Glass Etching or a Marked Yardstick

So I just got a second carboy to replace a bucket.  This got me to thinking about measuring the liquid in the carboy.  I’ve been marking my first carboy with a black sharpie to show the gallon levels, but every time I go to clean it the markings get pretty much rubbed off and I have to remark it again.  This got me to doing some research and it seems that a lot of people have been using glass acid etching to permanently mark their carboy (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/marking-your-carboy-63174/).  As an alternative many people seem to just take a yardstick and mark the gallon level on the stick.  Either seems reasonable to me, but etching seems to have a bit more style points going for it.

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