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Did the Slingbox suddenly become passe?

Only curious, because the sysadmin network is giving away a Slingbox Solo. All you have to do is submit a photo of yourself with your favorite piece of hardware, and you’re entered.

As of right now, there are zero (0) entries that I have found. That’s sort of like getting $180 worth of slingbox goodness for free. Why aren’t people entering? Just grab your camera phone and snap, then upload!

For anyone who is unfamiliar with a Slingbox, here’s the wiki page, but essentially, you hook the thing up to your cable, and it lets you watch TV wherever you are. On whatever internet enabled device you’ve got. Seriously, iPhones, Blackberries, whatever.

Upload your photo tonight. There’s no reason not to.

When the train comes, everybody rides!

The other day, I mentioned rubber duck debugging, a term with which I had been previously unfamiliar. Since then, I have wanted to pick up a rubber duck to keep on my desk at work, to help me to work through the more difficult issues I encounter (and because it’s just funny to have a rubber duck on your desk).

I finally found one the other day. The only problem was that..well, there wasn’t “a” rubber duck…apparently they come in flocks or something…

16 Duckies

So yes, I bought the whole kit and caboodle. Walking out of the store, I said to my wife that now I had to find a bunch of people who wanted rubber ducks, since there were 16 in the package, and my issues are 1-duck, maybe 2-duck problems at worst. She thought for a second, and suggested “Maybe your blog readers would like the extras?”. Brilliant!

So here’s the deal. I bought a pack of 16 ducks:

The whole flock!

The four large ones have been spoken for, so that leaves 12 little ducks. Since I’m guessing more than 12 people will want a duck, I’m going to have to give them out randomly. To help with this, I’ve created a 4 question survey. 2 real questions, along with your name and email address, so I can contact you if you win a duck. Please know that I will absolutely not give, sell, or relinquish-under-torture your email address. I’ll just use it to contact you if my random number generator tells me you that you get a duck.

I’m leaving the survey open all week, since I know not everyone has time to read every day, and I’ve been way too busy to post normally anyway.

By the way, you don’t pay shipping or anything. It’s a real, honest to God giveaway. Enter the survey, win a duck, and I’ll throw it in a (probably USPS, if you’re in the states) envelope and ship it to you.

Note: I make no claims about the troubleshooting prowess of these ducks.