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windows 7 ultimate box artOn Thursday, I launched a competition, which would last 77 hours. The prize is Windows 7 Ultimate and the 77 hours have elapsed.

And the Winner is…

roucrous

I’ve sent you a private message on this system. Please claim your prize by 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, September 23, 2009. If you are reading this, and haven’t yet, contact me.

How Did I Pick the Winner?

I was in a spot of panic when I found the comments from JS-Kit are currently not parsing to my database (support ticket with JS-Kit.) However, I remembered that I get an email, which automatically marks as read and archives every time a comment is posted. I don’t know why I keep them. Now I know why I keep them archived. My first job was to delete any comment email notifications, from Thursday September 17 2009, before 10 AM EST. This is because Gmail doesn’t let you search for emails between hours; you can only search between days. The second step was to identify the notifications that notified me that I posted a comment (so the numbers weren’t skewed by my commenting.) I then ran the following search at 5 P.M tonight:

from:(JS-Kit.com Comments) after:2009/9/17 before:2009/9/21

What this does is look for comments between the 17th (0:00 A.M.) and 21st (0:00 A.M.) of September 2009 that are from “JS-Kit.com Comments”. Thus, all notification emails on the 17, 18, 19, and 20 would be returned. Being 5 P.M. and having deleted the notifications from Thursday morning (pre competition) and notifications that I have commented, I was left with 977 comments (12.7 comments/hour or one comment every 4 minutes and 42 seconds.)

Total Entries

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I then went to Random.org, typed in 1 and 977 as my min and max and the number generated was 613.

random

I then went back to my email, and found the 613th comment (in reverse chronological order—Gmail default) to be roucrous.

Windows 7 Ultimate Winner

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Congratulations roucrous and thank you to everyone else for your participation!



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30 thoughts on “Windows 7 Ultimate Competition Winner”

  1. Sandч Garrido Saunderson says:

    Congratulations, roucrous.
    Now you don’t have to get a cracked copy ;)

    That was the most unique way of picking the winner ahaha. Was good.
    x

  2. Sandч Garrido Saunderson says:

    Congratulations, roucrous.
    Now you don’t have to get a cracked copy ;)

    That was the most unique way of picking the winner ahaha. Was good.
    x

  3. John Poston says:

    Congrats roucrous

  4. John Poston says:

    Congrats roucrous

  5. Angie M says:

    Congrats, roucrous! I hope you post and let us know how you like the Windows7 Ultimate! :=)

  6. Angie M says:

    Congrats, roucrous! I hope you post and let us know how you like the Windows7 Ultimate! :=)

  7. jose azcona says:

    thats sucks.

  8. jose azcona says:

    thats sucks.

  9. Poi says:

    Rats! Should have posted more! Congratz dude!

  10. Poi says:

    Rats! Should have posted more! Congratz dude!

  11. James Findlay says:

    Oh well till next time. Congraulations to you roucrous,hope this OS brings you many years of fun.

  12. James Findlay says:

    Oh well till next time. Congraulations to you roucrous,hope this OS brings you many years of fun.

  13. Triet Hoc Nguyen says:

    Congratulation roucrous!
    We missed it again.

  14. Triet Hoc Nguyen says:

    Congratulation roucrous!
    We missed it again.

  15. Nicholas J West says:

    Congratulations, though forgive me for hopin you don’t come forward!

  16. Nicholas J West says:

    Congratulations, though forgive me for hopin you don’t come forward!

  17. Taylor Ling says:

    Ah … No luck … But nvm … Congrats to the winner and please, claim it ! Don’t give me another hope :x Though my name appear several times in the first screenshot :D

  18. Taylor Ling says:

    Ah … No luck … But nvm … Congrats to the winner and please, claim it ! Don’t give me another hope :x Though my name appear several times in the first screenshot :D

  19. Cezar says:

    Rich, if you cant find this guy either, then give it to me :P I’m getting my new Lenovo T400 today, wanna have a fresh OS install as well.

  20. Cezar says:

    Rich, if you cant find this guy either, then give it to me :P I’m getting my new Lenovo T400 today, wanna have a fresh OS install as well.

  21. Darren & Rebecca says:

    Hi Y’all,

    All the best to everybody – don’t forget – Jesus died to save us from our sins. You’d be crazy not to accept Him this very minute!

    Congratulations Roucrous!

    See you everybody, if not in this world, then hopefully in the next!! – Darren & Rebecca

  22. Darren & Rebecca says:

    Hi Y’all,

    All the best to everybody – don’t forget – Jesus died to save us from our sins. You’d be crazy not to accept Him this very minute!

    Congratulations Roucrous!

    See you everybody, if not in this world, then hopefully in the next!! – Darren & Rebecca

  23. M Salim says:

    Congratulations Roucrous!

  24. M Salim says:

    Congratulations Roucrous!

  25. Juan Silva says:

    Claim your price and kill our HOPE of ever winning anything.

  26. Juan Silva says:

    Claim your price and kill our HOPE of ever winning anything.

  27. Mel says:

    So I guess this means that he did in fact claim it? Would be nice to know..

  28. Mel says:

    So I guess this means that he did in fact claim it? Would be nice to know..

  29. Angel Grant says:

    Congraulations to you roucrous

  30. Angel Grant says:

    Congraulations to you roucrous

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