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Winners !! Best Java Memory Aid Contest

Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Ladies and Gentlemen...
We have an announcement !
After hours of hair pulling, teeth knashing, harumphing, worrying, fretting, mind-changing, and general hair splitting we have determined the winners of the:
"Best Java Memory Aid Contest"

The TOP THREE WINNERS: who will each receive a signed copy of our new book...
(in no particular order...)

Prosenjit Banerjee:
'signed' is shorter than 'unsigned'
'>>' is shorter than '>>>'
(Prosenjit also wins the 'Most Prolific Award', and we thought it interesting that our favorite of his entries was perhaps his shortest
Mayuri Lakhani:
Parsing Primitives is Valuable for Wrappers

Lance Titchkosky:
Look inside magic, know something new

Prosenjit, Mayuri and Lance, congratulations!! Please send us an email with your address!

Next, we are pleased to announce our runner's up and other Honorable Mentions:
(In order of post)
Deep Chand, who posted the first entry and was a hard act to follow with:
Undoubtedly, AstronautS Really Love Their Astronomy
Valentin Crettaz:
PRIVATE investigators DEFAULT to PROTECT PUBLIC goods.
Barry Gaunt:
Assert a conditional, double pointed, erroneous argument.
Manish Hatwaine: Double Honorable Mention for:
If no-dup is the bet
Don't think beyond set
A wonderful cartoon (that I can't type
Mike Gray: Double Honorable Mention for:
Please Abstain From Eating Icecream
(or Kathy's enhancement (strictfp))
Please Abstain From Strictly Eating Icecream
I AM So Cool
Even More Honorable Mentions:
Prosenjit Banerjee:
THIS is the FINAL day FOR 'CATCH NATIVE' dogs....
Mayuri Lakhani:
Constructors are never SAFE
Lance Titchkosky:
Don't Forget Little Issac

Thanks to you all for making this a wonderful contest !!
[ January 09, 2003: Message edited by: Bert Bates ]

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Valentin Crettaz
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Congratulations to the winners
Thank you Kathy and Bert for making up such cool contests
Anytime, anywhere...

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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Congratulations to ALL Winners!.
Kathy & Bert:Good approach to make ur coming book more valuable.

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Barry Gaunt
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That was a FUN thing, more!

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Prosenjit Banerjee
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I am really overwhelmed being a winner. Thank you very very much.
I am new in Java and touched Java in the first week of December 2002. I have only studied a few chapters. So, in the contest I had to bound by only in those chapters.
But wining it was not at all easy for me. As I stated above that I am a newcomer in java (I forgot to say that in mid of 2000 I dealt with Java for not more than one month). Moreover I am not all good in English (perhaps you have understood it). So, I must say it to everybody that Where there is a will there is a WIN.
Thanks again, Bert and Kathy.

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Manish Hatwalne
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Congrats to all the winners!
- Manish
Mike Gray
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Joined: Feb 26, 2002
Posts: 31
I'm glad you liked my 'I AM So Cool' memory aid.
Unfortunately, I wasn't trying to create a memory aid . . . I just wanted everyone to know that
I Am SO COOL !!!
(Thanks again Kathy & Bert)

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Lance Titchkosky
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Joined: Apr 30, 2002
Posts: 36
Congrats to all!
Well now it looks like I will have two copies of Kathy and Bert's book. Anyone looking for a copy email me, I have one for sale (I've only had it 1 week).
Mayuri Lakhani

Joined: Nov 18, 2002
Posts: 28
Hi all,
Today I am back from the weeklong vacation, and came to know that I won this book. Thanks to Bert and Kathy for this contest! Isnt it wonderful that now I will have two copies?
But wait even though I would love to keep two copies of this book on my shelf and everyday take pride to see them, I would like to give this second copy to anybody who needs it, but let Bert and Kathy deceide this.
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Mayuri! That is very generous. You are definitely

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Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Fun Lovers and Thrill Seekers !
Well, there was just nothing we could do...
Everyone seemed to have fun with the 1st annual Java Memory Aid Contest, and now Mayuri has generously donated one of her books, we have no choice but to...
Pre-Announce a new contest ! Coming soon, (in the next couple of weeks), we will begin a new Java contest ! As always, this contest will in some way help everybody learn a little more Java
We have a few ideas we're kicking around, and thanks to Mayuri, this time we will be giving away 3 books !
Thanks Mayuri, and stay tuned!
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