Scott Hanselman

The Great Geek Gadget Giveaway Grab Bag, er, Auction

August 03, 2007 Comment on this post [20] Posted in Musings
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The Greatest Geek Gadget Giveaway, er, AuctionIt's time for the Great Geek Gadget Giveaway Grab Bag. I mean, Auction. You give me money and I give you gadgets. I didn't have a good alliteration that was all G's and got the whole Auction part across.

The full and unbelievable scope of this Auction can not be expressed by the simple picture below. You have no idea the treasures that await you. Perhaps you're a geek. Maybe a dork or a dweeb. Possibly a nerd, or a DIY (Do It Yourselfer). God forbid, a Trekker. Either way, I don't discriminate.

The Auction is up on Ebay right now.

Here's what's up in this amazing grab bag in no particular order. Note also that everything is in working order. Everything runs, turns on, has batteries and operates. Everything has drivers or firmware available on the net. If it doesn't work when you get it, it broke in shipping, YMMV.

Why am I auctioning off this glorious grab bag, Dear Reader? To raise money for an iPhone? No, please. I'm not that gauche. To pay gambling debts? Nope, I stopped watching after Reuben came in second. No, I'm doing it to avoid divorce*. There's only so much the wife can take, Dear Reader. The WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) only stretches so far, and a decade's worth of glorious gadgetry is about as far as it goes. So, my pain is your gain, my friend.

These items are well loved, but all operational. They've all at one point been part of various crazy schemes that I've had to take over the world, or at least learn how better to interface hardware with my computer.

The Greatest Geek Gadget Giveaway, er, Auction

You pay shipping and I'll send it anywhere. You'll get it in this large plastic bin. I suspect it weighs at least 40 pounds. Perhaps more. I'm sure you'll have years of fun, as I did, with this diverse collection of gadgets.

* kidding about the divorce, but let's just say she'll be happy to see it go to a good home.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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August 03, 2007 9:55
You're so bored you don't know what to do with yourself!!!!


August 03, 2007 10:06
Link's goofed to the auction...

If I had an extry few hundred laying around...
August 03, 2007 10:11
I started off the bidding. Woohoo!
August 03, 2007 10:34
You've got to pay for that Ultimate Developer PC somehow...
August 03, 2007 10:45
Dood, that some serious "booger eating" grab bag stuff. I might just have to bid on that.

Seriously, thats booger eater stuff... and I love it. I love it all!
August 03, 2007 11:00
Awesome stuff. Reminds me of my random assortment of electronic stuff that I got for one random scheme or another, and is now just taking up space.
August 03, 2007 11:36
for god sake, stop being so whipped!
you work hard, you should be able to spend as much money on yourself as you want !
what did she ever do to deserve you ?
August 03, 2007 11:38
Dude, relax. It's a joke. She's very cool and really could care less. Doesn't your spouse tease you about gadgets and hardware?
August 03, 2007 15:47
Sigh. I would have done the "Buy it now" but I was too late.
August 03, 2007 15:48
> you work hard, you should be able to spend as much money on yourself as you want !

Sorry, it doesn't always work that way! Scott has other priorities than his gadget fetish.
August 03, 2007 18:14
Is there a HAF? Husband Acceptance Factor for something like a Gucci handbag?
August 03, 2007 19:03
Cool Idea. You might want to think about limiting it to the US only. I can tell you for sure that if you tried to send a box of stuff like that into Canada it will sit in customs until you are ready for your "Hacking Video Game Consoles" book back so you can pick up the project in 10 years.
August 03, 2007 19:10
Yes, I'm paying attention. Thank you for not selling my CueCat. :)
August 03, 2007 19:41
I was all ready to bid on this until I realized the book was HACKING video game consoles and not HIDING video game consoles. I mean really, who wants to hack them? Now learning how to hide them, that would be a useful book......
August 03, 2007 22:44
If I were to buy it, does it come with some certificate that would placate my wife?

Is this like some kind of cursed diamond that brings bad luck to its owner?

I can't tell you how tempted I am. Best of luck Scott. Maybe you'd like to donate some of the proceeds to a good cause. Hint, hint!
August 03, 2007 23:33
Every married techno-geek has been here brother.. I started selling off some of my most priced dust collectors a couple weeks back. I had some stuff still brand new in the wrapper!
August 03, 2007 23:50
Look out Scott, seems like "listener" is a little jealous of your wife!

Nice collection of gadgets, btw.
August 04, 2007 8:13
Hey Scott,
Any chance you'll throw in your Ultimate Developer PC???
August 04, 2007 17:46
>for god sake, stop being so whipped!

notice that our single friend leaves this comment under an anonymous name.
August 06, 2007 13:02
I remember how much you recommended the Ergodex DX1. Why are you selling it? Got something better? Or do you know of a new version to come out?

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