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Author Topic: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing  (Read 8624 times)

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Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« on: May 16, 2007, 04:23:22 PM »
Winners of the May 2007 Giveaway Drawing


May 2007 Giveaway Drawing

Supporting Members, you've got until the last day of the month to take advantage of this month's Discounts..

This Month's Special Discounts and Giveaways:




Winners of 'ZuluPad Pro' (5):
  • JoTo
  • mja
  • Magic Speller
  • harlander
  • brahman
Winners of 'ArtRage Pro 2.2' (5):
  • Curt
  • slave138
  • Chris
  • aruvam
  • broken85
Winners of 'ED for Windows' (3):
  • Rick_S
  • lsp
  • prikryl
Winners of 'Super Flexible File Synchronizer Professional' (5):
  • cranioscopical
  • justice
  • mtrenga
  • tomos
  • MerleOne
Winners of 'SyncronizeIt/CompareIt bundle' (5):
  • ganrad
  • fidodido
  • rodmeyers
  • mdl
  • peteg05



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.

Curious about how we award prizes?  See http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=1684.0 for a discussion about our custom prize optimizer utility. Winning something one month reduces your chances of winning the next month, and being helpful on the forum slightly increases your chances.


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« Last Edit: May 16, 2007, 04:52:36 PM by cthorpe »

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 04:46:56 PM »
Just one quibble (I think!) Carl, the discount for SFFS above is still showing as 50% whereas I *believe* it actually to be 30%. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to Carl and the respective software authors for making the give away AND the discounts possible. As always, thanks to mouser for this incredible site.

EDIT: can't stand split infinitives  :-[ OK, so it dates me a bit, but years of schooling cannot be undone... BTW, love the following quote on the subject from Raymond Chandler, who was complaining to the editor of The Atlantic Monthly about a proofreader (from wikipedia):

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"By the way, would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss-waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will remain split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of barroom vernacular, this is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed and attentive. The method may not be perfect, but it is all I have."
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
« Last Edit: May 16, 2007, 05:30:43 PM by Darwin »

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007, 04:53:24 PM »
Just when I think I've found all the places that mistake can appear, it sneaks up and bites me in the ..... nevermind.

Thanks!

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 04:54:23 PM »
Congrats to the winners!!

Didn't enter this time month, but maybe there's something I want next month :)

And again: Kudos to cthorpe for getting these discounts and free licenses :up:

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 04:55:53 PM »
:beerchug: OMG!!! :beerchug:

thanks Carl!
thanks Tobias (from SFFS)!
thanks Mouser!
thanks Microsoft for causing me to search out this place !!

Was just trying it (SFFS) out today and really loving it

lol  :-*
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(have to keep checking it to make sure I really won it !!)
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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 05:10:21 PM »
congratulations to all the winners  :beerchug: :beerchug:

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 05:20:21 PM »
A special thanks to carl who took over every step of the donation process this month, from contacting companies, to updating dc web pages, to running the prize simulator, posting results, and even updating every past discount post to reflect current status.  It's a lot of work and he deserves a big round of applause.


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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 05:24:00 PM »
I'm delighted to be a recipient of Super Flexible File Synchronizer Professional.
At the moment I can't synchronize my left brain with my right, let alone a whole bunch of files.
SFFS to the rescue with the latter.  I'll post a coding-snack request for the former!

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2007, 01:49:04 AM »
 :D Wow, I just read mail about the winned SFFS license.  I am so thankful to all who made this possible, in particular the DonationCoder team and also SFFS developer.    You couldn't find anything more appropriate to lift up my spirit, after a difficult week (hospital, minor surgery, everything fixed now!).  It will help for a quicker recovery, no doubt...

Thanks again !
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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2007, 01:52:25 AM »
Yeah
:up:  thanks again to Carl for all the organising etc  :up:

EDIT- PS Get well soon MerleOne !!
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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2007, 01:52:59 AM »
WOOOHOOOO! I'm a WINNER!  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:  :Thmbsup:

I never won sth. my whole live...and now on DC i won the second time a program i want to have. Thats un-be-lie-va-ble!

Thanks to cThorpe for all the effort and work, thanks to the companies that are so generous and thanks to all DC members that congratulates the winners.  ;D

And of course: Congratulations to all the other winners!

*PLOP* <- Opening a bottle of Champagne!
*BURP*, oops sorry  :-[

CU all
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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2007, 03:47:29 AM »
 :Thmbsup: Woohoo first time I won anything! :D and a great piece of software to boot. Thanks to everyone for their work and energy involved and congratulations to the other winners! Now I'm off to install SFFS :D

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2007, 04:58:10 AM »
First time I applied and first time I won. And with only a day in between! Wow!
Thanks a lot, DC, for this great feature.   :Thmbsup:

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English is by far not my first language, so I had to look up what the heck Darwin (and Raymond Chandler) was/were talking about; "Split infinitives":

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  Merriam-Webster Collegiate® Dictionary       

split infinitive

Function:           noun
Date:               1897

: an infinitive with to having a modifier between the to and the verbal (as in “to really start”)
usage The split infinitive was discovered and named in the 19th century. 19th century writers seem to have made greater use of this construction than earlier writers; the frequency of occurrence attracted the disapproving attention of grammarians, many of whom thought it to be a modern corruption. The construction had in fact been in occasional use since the 14th century; only its frequency had changed. Even though there has never been a rational basis for objecting to the split infinitive, the subject has become a fixture of folk belief about grammar. You can hardly publish a sentence containing one without hearing about it from somebody. Modern commentators know the split infinitive is not a vice, but they are loath to drop such a popular subject. They usually say it's all right to split an infinitive in the interest of clarity. Since clarity is the usual reason for splitting, this advice means merely that you can split them whenever you need to.

- quote: "The construction had in fact been in occasional use since the 14th century.."

... can't stand split infinitives  :-[ OK, so it dates me a bit, but years of schooling cannot be undone...

I would say it dates you quite a bit...   :P

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2007, 08:38:04 AM »
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I would say it dates you quite a bit...

"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2007, 09:05:56 AM »
I am impressed.
This is the first ever time that I participated in the draw and got a free license. WOW. My good day.

I am not a coder - for that matter dont have much to do with compuer and software. So, unable to contribute anything technical in this forum!

Just like playing around with and using software that makes usage easy and more productive!

Well, as a way of thanking, donated some funds to DC today.

Thanks guys!

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2007, 09:09:55 AM »
Yeah
:up:  thanks again to Carl for all the organising etc  :up:

EDIT- PS Get well soon MerleOne !!

Thanks, I feel the magic of SFFS already working...

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2007, 09:19:39 AM »
Yep SFFS is fantastic!

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2007, 11:21:03 AM »
Hello,

I'm a winner of a license for the 'SyncronizeIt/CompareIt bundle' and want to thank everybody for this and their efforts of making Donationcoders such a great place.  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

Congrats to all other winners and a special thanks for Cthorpe.

Have a great day!

peteg05

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Re: Winners of May 2007 Giveaway Drawing
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2007, 02:30:13 PM »
Hi there ganrad, i'm no coder either, i tinker and break things as a user tho lol, i dont know about the other people here who are users only, but it seems to me a users perspective on a program is really important.  A program may have the most elegant code and use no resources, and have a 1001 uses and all that, but whats the point if people like you and i dont like it and cant use it?

Congratulations on your win too