Archive | September, 2007

…The Swag Bag winner has been announced?

The Swag Bag

And the winner is…



Just to clarify my methods, I put each name that entered the contest into an Excel spreadsheet (there were 6 names) in the order that they commented. (stephen first, superdude4agze second, etc.)

Then, I created a formula to randomly pick a number between 1 and 7 (1.00->6.99). The formula was RAND()*(7-1) 1. The number that it came up with was 4.1001456. Thus, since the whole digit was 4, wendy_q420 was the winner, as she was the fourth person to comment.

If anyone sees any fault with the above logic, please let me know, and I’ll draw again. Otherwise, keep an eye out for the next Swag Bag giveaway!

…India loves cricket?

Cricket Balls

Apparently it pays to be a successful Indian cricket player.

After taking top spot in the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup, the India team received the following:

(Keep in mind:
10 lakh = 1 millon
1 crore = 100 lakhs or 10 million
1 lakh = 100 thousand
5 lakh = 1/2 million
1 US Dollar = Rs 40)

  1. Prize money worth $490,000 for winning the Twenty20 World Cup.
  2. The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced a prize of $3 million (Rs 12 crore) for the team. Each member got a check for Rs 80 lakhs.
  3. A special cash reward of Rs 1 crore was given to Yuvraj Singh for his 6 sixes in an over.
  4. The support staff, including the Manager, Bowling Coach, Fielding Coach and Physio got Rs 15 lakhs each.
  5. Lalit Modi, Vice President of BCCI, gifted a Porsche to Yuvraj Singh on his personal capacity.
  6. Neosport presented a Mercedes to R P Singh for his excellent bowling performance in the tournament.
  7. Sahara India gave flats (worth Rs 25 lakhs = $62,500) to each cricketer.
  8. The Delhi government has decided to offer free Air services to all members of Team India for 5 years.
  9. Air India and Indian Airlines announced out-of-turn promotion for some cricketers including Dhoni, Uthappa, Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh. They will also get a steep hike in their salary.
  10. The Haryana government has given Rs 21 lakhs to Joginder Singh.
  11. The Karnataka government has announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakhs each for player, Robin Uthappa and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad.
  12. Maharashtra government has announced a reward of Rs. 10 lakhs each for Ajit Agarkar and Rohit Sharma.
  13. Virender Sewhag and Gautam Gambhir will receive Rs 5 lakhs each from the Delhi government.
  14. The Kerala government has announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakhs for S Sreesanth.
  15. The Baroda Cricket Association has handed over checks worth Rs 11 lakhs each to Pathan brothers – Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan. In addition, they also received Rs 5 lakhs each from the Gujarat government.
  16. RP Singh became the first recipient of the Manyavar Kanshiramji International Sports Award that carries a reward of Rs 10 lakhs.
  17. The Jharkhand Government has bestowed the first “Jharkhand Ratna” award on Mahendra Singh Dhoni. According to the Chief Minister of the state, Dhoni will get a “surprise gift” on arrival.
  18. The Union government has decided to give Z+ Security cover to M S Dhoni. Although it’s not an award, only few eminent and VVIP persons in the country receive such security cover.

[Via: Cricket Buzz]

…Gnuf uses large dice?

World’s Greatest Dice Roll

To promote their new gambling site, Gnuf created the world’s greatest dice roll, using two giant dice (each is over two meters tall and weights over half a ton) that were airlifted with a helicopter and then rolled them down the side of an ice-packed, snow-capped mountain.

The goal is simple: Guess what number they landed on, and you can win an eight-day trip to Greenland.

Care to wager?

[Gnuf – The World’s Greatest Dice Roll]

[Via: Adverblog]

…You can be too networked?


If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the constant requirements of the social networking environments, then NOSO is for you. Designed to be a “real-world platform for temporary disengagement”, it lets you create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.

The events, which take place at cafes, parks, libraries, bookstores, and other public spaces, bring together participants whose identities remain unknown to one another. They agree to arrive at an assigned time and remain alone, quiet and un-connected. The events last for 1-30 minutes, and then participants disperse and return to their regular activities.

If shutting down your blogging, vlogging, podcasting, Skyping, texting, IMing, dating, trading, buying and selling self sounds like the perfect getaway, then sign up for the next NOSO, and enter the oasis.


[Via: The Presurfer]

…Mario lives in a flip book?

I can’t even imagine how long this took; though I also can’t decide if it was probably too long, or not long enough.

I do know this however: A Mario flip book that follows the super plumber through an entire level is flippin’ awesome!