Olympiad of Misguided Geeks - Worse Than Failure Contest
Are you misguided? Are you a geek? Then
contest may be for you:
The first ever Olympiad of Misguided Geeks contest at Worse Than Failure (or OMGWTF for short) is a new kind of programming contest. Readers are invited to be creative with devising a calculator with the craziest code they can write. One lucky and potentially insane winner will get either a brand new MacBook Pro or comparable Sony VAIO laptop.
Unlike other programming contests, the goal of the OMGWTF contest is not to flex your algorithmic muscles and solve some abstract computational problem like you might in an ACM contest. Nor is it like the International Obfuscated C Coding Contest; in fact, writing code like that would be a surefire way to lose this contest. Instead, the goal of the OMGWTF contest is to solve an incredibly simple problem using the most obscenely convoluted way imaginable. And for this first contest, the simple problem is to build and implement the logic for a four-function calculator.''
Why do I mention this in my NetBSD blog? Look at the FAQ section:
What kind of system will the entries be run on?
Windows XP Professional SP 2 or NetBSD 3.1, 2 GHz with 512 MB memory.
NetBSD?! Why aren't you guys using Ubuntu Purple Poodle or some other obscure distro that no one other than me has ever heard of? I'm so writing an open letter on Slashdot about this...
No, dear god, please! Not an open letter! We'd be ruined! Just deal with NetBSD.''
Yeah, deal! :)