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'[OT] Sparkfun Free Day'
2009\11\25@170655 by Bob Blick

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Sparkfun Electronics is having a "free for the cost of shipping" day Jan
7:

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/news.php?id=305

I say it'll be a "test out the new server" day too :)

Have at them!

Cheers,

Bob

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2009\11\25@174028 by Herbert Graf

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On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 14:06 -0800, Bob Blick wrote:
> Sparkfun Electronics is having a "free for the cost of shipping" day Jan
> 7:
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> www.sparkfun.com/commerce/news.php?id=305
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> I say it'll be a "test out the new server" day too :)
>
> Have at them!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Bob

Dammit Bob, why'd you have to tell us so early!? :) That's awesome
though, what gave you the idea?

TTYL

2009\11\26@081228 by Marc Nicholas

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I was hoping nobody else would find out! ;)

You have to admire the commercial culture of Sparkfun...

-marc

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Bob Blick <spam_OUTbobblickTakeThisOuTspamftml.net> wrote:

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'[OT] Sparkfun Free Day'
2009\12\06@000351 by solarwind
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Sweet! So pretty much the first 1000 people will get what they want
(assuming everyone will max out their order).


'[OT] Sparkfun Free Day'
2011\01\13@163130 by Alex Harford
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Did anyone get credits at sparkfun today?  I managed to get logged in,
and took the loyalty reward of $50.  My first order with them was
order ID 333.  This current order was in the 300,000 range.  Wow

2011\01\13@164235 by Nathan House

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I tried doing the quiz thing, but was never able to get it to load.
After about *many* attempts, the page partially loaded, and I was able
to click the the loyalty reward button. Only $20 bucks, but that's
better than nothing!

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Alex Harford <.....harfordKILLspamspam@spam@gmail.com> wrote:
> Did anyone get credits at sparkfun today?  I managed to get logged in,
> and took the loyalty reward of $50.  My first order with them was
> order ID 333.  This current order was in the 300,000 range.  Wow!
>

2011\01\13@165353 by Tim Corey

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>>> Alex Harford <harfordspamKILLspamgmail.com> 1/13/2011 4:31 PM >>>
Did anyone get credits at sparkfun today?  I managed to get logged in,
and took the loyalty reward of $50.  My first order with them was
order ID 333.  This current order was in the 300,000 range.  Wow!
I also got my loyalty reward. I logged into the site about 15 minutes before the start time.
It took 20 minutes pressing F5 to collect my $40 reward.

2011\01\13@165902 by Alex Harford

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On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Tim Corey <.....TcoreyKILLspamspam.....acpl.lib.in.us> wrote:
>>>> Alex Harford <EraseMEharfordspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTgmail.com> 1/13/2011 4:31 PM >>>
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> I also got my loyalty reward. I logged into the site about 15 minutes before the start time.
> It took 20 minutes pressing F5 to collect my $40 reward.

Impressive!  It took me about 2 hours!  I should have logged in beforehand

2011\01\13@183950 by Nathan Nottingham

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I got $70 in quiz money (loyalty was option $20 from me) before the funds ran out.  The first two questions took forever to load, then they started loading as fast as submitted.  The total awarded shot up from ~$90k to $150k in a matter of minutes.

Just before that a SFE employee on IRC said that the IT dept was taking the servers offline and fixing a bug (during which time nothing loaded).  Then as soon as the pages started to load again, it was as if the site was perfectly normal.

I'm very interested in learning what this miraculous bug fix was.  Almost as excited as I am for my free BusPirate and Arduino Uno  :)  Haven't jumped on the Arduino bandwagon yet but the price was certainly right…

-Nate



On Jan 13, 2011, at 14:59 PM, Alex Harford wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Tim Corey <Tcoreyspamspam_OUTacpl.lib.in.us> wrote:
>>>>> Alex Harford <@spam@harfordKILLspamspamgmail.com> 1/13/2011 4:31 PM >>>
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>> I also got my loyalty reward. I logged into the site about 15 minutes before the start time.
>> It took 20 minutes pressing F5 to collect my $40 reward.
>
> Impressive!  It took me about 2 hours!  I should have logged in beforehand.
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2011\01\13@191632 by Bob Blick

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On Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:39:34 -0700, "Nathan Nottingham" said:

> as excited as I am for my free BusPirate

Originally I was a little disppointed but I have definitely gotten use
out of my Bus Pirate for testing new I2C chips. It is a little clunky
but does the job and the "scan bus for I2C addresses" feature is really
handy.

Friendly regards,

Bob

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2011\01\13@201401 by Nathan Nottingham

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i2c/spi is exactly why I've wanted a BusPirate as I usually end up in a loop of questioning my code, then the circuit, then the code, then imagining that the datasheet is completely wrong, etc…  until finally getting it to work.  
Eliminating some of those variables in just one project would be worth the $30.



On Jan 13, 2011, at 17:16 PM, Bob Blick wrote:

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2011\01\13@214620 by M. Adam Davis

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I got on and collected my $20 loyalty reward.  I have an invoice from
2004, but they were basing their rewards off their new order system
which was put in place around 2006.  This was back when it was still a
PO box, and Nate was running it out of his apartment.

The IRC chat was entertaining, and it was fun to see the IT crew
dancing around a bit as they realized they made a boneheaded mistake
in a line of code.  They haven't yet divulged what the mistake was,
though...

But yeah.  It took two hours to burn through 90k, then just a few
minutes to take care of the next 60k, so I'm very interested to know
what the problem was that they cleared away.

-Adam

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 4:31 PM, Alex Harford <KILLspamharfordKILLspamspamgmail.com> wrote:
> Did anyone get credits at sparkfun today?  I managed to get logged in,
> and took the loyalty reward of $50.  My first order with them was
> order ID 333.  This current order was in the 300,000 range.  Wow!
>

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