Co-Tee TV Episode 53: The Mothership, Might Tees and Apple

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear I Visited The Mothership by Apple, Inc. and review Say Anything (Steve Jobs) by Might Tees, a Seattle based T-Shirt company with a passion for sci-fi flicks, technology, Star Wars, samwise gamgee, Steve Wozniak, and making cool shirts.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Say Anything (Steve Jobs) by Might Tees. Pros: Super soft shirt! Might Tees uses Alternative Apparel organic shirts along with water-based inks so the print is nice and soft as well. Shirt comes packaged in a nice eco-friendly box made from recycled cardboard and is wrapped in recycled paper. Perfect shirt to get for any Apple geek – especially one that worships at the church of Steve Jobs. Cons: My only con for this shirt would be the wide neck opening, other than that – love it! Price: $26.99

Say Anything by Might Tees

I Visited The Mothership by Apple, Inc. Pros: If you ever visit the Apple Headquarters then you must get your hands on this shirt  because you wont be able to find it elsewhere (except maybe on eBay for an inflated price). It makes for the perfect conversation starter. I guarantee that every time you wear this shirt people will ask: where’s the mothership? Cons: Makes me feel like an Apple retail store employee – just a little bit. Price: $16.

I Visited The Mothership

Also mentioned in this episode:

101 T-Shirts For Apple Fanboys and the Mac Faithful

iPad

In Love With Lisa

His Steveness

The Gentleman

The Forbidden Nectar

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101 T-Shirts for Apple Fanboys and the Mac Faithful!

To kick start Apple Week here at CotyGonzales.com, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Apple T-Shirt suitable for any Apple Fanboy or MacHead! And chances are, if you’re a MacAddict like me, you probably own a few of these shirts already! Later in the week I’ll be posting a list of Official Apple Released T-Shirts. They have a long history of releasing T-Shirts to members of specific Apple projects – be on the lookout for that coming sometime this week!

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I’d love to hear which one of these are your favorites and whether or not you own any of these tees! And if you know of an Apple related shirt not on this list then please tell me about it. Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!

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And so without further ado, I present to you the epic list for the month of January 2010: 101 T-Shirts for Apple Fanboys and the Mac Faithful!

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1. Say Anything by Might Tees, $31.99.

Say Anything

2. Exploded 128 by Garry Booth (Exploded Store), $19.

Exploded 128

3. Homie Don’t Right Click by J!NX, $10.

Homie Don't Right Click

4. Apple Mac Key Skull Shirt by rubyred (RedBubble), $26.13.

Apple Mac Key Skull

5. iMessiah by Schysto Designs (RedBubble), $25.93.

iMessiah

6. Charge by Simple Bits, $22.

Charge

7. Sad Chimes Rest Home by rubyred (RedBubble), $26.13.

Sad Chimes Rest Home

8. Apple IIe Template by Chop Shop, $12.

Apple IIe Template

9. Macintosh (Great Moments of the 20th Century) by Print Liberation, $18.

Macintosh

10. Mac Daddy by Busted Tees, $20.

Mac Daddy

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Tweetie, I Officially Heart You

WARNING: This is not a T-Shirt post! It’s a solution to a problem that I have taken months to solve and thought I’d share it here so that people searching Google for a solution to the same problem can now find one.

I consider myself a Twitter power user, I use the service a lot and I love it! One of the best things about Twitter are the clients that you can use when you’re away from your browser, like when you’re on the go and only have your iPhone. I’ve tried many a Twitter apps for the iPhone. Up until last week I mainly used a combination of Twitterrific and Twittelator. On the desktop side of things I’ve been using Tweetie for Mac for months.

The ONLY reason why I have not installed Tweetie on the iPhone up until a week ago was due to aesthetics. I have been miffed by the fact that the avatar (little icon associated with  your account)/Twitter profile image for my @cotygonzales account does not appear in the Tweetie application, whereas the profile image for my @CallMeThirsty account does appear within the application. The missing profile image issue has been a problem for a while now amongst Tweetie users. The folks over at Tweetie blame Twitter for cache-ing images for a lengthy time.

Nonetheless, I decided to give the Tweetie app a try a week ago. I installed the app and guess what, my profile image for my @cotygonzales account was missing, while my profile image for my other account was present. No surprise there. The app worked great, awesome in fact – but this little aesthetic mishap left me feeling sad.

A Google search brought up a few solutions: 1. replace my Twitter profile image by uploading a new one, 2. wait a few weeks for Twitter to cache your new image, 3. uninstall Tweetie and reinstall on the Mac/iPhone. I had tried solutions 1 and 2 a few months ago when trying to find a solution for my Tweetie Mac client. Neither worked. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of uninstalled and reinstalled Tweeting on my iPhone (the solution didn’t fix the missing profile image when done on the Mac client).

The left is before the fix. On the right you can see that after the fix my profile image shows up just fine!

The left shows how Tweetie for Mac looked before the fix. On the right you can see that after the fix my profile image shows up just fine!

The gray boxes indicate that my Twitter profile image is missing!

This is Tweetie for iPhone. The gray boxes indicate that my Twitter profile image is missing!

So the solution? Ironically, I found a solution that worked for me by doing a quick Twitter Search. It was a pretty simple fix. All you need to do is:

1. Click on your existing profile image within Twitter in your browser.

2. Now you should see the larger version of your image. Save that image to your desktop.

3. Delete your existing profile image on Twitter.

4. Re-upload the exact same image that you just downloaded from Twitter (I changed the file name before I uploaded).

5. Wait. I waited about 2 hours.

6. Twitter profile image mystically appears in Tweetie on both the Mac client on the on the iPhone App.

This solution is so odd to me since I ‘ve tried on many occasions to just upload a new image and it never worked. But somehow, when you download your existing image and then re-upload that, it works (for me it did anyways).

Now that this solution fixed the problem of the missing profile image, I can officially say that I totally love this iPhone app! The ability to have multiple accounts is a huge plus and the user interface is just straight up sexy as hell and so very intuitive.

This was the solution that worked for me. Hopefully it works for you. If not, let’s hope that Tweetie finds some kind of workout for future releases. Good luck fellow Twitter users!

And just so you T-Shirt fans don’t feel left out, here’s a shirt that fits right in there with the topic we just discussed. It’s the “You Don’t Know Me” Anonymous Twitter Shirt and it features the the default Twitter profile icon given to users who haven’t uploaded their own picture. Pick one up now for the cheap price of $9.99.

You Don't Know Me Anonymous Twitter Shirt

Exploded Holiday Sale

I’m a big fan of the Exploded T-Shirt design craze! And why not, they are perfect tees for uber geeks like myself. Over the past year we’ve seen a ton of exploded tees get released and I’ve even featured a butch of them on this site. If you’ve been putting off getting an exploded tee because you were short on cash there’s no reason to wait any longer. Head on over to ExplodedHolidaySale.com to score discounts on all of your favorite exploded tees. Save anywhere from $2 to $26 on your favorite exploded products!

Exploded Store

Exploded Store

Exploded Store

Threadless iPhone Cases

Threadless has finally released their much anticipated iPhone cases. The popular tee company hinted at the cases a week ago at the start of their Facebook Fandemonium campaign. A week later, they delivered. Threadless has partnered with the popular Mac and iPod accessory developer, Griffin Technology.

The first set of iPhone cases feature two popular Threadless designs, Birds of the Feather by Ross Zietz and Clouds Within the Thunder by Joe Van Wetering. The new Threadles + Griffin iPhone cases are priced at $34 a piece. They feature the design on the back of the case and the artist information on the inside of the case. The cases themselves are less than 1mm thick.

Clouds Within the Thunder

Clouds Within The Thunder

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Co-Tee TV Episode 34: I’m A Mac, Print Liberation and Macintosh

Co-Tee TV is here and I’ve got on two Mac inspired T-Shirts in this episode. The first tee was intentional but the second tee was entirely coincidental! I am not even kidding. In this episode I wear I’m A Mac from Insanely Great Tees and review Macintosh from Print Liberation.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Macintosh by Print Liberation. Pros: You’ll buy this shirt because you’re a big Apple fan, simply love using your Mac or once had one of these original Macintosh’s. The shirt is printed on a Creme American Apparel T-Shirt and features halftones for depth and different shades of gray. Makes the perfect gift for any old school Mac fan or new school Apple fanboy! Cons: This is a no frills shirt so don’t expect fancy packaging or extra goodies but do expect a good quality screen print. Price: $18.00.

Macintosh by Print Liberation

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Hello, I Am iSteamMac

Now, if you were a fan of the iSteamPhone shirt designed by Kevin Tong earlier this year then you’ll absolutely love the iSteamMac. Kevin Tong once again delivers a wonderful illustration with his exploded Mac design, in his familiar steampunk / da Vinci style. This 2-color oversized design is a welcome addition to the exploded family of shirts that mashes up an existing exploded tee, the Exploded 128 by Garry Booth.

If you admire the work of Leonardo da Vinci then this tee might be for you. If you’re a Macintosh fan then this shirt is yet another must have. And if you’re a steampunk fan or builder than this tee would look great while you work on your real life steampunk Mac!

The iSteamMac is available now as a T-Shirt for $20 and as a 18″ x 24″ print. The shirts are printed on American Apparel blanks so you can expect the quality to be top notch.

iSteamMac by Kevin Tong

iSteamMac by Kevin Tong

Co-Tee TV Episode 32: Milk & Eggs, Slide To Unlock and iPhones

Let me warn you beforehand that Episode 32 of Co-Tee TV is one fun episode! It ended up being very long as well, maybe because I can talk hours at a time about Apple products. And because of that I was very excited to review Slide To Unlock from Milk & Eggs Co. because the shirt is based on a device I could probably not live without – my iPhone! Hope you enjoy this episode, just one more day (and video) left until this week over!

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Slide To Unlock by Milk & Eggs Co.. Pros: I absolutely adore this shirt and think the concept is brilliant. The shirt itself is printed on an American Apparel blank which is always a plus in terms of quality. I think any iPhone user would enjoy this shirt, it would make for a perfect gift! Custom hangtags add a professional touch and the added goodies in the package like the Milk & Eggs buttons and stickers are an awesome bonus. Cons: I have no complaints when it comes to this shirt. Price: $20.

Slide To Unlock by Milk & Eggs Co.

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The Macintosh

Print Liberation recently started a new series of T-Shirts featuring great moments of the twentieth century. The latest shirt in the series features the original Macintosh, circa, 1984. All I have to say is that I picked up this shirt as soon as I saw it for the first time. I love it! And I even own a vintage Macintosh, myself. This shirt makes me feel like dusting off that Mac, popping in the floppy and booting it up. I think I’ll do just that!

You can pick up The Macintosh from Print Liberation for $18.

The Macintosh available at Print Liberation

Steve Jobs demo’s the Apple Macintosh, 1984:

Original 1984 Macintosh Superbowl Ad:

Split Reason $50 Mac Vs. PC Giveaway

Sigh, this debate may never end. Nonetheless, you can score a $50 Split Reason gift certificate by coming up with the best and humorous logic explaining “why” their platform of choice stands above the other will win. Check out this blog post to see how you can win. Or, if you just want this shirt, you can by Witty Retort straight from SplitReason.com for $18.95.

As for me, the clear choice is the Macintosh platform. I’ve gotten into many heated discussions arguing for the Mac. I have stood by the Apple brand even during the dark years (mid 90’s anyone?). And I’ve converted a ton of friends to switch from PC’s to Mac’s. Simply put, I love the Mac platform and the Apple brand. 

Why a Mac you ask? I’m going to bypass all of the minutiae and skip talking about processors, hardware, RAM, gaming capability (or lack of), buttons on the mouse, GUI, and ease of use. Instead, I’ll make just one simple point. Mac users just seriously love using their computers.

Mac vs. PC