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January 7, 2010
News - Free Day Recap
about 5 years ago
i dunno, they had three stated goals, only one of which was to give back to their existing customers (some of which undoubtedly were rewarded). in any case, if i miss out on free day next year i don’t think that i’m going to feel alienated. maybe it’s not the most transcendentally diplomatic way of giving away $100,000, but i still offer my kudos for a very neat concept and a very generous handout. your scene is expanding! that’s not the worst thing in the world. :)
i got through, and picked up an arduino starter kit and some other small tools and such. i’ve never ordered from sparkfun before and my experience with diy electronics is limited to some circuit bending and soldering together microphone cables. i heard about this from a friend though, dutifully refreshed for two hours, and i plan to put this stuff to good use and learn something. i would suspect that most new people to the site are more like myself, and aren’t just trying to make a few bucks. sure, you can call me a freeloader, but wasn’t everyone ready to accept $100 worth of stuff? :)
anyway, if i become a regular tinkerer, i’m sure sparkfun will make their $100 back from me fairly quickly. i suppose i didn’t “need” the things i bought, but i didn’t see where that was the point.
i steal my internet from the taco shop downstairs and i got through, so clearly my entry was accepted because it smelled like tacos.
yeah, i think isp has something to do with it
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