Shall we have a DTA 2019?

Slom

11 May 2019, 00:54

Are there any plans going on in the background for this years awards already?

If not, shall we start a discussion here and now (as opposed to two weeks notice like last year)?

I really want to see the best picture awards come back this year, would even consider organizing it myself.
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matt3o
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11 May 2019, 11:06

yes we shall. I was planning on starting a discussion in June, but it's fine talking about it here.

There's also another project I'd like to introduce: Deskthority Calendar. I'd like to run a "best picture award" in a couple of months from now and the best 12 pictures end up in the calendar. The best one overall gets the calendar cover. The calendar will be sold short after and proceedings will go for paying the server and whatnot. The 12 winners will get the calendar free. Best picture overall also gets [something] (wingnut maybe?).

Of course the end-of-the-year awards won't have "best picture" section.

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matt3o
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12 May 2019, 19:45

I see the calendar thing passed completely unnoticed

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ZedTheMan

12 May 2019, 19:58

Thanks for the bump. I like the calendar idea, sounds like a good way to hype up engagement.

Slom

13 May 2019, 22:30

matt3o wrote:
12 May 2019, 19:45
I see the calendar thing passed completely unnoticed
No it didn't. I am just slow to answer, which is why I started the thread so early ;)

I think I had a similar thought at some point in the past, minus the actual calendar thing. Like having monthly competition and then during the DTA we vote for the best of the monthly winners ... something like that. But then we would need 13 votes in 12 months, and we would need to start in -5 months at the latest (sorry, "software developer disease" is seeing only edge cases, and things that don't work, everywhere :) )

So, to take a step back, any other categories people would like to see (again) this year?

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nelamvr6

13 May 2019, 22:35

I for one would definitely love to buy a Deskthority calendar!

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Wodan
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13 May 2019, 22:50

DT calendar only if it features kbdfr in a mankini

Like the Pirelli calendar but with keyboards and nerds

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TheInverseKey

13 May 2019, 22:57

Geek in Calendars reminds of this:


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matt3o
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15 May 2019, 09:00

my only concern is that 12 pictures are a lot and we might not even receive that many

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ZedTheMan

15 May 2019, 09:03

I will do my part to add a picture!

I need to think of what would look best, haha.

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depletedvespene

15 May 2019, 20:22

matt3o wrote:
12 May 2019, 19:45
I see the calendar thing passed completely unnoticed
No self-respecting themed calendar would be complete without at least two "On this day" entries per month. Do we even have a list of these around?

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elecplus

15 May 2019, 20:25

"On this day" computer events are posted online. Such as when xxx old computer or terminal was introduced, etc.
https://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/

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depletedvespene

15 May 2019, 20:29

Wodan wrote:
13 May 2019, 22:50
DT calendar only if it features kbdfr in a mankini
If we're gonna go with staged pictures of DT personalities, we all know what the December picture is gonna be, right?
Spoiler:
chyros and wodan mudwrestling, while MX switches keep raining on them and someone off stage readies a large bowl of peanut butter. :twisted:

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snacksthecat
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15 May 2019, 22:22

On this day last year I worked at my company's electronics recycling event.

I found an Apple Adjustable numeric keypad and mouse and gave both away to DT member @eatanygoodbooks

A few months later I received an Apple postcard from him/her visit to Cupertino. Unfortunately, I didn't find the postcard until several months after but I was touched by the gesture.

Speaking of which, @elecplus, when am I going back to the recycler? I need another fun mission like that!

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matt3o
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16 May 2019, 08:47

is anyone willing to help me with the best photo award?

Slom

16 May 2019, 08:49

matt3o wrote:
16 May 2019, 08:47
is anyone willing to help me with the best photo award?
I am

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matt3o
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16 May 2019, 11:24

Slom wrote:
16 May 2019, 08:49
matt3o wrote:
16 May 2019, 08:47
is anyone willing to help me with the best photo award?
I am
okay then how would you proceed?

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

16 May 2019, 19:08

matt3o wrote:
15 May 2019, 09:00
my only concern is that 12 pictures are a lot and we might not even receive that many
I can find 12 pictures if you are looking for vintage keyboards. I guess it would be good to decide what mix of eras are needed for the keyboard pictures.

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matt3o
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16 May 2019, 20:03

for the first "contest" I'd say no strict rule, as long as it's keyboard or just keyboard related

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matt3o
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17 May 2019, 08:44

So, to be a little more specific. this is what we'd need to do:

- Contact the sponsors and see if we can put some prize on the table, I think I should have 1 keycap set from Signature Plastics left from last year's DTA
- Put down some rules for the 2020 DT Calendar. We need at the very least 12 images. Possibly 13 since most calendars include January of the following year. 14 if we want a different cover. All images need to be copyright free or the author must grant full unlimited usage to DT. People can post multiple images
- Once the award is over I'll make a mini-run of 5 calendars to check the quality and layout. This run is on me.
- If everything's fine we start taking orders for the calendar. Ideally we want 100 of them but I understand it's a lot. I need someone who collects orders (on DT paypal account) and sends me either a formatted file with shipping labels or the labels already printed. (If you have other ideas, please share)
- If all goes well it could be €10-15/calendar shipped. About 60% goes to cover expenses, the rest goes to DT. Aka webwit who will drink piñacoladas on us. If all goes well they could be shipped around September.

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