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Wednesday, 11 January 2006


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1605 - Shameless commerce

Now that Hercules has a logo, and pins with that logo are being made, it seems there's a demand for stuff with that logo on it.

So, I set up a Cafepress store. I even came up with a tagline for the back of the shirts and coffee mugs. Wheeeeee.

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From:timp87
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I love the tagline. I might have to order a shirt. :)
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From:jmaynard
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Well, that is rather the point... :-)
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From:melissasutton
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I'm hapless and hopeless when it comes to anything doing with code but I've been wanting to set up a cafepress store for some time now.

could i get some help on the basics? How do you find things to put on products that arent copywrited? how do you get people to your shop?

helping the helpless is good karma you know =)
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From:jmaynard
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Basically, Cafepress will use high-resolution JPEGs for their products. All you need to do is produce an image of what you want to put there, and upload it to their site.

The SRA could make a Cafepress store for its stuff, for example - although it probably wouldn't be a good idea there, because the costs are higher and the profits lower. As for other images, the best rule of thumb is that if you came up with the image yourself or have permission from the creator, you're in good shape.

Getting people to your shop? Advertise, just like the real world. In this case, there's a ready-made, though small, market: those interested in Hercules. For your stuff, it would depend on who would be interested in the subject matter.
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From:melissasutton
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Yeah that will be my problem, I have no skill with creating images by computer or any other way. All my creative skill ends at my wrists =<

Do they work in England at all? I have a friend who is a professional artist (she drew the hands that were juggling the SRA logos on the 2nd year shirt) - wonder if she could use this and make some money?
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From:jmaynard
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I believe they only operate in the US.
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From:unspeakablevorn
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Stupid question, two weeks late.

What is Hercules in this context?

Vorn
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From:jmaynard
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Hercules is an open-source emulator for IBM mainframe computers that runs on Linux, Windows , and Mac OS X. It allows running nearly any software written for any IBM mainframe, from the original System/360 right up to the latest z/9, on your PC.
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From:unspeakablevorn
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Shiny.

::downloads::

Vorn

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