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Networking for Geeks: Advertise with your laptop!

UPDATE: See http://sachachua.com/advertise-on-my-laptop.html

The geek shall inherit the earth

Want to meet interesting but don’t want to have to make the first
move? Use the back of your laptop to get people to talk to you. ;)
Stickers are a great way to do that. My laptop reads “The geek shall
inherit the earth.” I can’t count the smiles, chuckles, and
conversations I’ve gotten out of it—and all I have to do is open my
laptop! It helps that I have an eyecatching ridiculously small laptop,
of course, but this technique would work even for regular laptops.

LapLooks goes one better. They sell a
frame that attaches to your laptop and allows you to slip in a photo.
I don’t think I’ll ever find something in my size, but maybe I can
cobble something together with duct tape. Actually, you know what this
reminds me of? Those little reusable drawing pads. I could so totally
rig up a better system.

I’m going to have that up and running before BarCampEarthToronto this Saturday, for sure. I have *just* enough space for a 3×5 index card and part of a business card. So: laminate-style cover, or clear plastic and duct tape? ;)

Which reminds me, I need to get business cards printed. Another thing
to take care of tomorrow. =) Good stuff.

I’m so tempted to sell advertising space on my laptop. ;) After all, Stowe Boyd sold his T-shirt rights…

LapLooks link via Solo Business Marketing, via Business Opportunities Weblog.

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Mesh magic: Tara Hunt

I have big dreams. I have these thoughts I thought I was alone in. Then I found the blogosphere. I found people around the world with these thoughts. I couldn’t put my finger on it. It’s not about a list of ideals or definitions, it’s about intent. Eight months ago, I was really fortunate to be drafted through my blog to join the mecca that is Silicon Valley. I want to get a good sense because what I’m realizing eight months later is that everything has changed. I left thinking there wasn’t a tech community in Toronto, that what I was thinking was crazy. We led into mesh with BarCamp. Stuff around the world. Toronto has a really amazing tech community here. I want to see and gauge, first, where everyone is at.

I like to think that everyone blogs for multiple reasons. I like to think that I’m creating my own personal history. Others to cennect with others. Others to rant, others to report on what’s going on in the industry, sort of thing. Photos online.

What’s happening is that this sort of media is what is buzzing the consumer the revolution.

(Again, few words, lots of pictures! =D Keynote speakers rock. They’re getting it)

“Consumers.” I really hate that word. We’re people, we’re a community…

Anti-consumerist revolution changed here. Good alternatives growing out of the

Threadless. T-shirt design. Oooh.

bowiechick.

You can’t create viral. It’s not about creating connections.

  • Inbound messages! Totally!
  • 100% authenticity! Totally!
  • Niche markets! Totally!
  • Open source principles! Totally!

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Random Japanese sentence: 私は猫を部屋に入れた。 I let cat in to my room.