2023.01.17 – It’s coming up on two years since I launched my original sticker project, and in that time I’ve given out nearly 800 stickers, and we’ve raised over $1700 for charity! However, things must evolve to grow! Today, to go along with my Move Carefully and Fix Things stickers I’m announcing the launch of an additional sticker design, based on my popular t-shirts: Govpunk! Once again, I want to give you all these stickers for FREE again! No strings attached! But because Caring is Punk Rock, instead of paying me I’d ask that you consider donating money to your local food bank or pantry. Now, I know lots of folks tend to donate food directly to these organizations, but food banks end up getting a lot of garbage they can’t redistribute that way. (I still have nightmares about the endless cans of cranberry sauce that would show up after thanksgiving and sit around for years.) On the other hand, food banks have really great deals with distributors - they can often get up to ten real meals for every dollar - that’s incredible buying power. The moral of the story is that it’s almost always better to donate cash to these organizations. So here’s what we’re going to do: I will send you a sticker, or two stickers, for free, anywhere in the world. Just email me your name & address at email@example.com and tell me if you want one or two stickers. You can do just one, or two of one, or one of each, or whatever. Just let me know what you want! And if you want to donate money directly to your local food bank/pantry/whatever, just forward me the receipt and I’ll add it to the total amount on this page! You really don’t have to, but it’s nice to encourage other folks by seeing numbers go up! If you want more than two stickers, email me and we can work something out! On average, it costs me about $0.75/sticker to run this program, including printing and mailing and supplies costs. Go be weird!
Move Carefully and Fix Things - Stickers
2021.02.04 – Well, my little post on joining government service attracted more attention than I ever would have expected! A lot of people had asked about stickers for the motto of that post, “Move Carefully and Fix Things.” So, I had a run of 2-inch stickers printed up - and they look pretty good! Now I want to give them to you for free! Update January 17, 2023: We are well into our second printing of stickers, folks! Together we’ve donated $1,795.75 to The Human Utility! After two years of running this sticker program, I’m updating it! But you can still get free stickers while supporting a good cause! Free Stickers!
Public Interest Webring
2021.01.09 – The Public Interest Tech Webring (previously known as the Civic Tech Webring) is a collection of blogs dedicated to civic tech, public interest tech, government tech policy, and similar topics. This webring has moved to its own website!
Federal IT Policy Recommendations
2020.12.20 – This is a series on IT policy recommendations for the Biden Administration, 2021 – 2024. These posts are also available on Medium. Part 1: Federal IT Policy Recommendations: 2021-2024 | Part 2: Reskilling and Hiring for Technology in Government | Part 3: Principles for Automation in Government | A PDF of the full recommendations may be downloaded here.