Contest Friday

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This is Tech Tip Video Contest Week (March 9 - 13) at LinuxJournal.com!

Want a free 1-year digital subscription to Linux Journal? This is your lucky week. Watch the daily Tech Tip videos this week and collect the secret letters hosts Shawn Powers and/or Mitch Frazier announce during the videos each day. Unscramble the letters to reveal the secret word(s), and submit the answer on our contest page. Everyone with the correct answer who responds by 11:59:59PM U.S. Eastern Daylight Time March, Friday 13th, 2009 wins a free digital subscription to Linux Journal -- it's that easy!

Follow this link for further contest details, and good luck!

PSST: Shawn is giving clues over here...

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When does the subscription start?

ravi's picture

I'm eagerly waiting for the subscription to start (supposedly in 1st week of April ?)

Unfortunately, after I

mpcoc's picture

Unfortunately, after I submitted a (ahem) few valid-but-incorrect ones.. Thanks :) -t

mpcoc

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Anonymous's picture

I read linux day n night . As soon as i gathered the word "PANIC " i knew it had to be KERNEL PANIC. Free as in free beer . sweet!

aarrgh

Anonymous's picture

I am guessing it is words and not a single word. I can come up with a bit, but nothing that really makes sense or is related to linux. a hint would be nice. . . you said you want us all to win, correct ; )

Just one or more secret words?

Dom Delimar's picture

I'm puzzled as to whether it's just one or more words...

The contest rules imply it's only one secret word:
"Contest rules: Participants must submit the correct secret word via our contest form..."

However, the announcement, on the same page the above rules are written, implies there may be one or more secret words:
"Viewers will need to collect the letters from each video that week (videos will be released daily) and come Friday March 13, unscramble the letters to reveal the secret word(s)."

clues please!!!

el_frenchdude's picture

I love Linux Journal, and I really want to win a subscription!

I'm french, and would love to have a clue on how to solve these clues!

For me, all those letter don't make sense, so having help(clues to what to look for) would be fantastic! :)

Is it command lines? a linux distribution ???

How we know our ans are right or wrong or what next??

Rupal's picture

Hi,

So i tried to submit one of the combinations, the next screen showed something like:

"Success

Your Response has been saved"

Now what?
If I see my account information it does not say anything regards to this contest. How do I get subscribed if I am correct or how do I know if I am wrong?

I am also assuming that the

weedfreak's picture

I am also assuming that the "success" messages means that I have a subscription, I am also assuming that there will be an email follow up when someone gets up on Saturday morning, or even Monday :( Other than that I do not know what to do now.

What was it?

Alan's picture

Can you hint?

Clues on the other post

Shawn Powers's picture

Check out http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/i-want-you-win

--I posted a clue, and will post another later tonight. :)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Is it afternoon yet?

Alan 's picture

>>>One should really stick out. :)

I'll come back later in the afternoon and leave a clue, but really when you see it you'll know it.<<<

I feel like an idiot. I can't find anything but mush in the letters. UGH!

Is it afternoon yet? Might there be a clue?

Thanks

Also of note:

Shawn Powers's picture

I'd also like to point out that my voice is not out of sync, but rather I'm practicing my ventriloquism for your viewing pleasure.

Not bad, eh? You should see me with a sock puppet. O.o

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Broken Contest Rules

David G's picture

From http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/contest

Quote:
Houston, TX - March 5, 2009 - Linux Journal, the original magazine of the Linux community, announces a contest for viewers of LinuxJournal.com Tech Tip videos. During the week of March 9 - March 13, 2009 the daily Tech Tip videos will feature hosts Shawn Powers and Mitch Frazier announcing a few secret letters of the day. Viewers will need to collect the letters from each video that week (videos will be released daily) and come Friday March 13, unscramble the letters to reveal the secret word(s).

Where are todays secret letters? Or should I assume there are only letters on the Tech Videos for the dates 03/09/2009 - 03/12/2009.

No Letters Today

Shawn Powers's picture

Just the place to submit them. Yesterday's video explained that at the end too -- sorry it wasn't clear. :)

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

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Anonymous's picture

Um, the letters correspond to over 500 combinations of valid word(s)..
What shall we do? Perhaps you could give us a hint?

One Combination

Shawn Powers's picture

One should really stick out. :)

I'll come back later in the afternoon and leave a clue, but really when you see it you'll know it.

Shawn Powers is an Associate Editor for Linux Journal. You might find him chatting on the IRC channel, or Twitter

Cheers

DarkVenger's picture

Your right, one of them is crystal clear :D

Btw, in my opinion if you see all the videos you understand that today's no more letters...but I must say, have seen the (not) first video (the Gkfreq plugin one) a million times thinking it was the first one. LOL, I didn't even saw it date :s

Bingo!

Anonymous's picture

Aha! It sure has :)
Unfortunately, after I submitted a (ahem) few valid-but-incorrect ones.. Thanks :) -t

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