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The Better Swag: where is it?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun 5 Mar 2006 at 12:50

A while ago, the company where I work purchased (in true dot-com style) another small company overnight, and those guys moved in cells to us. Now, they have this huge windows2003 banner with lively colors, as well as serveral other redmond-praising textiles. I'm not the jealous type, but I find myself in need to balance things a little.

Searching the net I found the usual swag like the cafepress shops with mugs, pins & hats, but I find myself in need for something that really screams "Debian" or "Tux" in your face.

A high quality banner (life size) would suffice (although only if used as office ornament ´┐Żnd garment), as would inflatable tuxes stuck to the ceiling (we're housed in prefabs, that makes things more difficult).

Which shops carry this kind of workplace humanifiers? (yes, I checked thinkgeek, but they don't carry what I'm looking for - unless you can point me to something I overlooked?)

 

 


Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by Anonymous (212.119.xx.xx) on Sun 5 Mar 2006 at 15:44
Well, I think, you will always have the option of ordering a custom banner from some local small printing/publishing shop. I think they will be able to print something using encapsulated postscript or pdf files from Debian Logos page (http://www.debian.org/logos/). In Russia, at least, this is easier that way.

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by Anonymous (62.254.xx.xx) on Sun 5 Mar 2006 at 16:45
I'd suggest a huge and very pretty "Windows 2003: Absolute Shite" banner ;)

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by Anonymous (12.155.xx.xx) on Sun 5 Mar 2006 at 19:53
We need some punchy taglines. Here are some to get the juices flowing.

debian. when 365 reboots a year are 365 too many.
debian. because I want to /still/ be running an install older than my kids.
debian. because 12 hardware architectures and 17,000+ packages can't be wrong.
debian. because 5 kernels, 12 hardware architectures, and 17,000+ packages can't be wrong.
debian. because sporting wood-y for 3 years isn't always a bad thing.

tgarner

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by Anonymous (81.208.xx.xx) on Sun 5 Mar 2006 at 20:12
Find a nice tux/linux wallpaper, take it to a printshop and blow it up to an adequate size. My two recommendations are:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=35567 (GPL)
and Nostromo2k3's Debian Moment (he has some other nice ones as well):
http://nostromo2k3.deviantart.com/
I'm not sure about the licence for the second one though.

I'm not sure how big they can be blown up considering the resolution, might be worth sending an e-mail asking for a hi-rez version.

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by Anonymous (82.181.xx.xx) on Sun 5 Mar 2006 at 21:57

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by kevinoid (24.58.xx.xx) on Sun 5 Mar 2006 at 23:29
There is a good list of vendors for Debian Stuff at http://www.debian.org/misc/merchandise

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by Anonymous (213.164.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Mar 2006 at 07:33
Actually I think it's a good reflection on you that you don't have a banner (!)

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I know the feeling
Posted by cswd (62.255.xx.xx) on Mon 6 Mar 2006 at 11:04
Ironically, I work at a Microsoft Gold Partner (joy - unfortunately it pays better at the moment and I have a family to support!) and the place is covered in Microsoft flags! It's bloody awful!

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by lykwydchykyn (66.236.xx.xx) on Mon 27 Mar 2006 at 15:55
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apt-get install cool_swag-0.1.4.

I think it's only in Etch, actually, but maybe there are backports. Don't get the one from Sid, the t-shirts made me itch.

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Re: The Better Swag: where is it?
Posted by Anonymous (86.128.xx.xx) on Thu 20 Apr 2006 at 10:45
you could get a debian teletubby t-shirt from my site http://nerd.ws ;-) all running on etch of course.

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