Futureshop Forgiven? Maybe A Little…

December 30th, 2005 by Potato

Well, I ended up checking Futureshop’s boxing day sale against my better judgement. It didn’t turn out too bad in the end: I got a 512 MB SODIMM for my dad’s laptop for $80 (with a $30 rebate yet to come), Civilization 4 for $30, and my dad’s present: QuickTax (which mysteriously existed in a quantum state of in stock but not released on the website). I only ended up going in person because I just needed to get out for a walk and stretch my legs, and it’s not all that far from my parents’ house.

Turns out it went a lot smoother than checking out the website, which was really slow from the traffic, and which kept running out of stock on things on sale, which would then come back in stock, only to be out of stock again between adding them to your cart and going to the checkout. And the system wouldn’t let you order something out of stock and just wait for it to come in — no way you were going to save money that way!

In other news, a record number of hits to the webpage was received yesterday, and I didn’t even check it myself! 40 hits. Wow. However, I don’t have the tools to say if that was one person reloading a lot through the day or 40 unique visits. Either way, it might be getting popular enough for me to consider getting a new host with renewed fervor.

Netbug sent me a flash animation that I just love (well, the animation itself is mediocre, but the whole package had me laughing out loud. I’ve watched it 8 times tonight :)

The Ultimate Showdown (of Ultimate Destiny)

Sorry I haven’t had more updates going over the break. That time has been consumed first by the hectic pace of family obligations, movie watching, and poker playing, and later by the sweet, seductive time wasting embrace of Civilization 4’s “one more turn”.

3 Responses to “Futureshop Forgiven? Maybe A Little…”

  1. netbug Says:

    “This is the ultimate show down… of ultimate destiny.

    Good guys. Bad guys. And explosions.

    As far as the eye can see.”

    That, and the Firefly theme have been stuck in my head for two days now.

  2. Potato Says:

    Wayfare says “You just wish you wrote it first.”

    Yes I do… yes I do.

    As for the Firefly theme, wait until you get to “Jaynestown”, I had “The Man They Called Jayne” stuck in my head for a week. “Stood up to the man and gave him what-for; The hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne…”

    And “We’ve got to go to the crappy town where I’m a hero!”

  3. Ben Says:

    I might be partly responsible for your spike in hits, being at work on Dec. 30th with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do…

    PS, I included the link to my blog if you want to add it to your list. I think anything really offensive is friends protected, so no one other than Erin and Natalie can read it :o)