an eventful weekend

This weekend was an eventful weekend for me as a father, a geek, and a husband.

Friday the 19th was my youngest daughter’s birthday.

Saturday was the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s landing on the moon.

And today was my 35th wedding anniversary. I really am happily married, and amazed that my wife has put up with me as long as she has. My life would have been a lot harder, and very empty, without her and the two girls we parented. She has effortlessly taught me so much as a man, a husband, and a father. I love her very much indeed.

I’m simply noting those events here. I might have something more to write about later in the week. But right now it’s the end of day of our 35th wedding anniversary, so I’ll just leave it at that.

I hope your weekend was as eventful and enjoyable as mine.


surprise! amazon re-instates my deepracer order

Two days after receiving Amazon’s cancelation of my DeepRacer order, Amazon sent me another email:

We’re contacting you about order # for the following item:

AWS DeepRacer – Fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car for developers

Your pre-order was unintentionally canceled due to an error on our part. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. We have reinstated your order, and you will receive an AWS DeepRacer when the devices are ready to ship later this Fall.


Customer Service

OK. All I can do now is wait. At least they have owned this error on their part. I should be thankful, but at this point I’ve developed a rather fatalistic attitude that I’ll ever see this order.