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Author Topic: 2011 Fundraiser Giveaway Extravaganza - WINNERS POSTED  (Read 40293 times)
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« on: March 28, 2011, 11:24:00 PM »

To celebrate our 6th Anniversary Fundraiser, we are having a giveaway extravaganza, with lots of different things being given away, including software, hardware, programming time, custom cody stuff, and a few random surprises.

WINNERS POSTED

Some of the things on offer:



Winners of 'Coding Hours on Your Project Idea' (3):
  • cranioscopical
  • ghacks
  • one other winner to be determined
Winners of 'Optimus Maximum Keyboard (lightly used)':
  • Curt
Winners of 'DonationCoder Mug' (5):
  • bscott
  • moonwatcher
  • simakuutio
  • skip43
  • The_Doomer
Winners of 'Custom Head In Clouds Cartoon' (1):
  • kwacky1
Winners of 'DonationCoder CodyCards Card Game' (1):
  • JoTo
Winners of 'Signed Cody Sketch' (1):
  • 40hz
Winners of 'Board Game Lot (used)' (2):
  • alivingspirit
  • consumer4beta
Winners of 'Surprise gift' (2):
  • AzureToad
  • Dochappy
Winners of 'Actual Window Manager' (5):
  • BoDuke
  • Chindi
  • HankFriedman
  • ijunk
  • Who?
Winners of 'Aignes WebSite-Watcher' (5):
  • cacoder
  • Filipe Meira Castro
  • mdl
  • wnitzan
  • f0dder
Winners of 'Beyond Compare Professional' (5):
  • fenixproductions
  • lls
  • pencoe
  • steven729
  • worstje
Winners of 'Boxer Text Editor' (5):
  • cjseymour
  • hawleyj
  • NigelH
  • oblivion
  • Winkie
Winners of 'Chameleon Task Manager' (5):
  • Fosdick
  • Isaac Patch
  • ouow
  • Sanddevil
  • springro
Winners of 'Conceptworld Copywhiz' (5):
  • bob99
  • chaswill
  • dmholmes
  • katyggls
  • shelly3
Winners of 'Conceptworld Notezilla' (5):
  • Floppy
  • Sarkand
  • seekerpat
  • Sputnik55
  • wideeyedguy
Winners of 'Conceptworld RecentX' (5):
  • DarkStar57
  • DerekHal
  • DeVamp
  • epopuI
  • misty
Winners of 'InfoQube v1 Personal License (includes non-expiring beta key to use until release)' (5):
  • jeromg
  • mandojean
  • Nelson Carvalho
  • rgdot
  • sciagent
Winners of 'Linkman Professional' (10):
  • CWuestefeld
  • gally
  • Hans van Hove
  • honeybunkle
  • peteg05
  • Rambo54
  • tbelleman
  • TKR
  • VampireRat
  • AnasaziStarTraveler
Winners of 'mIRC' (5):
  • frankve
  • hamradio
  • rob0t
  • TheQwerty
  • lanux128
Winners of 'MyLifeOrganized Pro and 1 mobile edition of your choice' (5):
  • CWS2010
  • jeme
  • mfwiniberg
  • Outertech Support
  • tspilling
Winners of 'Surfulater' (5):
  • Chisaku
  • Loonier
  • Mikeinnc
  • PhilB66
  • raindew01
Winners of 'Some Random Steam Games' (1):
  • Josh
Winners of 'Genie Timeline Professional' (5):
  • bhuiraj
  • DCDope
  • kanomie
  • nutzIbe
  • evgeni


All winners are now being notified by email to their forum email address.  If you haven't received an email but your name is listed above, check spam filters and forum email address, and then mail prizes@donationcoder.com and let us know you never got any mail.  It can take a few days for companies to send you your serial number; if a few days pass and you haven't received it - send a reminder to the company email as noted in your winning notification email, or to us by replying to the email you received or to us directly.



Note: We give away things a little unusually here on DC -- we ask that people rate the items in terms of how much they want each one, and then use an optimization tool to try to assign them to maximize happiness.  For this drawing we are also going to be a little bit manually selective for certain prizes such as the $1000+ Optimus Maximum keyboard and the Coding Hours prizes, to try to put them in the hands of people who have the best use for them -- so do fill out the comments area if you are interested in winning these.

A huge thanks to those people and companies who donated stuff for us to give away and volunteered their time.  A special thanks to DC member cthorpe for rounding up so many of these!



Congratulations to everyone who won! (remember those who didnt will have a better chance of winning in the next giveaway).
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 01:52:49 AM »

We can discuss some of the more unusual items on this thread if people have any questions.

One thing to mention is the Optimus Maximus keyboard is an amazing thing -- but it's probably not well suited for an everyday keyboard -- so i think we should probably try to put it in someone's hands that has a special use for it.  also i'm told that one of the customizable keys (the PrtScr key) may not light up.

The coding hours prizes -- im volunteering some time and so is skwire; if other people are willing to volunteer time as well we will pick more winners.  We will choose ideas that are within our areas of expertise and that we think we can make a useful contribution to.  The code will be for the winner to do with as they please -- though we may give precedence to people who plan to share it freely.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 03:50:48 AM »

The mugs are very good. I happen to own a few ultra-rare superlimited items of the "c-base special edition".

If you are in Berlin, Germany, and willing to show some appreciation for both Donationcoder and c-base, I think we could arrange for a transfer of one of these high-value collector's items cheesy

The mugs are also very large, which is perfect for heavy tea drinkers (guzzlers) like me; will work for coffee as well.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 12:35:08 AM »

Ok looks like it's about time to run the giveaway drawing.. any stragglers better get their entries in now!
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2011, 02:31:04 AM »

Ok i'm about to post the winners.

I actually had to revamp and improve my prize optimizer for this giveaway since there were so many entries and some weird conditions about some things being hard to ship to some places, etc.  I challenge you to find any other site that works so hard to give the right prizes to the right people to maximize happiness smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2011, 08:41:18 AM »

Winners have now been posted (see first thread).
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2011, 08:53:12 AM »

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Your estimated happiness value from this prize: 100%.
110% in my case  Grin

Thanks mouser!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 08:56:11 AM »

Thanks mousey!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 09:07:34 AM »

Fabulous!

As a lucky winner I have to admire the selection formulae  Grin

I'm bowled over by the number of prizes, and the generosity of those who donated them, and the efforts of those who coordinated it all. Profound thanks for all of this!  thumbs up

To be honest, just being a member of DonationCoder is prize enough, in and of itself. Surely all who enjoy this place can consider themselves winners.

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 09:08:09 AM »

Congrats to all the winners!  (Especially Curt- I'll take that off your hands if you decide you don't want it  Grin)
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 09:09:24 AM »

Thanks mouser and everybody who donated and provided the prizes.

100% too  smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 09:14:22 AM »

Oooh I won something. Thank you mouseclaus for messing with the prize optimizer in the ways that you did! Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 09:44:15 AM »

A *huge* thanks to our own DC member Carl Thorpe (cthorpe), who arranged all of the software giveaways, and was the one who insisted we try to get software to give away -- if not for him there would be no software giveaway at all.


And of course thank you again to all of the companies who gave us software to give away, and the anonymous donor of the optimus to give away.  Thank you for your generosity.
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 09:52:14 AM »

This is like winning the lottery!

Several years ago I started studying biblical texts in Ancient Greek. As time went by I lost my motivation because I could never remember where each key was placed on my computer's keyboard. I never learned to blind-type in visible Latin, so to do it in invisible Ancient Greek became too difficult a task for me.

Now I've won the Optimus Maximus keyboard which has key images including several languages, also Ancient Greek. Each key does not have a letter painted but is showing an image of a letter: meaning that when the user wants to use another language, he can simply click a button and voila! the keyboard is showing a different typeset! This is so awesome, I didn't even know it was possible! Study, I am back on track!

Thanks a lot, mouser and Carl!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 09:59:06 AM »

100% happiness value on winning a mug is an under estimate!

Many thanks.

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2011, 10:17:13 AM »

Congratulations to the winners!
I am impressed with the Prize optimiser. What a great piece of software!. The only lack it has is that it can not make coffee (or maybe it can make it too…).

Thanks mouser, cthorpe for your work and to everybody of this site and software donators. On behalf of a winner of some old draws and a Process Tamer’s user.
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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2011, 10:20:48 AM »

Hooray!

I won in DC drawing. And this exactly on the day of my birthday. What a double present.

So add 50% to my prize happiness of already 100% smiley

Thanks mouser and all sponsors.

Greetings
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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2011, 10:25:52 AM »

Just wanted to say it's fun to see so many people posting on this thread.  Thmbsup
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 10:28:05 AM »

Yay, Board Games!  cheesy
100% Happiness indeed. Plus more % once I see whats inside. tellme
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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 10:45:23 AM »

100%? Oh YESSSS!   Kiss Fantastic! Thanks for all the efforts cthorpe and mouser put in this Giveaway and a big thanks to all Donators!

Peter
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2011, 10:51:52 AM »

WOOHOO, I won something.

Thanks Mouser, Cthorpe, DonationCoder community and the sponsors.

Now I'm off studying the 972 pages ohmy Boxer Text Editor manual...
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2011, 11:38:49 AM »

A *huge* thanks to our own DC member Carl Thorpe (cthorpe), who arranged all of the software giveaways

Incredible! Thank you very much Carl, what a tour de force  Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2011, 11:45:38 AM »

Got me a signed Nudone original!

Thanks mouser, Carl and nudone. Actually got my top pick too. That's a first for me! Thmbsup
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011, 11:57:00 AM »

Thank you for organizing and running this awesome giveaway, mouser and thank you to the donators for your donations, as well. I still can't believe I won something! (Especially something very useful - it was my #1 choice smiley )
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 12:06:19 PM »

And this exactly on the day of my birthday.

I guess this prize is

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