Those are the cards, and I’m done screwing around with it. I lost my mind for a bit last night when I realized that the font I was using was the font from The Office, and several hours of searching for and downloading different fonts didn’t produce anything that I was 1) equally happy with and 2) equally legible and readable, so I just went with bolding everything to remove the Office-ness of it and now I’m moving on with my life. The point of these cards is to give them to people at cons who might be useful at some point in the future, and by the time I hand them a card, the way things have been going at these cons, I’ve already been talking to these people for several minutes and I’m fairly certain they’re going to remember me. If not, hey! There’s my face. So they need to be legible, say “word-dude” somehow, if they don’t say it literally, and have my contact information. A bit of a science fiction flare won’t hurt either. So, there. Done.
(Luther@prostetnic.com is my new real email address now, by the way. The old gmail account isn’t dead; I’ll leave it open for quite a bit longer to make sure I catch anything that people are still sending to it, but if you’ve ever emailed me for any reason, do me a favor and change your contacts, and if you email me at the old address my response will come from the new one.)
The funny thing is I’m still happier with how my dad’s cards turned out than mine, but whatever.
The next project: I’m probably not going to work on this today, but my Bruce Banner side is getting a digital resume. One of the annoying things about sending paper resumes to people is that, even with a cover letter, it’s difficult to get the hey I’m actually pretty decent at a whole lot of damn stuff idea across, and if I put together a little WordPress site for myself at myrealname.com it’ll give me a lot more breathing room for what I actually want to let people know about me. That’s not today’s project, I don’t think, because I need to put some thought into exactly how I want it built and what I want on there, but it’s coming. Then drop it into the paper resume and onto LinkedIn see if it gets any traffic.
Oh, and there’s that book to worry about, too.
Busy day coming. What are you working on today?