November 8th, 2007

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No one seems able to figure out when you should sign credit card receipts, and grocery stores seemed to have joined in the game.

I _think_ it started with fast food type places not making you sign if the value was below some magic threshold value, but it's not consistently enforced, not within the same chain, not even at the same establishment on different days. I think the value may be $20, at least when i went to the grocery store a couple days ago to pick up some stuff the amount was over $10 and they didn't make me sign. Not sure if it was over $15 though.
CodeMonkey

OLPC!!!

Or rather, OL for me! :)

The One Laptop Per Child project is finally doing what everyone has been telling them they should do. They are doing a 1 for 2 sale. You buy two laptops, one goes to a kid in some other country, and the other one goes to you!!!

From "Laptopgiving.org" "Starting November 12, One Laptop Per Child will be offering a Give 1 Get 1 Program for a brief window of time in North America. For $399, you will be purchasing two XO laptops—one that will be sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be sent to your child at home."

So i'm a child, right? :)

If you go to their main site you can look up stuff about both the computers and the project, including the hardware specs, which are pretty nice for a $200 laptop. I wouldn't want to depend on it as my main computer, but as a take it with me to do writing and check email and browse the web type of computer it looks pretty awesome :)

I'm not sure what to think about the color scheme. I wonder how hard it would be to paint it black? On the other hand if it looks like a preschooler's toy it may make it less likely to be a target for thieves :)
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