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google gift arrived

looks like a travel case

     
8:47 pm on Dec 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

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includes all sorts of google schwag (wireless mouse, usb key, usb hub, usb light etc.
11:28 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not that we'd expect Google to be egalitarian or anything like that, only the wealthiest get the goodies, status quo.

However, I'm thinking they only give gifts to people that don't openly question their motives and remain courteous wallflowers.

That 2006 New Years card could've been an eCard instead they killed a tree, choked the air with gas fumes hauling it around, and now it's LANDFILL.

Do No Evil, HA!

Besides, the USPS doesn't need the money anyway as they've been all but replaced by UPS and FEDEX and all they do is deliver SPAM (aka JUNKMAIL) these days.

For example. IncrediBILL won't get a gift because his WW postcount grew too fast

How amusing.

Now run along and play you little scamp.

11:32 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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However, I'm thinking they only give gifts to people that don't openly question their motives and remain courteous wallflowers.

You may want to take off your tin hat there for a second.

No need to name call because you didn't get a present.

11:44 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You may want to take off your tin hat there for a second.

It was just a bit of sarcasm, guess it didn't translate well.

12:04 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just received my gift and thought I would post my information to help figure out the criteria on who gets these. I have an adwords account but I don't use it. I also earn between $1000 and $5000 a month using Adsense. I have been an Adsense publisher for 2 1/2 years. Last year I received the radio. I have a friend who didn't receive anything who lives in the same area as me. He only makes $50 a month and has been a publisher since June of this year.

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12:40 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I haven't received one!

:tears :tears

SantaGoogle doesn't love me like he does you guys and gals.

boo hoo

12:42 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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doclove,
What area of the country are you in (I'm assuming USA).

I wanna present too!

PS Did your friend get a card?

12:46 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'm in Colorado. The package was sent FedEx ground from San Jose, CA. So if you are on the East coast it might take another day or two.
1:55 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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WOO HOO!

Got the little Google gift box 10 minutes ago by FedEx so now I take back all that sarcasm earlier in this thread except the part about using eCards :)

The little zippered pouch reminds me of a toiletries bag with the razor, toothbrush, nail clippers, etc. except those spots have been used to hold hi-tech toys instead.

My wife looked at it all and says "You think they could squeeze the word Google anywhere else on all this?" then storms off "Where's MY Google toys?!"

Something tells me I'm going to have to keep an eye on that wireless mouse as she had her eye on that and the cat seemed rather fond of the retractable headphone thingy - vultures I live with, I tell ya...

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Where are my manners?

THANK YOU GOOGLE!

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I AM on the East Coast (is there any other?).

Unless FedEx is shipping these via truck cross-country (which I suppose is possible) there shouldn't be a difference between
California -> Colorado
and
California -> Massachusetts

Their flying cargo works on a hub system...

Boooohohohohhohohhoooohooohooohoohoooo

:cry:

I may be buying a set on eBay...

3:01 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Just got mine as well. Thank you Google!
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I'm on the east cost too. Gives me hope though... it's taking a day or two longer to get to the opposite coast, right? Has anyone on the east coast gotten a google gift?

Funny what you said about your wife, Incredibill. It must be nice sharing the world of website ownership with someone else. Not many people understand my being behind my computer 60-80 hours a week and think my making money on a website is a fad, soon to go away. Ha!

Congrats to those who have been blessed with the techy stuff from G! :)

3:22 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It must be nice sharing the world of website ownership with someone else.

That's one theory -

This year my wife decided SHE wanted into the AdSense game too and instead of working on MY sites, thinks I should drop whatever I'm doing when SHE needs help on HER site now...

Then my SIS-IN-LAW decided she wanted some of the webmaster welfare too and guess who had to set up HER web site's CMS system...

Of course I get the additional glory jobs of managing their domain registrations, DNS, server administration, etc. so when anything goes wrong you know who gets the ping "MY EMAIL ISN'T WORKING!"

... they are both available for sale or permanent loan if you want 'em ;)

3:29 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Unless FedEx is shipping these via truck cross-country (which I suppose is possible) there shouldn't be a difference between
California -> Colorado

Rodney got his a day before me and we are both in California.

Maybe they are shipped in shifts? Have patience...if it is going to come...it will :)

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Incredibill. I think you already know this, but the ROI in working with wives and families on THEIR projects is often ... negative.

But, you'll get the glory of having EVERYBODY mad at you when the mail isn't working right.

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I got my gifts today :)

I was surprised when I saw the box at my front door.

4:27 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was surprised when I saw the box at my front door.

Not trying to one up you, but I had a real surprise I forgot to share:

The phone rang when the FedEx guy dialed from the main entrance of the building (we're condo, like I'm doing yard work - HA!) and my wife yells to tell me he's at the door. I usually just walk to the main door and get packages as delivery people tend to get confused inside running up and down the hall, elevators, cat walks, etc.

So picture this:

I'm sitting less than 6 ft from my door and from the time she yelled I jumped up and headed straight for the door, flung the door open expecting to keep moving thru to the main building door, not knowing my wife actually buzzed the guy in, and the FedEx guy was standing almost nose to nose with me and it was so unexpected I yelped with arms flailing like Jim Carey's over-acting in some skit.

The FedEx guy laughed at me.

Why do I feel this will circulate around the 'Plex and they'll all laugh at me too?
"Serves him right always being obstinate about everything - HA!"

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Now you're all just rubbing it in....

:(

4:52 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hahaha Bill, that's funny

I might not have even seen if it not for going to check the mail. If they rang my bell, I didn't hear it. The grinch might have stolen my google presents.

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she wanted some of the webmaster welfare too

I honest to truely was in mid swig when I read that and now I have frothy Kilkenny Cream Ale snorted on my keyboard. Thanks. The rest of my family still introduces me as unemployed which strikes a sore note.

Anyone from Canada get their swag?

5:49 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just get introduced as the dot com thousandaire ...
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The rest of my family still introduces me as unemployed which strikes a sore note.

Don't you hate that. I bet you make more than anyone on your street.

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Guys, I'm so glad for you.

I'm in Russia.
Crying about that present.
I KNOW Santa Google doesn't know where Russia is, a specially where my little city (more than 1.000.000 pop) is located.
I'm still wondering how I get my check every month.

But I still have a very little tiny hope that I'm on the SantaGoogle's list.

Yeap,
better back to work on my sites.

8:19 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Haha Bill, I probably laughed at that more than what I should have, but it's late and I could imagine myself doing the exact same thing.

I'm just hoping for a Christmas Card from Google...

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My pack of USB goodies arrived in the UK the day before yesterday.

Very nice, shame I bought a wireless notebook mouse a few days before ;)

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10:13 am on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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FWIW, everything worked 1st time I plugged it in except the wireless mouse didn't want to set it's ID - took about 10 tries and suddenly TA DA! It works.

REQUEST: Google, next year please put the instructions on a web page too so us poor over 40 types don't have to run out and buy a microscope to read the fine print.

Thanks in advance ;)

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incredBILL wrote:
>REQUEST: Google, next year please put the instructions on a web page too so us poor
>over 40 types don't have to run out and buy a microscope to read the fine print.

I recognise this as a case of presbyopia denial. You should have gone to specsavers [office-humour.co.uk].

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Man, I had to go fishing thru the bin for the instructions when I realised I had no idea how to put the rechargeable batteries in the mouse ;)

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You can get rechargeable batteries now?

Man, what won't they think of next.

Doesn't matter anyways. My 486 doesn't have a plug that the mouse can use.

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Still nothing :-(

Hopefully next week.

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suprised they used fedex

but i think its pretty cool :)

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