Ok, after some difficult deliberations, Allen and Nudone and I have picked out some winners to receive prizes. There were some very good entries, but in the end, only a few could be selected.
The following members captured Cody's spirit so well that they will receive a DonationCoder.com item from the shop
Winners, please pick out your item and email me with item # and size if its clothing (firstname.lastname@example.org). For those who submitted cards but didn't win a prize - don't fret, there will be more chances to win in the future!
As for the postcards, it seems Cody was very busy during his vacation, and we learned a lot about his world wide trip.
I thought Stefan capture the truest spirit of Cody in his postcards, where we learned through Stefan
that Cody really did not steal the money for his own profiteering like we first thought..
We learned that cody became a daddy, and just needed the money to take care of his kids (as a side note, we also learned that Cody does not speak perfect english):
We also learned that Cody was working hard to double the money he "borrowed" so he could bring it back as a hero:
And lastly, we learned the real reason he borrowed the money, to save his fellow birds from the flu:Momonan
painted a very different picture of Cody, as a confident rogue. Here he is lecturing us about fixing the security holes in our site:
But then his carelessness gets the better of him and we learn he fell victim to a classic scam:
we learn that on his vacation Cody took his first trip to space but ran into some difficulty:
However he must have gotten that sorted out because from Rover
we learned that he took a job for NASA and went back!
And lastly, loonier
shows us that Cody can be whimsical.. During his last days he visited an alternate universe and then decided to join a chess team in india and give back all the money.
Even though in the end Cody decided to come back to DC, which we are very happy about, there may be some lingering effects of his last trip to the parallel dimension.. he has informed us that his cousin from the parallel dimension has slipped into this dimension and may be planning some trouble on the site.. so we'll have to keep our guard up in the future..