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Vim is beautiful (on the inside).  It deserves some beautiful reference material that actually helps you learn & use it!
Vim is beautiful (on the inside).  It deserves some beautiful reference material that actually helps you learn & use it!
Vim is beautiful (on the inside). It deserves some beautiful reference material that actually helps you learn & use it!
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Shipping Delays

Hello everyone! A few of you have received your posters now, but most have not.

Short Version

Honesty time: I was totally unprepared for the logistical pandemonium of shipping. Between problems with USPS and having to leave town due to a family emergency, many packages have not been shipped yet.

However, I have sorted things out, and the rest of the posters will go out soon.

August 24th is the latest anyone should be receiving their package. The vast majority of them should arrive between today and two weeks from tomorrow (August 10th), but I want to go with August 24th as the official "get in touch with me if it still isn't there" date since I'm sure there will be a few exceptions due to the vagaries of the USPS.

Long Version

So, what in the world have I been doing with your posters for the last month?!

Not only did it take me way longer to pack poster tubes than I expected, but I also had some really horrendous issues with USPS; I ended up holding off on shipping most of your packages because I didn't want to wake up one morning to 400 tubes marked "Return to Sender" on my doorstep due to some obscure mistake, or worse, 400 tubes lost indefinitely in the ether of the postal system. To make things even more fun, I had to leave town to deal with a family emergency for a while, so I didn't get to ship any posters while I was away. (I had lots of fun spending hours on hold with USPS, though!)

Fortunately, I now know what the deal is with USPS, and I am back in LA, diligently shipping packages. I can't apologize enough for making you all wait; thank you so much for being so patient. If one thing surprised me the most during this project, it's been the amazing enthusiasm, support and kindness from all of my backers. The project description says "May 2012" for delivery; by any reasonable measure, you should all really have your posters by now, so I am incredibly grateful for how understanding everyone has been.

If you have an address change, please get in touch with me so I can see if your package has already shipped, and update the address if it hasn't.

If anyone loses their package because it shipped to an old address due to this delay, I will send another poster for free. You all have been incredibly patient, and I don't want to punish anyone for my mistakes.

Thanks again for being awesome, everyone. If you are frustrated, you have every right to be; if there's anything I can do to help besides just getting your package shipped out ASAP, please get in touch with me and I will do my very best to make it up to you. You deserve it!

Sheepishly yours,

 - Max

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      mgarvais on July 27, 2012

      Thanks for keeping on top of this and letting us all know what is going on. I hope you have a great weekend.

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      alc82 on July 26, 2012

      Thanks for the update. Out of curiosity what was the major issue with USPS?

    3. Jeremie Lariviere
      on July 26, 2012

      cool, i'm looking forward to mine, i'll let you know when i get it

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      Ofer Goldstein on July 26, 2012

      Thanks for the update, it is completely understandable that not everything goes your way, look forward to getting mine soon! :D