Ok, that took WAY too long. Getting all the donations validated and the really simple chunk of code to do the random drawing thing was wrought with stupid little technical difficulties (not to mention having to take care of sick family members in all that). But everything is up and running now and should proceed smoothly from now on!
But before I announce the winners, I just wanted to talk about the [feels the collective smack of “Get on with it!!”]. Ok, ok!! The winner of the first 250GB hard drive is Dokidoki! I won’t say exactly how much he bid for this week’s top prize, but his donation this week was more than my matching challenge pledge of $1000 (which means I’m hoping that tax refund check gets here soon). ^_^
The random drawing contest for the 160GB drive had well over 1000 entries. All of those entries were thrown into a virtual hat and the lucky winner this week is, hey, what’s that shiny thing over there, oh wait, ummm, yeah the winner is, well, I had it written down here somewhere, it’s our very own RolltheStampede! His contribution, while not the highest this week, was well above the average member and just enough to land him this week’s prize. ^_^
Congratulations to this week’s winners!! There are still 11 pairs of drives to be had. As a reminder, the random drawing drive entries are reset to just the folks who enter this week, Sunday to Saturday. This means that a fresh pot of entries for a fresh new prize! The top donation drive prize will use the accumulated donation amount from last week through this week (a message for you guys in the running for this prize: How much did you donate? How much do you think the second place donator donated? Will they donate more? Can you reach that high plus one? This will definitely mess with your head until next Sunday! Muuuaaahhh haaa haha ha ha!!)
Thanks again to everyone who has donated this week! The site is well on its way!!