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The Winners are Announced (Finally) in the TabletPC "Think In Ink" PowerToy contest

June 02, 2004 Comment on this post [2] Posted in Programming | Tools
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The winners are in (I turned mine in minutes before the deadline and spent 17 minutes on it) for the Does Your Code Think In Ink Contest.

Thanks to Julia for noticing the announcement in PC Magazine via TabletPCTalk.

The Grand Prize ($15K!) let you create your own Font with your handwriting.  That's a pretty amazing concept.

The First Runner Up is weird...kind of like Alias SketchBookPro on LSD.

And my little sad applet that won me $2500 and a copy of Visual Studio Enterprise Developer (which is available for sale) was originally called "ZenBar," then "GoogleBar" and was changed by the contest owners when it was packaged up into an MSI to "Web Search Power Tool."  I thank them very much for the righteous changes. 

Additionally, big ups to my homies over at Tabula PC for a great writeup on the tools and what they do.  They said "If it weren't for this last runner up, I'd be really dejected right about now. Scott Hanselman saves the day! His Web Search Power Tool may not be pretty or glamorous, but is exactly what I want from a power tool - it's actually useful."

Also interesting to note is that I apparently live in South Carolina if you believe PC Magazine.  Considering that I live in Oregon and that I know no one in S.C., it'd be interesting to learn when and how I moved there, and how long I'll stay. :)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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June 02, 2004 22:38
That must be Bizzaro Scott living in S.C...... the one that's an executive
June 03, 2004 0:13
Let's see, how's $10.00 for the Visual Studio Enterprise Developer? ;)

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