. We’ve only sold a few, but we’ve also been asked a few times if we shipped outside Europe which had been quite expensive due to the way our German Spreadshirt shop was set up.

Good news: If you live in the U.S. or Canada, we can now print and ship the shirts to you much cheaper through our new U.S. Spreadshirt shop.

Nearly all of the shirts are American Apparel. (Except the German girl tee with black on black print: for some strange reason there seems to be no black American Apparel shirt for girls in the German store.) We stuck to American Apparel so you know what quality and cut to expect, and I’ve been quite happy with it.

On a side note, we were thrilled to see the shirt in the wild, too, as you can see in the picture below. It was taken at Communia Conference.

Photo by Juan Carlos De Martin, licensed under Creative Commons (by 2.0) Photo by Juan Carlos De Martin, (jdcm on Flickr), released under Creative Commons (by 2.0).

Launched: www.IWorkForTheInternets.com

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I’ve mentioned it before: I work for the Internets. Together with two co-conspirators, we also set up an on demand print store. More importantly, though, I just got the website to go with the shirt: www.iworkfortheinternets.

Admittedly, it’s all still very much under development – so far I’ve just taken the stylesheets from my other domain peterbihr.com – but there you go. Also, the shirt shop on Spreadshirt isn’t designed at all yet, and we might have to find a solution with cheaper shipping outside Germany.

Feedback is highly welcome, of course. For the time being, there’s a few photos (with very mixed picture quality) of what the shirts look like on www.iworkfortheinternets.com.

I Work For The Internets: The shirt arrived

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A few days ago MT and I shirt up on Spreadshirt that reads “I work for teh internets“. (Not to be confused with The Google that George W. Bush uses.) We’ve set them up for print-on-demand, and mine just arrived a few days ago. Gotta say, the black-on-black print is pretty kick ass.

I work for teh Internets (black on black) (Click here to get one.)

A few photos will follow soon. You’ll find a photo below.

Full disclosure: Since we put up the Spreadshirt store, we earn a few bucks with every order.

Update: Here’s a photo of the shirt. Apologies for the poor snapshot quality, but you get the idea. My impression after having the shirt for a few weeks: The print looks fine, it’s kind of fluffy. It does look like it is going to wash out to some degree, though, so I expect the letters to lose some color. Anyway, here goes the photo:

I work for the Internets

I work for teh Internets

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During the last couple of days, particularly at next08, I’ve had a few very funny discussions about the nature of our jobs, and how you can’t explain any of our internet-related jobs to our parents or non-web friends. (Yes, there are some of those out there!)

As M.T. pointed out, one way to go is to simply state the obvious: I work for the Internets.

Since nobody likes repeating themselves, some of us decided to print corresponding shirts. So I quickly threw them together via Spreadshirt:

I work for the Internets (white on black) (Click here to get one.)

My favorite is the slightly more subtle version, black on black. So if you’re hard core geeky, go for this special version “I work for teh Internets”.

I work for teh Internets (black on black) (Click here to get one.)

There are some more flavors (including a girls version) in the shirt shop. (This is the first time I’m trying to print through Spreadshirt, so please bear with me if the implementation isn’t perfect. Usually, my keingeschenk.de friends and I print our shirts in larger volumes in a Berlin/Kreuzberg print store and distribute them through Shopwindoz. Maybe we’ll do that with this shirt, too, but for the time being, this is it.)

The shirts are all American Apparell. They’re printed on demand, so I haven’t had a chance to see one myself. I just ordered one, will let you know how it turned out. Oh, don’t be surprised about the odd price – it’s set so that shipping costs by Spreadshirt are at a minimum.

Update: The shirt arrived, and in it’s black-on-black print it looks pretty kick ass.