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dissident t-shirt, wikimedia, google product feeds

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

i spent all day yesterday trying to build out our google product feed but with their new specifications that every garment have a color attribute and a size attribute you can imagine what my spreadsheet was starting to look like with all the possible permutations our site offers up. on top of that they'd really like an image submitted for each different color variation and since our site offers these images up dynamically...it's looking like we are not going to be submitting a google product feed for our customized items.

i submitted a request for an exemption but realistically i don't see how they could grant it with what they are trying to do, which is offer customers the same shopping experience that amazon or zappos does. basically, building out a giant shopping cart and unless they add in customization then it kind of kills the point of their feeds and if they add in customization or exemptions for me (offering fields for size ranges and multiple color options) they'd have to do it for other folks who can't meet their stringent standards. so i don't see it happening. depressed after spending one day plugging away at the damn sheet. so many new fields.

i just added a shirt with the word Dissident across it because the times are a calling for some dissension. A dissident, broadly defined, is a person who actively challenges an established doctrine, policy, or institution. When dissidents unite for a common cause they often effect a dissident movement. (source: Wikimedia). This is not a bad thing in this day and age considering the established institution is not promoting a sustainable future. This is an interesting video worth watching. Broke Video

dissident funny baby onesies
  Baby/Kids Shirt

I also donated some bucks to Wikimedia. I mean I use them as much as I use google and they ARE ad free. If you use them you should too! I love wikimedia.

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