Hello Slashdot. Here’s a static page in a vain attempt to save our server.
I imagine you’re wanting to see the text of this article?
A couple of months ago, my wife and I were approached with an interesting offer by an affluent couple from California. After thinking carefully, we?ve decided to take them up on their offer. My fetish for gadgets is well puplicised through this blog, and I think this offer will help me finally get those gadgets I?ve been coveting for so long.
That?s right, we?re selling our son for $30k. There?s nothing sinister about this, he?s not going into child slavery or anything, Randy and Linda just really liked his demeanor, and they?re keen on a Kiwi kid because they?re usually so healthy. I hear $30 grand is a really good number these days.
So help me out: what would be a good swag of gadgets to get hold of for US$30,000? Here?s my initial wish-list:
- A nice G4 Powerbook. I?ve always been a Windows guy, but only due to cost. I?m super-keen to try out a nice fast Mac.
- A Mac mini for home. Our house is pretty small, and a mini would make an ideal home media server thing.
- An Alienware PC gaming rig, or maybe a hand-built gaming machine.
- A PSP and/or Nintendo DS.
- One of those portable media players like the Mrobe or something.
Have a lovely day, and please do come back and visit sometime when our host provider
is a little less fucked over.
Update: actually, with the addition of this static page, the rest of the site seems to be coping. Here’s the original article (link removed due to slashdotting-by-proxy) if you’d like to see it.
Update 2: okay, so maybe you guys aren’t responsible enough to be left with that link huh? Are you going to behave yourselves, or I do I have to send you to your room?
Update 3:Just for a touch of light masochism (and pure research), I’m going to try posting a link to the original article again: (linked removed again)
Final Update: Wow. Just wow. You guys really like to ream the buggery out of a webserver when presented with an opportunity eh? It’s 1am down here now, I’m off to bed. Knock yourselves out, and turn the lights out when you’re finished.