Housing prices will drop at least 10% by end of 2006. With the East Bay particularly hurt.
Complexity kills. It sucks the life out of developers, it makes products difficult to plan, build and test, it introduces security challenges, and it causes end-user and administrator frustration. Moving forward, within all parts of the organization, each of us should ask “What’s different?”, and explore and embrace techniques to reduce complexity.
I just purchased a couple of monitors online from Dell. Before buying, I went onto ebay and purchased a $35 coupon for $0.99. I’ve seen these before, but never used one. Given that it only cost a buck, I tried it. I paid for it via Paypal, and the coupon works great!
Only caveat – look out for shipping charges on ebay. Some of these guys want as much as $5.99 to send you an email with your coupon. “Shipping charges”? Ebay ought to ban fees on electronic delivery, as its nothing except misleading to the consumer, and makes purchasing take a lot longer due to reading the fine print.
On to the FREE STUFF – I ended up purchasing two coupons for the price of one (with $0.49 shipping), so if you want to use my second coupon, please take it. It expires on April 5th – the coupon number is 9DSK9N$0919$SL – I make no warranties, and the first person to use it gets it. It requires a $300 minimum purchase, and then you’ll get $35 off. Oh yeah – and no shipping charges 🙂
BTW – despite today’s date, this is not an April Fool’s Joke!