October 19, 2005

Contest Results and Prizes, Three Types

Going backwards in time:

— I recently offered a plush Delicious Monster sock monster if anyone could make my favorite macro a bit uglier and more efficient using the preprocessor, and although some said it was impossible, Toby Paterson posted the first solution that fits the specs. Mirko Viviani also posted a neat solution, and there was a bunch of neat discussion on the list, but I said the first solution that matched my criteria, so the prize goes to Toby. As an extra bonus, Toby, you can pick your favorite monster from the two below. (Also, e-mail me your physical address.)

— In July, I asked if anyone could find a class that, when subclassed, required you to call 'self = [super init]'. Ken Ferry wrote several cool programs to find classes that would return a different instance than the one you sent the -init message to, and although none of them were actually cases where calling 'self = [super init]' would help, it was a cool program so he won the $100 prize. He asked that his prize be commuted into a job interview, which I was only too happy to grant him, but a month later he (sadly) told me that Apple had hired him. (Apparently they aren't content just to simply hire away everyone who works for Delicious Monster, they also are now hiring people who I mention I might interview.)

— Way back in May, I posted a challenge in Grapher in Tiger, and young Padawan Lucas Newman responded with the answer. He won an upgrade to Delicious Library 2, but just recently also decided to upgrade that to becoming a remote contractor for Delicious Monster; he is now handling support and doing some programming for us under Drew Hamlin, our lead quality monster. We wish Lucas all the best in his assumed future career at Apple.



Anonymous Matt Thomas said...

Congrats to all!

(Time to update my résumé: "Had sushi with Wil Shipley during WWDC". Apple here I come!)

October 19, 2005 7:23 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We wish Lucas all the best in his assumed future career at Apple."

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha... ahem, sorry... no, wait... hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Best line of the post. Hilarous.

October 19, 2005 8:13 PM

Anonymous cesar said...

hey, wil, could you interview me and maybe I can get a position in Apple as a Product Design Engineer :P

have fun!

October 19, 2005 8:44 PM

Anonymous Enzo90910 said...

Do you think that if I interview at Apple Wil will give me a job? :-)

October 20, 2005 2:13 AM

Anonymous Tony Frey said...

I should get some sort of credit just for READING this great blog.... :-)

October 20, 2005 5:55 AM

Anonymous Jon Trainer said...

Wil: You should send an invoice to Apple for all the HR and recruitment services you are providing them.

October 20, 2005 8:11 AM

Blogger Lucas Newman said...

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October 20, 2005 10:53 AM

Blogger Lucas Newman said...

I'm expecting the call any day now :-)

October 20, 2005 10:54 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Wil,

Could you interview me for a Board position at Delicious Monster?

(Hey, it might work)

October 20, 2005 12:04 PM

Blogger Jamie said...

Random request...
Can I buy the Monster that gets left behind?

October 20, 2005 12:43 PM


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