Archive for March, 2005

Monday, March 7th, 2005

Hi,

Talk about rusty…it’s been 3 months since my last post.

I’m in the final stages of 2 client projects that have had me jumping for the last several months. It’s almost a downer right now since we got the last of the projects turned over to testing last Friday. Today has been quite boring to say the least.

News in my life… Well, I’ve been dating a great girl named Amy for the past 6 months and we are continuing strong. My son is well and gets along great with her daughter.

On the work side of things, I was named Webmaster of Pathfinderassoc.com or pathf.com which is the website of my current company, Pathfinder Associates. It has allowed me to take more ownership in the work I do and give me more of an influence on the continued success of the company.

For a small side project, I utilized a great service called Cafe Press to create a simple Web store for Pathfinder to sell Pathfinder gear. The main use for the site is for Pathfinder employees to acquire company gear and get our name out a bit. The idea blossomed after I wanted to get a coffee mug for showing off while at client sites. So, I took our logo and created a simple design and then produced a mug for myself. Everyone at the company liked the idea so much that several more mugs were purchased for people to use at client sites. Now, I’ve expanded on the mug idea and we have a whole line of shirts and merchandise besides the mugs.

Cafe Press offers the average person the ability to create a Web storefront to sell unique merchandise with custom designs. You provide the artwork and they provide the custom storefront, raw merchandise, printing, shipping, and payment collection. They provide a base price for each item and you add your markup to that. Then, any item can be purchased in quantities of one or more items. It’s a beautiful idea and very effective.

Check out the Pathfinder Store at http://www.cafepress.com/pathf

Thanks,
Kevin