Six years in the making
As most of you know, I've been working at Nanogen for the past 6½ years. During that time, I've been collecting the name plates of people who have left the company for one reason or another just in case I could find some practical use for them. Well, my inspiration came this year when it was time to figure out what to be for Halloween. I had seen the movie Troy this year and thought to myself, I think I can make Trojan-style battle armor out of them there name plates
. As you can see to the right, the results were quite nice (please excuse the pasty white man-thighs). It turns out that the costume was a complete success at the annual Nanogen Halloween costume contest/party. During the party, the costume was the center of attention. Several people were compelled to read all the names on the armor and reminisce about colleagues from years past. As a bonus, I received the most votes for best costume and took home the $100 first place prize.
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Posted by Lance on October 30, 2004 10:06 AM
Here's the breakdown on the name plate count, itemized by piece:
37 (Breast Plate)
8 (2 Wrist Guards)
16 (2 Shin Guards)
I still had 5 name plates left over when all was said and done. That makes a grand total of 122, or about 20/year. Interesting turnover rate there at Nanogen eh?