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  • Community Credit Prizes for January 2008

    Note: As always, our prize list can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"Check it out to see past prizes and contest winners.

    The items below show the prizes that you can win at Community-Credit this month(January 2008 ). You can have a chance at earning one of these prizes by contributing to the development community this month.  Simply log your contributions (points awarded for over 100 types of contributions) and the geeks with the most points at the end of January 2008 Contest will win one of the prizes shown below. You can also see the past winners and prizes on our Stupid Prize Page.

    But first... a word from our Sponsor: StupidCubicle.com
    This month we are happy to have a brand new sponsor. It is our sister site, StupidCubicle.com . The site only has a few products right now, but they are cool products. Be sure to give them some love.  Drop us an email and let us know what you think.

    Onto this Month's Prizes...
    Grand Prize: USB Podcast Kit

    It's an indisputable fact that our own lives, thoughts and insights are considerably more important and fascinating that anyone else's. Thanks to the internet, we can now enlighten the world with our wit and wisdom by producing our very own Podcasts. At last someone has put together the ultimate Podcasting kit that comes with everything you need to broadcast professional and fascinating (well that bit's up to you) podcasts to the planet.

    Behringer (a name to be reckoned with) have bundled a studio-grade USB audio interface with comprehensive DAW and podcasting software, and also thrown in a professional 5-input mixer with 2-band "British" EQ, high-quality headphones and a dynamic broadcast-style microphone plus cable and stand. All you need is something interesting to say - though that doesn't seem to be a pre-requisite anymore either - and you'll be ready to educate, fascinate, amuse, and possibly enrich us all. Tell it to the world!

    1st Prize: iLounge Toilet Paper Dispenser

    Sporting both a USB slot for the iPod Shuffle and a dock for iPod models with dock connectors, the speakers are housed within the arms that support the toilet paper holder. Navigation buttons allow you to control your player with ease, freeing your other hand for [insert favorite bathroom reading material]. Don't forget to order your complementary RIAA toilet tissue here.

    2nd Prize: LCD Photo Keychain

    Keep your favorite photos close at hand with the TAO digital photo key chain. Using the included USB cable, load the Tao frame with as many as 56 JPEG photos each measuring 125 x 125 pixels. It weighs just 2 ounces, and its rechargeable battery provides up to 2 1/2 hours of image viewing between charges

    3rd Prize: Space Invader Wall Paper

    Perfect for video game lovers, these decals by Bilk come in a pack of eight assorted colors or plain white. Totally geeky but for some reason they look geek chic on this plain wall with ivory furniture. They'd definitely add some flair to a game room!

    4th Prize: Talking Homer Cuckoo Clock

    This cleverly designed clock replicates traditional cuckoo houses, substituting Moe's Tavern for an alpine villa while Homer hoots out his trademark "Whoo-hoo every hour on the hour.

    5th Prize: Tape Dispenser With USB 2.0 4-port Hub

    If free space on your desk is at a premium, consider this combination USB hub/tape dispenser. It combines two essential functions to help you reclaim your workstation.

    6th Prize: Halo 3 Master Chief Kubricks Set

    There is one thing never addressed in any of the Halo games, and it is a sticky (pun intended) subject for Master Chief: the bathroom. Think about it. MC runs around from location to location, kicking alien butt all over the place, but never stops for number one or number two. The only thing we can conclude is that he's going in his MJOLNIR armor whenever he needs to (and now you understand our pun when we used the word "sticky" earlier). What you don't see in the game is that MC is constantly changing his armor in between levels

    So to celebrate all his many armors, you can win this fun set of Kubricks (little action figures to the uninitiated - and where have you been?) full of four of Master Chief's favorite colors. You get standard Green, Red and Blue (from online play), and a clear Stealth version. And each one comes with a BR55HB SR Battle Rifle and 2 SMGs (for duel weld). Get it? Each Master Chief comes with one rifle and two smaller weapons, symbolically representing the number one and number two he's making in his armor. Enjoy your lunch!

    7th Prize: Stupidopoly Board Game

    Trade quirky characters as you try not to trade insults, and laugh all along the way with designer Todd Goldman's popular illustration style setting the silly mood. Includes a custom designed game board, money, tokens and cards

    8th Prize: Star Wars Chubby Series

    Each one is conceptualized from a russian nesting doll, opening up twice to reveal 2 more figures within its parent casing!
    See the evolution of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi from a young Jedi Knight into a Master as well as C-3PO, Sith, General Grievous and Wookies!

    9th Prize: Red Shirt

    After sitting through four years of dull interspecies protocol seminars and tactical maneuvers groundwork, you successfully graduated from Starfleet Academy. As a newly commissioned Federation security officer, your first assignment is on board a Constitution-class heavy cruiser. You straighten out the collar on your crisp red shirt as you walk down the corridor toward the transporter. You've been summoned to provide defensive support for a landing party consisting of the top officers on board. This is your chance to shine.

    Shine like a phaser set to "frag."

    Perhaps you should have gone into science.

    In the Star Trek universe, the Red Shirt is the phase-cannon fodder obliterated on screen to alert the audience to the danger of the situation. It's Roddenberry proclaiming, "We could have just killed one of the characters you cared about!" The Red Shirt is a sci-fi idiom for the anonymous, the expendable, the smoking boots behind a boulder. We've printed that word, "Expendable," in a Trekish font on a red 50% polyester/50% cotton jersey ringer with black rib-knit collar and cuffs.

    10th Prize: Uncle Milton Shadow Magic

    Hang the Shadow Magic glow screen on a wall, place something or someone in front of it, fire the strobe flash, and the shadow cast on the screen will mysteriously linger for 20-40 seconds. Then use the light pen end to add your own highlights and enhancements. The shadow glow screen can be used again and again; when one shadow fades you can easily capture another.

    11th Prize: Shock Ball Shocking Hot Potato Game

    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The stings and arrows of electric current, Or to keep ones hands far from this sphere of trouble, And by recoiling, drop it? To dodge: to duck; "No more!" While it doth sleep, we are safe from The heart-ache and the stunning electric shocks That flesh is heir to, 'tis no consummation devoutly to be wish'd. To toss, to catch; To catch, perchance to shock...

    Toss the Shock ball with a group of people. When it glows red the person holding it or the next one to catch it gets a startling electric shock

    12th Prize: Computer Cookies (Set of 6)

    Tasty byte-sized lemon butter cookies in the shapes of computers, computer mice, CDs and the like will satisfy your afternoon or midnight munchies.

    13th Prize: Star Trek Retro Action Figures

    Ah, the 70s. So many things happened which affected Geekdom forever. Perhaps the most important thing to happen was the introduction and proliferation of Mego action figures. There were tons of cool figures to choose from, but the Star Trek figs held a special place in our hearts. And now the great folks at Diamond Select have made wonderful reproductions for a whole new generation of Mego fans.

    In the 70s, things weren't politically correct - so Klingons were bad and that was that (and they don't like to talk about the lack of a wrinkly head, so don't ask). Both Kirk and the Klingon come with real cloth costumes, multiple points of articulation, and weapons (in UFP blue or Klingon orange). They are so much fun we can't stop playing with them. Get them now, before they are gone for another generation.

    14th Prize: Dunny Series 4 Blind Boxed

    Eighteen new designs make up the latest smash-hit Dunny mini-figure series. World-renowned participating artists include: Cycle, Filth, Glenn Barr, Huck Gee, Kenzo Minami, Frank Kozik, Dr. Revolt, Queen Andrea, Sket One, Superdeux, Tado, Deph, Tristan, Upso, and others.
    Many secret accessories, hidden figures, stickers, and other surprises are to be had- like SIX hand painted Dunnys!

    Ever wonder what we mean when we describe an item as being of 'blind assortment'?

    When you purchase blind assortment figures they come packaged in identical boxes. The boxes are the same in every way and you can not see what is inside!

    On the side of the boxes will be a list of different possible figures. One of these figures awaits inside the box!

    The chances of you getting particular figures are listed as percentage rates.

    You sometimes have a chance of getting one of more than 20 different figures!

    When you open the boxes the figure will be wrapped in foil. At this point you STILL cannot tell which figure you got!

    Foil is used to wrap the figure so people dont open the box and peek inside! It is also used so people don't scan the boxes under X-ray machines.

    Finally! After peeling through the foil you see which figure you got!

    If by chance you get a figure that is not listed on the side of the box, Congratulations! You have found a rare 'chase' figure! Some of these figures are so rare and limited that people pay BIG $$ for them (We're talking hundreds here!).

    15th Prize: Skype Speakerphone

    This USB hands-free Skype Speakerphone lets you talk to anyone via the Internet without messy or tangled wires. It also allows you to listen to your music library from your PC or laptop! This speakerphone is ideal for use with VoIP services like Skype and Vonage. Comes with a flexible goose neck microphone and an independent on/off switch for the microphone and speaker. Simply plug in to your computer USB port, connect to Internet chat software and talk away! Then, take a break and listen to your favorite MP3 music!

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  • Community Credit Winners Recognized in January 2008

    Let's see who was recognized with geeky gifts in January 2008 ...
    Note: As always, our prize list with all of the past winners can be found on our "Stupid Prizes Page"

    The folks listed below have truly exceeded in their contributions to the development community and have been rewarded with some really geeky prizes. How did they win? They simply went above and beyond in their contributions to the development community and logged their contributions here and the geeks with the most points at the end of January 2008 Contest won one of the prizes shown below. 

    But first... a word from our Sponsor: StupidCubicle.com
    This month we are happy to have a brand new sponsor. It is our sister site, StupidCubicle.com . The site only has a few products right now, but they are cool products. Be sure to give them some love.  Drop us an email and let us know what you think.

    And now, onto the winners
    Grand Prize Winner:Emanuele Mattei with 111,925 Points points won a Metallic 2GB Video Watch with OLED Screen

    1st Prize Winner:Karl Shifflett with 91,700 Points points won a The Hydrogen Generating Car

    2nd Prize Winner:Marco Minerva with 81,800 Points points won a LED Jellyfish Mood Lamp

    3rd Prize Winner:Marlon Grech with 59,725 Points points won a The Interactive Star Wars Lightsaber Game

    4th Prize Winner:Scott Dorman with 51,350 Points points won a T-bot Pen Drive, 1gb, Blue

    5th Prize Winner:Anand Narayanaswamy with 51,100 Points points won a Optimash Prime Mr. Potato Head

    6th Prize Winner:Randy Walker with 49,600 Points points won a "My Entire Life" T-Shirt

    7th Prize Winner:Chris Williams with 44,568 Points points won a Soda Can Robot Kit

    8th Prize Winner:Raffaele Garofalo with 42,700 Points points won a Boba Fett Bobble Head

    9th Prize Winner:Deepak Kumar Vasudevan with 39,000 Points points won a Mini Solar-Powered Car

    10th Prize Winner:Mickey Gousset with 33,500 Points points won a Cubicaller Cubicle Doorbell

    11th Prize Winner:chetan akarte with 32,125 Points points won a Funkey

    12th Prize Winner:Brendan Enrick with 32,050 Points points won a MouseRug

    13th Prize Winner:Lou Vega with 27,081 Points points won a Mood Beams

    14th Prize Winner:Dhaval Faria with 21,175 Points points won a Artoo Potatoo

    15th Prize Winner:Jeff Julian with 17,500 Points points won a Butt/Face Soap

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  • Community Credit Play by Play - We have a winner!!!

    Wow, after a super tight competition this month, Emanuele, pulled off not only winning the grand prize, but logging over 100,000 points of contributions.  Let me tell you, this is not an easy task to accomplish.  You really have to be active, write alot of articles...  You can check out his profile to see what he has been up to.

    Karl Shifflett to the 1st prize, Hydrogen Generating Car, with very nearly 100,000 points.  He logged 91,000 points.  He is a member of the WPF Disciples, a very active and very talented group of WPF Gurus.  Marlong Gretch heads up that community and he, in fact, took 3rd prize with 59,900 points.

    Just above him was Marco Minerva, a longtime contributor to Community Credit, who was going neck and neck with Karl up until the very last day.  It was quite a close race there.

    Randy Walker, somebody brand new to Community Credit, earned my favorite prize of the month actually.  It was a "My Entire Life" t-shirt.  This is a great t-shirt that I saw recently on the tv show "Chuck" which has a picture of a 3 1/2 inch floppy on it with the words "My Entire Life" scribbled on the label.  Classic.

    Just Below Randy, was Chris Williams, who took 6th place.  Earlier on this month, Chris made the claim that he was going to take the grand prize knowing full well that he was under a pretty serious point curve as a result of winning in the previous month.  We all pretty much thought that it was impossible, but admired the spirit involved in making the claim.  Around the middle of the month, Chris almost proved us wrong when he was 2nd in the list.  However, as more and more submissions were made, he dropped down a bit and ended up in 6th place.  It is really not too shabby at all and I believe is the highest place finish under a curve.  To give you an idea of how active he is, you can basically multiply his score by 4 to see what he would have earned not being under a curve.  Although I did offer to get him a poster if he took the grand prize, I think that I will send it to him anyway after such a valiant effort.  Keep in mind, this is not just ANY  poster it is a How To Spot a Cylon Poster.

    Brendan Enrick, of ASPAdvice.com fame, won another one of my favorites.  The MouseRug.  We all have and use Mouse Pads, but how many people use a persian rug for their mousepad.  I guess that Brendan does now...


    Last but not least, Jeff Julian won a rather unique prize... the Butt/Face soap.  Jeff recently integrated his blogging community, GeeksWithBlogs.net, and we are still giddy over it.


    Congratulations again to everybody who was recognized this month.  You guys really stepped up to plate and give the rest of us examples to look upon. 

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