Finally got around to organizing my sticker collection that’s been accumulating for a few years and applying them to my newer work-issued 16″ MacBook Pro.

The back of a laptop covered in stickers, shiny Apple logo still visible

Compared to my previous 2015 13″ MacBook Pro, the stickers are much less work-oriented. The main vibes are podcasts and veganism. Here’s the key of what all these stickers are:

  1. While we don’t call them departments, this is the old logo for mine: five related AWS security services.
  2. Assorted colored D20 stickers from Storymakers Trading Company that were a Kickstarter bonus.
  3. Zoncon, a mostly internal computer security conference that includes a Capture the Flag event that my team usually participates in
  4. Radiotopia, a favorite podcast network featuring a favorite show, 99% Invisible. I got these meeting some of the hosts at PodCon.
  5. A few advocacy stickers about veganism from a favorite clothing and accessories brand, Herbivore, located in Portland.
  6. Pouring one out for a pandemic casualty Highline Bar, a favorite vegan bar and concert venue. Their kitchen menu lives on at Georgetown Liquor Company south of the city.
  7. SAAR is our security data science team that is primarily located in New York City. They’re hiring!
  8. The retired podcast Better Know A Jackal, a series of interviews by Mike B of fans of 5by5 podcasts. I was on an episode years ago.
  9. The breakfast podcast Most Important Meal by Bostonians Brian and Truj, whom I had the fun of meeting at PodCon.
  10. A quote from Bilbo Baggins from the end of The Lord of the Rings when, as a ringbearer, he is about to leave the Grey Havens for the Undying Lands. This sticker was another Kickstarter bonus from Storymakers Trading Company.
  11. The logo of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, an internal group organizing for better corporate practices.
  12. The outline of The Spheres, and architecturally iconic feature of Amazon HQ.
  13. Representing the 2019 Global Climate Strike, which we’re going to have to keep doing until our leaders take action on climate.
  14. Twitch logo
  15. VLCNR, a joke startup from the podcast Bonanza that references the James Bond film You Only Live Twice.
  16. A gold Apple sticker from Andrle’s recent MacBook acquisition.
  17. The pixelated classic Mac icon for Hypercritical, my entry point into the world of podcasts courtesy of John Siracusa.
  18. Let’s Roll sticker featuring a D20 designed by someone going by Captain Har Har.

A good long overdue weekend project. Of course no one at work will be seeing these across a conference table for many more months! ?