We love bargains. We shop a lot at Goodwill, a local thrift shop where folks donate their old stuff. Sometimes you can find some amazing deals. I got an iPod Car Kit once, still in the original packaging, for $2. This evening we stopped by after dinner and while Z was running around bumping into things, he bumped into and knocked over a non-descript box.
Inside was a huge set of wooden trains and many feet of track - nearly a complete set. This is the kind of high-quality toy that costs $50-$100. I've always wanted to get Z a kit like this, but they are just too expensive to justify. It was only $9, so I had to pick it up.
We watched the news while I set up the tracks...as I was getting finished I revelled in the deal. I just love saving money and finding a fantastic thing like this, especially when I know Z will have fun with in in the morning.
I started putting it together and my wife wondered if I bought the train for myself or for Z. I began to take some pictures of the setup...
...and this story came on the news, literally as I was taking photos of the layout...I turned and took a picture.
...crap. You ever have one of those days?
How would one recall a piece of software...just release a patch? What if it were such a bad piece of software that it hurt babies? What a nightmare for these people.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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