I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a computer geek or an Apple fanboy. Hell, I'm one of the only people I know that doesn't download music, legally or otherwise. But, during the last few years, I have been completely amazed with the progression of quality cameras on cell phones and love the fact that I don't have to lug around a camera bag if I want to get a decent photograph.
I also wanted to put the Ty Evans-inspired camera to the test.
Here are some utility links if you need them while we're figuring out the best way to provide a non-crazy menu to navigate the truckload of other features you're going to see on our site soon.
Every week on Tuesday, we're dropping a little bit of info on our plans and bid'niss doings for the future. It might be a contract signed, it might be a new staff member, etc. The first installment of Throwforward Tuesdays is a Black Friday shopping spree we went on. You shopped for shoes and gadgets? We shopped for real estate. Specifically, buildings. Specifically, warehouses. More on that next Tuesday.
I had a nice responsible partying night at the Chronicles 2 Premiere that was a block from where I live in downtown Tampa. Someone should have given Donovon a mic while he heckled himself during his entire part from the back of the theater with lines like, "Is that Dylan?!" Ha, thanks for the entertainment. Things spilled over to The Hub next door of course before I snuck out shortly after midnight. I snapped a few here and there...
The teenage loins are still on fire this week. I've got a few select ones for you as usual here.
Is this the first time in history a girl incorrectly blamed her period?
My guy friend cut his hair and I cried bc he doesn't have cute skater hair I blame my period— gracie ??? (@ziallcocoa) December 3, 2013
If you were at our BBQ yesterday at the Dream Driveway, thanks for stopping by for a roll and some sauce from either Red Bull or PBR depending on what side of 21 you're on. It's nice to see everyone in our hometown again for the big skateboard contest this weekend. I'm looking forward to watching Tampa Am without 14 hour work days anymore.
Last week I finished up all the back end business process stuff in our POS and Inventory Management system. I got a decent amount of work done this week and got the Point of Sale portion of it nearly completed. This is where you ring up sales and process a customer coming in to skate and/or buy something. I wonder if anyone will catch the few inside jokes I sprinkled in here? Anyway, here's another nerdy ass edition of Skate by Numbers where I take you through the rough draft of the POS portion of our system. I'm really trying to build this one to focus on making multiple stores and inventory locations as easy to manage as possible. Maybe we'll have multiple stores and inventory locations one day? We'll see.
I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with Nike SB's delivery of the Chronicles 2 video through their app. They set it to give you a notification at midnight EST which loads a page that has the unlisted YouTube embed of the full video. It's up for 24 hours. I was only going to watch the first part and wait for the premiere in Tampa Theater on Friday night, but I couldn't stop myself before half way through. It's super good, of course. Donovon Piscopo opens it up. I think that should have been Jereme Knibbs. Maybe sleepers will awken when he moves out west soon. See you on Friday night at the Tampa Theater at 8:30pm.
As often as a pair of balls get sacked on a rail, the topic of Olympic skateboarding rears its ugly, gold-medal-brandished head. As if to drive the final nail in the coffin of winning the battle of "is it or isn't it?" an official sport. But really, who cares? It will probably never happen. In fact, professional skateboarders probably have a better chance of hanging up their boards and start taking archery lessons if they want a gold medal that doesn't have a Yoohoo logo on it. Or, dust off the ol' boxing gloves.
Recently, a photo that surfaced online got us at The Boardr talking. The photo, snapped by New York photographer Howard Schatz, compared a few dozen scantily clad Olympians to show their different body types along with the sports they play. We thought it would be fitting to see which event pro skateboarders might compete in. Here's what we came up with: