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…The MacMod Mod of the Year is a first?

MacMod Challenge

The 2008 MacMod Mod of the Year has been announced, and a Pre-AGP Mac running Leopard has been declared the winner.

While not quite as visually impressive as the other entries, which included a TiN’ed iPhone, a Cube with liquid cooling, a Mac made of Legos, and even a Mac shoved inside of an Xbox 360, the judges felt that James Little’s (aka jimjamyahauk’s) milestone of being the first person to get Leopard to run (or even boot!) on any pre-AGP Mac was definitely worthy of the prize.

Be sure to check out the site for more details on each of the entries, including build photos and detailed specs and info.

[MacMod – Mod Of The Year]

…I’ve selected a winner?

Lazy Earth ChairLast Friday, I held a contest for a new description of DidntYouHear.com, and the submissions were fantastic!

Unfortunately, since DYH isn’t exactly pulling in the big bucks yet, I can’t give everyone a prize, and I have to pick a winner.

Thus, I’d like to say congratulations to evilgregg for coming up with the winning description:

The lazy man’s guide to the coolest stuff on the planet.

It’s short and sweet, and does a pretty good job of describing exactly what this site is all about. Thanks Gregg!

To everyone else who participated, I’d just like to say thanks for contributing, and I’m sorry I can’t give you all a prize, since you definitely deserve one.

– Cory O’Brien

…Photoshop art is amazing?

Crestock Photoshop Contest

To see what true Photoshop masters can do with a lot of time and even more motivation, check out the winners of the third round of Crestock’s Photoshop Contest.

The prize was a MacBook Pro, and the source material was rather varied, so the results are simply astounding.

Makes me want to brush up on my lasso skills…

[Crestock – Photoshop Contest Round 3 Winners]

…Photoshop skills can win you a Mac?

Mac Pro With Dual 30” Cindma Displays

Are you a Photoshop whiz who needs a new computer?

How about a new Mac Pro with dual 30” Cindma Displays?

Got your interest?

The check out Crestock’s Photoshop Contest 2007 for your chance to win, fame, fortune, and a whole lotta Mac.

There are four rounds in total, and each round’s prize is better than the last. There’s a pair of iPods for round one, a 13” MacBook for round two, a 15” MacBook Pro for round three, and the Mac Pro and Cinema Displays combo for round four.

Crestock Photoshop Contest Round One

For each round, Crestock will supply a set of source photos from their image library. Your entry must be based on one or several of those photos, though you can do with them what you like. The main requirement is that one or more of the source images can be recognized as a central part of your design. Then, there’s voting (40% public, 60% judges) and a winner is announced.

Want some help?

    “The winning entry will have incredible visual impact and exhibit fantastic creativity and technical skill, perhaps also with a twist of humor. Amaze us or make us laugh – or both. It’s up to you and your skills, creativity and imagination, but whatever you do, don’t miss out on the action!”

Sounds like good advice to me.

[Crestock – Photoshop Contest 2007]

…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]