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paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20660
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Normally, this is the fun part reserved for the person who did all of the work in putting the giveaway together: Carl Trusiak.
Carl called me a little bit ago and said that he got a bit tied up - could I pick four winners, announce them, and he'll take care of all the rest.
So I get the fun part and Carl gets all the hard work.
I said "Sure!"
Since I don't happen to have Carl's spiffy program to pick the winners, I decided to grab the first thread and pick the first four qualified messages out of that. The thread was '"Agile" is cheating' and the winners are:
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Junilu Lacar
Joe Gilvary
Doug Wang
John Wetherbie
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Congratulations!


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Tiger Scott
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Joined: Mar 01, 2001
Posts: 223
Conratulations to the winners.
But Paul
... I decided to grab the first thread and pick the first four qualified messages out of that.

These were not the rules of the game.
Sanjay
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20660
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It's true. That is not perfectly random. But before Carl handled this, and before Bill Compton made the program that picks the winners, I did this by hand. It would take hours to pick the winner.
Since I chose this technique before getting here, and I didn't notify anybody ahead of time that this would be the way the choosing would be done this one time, I do feel it is sufficiently random.
Next week everything will be back to normal.
Junilu Lacar
Bartender

Joined: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 4788
    
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The Trailboss has spoken.
But really, since I have volunteered to review this book for the Bunkhouse, this means that I've got two copies coming to me now . Would it make everybody feel (a little) better if I try to arrange something with Carl to do a single drawing for my extra copy?
Junilu Lacar
Process, etc. bartender
[ February 22, 2002: Message edited by: Junilu Lacar ]

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paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20660
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That sounds like a plan.
Carl should be able to get to this in a day or two.
Doug Wang
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
Posts: 445
Thanks Paul and Sanjay. I am lucky. The game rule is oddish.
Congratulations to three "J".
[ February 23, 2002: Message edited by: Doug Wang ]

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John Wetherbie
Rancher

Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1449
Hey! How did someone who's name starts with "D" sneak in!?!
Thanks to all who participated and a big thanks to JavaRanch and Alistair Cockburn.
There were some very good discussions going on. Don't let the fact that the giveaway is over stop them!
John


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Carl Trusiak
Sheriff

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
Congratulations to the Winners
A huge thank you to Alistar for his time and some great discussions.
Thanks to the people at Addison Wesley for the books
Thank you Paul for stepping in on short notice and handling the selection of the winners. A family emergency pulled me away. But, yes everything is fine now.
Johannes de Jong
tumbleweed
Bartender

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
Congrats to the winners
BILAL HAMEED
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 53
CONGRATULATIONS ALL THE WINNERS
YOU REALLY DESERVE THIS GIFT
Fei Ng
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 1242
Originally posted by Junilu Lacar:
The Trailboss has spoken.
But really, since I have volunteered to review this book for the Bunkhouse, this means that I've got two copies coming to me now . Would it make everybody feel (a little) better if I try to arrange something with Carl to do a single drawing for my extra copy?
Junilu Lacar
Process, etc. bartender

[ February 22, 2002: Message edited by: Junilu Lacar ]


Congratulations to all winners..
2 copies for review ? why 2? isn't one enough?

Looking forward for your review. Actually I am shopping for a good book on the subject. And I do take javaranch reviews very seriously! I have bought 5 books cuz of javaranch reviews so far.
Thomas Paul
mister krabs
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Joined: May 05, 2000
Posts: 13974
Originally posted by FEI NG:
2 copies for review ? why 2? isn't one enough?

We always use two just in case they try to trick us with a phony one.


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