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What stickers are in your laptop computer?

Having simply switched work laptops final December, I noticed how a lot I really like making use of stickers to my work machines. Sometimes the stickers are souvenirs from previous occasions, others are from initiatives that I’m captivated with, and a few are only for enjoyable!

Curious to know what others had on their laptops, I requested!

Accessibility advocate

(AmyJune Hineline, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Here is my work laptop computer (Can you inform my roots are in Drupal). My favourite decal is the Druplicon with the wheelchair… When Drupal 8 came out, we took the logo and blended it with the wheelchair as a result of the company I labored with centered on accessibility.

AmyJune Hineline

Fresh Java

(Alan Formy-Duval, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I’ve all the time had stickers on my computer systems and stuff since I used to be a child. I believe my favourite is both Tux or the Linux Inside. They are principally field-relevant aside from just some.  In the bottom-right nook, I’ve Java operating on Tomcat (haha) – an space I spent a lot of my profession doing.

Alan Formy-Duval

Utilitarian objective

(Rikard Grossman-Nielsen, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Well, I haven’t got any stickers. However, I’ve glued Velcro bands on my two laptops to safe my exterior onerous drive for when I’m gaming on the bus. I’ve additionally glued a lock notch on.

Rikard Grossman-Nielsen

Maintain the look

( John ‘Warthog9’ Hawley, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Not essentially the most adorned laptop computer by far, however I like the gathering (and you realize, onerous to get extra with out journey for some time!)

My favourite is the “last one to commit is the maintainer”. It’s a snarky touch upon the state of maintainership, in addition to a promise that the code will dwell on consequently.

Mostly it boils right down to issues I exploit or contribute to, suppose are significant, or simply discovered the sticker superior.

John ‘Warthog9’ Hawley

Window masking

I by no means put stickers on my laptop computer as a result of it appears to me the one actually cool stickers are those I haven’t got (stated the grumpy previous man.)
But the previous homebrew pc my children used to make use of in highschool, a 3GHz Core Duo with 8 GB of reminiscence, has an Open Mainframe sticker on it that I grabbed on the Linux Foundation Open Source Summit right here in Vancouver a number of years in the past. I fairly like that one.
And as a result of in my life, the Control key lives subsequent to the A, not down on the underside row, I’ve a number of keyboards round with a CTRL sticker on the CapsLock key and a CAPS sticker on the Control key, which work along with the swap Ctrl and CapsLock option in GNOME Tweak Tool.
Finally, I used to peel off Windows stickers, again when my solely possibility was shopping for computer systems and paying the Windows tax, and put Linux sticker over the gummy patch. Same with keyboards that had the Windows emblem on the Super key.

Chris Hermansen


(Kristine Strange, CC BY-SA 4.0)

The Kanopi sticker is by far my favourite sticker. Not solely is it shiny and iridescent, however it’s a continuing reminder of how wonderful this firm is to work for. They critically put their workers first, and so they’re tremendous conscious in deciding on consumer initiatives that align with Kanopi’s total firm mission and imaginative and prescient.
The Curt V8 sticker is in remembrance of an expensive good friend. He beloved Fords and my husband loves Chevys. The fixed enjoyable rivalry resulted in randomly positioned Ford and Chevy objects snuck into garages relying on whose home we had been at. I smile each time I see this Ford emulated sticker on my laptop computer, since I dwell in a Chevy household.
The number of stickers represents the household adventures that now we have been on all through the years. Date nights, buddies, household street journeys, scary mountaineering adventures (Angels Landing), and my youngest’s drive to get a police sticker from each metropolis and state.

Kristine Strange

Conference swag

(Cindy Williams, CC BY-SA 4.0)

The dragon is my college mascot. I even have some Gilmore Girls and occasional stickers.

Here’s a photograph of my daughter’s door, crammed with stickers I’ve introduced again from conferences through the years.

(Cindy Williams, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Cindy Williams

Sticking with hen

This is my not-work laptop computer. My work laptop computer is principally being lined in a honeycomb of hex-shaped stickers of our merchandise, open supply initiatives I exploit and help, and at the very least one hexagon. 🙂

I can’t choose a favourite, since they’re all favorites, or I wouldn’t have them on the laptop computer that goes with me in every single place. I’m overly keen on the chickens, the Raven, and Sergi the Cat together with his knives.

(Kevin Sonney, CC BY-SA 4.0)

(Kevin Sonney, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Kevin Sonney

Foodie enjoyable

I used to load up my laptops with stickers. The one I purchased final 12 months stuffed up quick:

(DJ Billings, CC BY-SA 4.0)

My favourite is the cupcake & donut one as a result of I illustrated it.
I simply purchased a System76 Darter Pro laptop computer and I adore it. I obtained a bunch of actually cool stickers with it, however I’ve been hesitant to place them on the laptop computer. I do not know why.

DJ Billings

Keeping it clear

(Don Watkins, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I don’t put quite a lot of stickers on my laptops however I’ve obtained my two favorites on my present laptop computer, which is System76 Darter Pro.

Don Watkins

Life’s necessities

(Katie Sanders, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I included my water bottle, too. I believe I like these stickers much more.
Beer, canine, music, croissants. What else might I would like in life?

Katie Sanders

My mantra

(Faye Polson, CC BY-SA 4.0)

My favourite sticker is yeet or be yeeted.

Faye Polson


(Tiffany Bridges, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Most of the stickers are skilled, however the Greetings from Hamunaptra, City of the Dead sticker is a refined reference to considered one of my favourite films, The Mummy (1999) starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

The flags and the Blackbeard’s Bar & Grill stickers are references to Our Flag Means Death, which I’m fully obsessive about.
And the garlic is the Cosmic Garlic sticker of my good friend’s store. Garlic is a folks treatment for all types of ailments, so it appeared like an excellent factor to placed on a laptop computer throughout a pandemic.

Tiffany Bridge

Open supply initiatives

(Seth Kenlon, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I normally cowl my laptop computer with initiatives I exploit, contribute to, or admire. Statistically, my laptop computer needs to be layered with much more stickers by now. I have not been to a tech convention in three years, so the tempo has been slower than ordinary.

Seth Kenlon

Decked out in Drupal

(April Sides, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I add stickers that symbolize me in tech. So I embrace organizations I’m part of, occasions I’ve attended, and initiatives I help.
It’s all the time enjoyable to see the Drupal bear on folks’s laptops since I designed it.
Notice all of my stickers are on a laptop computer cowl for preservability.

April Sides

Wild about WordPress 

(Michelle Frechette’, CC BY-SA 4.0)

My favourite is difficult to select, however in all probability the Michelle wapuu! She’s so me!

The stickers I press all of the phrases and WordPress is my tremendous energy are from WordCamp Rochester, so these are close to and pricey to me.

Basically, I’ll add a sticker if I’ve a historical past with it (I spoke on the camp, for instance), or I identical to it!

Michelle Frechette

An eye for artwork

(Jonathan Daggerhart, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I closely lean in the direction of artwork stickers. Seeing artwork on my pc jogs my memory of the folks I do know and experiences I’ve had whereas utilizing this pc.

My favourite is the sad-face Midsommar sticker that my accomplice gave me. After seeing the film for the primary time, we stood exterior the theater discussing it for hours into the evening. We nonetheless reference it to today.

Jonathan Daggerhart

Custom pores and skin

(Sallie Goetsch, CC BY-SA 4.0)

I obtained a brand new journey laptop computer in 2019, and it stays pristine as a result of I’ve not been to any occasions since then. My work laptop computer has a customized pores and skin of the goddess Ereshkigal, after whom I named the pc.

—Sallie Goetsch

GNU Emacs

(Sachin Patil, CC BY-SA 4.0)

A GNU Emacs sticker.

Sachin Patil

After seeing everybody’s responses, and possibly getting some cool stickers within the mail from a really sensible group supervisor…

OK, OK, I give! AmyJune, Don, and Sachin satisfied me to place ONE sticker on my laptop computer.

Here’s a photograph displaying my laptop computer with its singular sticker:

(Chris Hermansen, CC BY-SA 4.0)

—Chris Hermansen

Stickers and open supply

You do not should adorn your pc with stickers. It’s not required, and it actually doesn’t suggest you like open supply roughly than anyone else. But in case you love an open supply undertaking, there is a good likelihood that it is obtained a sticker you should utilize to brighten your pc (or your door, water bottle, or USB microphone). Rest assured that in case you love open supply and you like stickers, there is a sturdy intersection between the 2!

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