Pages: 1 [2] 3 4   Go Down
Author Topic: Sparkfun Free Day is Back  (Read 5315 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Kortrijk, Belgium
Offline Offline
Full Member
***
Karma: 1
Posts: 151
Young geek
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I live in Belgium, I think I'm screwed the most.
Logged

Sorry God members, I'm an atheist.

Rochester, NY
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 31
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

My thought about the distance was more of how many "segments" the connection needs to go through to get to SparkFun's servers. Each one would add a delay, chance of error, etc...
Logged

CT, USA
Offline Offline
Sr. Member
****
Karma: 3
Posts: 446
Arduino rocks
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Well, I am not sure if it is such a good idea for Sparkfun to try "free day" again next year....
Logged

Manchester, New Hampshire
Offline Offline
Edison Member
*
Karma: 4
Posts: 1363
Propmaker
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I think the reason there's nothing in the donation field is because nobody's been able to get to the quiz.  I got to the page that asks if you want to take the lump sum or the quiz but when I clicked the quiz I got an error page and I haven't gotten that far again.  I keep getting logged out too.  So the totals right now probably reflect only those who took the lump sum, and there is no donation for those that do that.
Logged

Rochester, NY
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 31
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

That makes sense to me. Hopefully they will "learn their lesson" again and add to their capabilities for a repeat next year. It seems like a good idea but again they appear to have underestimated the response.
Logged

Kortrijk, Belgium
Offline Offline
Full Member
***
Karma: 1
Posts: 151
Young geek
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Quote
I keep getting logged out too.
Me too!
Logged

Sorry God members, I'm an atheist.

Rochester, NY
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 31
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

That is not encouraging. I have not even been able to see if I have ever successfully logged in. I saw the login page appear maybe twice but have not seen it since (~20min).
Logged

Silly-con Valley, Ca, U.S.
Offline Offline
Sr. Member
****
Karma: 17
Posts: 420
Lernin' to tinker
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I was on the way to work and got logged in on my iPad and to the decision screen but got stuck there. Now from work sparkfun won't even load. www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com says they are dead.
Logged

10 PRINT CHR$(7)
20 GOTO 10

Rochester, NY
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 31
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Thanks. I have to bookmark that site for the future.

Edit: As of 12:31pm (1hr 31min after start) I just got to answer my first quiz question... It also seems to be holding my login and quiz answers through timeouts and such.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 12:39:01 pm by fillibar » Logged

Monterey CA
Offline Offline
Sr. Member
****
Karma: 1
Posts: 323
Addicted to Arduino
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I got to the 2nd question finally, but it didn't take the awsner of the first question.

Yeah it registered question 2!
Logged

Current Projects:                    Arduinos:
Security Robot Tank               Uno
Security Robot II 4WD            Mega2560

http://mobilewill.blogspot.com

Rochester, NY
Offline Offline
Newbie
*
Karma: 0
Posts: 31
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Weird. Mine got 1 and 2, but now I am timing out to see how I did on 3 (and get my fourth).
Logged

SE USA
Offline Offline
Faraday Member
**
Karma: 41
Posts: 3783
@ssh0le
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

heh dance my pretties DANCE for the sparkfun trinket  smiley-wink
Logged


Central Indiana, USA
Offline Offline
Full Member
***
Karma: 0
Posts: 203
So many projects, so little time...and money!
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Do you have to get through all 10 to finish, or can you just take what little you get and run with it?
Logged

Monterey CA
Offline Offline
Sr. Member
****
Karma: 1
Posts: 323
Addicted to Arduino
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I think you can awsner what you want.  If you miss one you lose $3. I am on my third question trying to submit.
Logged

Current Projects:                    Arduinos:
Security Robot Tank               Uno
Security Robot II 4WD            Mega2560

http://mobilewill.blogspot.com

Lancashire, UK
Offline Offline
Edison Member
*
Karma: 9
Posts: 1991
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I reckon Sparkfun depend on their servers not being able to cope on their give-away days.....   smiley-wink
Logged


Pages: 1 [2] 3 4   Go Up
Jump to: