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[OH-Publicity] Items for December newsletter

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at
Sat Dec 8 17:38:32 UTC 2012

On Fri, 7 Dec 2012, Asheesh Laroia wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Dec 2012, Karen Rustad wrote:
>> I'm working on a new OpenHatch t-shirt for donors, so we will probably want 
>> to include that in this update!
>> The tricky part right now is choosing a t-shirt color--I was thinking we'd 
>> want something other than blue to differentiate this shirt from the 
>> previous one, but 1.) finding available shirt colors close to either the OH 
>> green or the OH orange has been tricky and 2.) Asheesh's feedback was that 
>> he wasn't particularly fond of either color as a shirt anyway.
> I finished editing the draft:
> It doesn't mention the shirt yet, but we could add it if finish picking soon!
> As for the color... I think I'd go with the charcoal option: Design 
> . Swatch for the color: 
> (search for 
> "charcoal"). But I find color choices tiring.
> But we don't necessarily have to make that a show-stopper for this 
> update; we could just do a separate T-shirt note right after the 
> December newsletter. I guess it does mean that it wouldn't, by default, 
> go out to "announce", but we could decide to send a separate fundraising 
> request to the "announce" list in a week, say.
> My vote would be, ship the December newsletter by mid-Saturday at the 
> latest, and if T-shirt stuff is decided by then, then great; otherwise, 
> get a handle on T-shirt stuff after the newsletter post goes out.

Mike and Karen ACK'd this plan on IRC, so we'll go with it.

Public preview link for blog post:

I've proofread it (and fixed some spelling and readability problems), but 
I'd always appreciate another pair of eyes. I'll hit submit in an hour or 
two! (Then I presume Mike will send it out to the Announce list.)

-- Asheesh.

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