I forgot my fez!
I kind of want to see a scientific study where they hand participants rolls of toilet paper and ask them to tear off how much they feel is the right amount
Like… This one is “60% more sheets per roll” and this one is “Ultra soft” and this one is “quilted tough plus” or whatever
And I want to see if there would be an average weight or volume or whatever that is consistent between all the varieties
Like why are there so many different types of toilet paper when it probably doesn’t matter at all
We were planning on going, but we pulled out months before the convention date.
Both us and Dashcon thought it was for the best and we mutually agreed to null and void our contracts with each other well before the event date.
No foul play. :)
Dashcon kept selling tickets and kept the money even though SPG pulled out. They didn’t inform anyone until the last minuet which is where “you get an extra hour in the ball pit” came from. Instead of refunding money that’s what they ended up doing.
When we pulled out, Dashcon said they would refund anyone who had already bought a ticket to see Steam Powered Giraffe. This was also stated on their social streams and website when both of us announced Steam Powered Giraffe would no longer be performing at the convention.
To my knowledge this did happen, but anything at the actual event is unknown to us.
This is what they said when I asked them to do just that:
"I don’t plan to attend Dashcon if Steam Powered Giraffe won’t be there, is there any way to have any of my ticket (purchased July 1st 2013) refunded? If so, let me know what information you need from me in order to make that happen. Much appreciated,
As you may have noticed on the registration page, it does mention that there are no refunds on badges. We are offering a partial refund, as mentioned in our announcement post, for the extra $5 people paid on their badges to get into the concert. It’s fair to mention that there is still a concert, it’ll just be featuring a different act! So, while I can refund you $5 for the concert portion of your badge cost, I can’t do anything more than that. Sorry!
If you really don’t want to attend the con at all, you can always try and sell the badge and transfer it to the new owner’s names. You get 1 transfer per badge, so there are still options. Hope that helps!
That was sent on Feb 1st 2014, replied to 2 days later. I don’t know if five dollars counts as them fulfilling that refund they promised you? It seems like a paltry amount compared to the rest of the cost of the registration for a con which I’m almost GLAD I didn’t attend.
Needless to say, I never did find anyone who wanted that ticket. It’s not like there’s a Dashcon forum with specific places for those things.
The first few days of having a new tattoo are torture for me. My brain says “no don’t you fucking dare touch it you want it to heal and look nice don’t you” but my fingertips are like “wait what is this that’s not right it needs to come off right NOW”
hornedchick replied to your post “Okay tonight is busy and tomorrow is busy and Monday I’m getting Peter…”Are you going to post a pic of the tattoo?
The font used is “Space Explorer” from myfonts.com, the lyrics are from Coldplay’s “The Scientist.” The character, of course, is Peter Walter VI from Steam Powered Giraffe!
I’m too much of a wuss to get the color finished today. It’ll have to be at another time.
I wore my Walter Robotics shirt for the occasion! To my knowledge, this is only the second time someone’s gotten an SPG-related tattoo?
We tried to play/sing Brass Goggles outside the library together at the Steam Powered Michiganders meetup a couple weeks back. This is what happened. I don’t think I know the URL of Wren, who was playing my guitar?
Say hello, The Spine. You’ve got a lot of people wanting to meet you.
Yes, that’s right folks, after a good few days of work, we’ve successfully converted The Spine from steam-powered to solar-powered. He’ll be perfectly fine so long as he’s still nearby the sun. If we get too far away, he’ll have to spend time under a lense in order to concentrate the starlight enough to power him. But that won’t be for quite some time. Like say, past the orbit of Mars.
(PS click and drag to see the transparency!)
Finished this sock tonight! It’s the first one I’ve made out of actual sock yarn, and also the first time I’ve tried cable knitting. The cuff came out a little funny, I think because I switched to a bigger gage needle for that thicker black yarn.
it really alarms me that marketing to men is geared around more - more power, larger muscles, more enduring hair
while marketing to women is based on less - less weight, fewer wrinkles, shrink pores (which isn’t biologically possible, though you can reduce their appearance), body hair gone
like so many industries are saying, we want more of each man and less of each woman, and we want you to pay us for following our orders