Happy Hallowe’en! Soon.

October 27, 2008


Hey folks. Well, it’s not quite Hallowe’en yet, but here at the FreshBooks World Headquarters, we’re getting a jump on the holiday and we thought you’d get a kick out of this. Taavi and I came in on the weekend with a can of spray paint and a defenseless Bondi iMac and today the FreshBooks office is now properly festive for Hallowe’en with our new iMac-O-Lantern!

Boo!

Boo!

We got the idea from this awesome Instructables article. Today somebody went and added a FreshBooks leaf to our newest little orange friend, so he’s properly branded.

The face changes every twenty minutes (I made them with OmniGraffle), using the JPEGView application described in the Instructables article. Here are some shots of the process:

Primed and Ready to Go!

Primed and Ready to Go!

Painting the iMac's bottom. He does look pretty helpless, doesn't he? Poor little guy.

Painting the iMac's bottom. He does look pretty helpless, doesn't he? Poor little guy.

Just awaiting the peeling of the tape -- the most exciting part of the whole process!

Just awaiting the peeling of the tape -- the most exciting part of the whole process!

And there you have it! Unfortunately, the iMac is kind of noisy — it emits a peculiar sort of high-pitched whine — and it’s right beside poor Rich’s head, so either Rich is going to go insane or we’ll have to move it. We still haven’t decided which will be more fun.

How are you dressing up your office for Hallowe’en?


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