Episode 070 – Case Badge

September 5th, 2008 by heathenx

About a month since my last screencast, Episode 070 is finally ready. I almost feel like I should apologize for taking so long between my last and most recent tutorials…but I don’t want to. 😛 Luckily Richard recorded a pretty cool Episode 069 to take the pressure off of me. If you haven’t seen his latest screencast yet then watch it now. It’s awesome.

Episode 070 has been in my head for a couple of weeks now. Unfortunately I had zero time to record it. I thought it would be a perfect tutorial for a beginner. Plus, I have been itching to make an openSUSE 11.0 style graphic using those rad looking green and dark gray colors. The artwork in episode 070 was inspired by Jakub (jimmac) Steiner’s countdown banner that he made for the openSUSE 11.0 launch. I have always been a big fan of Jakub’s artwork. I wish I had a fraction of his artistic talent.

There are plenty of case badge graphics on the Internet but there isn’t a lot of information regarding how to print them on a sticker. I wanted to do this on the cheap so I opted for Avery labels which most offices have a lot of. It worked pretty well for me. I was able to cover up that nasty looking “Designed for Microsoft Windows XP” sticker on my openSUSE 10.1 server. I opted to leave off the version number on my custom badge so I wouldn’t have to change stickers when I update the OS. 😉 You might think this is a silly project but I had a little fun doing it. As long as I’m happy that’s all that matters. Maybe I’ll even make a badge for my Ubuntu server. Hey,  a jimmac inspired visual refresh for Ubuntu would be great…dontcha think? 😉

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