Cotton Filter: 080908

by Andy on September 8, 2008

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[Picture unrelated to anything in this post, I just like it] Ha, the Cotton Filter is back, I didn’t think I’d ever write another of these again once I started posting a lot more articles (8 posts a days sometimes), but here’s a few little bits of news that I didn’t feel warranted a whole post of their own:

  • Preshrunk is back! I’m sure I’ve written those words before, but I think Jason is serious this time, last time he resumed blogging I think it lasted for a week, this time its almost been a month! Also, in a shameless grab for followers on Twitter, he’s randomly offering Threadless gift certificates to people that follow the Preshrunk Twitter account (and you can always follow me as well if you want).
  • Color Overload has started a forum, and whilst it doesn’t yet have the membership of emptees of T-Shirt Forums, there does seem to be a lot of good discussion going on.
  • I’m moving to Philadelphia! If I were a smart man I’d probably not mention this since all the details and logistics haven’t been worked out yet, but I have accepted an internship in Philly that will hopefully be starting in a few months. This isn’t a permanent move, but I am very excited about living in America for a short while and eating loads of cheesesteaks. If you’re worried about what will happen to HYA whilst I’m there, the internship isn’t full-time so I don’t expect there to be too much impact upon post frequency.
  • I’ve also started blogging for a company that I wrote about month or so ago called Pop Vulture. I’d like to point out that I wrote that review before they contacted me about writing for them, so there was no conflict of interest. I’m not writing about tees, its political/social commentary (I don’t promote their clothing directly), which is quite refreshing and enjoyable for me to write. We’re aiming for an article a day over there, so please subscribe to the RSS feed if you haven’t got enough Andy over here at HYA!
  • The galleries are now Lightbox enabled! This means that when you click on one of the thumbnails on a post with a gallery on it a pretty Ajax box will pop up showing you the picture in full size and by clicking on the left or the right of the picture you can see the next one in the gallery, saving you from clicking on the picture, looking at it, clicking ‘back’ in your browser, then repeating the process, I’m saving you a whole click! That’s 25% more efficient! One problem with it that I’ve found is that if you click on a gallery whilst not on a single post (like the front page) it will allow you to see all the gallery pictures that are on that page, rather than the related gallery, but I don’t think its too big of an issue.
  •! Surprisingly enough, this is a site where you can trade tees. Obviously, a site like this is only as strong as its users (you get a few scammers in there and it could fall apart pretty easily), but there are some cool looking tees up for trade, so if you’re a tee producer that wants to get some swapping done, or you’ve got some tees in your closet that you’re never going to wear, TeeTrade might be worth a look.
    • David

      Philadelphia? Ohhhhhh shiiiiiit dude. Awesome. LET’S PARTY

    • Andy

      Yeah, I was gonna e-mail you about it, but I thought it might sound a bit lame; “hey David, I have no friends in this city, take me somewhere cool. Andy xoxo”

    • Kevin

      Welcome to the US, enjoy insane UK tee prices like me!

    • Kevin

      Oh, and your popvulture link is broken.

    • Jason Cosper

      Thanks for the mention, Andy! After all the time off I’ve taken, I’m glad to see someone is still doing a daily tee blog that is actually worth reading. Much respect, sir.

    • Andy

      Thanks JC, much appreciated.

      Thanks for another broken link spot Kevin, where would I be without you?

    • Herman

      Hong Kong night pic FTW!

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