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Happy Belated Birthday, OpenStack!

Open Stack 3rd Birthday Sticker

If you want to know what's hot in the software world these days, you've got to look to the crowd and the cloud.  OpenStack is a hugely successful open source cloud operating system, originally created by Rackspace and the The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), back in 2010.

The goal?

To enable any organization regardless of size to create and offer cloud computing services running on standardized hardware.

The OpenStack Foundation followed in 2012 and the efforts took off. In a mere three years, the worldwide OpenStack community has grown to include more than 10,500 people in over 120 countries. That's stratospheric! We recently printed these awesome custom stickers to commemorate OpenStack's third birthday.

This video from Rackspace provides a great introduction to the platform ...

Ready to immerse yourself in the world of open source cloud computing? Hop over to your favorite travel site and book a flight! The OpenStack Summit will be held from November 5-8 in Hong Kong, at the Asia World-Expo.

Love for Precendent

All you need is love. And Stickers.

Love For Precedent

Can stickers help save the world? We like to think so. And so do the folks at Love For Precendent. They've embarked on a mission to share the love through stickers, with remarkable designs like There Is No Enemy and their Classic Love For Precedent Bumper Sticker. For those that value issues over candidates, there is nothing more compelling than love.

Love For Precedent is a conceptual art campaign that utilizes contemporary symbology to illuminate individual and global potential for love and harmony.

For the record (Congressional or otherwise), Baby You're a Rich Man is the flip side to All You Need is Love. Not trying to be political or anything. Just sayin'. And for those of you that were born in a post-vinyl era and don't fully comprehend the concept of flip sides, don't fret. We still love you.

Rebel Church

Meeting on Sunday nights, hosting rocking concert performances, and led by a dude named Pastor Pedro—Miami-based Rebel Church takes an unusual approach to organized religion.
Rebel Church is a movement of non-conformists seeking  to reach a generation in desperate need of Jesus Christ.

Sounds like a fresh take on an ancient phenomenon. Cool!

Maker Faire

Maker Faire

Maker Faire

It's Maker Faire! Brought to you by Make Magazine! It's DIY!
Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and also being held in Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World's Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone - a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset.

It's the kind of thing that makes me wish I had a talent for building things, especially things that shoot fire. Oh yeah, go to their site, there's things on fire. You've got a Maker Faire coming up in the Bay Area May 21st and 22nd, one in Detroit on July 30th and 31st, and one in New York at the site of the 1939 and 1961 World's Fairs on September 17th and 18th. Enjoy and maybe make something that I can read about on the Internet.

Guns and Coffee

Guns and Coffee

Guns and Coffee

So apparently this is a thing. I guess I'd know more about it if I had cable, because The Daily Show and Colbert have picked up on this whole brouhaha. It started with an anti-gun version of this parody of the Starbucks logo, from the Brady Center, who are urging Starbucks to reverse its decision to allow patrons to openly carry guns in their stores. But gun people, well, they don't like to be told what to do. And someone, I'm not saying who (because I don't know) replaced the question marks on the original design with stars, and gave the cowboy mermaid a happy face instead of an angry one, changing the whole vibe – from the question of, like, do you really want to mix these two things, to what is basically a celebration of high-priced coffee and the Second Amendment. And thus we have this sticker.

So what do y'all think about this? I print stickers, so I really don't have an opinion.

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

Lotsa people love Melissa Etheridge. I respect her – she puts on a good show, gives her all, and delivers her songs with confidence and flair. I have a soft spot for her 'cause she's from Leavenworth and I'm from Kansas City, her brand of rock is unique.

Plenty of people do choose Melissa. For them, we've got these groovy Melissa Etheridge stickers. Slap those on your car when you party in the parking lot before and after the February and March shows in her Canadian tour! People do that, right? They party and sell hemp necklaces and talk about empowerment and stuff? Okay, I'm being snarky. But Oprah loves Melissa Etheridge, so she sure is popular. Rock on, Melissa.

And don't forget StickerGiant's prints custom band stickers.