• Charge for your product, dummy

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    David Heinemeier Hansson, Jason Fried’s business partner at 37signals lays down the law and reminds us all that if we’re providing a good service, we should be charging for it.

    Note to public: we’re gonna start offering the Egotist as a monthly subscription service.


    ..or are we?

  • DNC Clink - More Updates

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    Hopefully you read up a bit on the “secret warehouse” which was put together in preparation for DNC protestors.

    Now the city is saying the facility was never supposed to be a secret, and that it’s got all the amenities you would expect from a normal jail cell.

    “We feel the city should be ashamed of this secret prison they’ve set up,” said Re-create ’68 organizer Glenn Spagnuolo.

    “The public was never going to view this place, it was just found out,” Spagnuolo said. “They got caught with this place. They told our lawyers in negotiations that this place didn’t even exist.”

    “This was never a secret site,” said Undersheriff Bill Lovingier, the city’s director of corrections.

    Read more at 9news.

    (image used without the permission of Corbis images)

  • In The Egotist Inbox: Stenbakken Photography

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    Greeley photographer Erik Stenbakken says his Style Mission is to:

    • Make images that convey feeling
    • Discover a subject’s unexpected and unique dimensions
    • Have fun with the creative process

    The two images below from his website best conveyed that mission to us. Check out the rest of his work and let us know if you discover anything else that tickles your fancy.

  • Star Wars Attack

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    Looks like George Lucas left his heart in San Francisco and some Death Star action too. This will take your mind off of the awful Clone Wars animated movie for a few minutes.

    (Via Unibrow)

  • William Lamson's Low-Tech Intervention

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    Love the way William Lamson has found a low-tech way to screw with big brother’s high-tech devices. DNC protesters, take note. More work from William Lamson here.

    (Via MAKE)

  • Changethethought Posters on Sale

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    Chris Cox, resident designer at Cactus and blogger-go-getter, is now offering his poster work for sale online. At eighteen bucks a pop, they’re definitely worth a purchase or two. Check them out here.

  • The Best Part of Your Favorite Movies

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    These are great. Go watch six more over on Cool Aggregator.

  • Denver Weekend Art Action: 08.15 - 08.17

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    We got two emails from Denver designers turned fine artists, both having events this weekend.

    Sam’s Garage will be at the Denver Modernism Show hosted at the National Western Complex Expo Hall beginning Friday and running through Sunday, showing new furniture, products and silk screen prints. More info on that whole show here.

    If you’re down south for any random reason, Lee Reedy is having an artist’s reception Saturday from 6-8 pm, consisting of 40 of his original oil paintings depicting American Indians, Colorado landscapes/sunflowers, cowboys, vintage tin and historic sepia tones. Venue: Main Street Fine Art Gallery, 2629 W. Main St., lower level, Historic Downtown Littleton.

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