Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Pinterest suspended my account, was quick to fix it this time

I love Pinterest. I use it a lot. Sometimes strange things happen though. Yesterday Pinterest suspended my account for no apparent reason. To me, at least.

This is the second time this happens to my Pinterest account. The first time was two years ago. Suddenly I was unable to log-in and saw the message that my account had been suspended. Was then redirected to a page with all possible reasons for account suspension. I read it. Concluded that probably it was not my fault, wrote to them, replied to the automated mail they send me. Received no news for about a month. Wrote to them again, waited a couple of days. Then… an email came. It said that it had been their mistake, they apologized and made my account active again. I had already moved over the issue, my negative thoughts had passed. And mistakes happen, I can totally understand this. I was happy to have my account back.

So I started to use Pinterest again. A little, a little, more… and now with the same rate as before. It’s addictive, really. And yesterday - Bang! - the same message. I looked at it calmly. “Oh well” - I thought - “Again. Okay then.” And went through the same steps: wrote an email, received the polite automated reply, replied to this email again. I was prepared to wait a long time - after all, they have zillions of users now. Having three little kids at home, I forgot almost immediately about the issue.

And then, 2-3 hours later - an email saying everything is Okay, they had made a mistake and my account is back. I was not happy dealing with the same issue again. I was delightfully surprised at their quickness this time though.

Maybe someone tried to hack my account, I don’t know. I wonder if implementing two-step verification will fix this recurring issue.

So, last thoughts. Pinterest, I love you, but please don’t do this again! (Or be as quick as now to fix it).

I hope you found this article interesting. Have you dealt with similar issues yourself?

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Fun Bath Mats Available at Zazzle

Zazzle offers bath mats now. Made out of high density memory foam, they are vibrantly printed with my creatures. They are also machine washable, customizable (you can add your text on them) and come in three sizes. Here are some my bath mats:

Blue Sky Cartoon Funny Clouds Bath Mats
Blue Sky Cartoon Funny Clouds Bath Mats by borianag
Check out Blue sky Bath Mats online at zazzle

Red Cute Dazzled Bug Bath Mats
Red Cute Dazzled Bug Bath Mats by borianag
Find more Bug Bath Mats at Zazzle

Evil Bug Gives Flower Vintage Bath Mats
Evil Bug Gives Flower Vintage Bath Mats by borianag
Check out more Bug Bath Mats at Zazzle

Red Hugging Love Cats Bath Mats
Red Hugging Love Cats Bath Mats by borianag
See more Red cat Bath Mats at

See all of my fun bathmats at my store. Thanks for looking. Have a nice day! :)

Monday, 6 April 2015

My robot in Ziklibrenbib music elections

I was contacted by the co-founder of Ziklibrenbib, a collaborative initiative to bring openly-licensed music to french public libraries. Each year they organize a "Creative Commons track of the year" election in their libraries to let people discover great Creative Commons artists. He asked me if they can use my Happy Singing Robot for their posters and other promotional materials this year. Now the elections have begun. You can listen to the tracks here and you can cast your vote here until May 31st.

Ziklibrenbib have created many lovely designs with my robot. This is the music cover:

The robot in the library:

And you can see the rest of the promotional materials at Ziklibrenbib's site here.
Thanks for looking! :)

20% Off Mugs at Zazzle

20% Off Mugs at my Zazzle store until April 8! Use code: MUGFORMYGRAD

20% OFF at Redbubble

20% OFF at my Redbubble store! Use coupon code BANANAS. Expires April 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015