28 July 2011

2011 - A new family member joined

After returning from Desteni farm visit I continued to date the girl who was in love with me, and when I moved to Ljubljana, I accepted her to move in with me. She then changed her name, since she has not been using her birth name for many years, and at the same time she decided to also change her last name to mine.

My girlfriend has a son which she practically raised by herself with assistance of her parents, since the father of her son never recognized him as his son, so he was practically a bastard. Her son just turned 19 year a few days ago and lived with parents of my girlfriend in city far away from Ljubljana. However the unclaimed father occasionally visited the son, but usually when he was drunk in order to whine about how miserable he is. A few days ago he became drunk and visited him again, but this time he threatened to kill him. The son called police and then police chased his father in the woods and locked him up, but only until morning. Since the son became tired of his unclaimed father's treats, he asked if he can come to my place. I said yes and he will be from now on living with me and my girlfriend until he starts a study of medicine in two months. He applied for student hall of residence and has a good potential to be accepted.

So I have been busy these days with helping the sun of my girlfriend to settle in and also introduced him with Desteni. I supported him to open the FaceBook profile and YouTube channel, and he introduced himself at Introduction to Desteni forum. He is very fun of Desteni message of world equality, he especially enjoyed the interdimensional interviews with Hitler, and he will start to do blogs and vlogs soon.

18 July 2011

2011 - Equality Store development report

The programming of Equality Store is reaching end. In the past week I have been on two 3-hour meetings where head of the project at the web programming company introduced me with the back-end functionality of the Equality Store web shop. The Magneto platform which the shop is based on is a very robust and complex software with many functions. It took the programming company almost two month just to customize it for my needs. And now there is still a lot of work to do from my side until it will be ready to open. I was not aware in the beginning what takes to run a web shop, but now I see that it is very demanding and time consuming project.

Let's take for example just one product. If we look at T-shirts, there are models for women and man and unisex models that fit both sexes. So I will be going firstly for the unisex model in order not to have so many variations at the start. Then we have 7 different sizes, like: XXS, XS, S, M, L, 2XL, 3XXL. Since the sizes are very different, I can not print the design in same size on all sizes of T-shirt, but will have to decide for at least 2 print sizes that will be suitable for all size range. Following we have many T-shirt colors, cuts, qualities and brands. So if we look just at unisex model for one T-shirt cut, one color, one quality and one brand, I would need to have many T-shirts on stock for every single design. That means a lot of physical space for storage and a lot of investment in providing necessary stock.

I want to provide as fast delivery service as possible, but I can at this stage not afford a big storage space, so I decided not to order pre-printed T-shirts, but to firstly print on demand. I will order designs in two sizes on heat transfer paper and then print them daily with use of heat transfer device. If there will be a great demand for T-shirts, especially for specific print design, then only will I consider a pre-printed T-shirt and a larger wear-house. And this is just one product, so there are many more, like: caps, bags, stickers, umbrellas, mugs, badges, and the list goes on and on. This could in time develop in a very big business, and I plan to handle it with most efficiency. I will have to employ a lot of people to handle all that stuff and the first ones that I plan to invite are Destonians from Slovenia. They are now all finishing high-schools now and have accumulated knowledge from different fields that will be very useful to support the development of Equality Store.

But let's not rush too much. I am now at stage where I have to firstly prepare T-shirt print designs. I have done a lot of graphic design in the past, but this time I wanted to invite other designers to participate in creating design. I was suggested to use 99desings web site in order to create a contest where best designers from all overt the world would create their suggestions. So I tested this out and the first thing that I noticed was that the standard contest time is set to only one week. Considering the complexity of information at Desteni to grasp in order to create a proper design, I expected that designers will have troubles with creating satisfying design and this was true. But I awarded two best designs anyway that I will now enhance in order to fit my standards. I have now decided to invite all, especially young Slovenian graphic and textile designers and illustrators for a long-term collaboration on developing graphic designs for Desteni promotional products. This way they will have enough time to get familiar with Desteni agenda of creating a Heaven on Earth and making this world a better place for all with help of online training program Desteni I Process and political agenda of and Equal Money System.