Just For Yucks

This is the personal blog of a stange entity called Dave Bealer, who has been publishing his humorous observations online since 1992 - before Al Gore invented the Internet. Dave's writings have been known to cause anger, confusion, and even the occasional laugh. Read the following at your own risk...

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Christmas Card Sale

Just4yucks now offers 19 Christmas card designs. These cards are on sale until midnight tonight, November 19, 2006. A set of six unique, hilarious greeting cards normally costs $14.99. Until midnight a set of six cards is available for only $11.24. This is less than $2.00 each for high quality and original humorous greeting cards.

Click here to check out our great Christmas cards.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Summer of the Dark Side

The Cafepress dark shirt technology is still in "Beta phase" according to Marc Cowlin, their PR Manager. Seven months of beta and counting? This could take longer to work out than the average MickeySoft operating system release.

As of mid-June, the output of the Cafepress Beta project is as follows:

CafePress Black Cartoon Shirt:
CafePress Black Cartoon Shirt

CafePress Black Text Shirt:
CafePress Black Text Shirt

(See the December 27, 2005 entry of this blog for the original shirts and the website thumbnails for these designs.)

Overall the colors are better than late in 2005, although certain shades of blue are turning out worse.

In any event, I decided to start offering Cafepress black t-shirts for some designs in the Just4yucks catalog. I'd be interested to hear the opinions of our customers who try these shirts.

Dave Bealer

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Lured By the Dark Side - Update

Sorry about not posting this update sooner. I was reminded today by somebody who e-mailed me asking how the replacements turned out.

The short version is that there aren't any replacements. When I called CafePress in late December to arrange to return the shirts they told me that the quality wouldn't get any better unless I changed the shirt designs. The only other option offered was to refund my money - an offer I accepted.

I was so depressed by this turn of events that I didn't even bother to try returning the Zazzle shirts.

So basically this process is not ready for paying customers yet, unless you have a not-so-colorful design that would benefit from the "distressed" look they are now touting on CafePress.

Dave Bealer