As always ... there are consolation awards. Some folks actually
try and win these things - perhaps YOU will find your entry wins
one of these in the next POTM!
** The most coveted BEST NAME award to Boogie_Woogie_Boggle_Boy
from Ken Bateman ... surely you youngsters remember
the tune ... runner-up was HobBoglin from Ted Alper,
best combination of the Boggle and Halloween themes.
** The best program name never actually used goes to Marianne Saint
for "VowelMovement" ... this suggestion (and half a
dozen others) were in the comments of HMSBoggle ... a
somewhat less exciting choice of name derived from
the name of Darwin's vessel ... 8*)
** Best attempt to influence the POTM-master by naming their
program goes to Michael Strauch for HICINBOGGLE
** The BIGGEST EXECUTABLE EVER award to Mike Goldshteyn for the
executable of BogglesTheMind which weighed in at over
14 Megabytes ... just a bit over the allowed maximum.
** The BEST BLUFF award to Ken Bateman ... Ken's entry sat atop
the system test lists for the duration of the POTM with
a solution he got by running his
his program for a weekend. HMTHW
He placed 16 words for a total ATEOP
score of 77 ... the words were: TNSRV
A, AND, FILE, KEWL, LETTER, LIST KEDIF
NAME, POTM, PRESENT, PROVIDES, SWLGN
SINGLE, THANKS, THAT, THE, WORDLIST,
and WORDS ... hope it didn't scare too many folks off!!!
** Best header inside the source code goes to:
* Author: Corin Anderson
* E-mail: email@example.com
* Entry name: Coin Toss
* Song currently in head: 'Under pressure', by Queen.
** The "I DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' TIME CODE" award goes to
Ramkumar Srinivasan for INDIAN_MAGIC which
ran for 4455 seconds before completing the finals!
Well ... RamKumar resubmitted just before the deadline
with a much more efficient program ... whew!!!
** The UNDERDOG award to Clark Kent (??) for xyzzy ... this incredible
entry finished 53rd on the system test run but found
its way into the top ten on the finals. Truly a super
entry. Truly magical. And an incredibly good-looking
pseudo-programmer at the helm. *and NO, I didn't fix it
up after I selected the wordist*
** Best "If I had it to do all over - here's what I would try" answer:
to Shawn Smith (Bozo_TM_Billion_Monkey) who wrote ...
"to get a life, by not spending so much time in
front of the computer or television."
** BEST PERL ENTRY: Mifflin from Jon Howell
** BEST JAVA ENTRY: HobBoglin from Ted Alper
** BEST SHELL ENTRY: zigzaggle from Hans-Joachim Gurt
(ummm ... the ONLY shell entry!)
** BEST .edu ENTRY: Shake_Rattle_Roll from Hal burch @cs.cmu.edu
** BEST .com ENTRY: Intelligent_Brute_Force from
Dan Gehlhaar @agouron.com
** BEST att.com ENTRY: xyzzy from Clark Kent @potm.ffast.att.com (hmmmm ...)
** BEST lucent.com entry: igglobe from Paul Nelson @lucent.com