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October 10, 2005

More Stuff
Posted by John M. Ford at 02:45 AM * 19 comments

For those who have been following the Techstore, your source for Harry of Five Points and Infernokrusher goods for gracious living, a few new images have been added.

Comments on More Stuff:
#1 ::: Dave Langford ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2005, 05:45 AM:

And here is a small object of desire which I just pointed out to Vonda McIntyre for her essential website ...


#2 ::: Julie L. ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2005, 08:49 AM:

Is it possible to flip the shirt designs to place the main text block on the back instead? While the sonnets deserve close attention, I would rather entertain someone stuck in line behind me than someone staring at my chest.

#3 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2005, 12:23 PM:

Holy Cthonic Picnic Baskets!

That is awesome, Dave!

#4 ::: Sandy ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2005, 01:25 PM:

Has Cafepress's quality control improved?

A year or some back, I got a selection of Transylvania Polygnostic University stuff from them- a pair of TPU boxers which lasted about three wearings and four TPU coffee cups which faded horribly in the washing machine.

#5 ::: Mary Dell ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2005, 02:04 PM:

The shirt labeled "infernokrusher jr. ringer" seems to have the entropy sonnet on it. Very nice sonnet, but not at all in keeping with the infernokrusher manifesto!

#6 ::: Mary Dell ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2005, 02:07 PM:

[clarify]...because it's *against* entropy, rather than gleefully, explosively for it. [/clarify]

#7 ::: John M. Ford ::: (view all by) ::: October 10, 2005, 02:40 PM:

The shirts can indeed have the text on the back. Will require some redesign to add the store address, but will go into the to-do queue. (I suppose we could do an Infernokrusher pocket logo for those.)

Thanks for the comment. The store is still very much in progress. (Ideas for More Stuff People Would Like To See are welcome too.)

#8 ::: Sigrid Ellis ::: (view all by) ::: October 11, 2005, 01:45 PM:

Ideas for More Stuff People Would Like To See:

This person would love to see all of these things on a mug or sticker. The shirts do not always come in the sizes one desires . . .

#9 ::: Eric ::: (view all by) ::: October 11, 2005, 02:24 PM:

Since we're all asking nicely...

Given Sandy's experiences--and our generally cold climate up here in the northeast--I'd love the Infernocrusher T-shirt in the organic cotton, or another relatively heavy material.

I admit that the sleeveless version is much more appropriate, but I just don't have the biceps to pull it off.

#10 ::: Jackmormon ::: (view all by) ::: October 12, 2005, 09:56 AM:

Man, I am such a sucker for Infernokrushing. Congratulations! You've just made some money off me.

#11 ::: Chopper ::: (view all by) ::: October 12, 2005, 11:55 AM:

I'll buy a t-shirt when the image is moved to the back. Does the Infernokrusher logo already exist?

#12 ::: John M. Ford ::: (view all by) ::: October 12, 2005, 09:28 PM:

Back-and-front shirts are now up (check views, as not every item is available with back printing). At the moment, all of the items have the same printing, but we're working on a front-pocket emblem, for those who prefer a little forward discretion.

Also in progress is a larger store, which will allow Stuff to be available with multiple designs. (For making that possible, many thanks to the people who Bought Things.)

#13 ::: Dan Blum ::: (view all by) ::: October 12, 2005, 10:39 PM:

Is there any chance of the shirts being available in other colors? I am not a huge fan of white shirts - I spill a lot, among other things.

#14 ::: John M. Ford ::: (view all by) ::: October 13, 2005, 12:12 AM:

Dan, there are yellow, light green, and "ash grey" shirts. Which design were you interested in, and what color shirt? (If you want a look, go to, click the "make your own stuff" button, and look at the examples.)

And thanks for asking -- this is the kind of market research I need.

#15 ::: Dan Blum ::: (view all by) ::: October 13, 2005, 11:09 AM:

Of those choices, definitely ash grey for me, but I'm sure there are people who would want yellow or green. I have some interest in all of the designs. Is there a limit on how many variations you can have in one store? (I know very little about CafePress.)

#16 ::: John M. Ford ::: (view all by) ::: October 13, 2005, 02:56 PM:

Dan: in the "basic store" (the one that doesn't cost anything to run) you can have one design per product, though the designs can be changed freely (they print to order, so there's no inventory). The "Premium store," which costs $5 a month, allows multiple designs, as well as a number of other options. I've been waiting to see if we'd break even on that before upgrading the store, and that looks plausible now.

#17 ::: Sandy ::: (view all by) ::: October 14, 2005, 10:28 AM:

err. . .looking back on my post, the coffee cups faded in the dishwasher.

"Washing machine" seems like it should be a more generic term than it is. (First line of defense: blame the English Language.) Dish washing machines, clothes washing machines, giant flaming air scrubbers with rotating sharp bits. Washing machines one and all.

It is possible that Cafepress has improved their quality. A friend of mine got a tote bag that says "I Punch Bitches" [1] a couple years ago, and it looked fine last time I saw it.

[1] She ordered one that said "", and got the IPB bag instead. She decided it was a free upgrade.

#18 ::: James D. Macdonald ::: (view all by) ::: October 16, 2005, 10:48 AM:

Mike, shall I tell you the cheat to get multiple products of the same description into a basic store?

Check out the Viable Paradise pelf store, for example. Look at the URL to see how it's done.

#19 ::: Julie L. ::: (view all by) ::: October 29, 2005, 11:12 AM:

...still no pocket logo? (It needn't be Infernokrusher-specific; a generic SpecEng logo would probably work just as well....)

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