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From Hadrian Zbarcea <>
Subject Re: Lapel pins for the community
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:27:50 GMT
Hi Daniel,

There are a few things I like about your initiative, that's awesome. I 
like the blockchain like 'proof of work' for signing your key :).

Forwarded to members@ per your request. (Sorry for cross-post)


On 06/20/2016 10:40 AM, Daniel Ruggeri wrote:
> Hi, all;
> One of my "eccentricities" is that I love to collect really cool lapel
> pins to wear on my cap. As many have heard during the lightning talks at
> ACNA, I also love this community. As I contemplated these two loves of
> mine (because we all do that, right?) I thought... why not combine them?
> So I did! ... and I want to share the results with the community.
> I worked with a lapel pin manufacturer to design and make 200 screen
> printed, silver colored, brass lapel pins [1]. They are .75 inches tall
> and feature the new Apache feather. The lapel pins are covered in a
> coating to help protect the gradient goodness. Each comes in a totally
> uninteresting little plastic bag.
> The cool part is... you can have one! Just send me a self addressed,
> postage paid envelope. Since I live in the USA, be sure postage is
> proper for USPS or your international parcel carrier can be dropped in
> standard mail and make to back to you. For lack of a better way to
> protect my personal address, you can grab it from SVN in the comdev
> private committer tree [2] (stashed away in a comment toward the
> bottom). I will keep the link updated with the general number of
> remaining pins as I go minus a small reserve so envelops have time to
> get to me.
> FWIW, my cost for the lapel pins was $1.67 USD each. You are certainly
> welcome to stuff your envelope with something to offset costs/time like
> other cool lapel pins, money, tech stickers, an autographed photo, a
> comic strip from your local paper, a half eaten piece of bread... or
> don't. Whatever - it's about the community, not me. My only requirement
> is the self addressed postage paid envelope to keep it easy for me to
> drop it back in the mail.
> If this becomes very popular, I will work with Melissa to make it
> something official and sustainable, but for now it's just me so I
> appreciate patience if it takes me a little extra time to get your pin
> out in the mail. Also, I understand that folks may be concerned about
> privacy. I can assure you I am not interested in keeping or cataloguing
> your meatspace address. As a geek, your private key or write access to
> your browser's trust store is more interesting :-)
> P.S.
> Can someone please forward this over to members@ since I'm unable to
> send there?
> P.P.S.
> I've signed this message with my pgp key. If a meatspace transaction for
> lapel pins verifying my name/physical address is enough for you, please
> consider signing my key when you receive your pin so we can keep growing
> our web of trust.
> [1]
> [2]

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