July 28th, 2005 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

Okay, I needed to shift brain gears from creating mug templates for a while today for my own sanity, so I took a moment to add the ability to make a comment on a mug in someone’s collection!

Here’s an example of a comment I left on one of tikicleen & thedrunkenhat’s mugs:

Comment made on an Islander Pineapple mug

Next step is to set up a page where you can view all the comments made on mugs in a collection in one place. Won’t take me but a few minutes, but I’ve got a hot date at Trader Vic’s Emeryville tonight!

Thanks again for all your support and enthusiasm, especially to those who have taken the plunge and gotten subscriptions. It means a lot to me that you’ve embraced this like you have!

July 26th, 2005 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

Wow! What an amazing first day for Ooga-Mooga!

Since launching Ooga-Mooga last night, we’ve had:

68 new mug templates created by me
246 mugs added to collections by Ooga-Mooga members
123 photos added by Ooga-Mooga members

Thanks to everyone for your support of Ooga-Mooga — I didn’t expect it would be so fun right out of the gate. It’s been a blast creating new mug templates for you, and seeing all the photos come rolling in. I’ve got to go get some sleep now, but I look forward to digging in again tomorrow!

July 25th, 2005 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

I’ve just added a new setting to the Account Settings section:

As photos are uploaded, I look through the images to flag the ones that are clear, front views, as these make the best “Representative” photos to help someone who’s looking through the Mug Templates find the mug they’re looking for. However, whether you want the photos that appear in your own personal collection to be the more “representative” photos you’ve uploaded, or a random view of any of the photos you’ve uplaoded (including back, sides, silly shots), is a matter of personal taste.

So, I’ve added a “Representative photos default” to your Account Settings. It’s turned on (Representative Pictures only) by default, if you want a random view selected from the photos you’ve uploaded for your mugs to show up, turn it off.

It probably just makes more sense if you play with it, and you won’t be able to see any difference unless you’ve uploaded a mixture of representative & non-representative photos.

July 24th, 2005 - By Humuhumu

This post was originally made on Tiki Central.

To set the proper mood for this post, I suggest playing Pablus’ “My Mug Collection” while you’re reading.

It is with great excitement that I introduce Ooga-Mooga, a new website dedicated to letting you show off your fantastic mug collections.

Setting up your mug collection in Ooga-Mooga is easy:

  1. Choose a mug you have from the list of pre-defined mugs
  2. Click the “Add this mug to my Collection” link
  3. Press the “Add This Mug to My Collection” button to confirm

And there it is in your collection! Now you can enter in a little information about your mug — where you got it, what condition it’s in, upload a few photos of it — and before you know it you’ve got a lovely showcase of your beautiful mug collection.

Here’s my collection:
Humuhumu’s Mug Collection

Ooga-Mooga lets you do all sorts of stuff:

  • Keep a wish-list of your favorite must-have mugs
  • Identify mystery mugs
  • Shop for mugs for sale and trade by other Ooga-Mooga members
  • List your eBay mug auctions on Ooga-Mooga (with up-to-date auction info direct from eBay!)
  • Share a link that goes directly to your own collection
  • Track the estimated value of your collection
  • Learn what size drink fits well in each mug
  • Compare your mug to the mugs in other collections
  • See how much a particular mug is going for
  • Keep your mugs private, if you’re shy about your collection

Your user name on Ooga-Mooga is the same as your user name here on Tiki Central, but the password system is separate. When you create your Ooga-Mooga account, it will send you a PM here on TC with a link to confirm that it really is you. Then you’re ready to go! A link to your mug collection will appear below your name on your posts on Tiki Central.

You’ll start out with a Free Trial account. That lets you keep information on up to 10 mugs.

If you like Ooga-Mooga (and boy I hope you do!), you can sign up for a full account, with either Standard status or Trader status:


  • No limit to the number of mugs in your collection
  • Use Favorites to keep a wish list of mugs
  • $3.95 per month*


  • Full access to Ooga-Mooga
  • No limit to the number of mugs in your collection
  • Use Favorites to keep a wish list of mugs
  • List mugs available for trade in the Mugs for Trade section
  • Advertise your eBay mug auction in the Mugs for Sale section
  • Use Ooga-Mooga to store photos of mugs you’re selling
  • $5.95 per month*

For a limited time, when you sign up with a Trader account, your first six months are only $3.95, the same price as a Standard account!

* These are introductory rates. If you subscribe to a Standard or Trader account before August 31, 2005, you won’t be subject to any rate increases for 2 years!


Hanford’s taking me out to the Sunday Exotica night at the Lucky Tiki celebrate the launch of Ooga-Mooga — come out and join us if you can!