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Signing a Contract: 1-hour, 2 buses, and $9

October 13th, 2010

I’ve tried to go completely digital and paperless, which means I don’t have a printer. And, since I’ve been paperless, a scanner never made sense.

But, there are certain moments where paper is an absolute necessity. The company I’m working with doesn’t take digital signatures. Here’s what I had to go through to sign a 10 page contract:

1. Call around and compare printing / scanning prices. Prices vary significantly.
2. Spend $2 to take the bus
3. Walk 10 minutes
4. Spend 20 minutes printing, filling out and then signing the 10 page contract
5. Pay $7 for computer time and printing
6. Walk 10 minutes
7. Take the bus

I’ve had to do this 3 times this week. There has to be a better system.

Thank You TC Disrupt for Clothing Me

October 9th, 2010

I just moved myself and HelloFax to San Francisco. I just packed for a week. When I canceled my flight home, I was a little low on clothes. So, thank you AirBnb, Scavngr, Microsoft BizSpark, Cloudflare and others for your t-shirts!