This post will be neither how-to nor rant, neither philosophical musing nor observation. Instead, I’m going to offer a handful of pieces of news. I’m not sure that it’s anything yet polished enough to send to my mailing list, in case you’re wondering why I’m not making a rare use of that. I’d prefer to save that for more official offerings and announcements. This is just a handful of things I’d like to collect a bit of data on.
A Podcast Appearance
I was recently invited to appear on Developer on Fire, a podcast hosted by Dave Rael. If you’ve never had the pleasure, I suggest giving it a listen. Dave has had quite an impressive list of guests, including Scott Hanselman, Uncle Bob, and DHH among others, so it was both flattering and fun to be added to the roster. If you want specifically to check out my interview, you can find it here.
I won’t tip my hat with specifics just yet, but I will say that this isn’t the last podcast on which you’ll be able to catch me, so stay tuned!
The Expert Beginner T-Shirt
My wife and I have been toying with 4 Hour Work Week concept of merchandising a bit lately. In thinking about what we might be able to do together, combining the reach I have with her design chops, the thought of making something around the Expert Beginner emerged (my turn of phrase, her art work). I’ve also been obsessed with extremely comfortable T-shirts lately, having been exposed to the absolute pinnacle of T-shirt comfort in the form of Pluralsight’s 2015 Author Summit T-shirt. It is sublime.
Long story short, we’re looking at making a comfy line of Expert Beginner T-shirts. To see if anyone would actually want this stuff, we’re maybe going to do a kickstarter, but that requires a prototype, which we’ve narrowed down to 3 shirts. She and I were debating the merits of them, when she suggested we turn it over to a vote of potential customers.
Here are the fronts and backs of the 3 candidates.