"Mama," my ten-year-old son said. "Can you make a Minecraft server for me?"
I looked at that kid funny. "Dude, I can make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but I think a Minecraft server is a little out of my league."
"But it's easy. I know you can do it!" He dragged me over to the computer and pulled up a site on how to make a server. "Read this!"
I did. And it looked like Greek to me. There was no way I was going to be able to create a server to hold an entire Minecraft world. I wrote down the instructions and proceeded to fumble my way through it. I did okay. But then I got to the fine print. The part where they wanted money. "Bubba," I said. "This is going to cost a lot of money each month!"
"But I think there's a free one," he said.
I looked at the terms for that one. "Yeah. It's free, but as soon as you shut off your computer, the server is going to disappear. What good is that? There's no way I'm doing all this work to have it disappear!"
End of story!
Now for a little something else: I did a radio interview (a very short one) about Solving the Hunger Problem. If you'd like to listen, you can find it here. It's episode 20. (I have not been able to listen to it, and have been told the problem is with my computer. If anyone else has problems listening, please let me know! Hopefully it turned out okay!)