By John Gruber
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During last year’s membership drive, I had a terrific line-up of prizes to give away to randomly-selected members. To kick off the final week of this year’s drive, I’m happy to announce another great list of prizes.
Here’s the line-up:
Salling Software: 5 copies of Salling Clicker (for Mac or Windows, winner’s choice).
TLA Systems: 2 copies each of DragThing and PCalc.
Veer: 1 $50 gift certificate good towards products in the Veer Merch store.
NewsGator and Brent Simmons: 5 NetNewsWire/MarsEdit bundle licenses.
37signals: 1 free year of Basecamp Plus, and 1 free year of Basecamp Basic.
Flying Meat Software: 2 copies each of VoodooPad, FlySketch, and FlyGesture.
Rogue Amoeba Software: 1 copy each of Audio Hijack Pro, Nicecast, and Airfoil.
Segment Publishing: 1 free year of hosting on their Starter Plan.
The Little App Factory: 2 copies each of iPodRip, M-Beat, Connoisseur, and Netflix Freak.
Shirt Pocket Software: 5 copies each of SuperDuper and netTunes.
Michael Tsai and C-Command Software: 2 copies each of SpamSieve and DropDMG.
TextDrive: 1 free 20 GiB storage plan at Strongspace for as long as you maintain your Daring Fireball membership ($35/mo. value), and 1 free $25/month hosting plan for as long as you maintain your Daring Fireball membership.
Cocoatech, 2 copies of Path Finder.
Stairways Software: 5 copies of Interarchy.
Blue Technologies Group: 1 full license for Ulysses, their text editor for creative writers.
Fetch Softworks: 2 copies of Fetch, each with a plush Fetch mascot.
Bare Bones Software: 4 copies each of BBEdit, Mailsmith, and Super Get Info.
Panic Software: 1 copy of Transmit, 1 copy of Unison, and 2 Panic t-shirts, winners choose the shirts.
Jewelboxing: Winner’s choice between a 20-pack of King-size (DVD) and 30-pack of Standard-size (CD) cases for the Jewelboxing disc packaging system.
This is somewhere north of US$3,000 in prizes; my sincere thanks to all of the above companies for their support of Daring Fireball.
Here’s how the prizes will be awarded:
Deadline is October 31, 2005.
Anyone who has signed up for a membership or purchased a t-shirt after June 1, 2005 is eligible for the drawing. So everyone who has already joined earlier this month is eligible, as are those who signed up or renewed earlier this summer.
Winners will be selected randomly, using a simple Perl script along the lines of:
Each member can only win once. I.e. if there are 21 prizes, there will be 21 winners.
Eligible members may, optionally, submit a list ranking the order of the packages they’re hoping to win. E.g., if you already own a license for one or more of the prizes, you’d rank those apps last. To submit a list, send an email with the prizes listed in your preferred order to this special address:
Note: Only messages sent to this address will be considered. If you send a message to any other daringfireball.net email address, it will not count toward ranking your prizes.
Any winner who has submitted a message to this address will be awarded their top-ranked app from the remaining prizes. Any winner who has not submitted a message to this address will be awarded a random prize.