Thanks to Skip Guenter, we have HeliOS Project T shirts.
Not many, but enough to let you know we have them.
For those of you who do not recognize our T shirt model, you might be surprised. Beth Lynn Eicher of Ohio Linux Fest fame recently visited Austin on business and was kind enough to spend the evening with Skip and me at our Ultra Secret Testing Facility in Hutto Texas. After taking her on the Grand Tour of our main facility in Lakeway Texas, we made the 1 hour trip all the way out to Hutto to just kick it and talk Linux stuff.
...and a crazy-mad set of skills...I mean CMU IS one of the top Schools of Computer Science in the world.
We thought of it as a fitting gesture (I am so sorry...) that Beth Lynn try on one of our shirts and model them for The Blog of helios.
Again, these T shirts are available thanks to Skip Guenter, our Director of System Engineering. Skip paid for the shirts and printing out of his own pocket to make this possible. Skip will be handling your order via his Paypal account (sorry... I know they suck but they are all we have right now). We will work out a more permanent way of doing this if the need dictates.
This is a trial run for us so we have simply set it up as a first-come, first-served sort of thing. Due to initial inventory and setup costs, we've only ordered a small number to get us started. The shirts come in ash and sand colors. They are Haynes no-tag shirts and stand up well to washing. All of them have "The HeliOS Project" on the back with our distinctive tag line underneath it:
"A child's exposure to technology should never be predicated on an ability to afford it."
It is also in Spanish under the English phrase.
Cost per shirt is 12.00. Please add a dollar for XXXL as that's the cost passed along to us for larger sizes. We will be shipping in USPS flat envelopes, priority mail. Shipping costs are as follows:
1 shirt - 5.00
2 shirts - 7.50
3 shirts- 10.20
Currently we have 1 XXXL in the regular Helios Project in sand and 1 XXXL in ash (gray) with HeliOS Project Crew.
13 XXL regular HeliOS Project in Sand and 12 XXL in ash with HeliOS Project Crew
In XL we only have 9 in ash and they are the ones with HeliOS Project Crew.
You can send payment via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, make sure you specify shirt type, color size and shipping address in the comments bracket of the Paypal page. Should we run out of inventory by the time we order, your payment will be refunded promptly and we will post if we order more.
I apologize for the PayPal-only option. I know they stink and I know you know they stink. We will amputate them from our business practices as soon as possible. We will offer other payment options should these T shirts sell well for us. Our profit margin here is pretty slim because we want everyone to be able to have one.
Of course, those profits will go to fund The HeliOS Project.
I've always thanked you for being part of what we do.
Now you can proudly wear that fact.