Getting temporary business cards
I went ahead and ordered a small batch (250) of temporary business cards from VistaPrint. Nominally the cards are "free" and all you pay is shipping. For some reason I thought shipping was $3.99, but it came out to $9.38 for two-week delivery. It would have been over $5 even for ultra-slow 21-day delivery. AND, this is for cards that have advertising for VistaPrint on the backs of the cards. It would have been another $3.99 to have blank backs. AND, these are matte finish and it actually costs more than another $9 to get the glossy finish. AND, you have to click through all sorts of promotional and "extra value" screens before you can finish the order and even then there is yet another promotional screen. Overall, I found it to be a tedious and frustrating and disappointing experience. We will see in two weeks whether the results are worth the wait, the cost, and all of that hassle.
I did stick with my old DBA, Base Technology, my old business email address, Jack@BaseTechnology.com, and my old title of Software Entrepreneur. My "message" on the card is "Advanced Software Research, Design, and Development."
Now, I need to consider what message and content to put on my old web site.