DealBITS Drawing: Autographed Spam Winner -- Although we had only 257 entries in our one-day DealBITS drawing for an autographed can of actual Spam, as announced in last Thursday's extracurricular issue, the competition for that can was hot and heavy, with a number of people begging for special dispensation. But such shenanigans would be against our carefully amended rules, which made for tasty reading, so I'm pleased to congratulate Guy Plunkett III of charter.net, whose entry was chosen randomly and who will be receiving a can of Spam, autographed by me. It's worth $2.95 in raw materials, although I wouldn't be surprised if Guy could get $4 or even $5 if he were to auction it on eBay. Unfortunately, our deal with Hormel to provide a discount on Spam by the case fell through, so if you're hankering for some Spam Quesadillas, Spamghetti and Spamballs, or other delicious Spam treats (or even if you just want to break into the cutthroat world of Spam architecture), you'll have to ante up full price on your own. Many thanks to those who entered this special DealBITS drawing, and for those who either didn't win or failed to enter because you thought we were kidding, I hope the devastating disappointment you're undoubtedly experiencing won't prevent you from participating in the future. Who knows, maybe this time next year I'll give away a can of Turkey Spam. [ACE]
Type Faster by Competing in Races
A fun way to improve your typing speed and accuracy is to join an online typing competition at typrX. This typing competition keeps track of your typing speed, while allowing you to compete against other people, either around the world in public races or with friends in private races. To set up a private race with your friends, follow these simple steps.
- Once you have a typrX account, click the Create Private Race button on the front page and you’ll be taken to the private race page.
- From there, copy the track code URL and send it to the friends you want to join the race.
- You can click the Delay Countdown button to add 10 seconds to the clock if you are waiting on your friend to join the race.
- DealBITS Drawing: Autographed Spam (01 Apr 04)