I like it so much that I just wrote a book about it.
I’m giving away a couple of copies for free, to celebrate and get the word out about Meteor. If you want to be entered in the contest…
Just post a comment on this thread, and I’ll select a couple at random. I’ll be picking the winners in 2 weeks.
Here’s a link to the book, if you want to give it a preview: http://link.packtpub.com/
No, I’m not working for Meteor in any way. I just really think the technology is solid, and deserves to succeed. Take a look, and tell me what you think!
Alright, I had a random-as-possible contest, and have picked 2 winners. The process went as follows:
- I numbered every entry 1-11, and put them into a weighted elimination bracket.
- Each “battle” was the best of 3 coin flip, using a 1 euro coin – that means it had to land heads or tails 2 times out of 3 to declare a battle victor.
- There was a losers bracket, where the top combatant got placed in the semi-finals
- entry #6 got a bye in the first round, just by virtue of being entry #6
- entry #1 got a bye in the first round of the losers bracket, because I had to pick someone and they were the first to respond
Now for the play by play—
- The first round was dominated by tails. Only one combatant got through with 2-heads flips.
- The same tails luck came through in the losers bracket, with only one of the matchups going to a 2-heads.
- the 2nd round was dominated by heads. just when I thought the coin was broken, it broke 2-heads in 2 out of 3 battles.
- The final round was all heads. #6 may have gotten a bye in the first round, but was on the top part of the battle when the 2-heads rolled.
- Just to make sure #6 deserved it (even though he had already won a book) I put him to the test against the other winner, and sure enough, he won that.
Here’s a picture of the bracket(s) and how the flips went. A “top” win means heads prevailed. A “bottom” win means tails did.
Congratulations to #6 and #11: dashouzhang and Tim Poppe!
I am sending your email addresses to my publisher as we speak, and they should be in touch with you shortly.
To all of you that didn’t win, I’m very sorry, but at least you got to see the transparent selection system. Now that I think about it, I should have made a Meteor application to do this, and released the source code… Oh well, next time 🙂
Thanks for participating!