Sunday, 31 May 2009

Giveaway results complete with added geekery

There are still 11 minutes left before I draw the actual winning names but I am preparing myself ready for the event. I have a random integer generator ready and waiting on another tab but was given pause for thought when the in-house geek/tech support asked me if it was a REAL random integer generator.

After much discussion (read 'discourse') about the science behind true random generation of numbers versus the psuedo-random form in many computer programmes he came out with the comment 'Wouldn't it be really interesting to test it and see if you blah, blah, blah dispersal curve blah, blah, blah display the results from 1,000 million numbers in blah, blah, blah...' and then I woke myself up dribbling. I know that for some people maths IS interesting and intriguing and sexy and lush but I don't see the pretty paterns and loveliness people assure me are in numbers.

However my clock is now telling me it is after midnight here in the UK so ...........

AAAAAAAGH! It has taken 15 minutes to get to this point because I am not as technically capable as I have previously thought. I gave up trying to get the screengrab from Random.Org but the winners were

my thoughts,my voice, Curly Pops, bylulu, & A joyful chaos

Yes there are FOUR winners but I figure that puppy is naughty enough that two people might want to timeshare her ;-)

Thank you so much to everyone who came by for a look at my giveaway. This has been fun. :-)


  1. Ha ha! Oh, you have a resident maths geek? Me too. This morning he was telling me about geometry and how the corners of my bags should get sewn and all about triangled and ... bbbbbb.... then my left side went all numb.

    I've just spent 8 months of my life living inside an excel spreadsheet, and even though I am free now I keep dreaming in excel, concordances and vlookups. ERGH!

  2. Maths.... nah, I don't do math. It hurts my brain. I can't believe anyone would find math sexy - does you resident geek really find it sexy?? Maybe I am missing something here... LOL.

    Congrats to the lucky winners.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  3. I'm snorting with laughter at "then I woke myself up dribbling" - brilliant! Congratulations to the winners! Locket xxx

  4. I'm with you on not getting the patterns and the pretty little numbers.

  5. You didn't really give away the pup did you?

  6. HA!!!!!!!!
    just to let you know
    that "LOL" thingie
    was not
    purely t'internet-based
    in these parts
    this morning