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paul wheaton
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The winners are ....
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Brett Knapik
Michael Mendelson
Zulfiqar Raza
Peter Tran
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Congatulations!
Thanks to Jacquie Barker for her participation here. I have a copy of the book and I intend to read it sometime in the next couple of weeks. I think it's about time that this topic is covered!
Our scheduled book giveaway for next week hit some bumps: the publisher's publicist could not locate either author! But! I'm pretty sure we have an even better author lined up for next week. Hint: My favorite author. My favorite book.... Well, you'll get the e-mail on Tuesday morning ....
So how did we do this time? Everybody have fun? Anything I screwed up?
For those of you that didn't win a book, are you gonna race out and buy a copy of Jacquie's book?


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Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
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Well done guys! Hope you enjoy the book!
Paul I think I know who you surprise author might be ... I won't say so I don't get everyone excited for no reason if I'm wrong ... but I'm really excited about it if 'm not since I'm reading one of their books right now!


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Patrick Lentz
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 04, 2000
Posts: 23
Hey guys,
just a short question. In these give aways..do I have to be a ranchhand to win? I thought I recognized some names and was just wondering
Patrick
Angela Poynton
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No the winners are randomly chosen ... your status as greenhorn, ranchhand, bartender ...or sherriff?? has no baring at all!
At least I think sherriffs can win .. Paul?
Frank Carver
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Joined: Jan 07, 1999
Posts: 6920
I hope sheriffs can win, otherwise I'll have to send back my copy of "Java Performance Tuning" ...


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Frank Carver
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The reason why the winners are not usually "greenhorns" is that you stand a better chance of winning if you contribute a lot of useful posts to the discussion, and you will be automatically promoted to ranch hand after 32 posts. You'd need to be pretty lucky to get selected as a winner while still a greenhorn.
Peter Tran
Bartender

Joined: Jan 02, 2001
Posts: 783
I was planning to pick up a copy anyway. This is much better.
Thanks!
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
Posts: 3143
Oh yeah I forgot you won once Frank ... whoops :0
Peter Tran
Bartender

Joined: Jan 02, 2001
Posts: 783
Paul,
Where's the link to upcoming giveaways?
Thanks,
-Peter
paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
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Anybody but me can win. But most of the publishers usually send me a copy of the book anyway. I think they like me.
The official book promotion page is www.javaranch.com/bookpromo.jsp
There is another pending promo to be put in the Feb 20 slot. I just got word from Sun. We're going to give away four certified architect vouchers and we'll have some folks from the SCJEA team from Sun on-line. This would include folks that wrote the exams and grade the exams, etc.
Steve Hayes
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Joined: Nov 28, 2000
Posts: 4
Yeah, well done to those that won. I picked up my copy on Wednesday evening and have got through the first six chapters. It's well written, not heavy going at all (just as promised). I was critical for the first four chapters. I kept the receipt intending to take it back - thinking it wasn't going to contain anything new. Luckily, Chapters 5 + 6 really raised my level of knowledge. I will hopefully finish it over the weekend (and keep it!!). So, thanks Jacquie!!!
Brett Knapik
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Joined: Oct 15, 2000
Posts: 255
The second book I won on javaranch
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Jacquie Barker
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Joined: Dec 20, 2000
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Originally posted by Steve Hayes:
Yeah, well done to those that won. I picked up my copy on Wednesday evening and have got through the first six chapters. It's well written, not heavy going at all (just as promised). I was critical for the first four chapters. I kept the receipt intending to take it back - thinking it wasn't going to contain anything new. Luckily, Chapters 5 + 6 really raised my level of knowledge. I will hopefully finish it over the weekend (and keep it!!). So, thanks Jacquie!!!

Steve, I'm glad you stuck with it, and that you are finding it useful. Please drop me an email when you finish, to let me know what you think of the rest of the book: jjbarker@objectstart.com.
Regards,
Jacquie

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Kajol Shroff
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Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Posts: 160
Congratulations to allthose who have won...
I wished even i would have won the book.....i am planning to by a copy....but its too expensive in India....as i converted the dollarsd in Rupees........
I wish i would have been able to afford.........
Anyway cheers guys.........Good Show
Kajol
Nehal Dave
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 22, 2000
Posts: 28
Congrats to all who won the book.. Wish i had won one... But am trying to save some bucks to buy it.. In india books costs a BOMB.. Anyways Congrats once again....
 
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