Thanks For The MacBook Pro, SourceForge!

When I first signed up for Twitter back in February, I had no idea that it would be helping me win free stuff.  Even now, I still can’t believe it.  Except, of course, for the fact that I’ve actually received the free stuff.

I also would never have expected SourceForge to ever give me something for free, either. Yet, they have. And for that, SourceForge, I definitely thank you! I am My family is glad to have a new MacBook, too.

It all goes back to one month ago… I had heard about SourceForge’s 2009 Community Choice Awards and some live feeds they were going to do for the event. But wait! There’s more?  They were giving away four MacBook Pros during the live coverage. Wow!  Of course, what are the chances of me winning one, right?

Well, winning one required tweeting answers to trivia questions.  I was shocked when the first question was one that I actually had an idea about.  “What movie did Apple use to hype its new QuickTime4 format?”  I won’t give the answer, so have fun figuring it out!  But, being the first to tweet @SourceForge with the correct answer, I soon learned I was right.

And so that started the journey of the new MacBook!  It took some verification of personal data, some FedEx transit, but in the end, it made it here one month after that fateful night.  Tuesday, I received an email with the FedEx tracking number and, thankfully, within two days, it was here.

Here are some photos from the grand opening! (Sorry for the lack of thumbnails… WordPress is giving me some issues with uploading photos.)

While it’s such a sweet looking piece of technology, I decided that I would not keep this.  Nope, this MacBook is now my dad’s newest toy. I still have plans for a MacBook, but it wasn’t going to be this one.  So, there you go, dad!

Again, a big thank you to SourceForge!  I come to your site often for open source needs.  And now I can we can thank you for this shiny new MacBook Pro, as well!

New Who Looking Good, Different

Series 5 of Doctor Who is still a ways off. We still have to finish up this year’s specials, leading to the end of David Tennant’s time as the traveling Time Lord.  However, some information has already been coming through about Series 5 (as well as the specials yet to be released this year).

While I am going to avoid talking about the upcoming specials (The Water of Mars and The End of Time, if anyone is curious), I will note some things I’ve seen in several pictures regarding Series 5.  For the following information, refer to the following links here and here.

New TARDIS?

From the links shown, does anything stand out to you about the TARDIS? Well, I think it’s a bit more bluer than it is now.  While this may seem like a small thing, there is some news that the TARDIS interior may be changing, too.  I wonder how many people will respond to this.  How do you respond?  Comment below!

New Doctor

Obviously, we have a new Doctor coming. But, Matt Smith isn’t the only new face we’ll see. He has a new companion to top it off (though some of the pictures in those links show an old face… though I won’t mention who).

And, obviously, with a new Doctor comes a new look.  Eccleston had his look. Tennant had his.  And Smith, obviously, will have a unique look.  Well, it does look familiar to me.  I see the transition from Tennant to Smith being reminiscent of the transition from Baker to Davison.  I think we’ll know if this holds true next year.

New sonic screwdriver

Um… what? The Doctor is getting a new sonic screwdriver?! What about the two I bought?!  Wait, did I just say that out loud?

But, yes, from the pictures shown, it looks like Doctor 11 will be making a new sonic screwdriver. I guess that can’t be too bad, given how so many other things are being renewed with Matt Smith’s regeneration.

Lastly, there is a spoiler that I haven’t touched yet. I won’t touch on it, but if you view the links above, you’ll undoubtedly see a picture or two that may give it away.

Excited for Doctor Who? I know I am!  What are you looking forward to in Series 5?

Some New Blog Features

While I’m finishing up several new posts to put up in the next fews days, I thought I’d mention a couple features on the blog.

First, I added in the ability for users to rate my posts. So now, not only can you leave a great comment, but you can also rate posts. I do hope some of my latest ones, and ones coming up, will be of use to many people!

Secondly, if you haven’t already seen, I’ve added a few small Twitter things to my sidebar.  If you’re a Twitter user and feel like following me, go ahead!

I had added in a little comment box to the side bar, but I have since disabled it. If you think you would like me to have that back on, let me know, and I’ll restore it.

Hope you all enjoy some of the things I write! 🙂 I do like feedback, so please feel free to leave me some!