I was having a pain in the rear getting my old atmel MKII programmer to work.
Then I found this tiny AtTiny programmer USB thingy from sparkfun. what a deal!
It's the one plugged into my computer right now. The cheap multimeter they have also can measure current consumption down to the 1uA level. Pretty Rad.
I hope my family doesn't grow tired of hearing piezo beeps all night long.