Remember last week, when it was Karenpie's birthday and to celebrate, she unselfishly and generously gave you a chance to win a cookbook? That Karenpie, she may be a dork but she has excellent taste in presents!
Ah, Ina - my reluctant and unaware heroine. How I love you! I just know, in my heart of hearts that we would be full-on buds if we had the chance. As it is I'll have to worship you from afar, pretending to the BFF status and drooling over your cookbooks out here on the opposite coast.
Reading this, your most recent cookbook, is like having a conversation with you because I just know you're talking to me! Wait - that sounded a bit stalkerish. Dialing it down . . . . . way down . . .
Back to the winner - want to know which of you lucky readers got Barefoot Contessa's new book? Well, in order to make this contest completely ethical, we were very professional and used a random number generator. Since I'm so tech-nerdy I wrote the code myself. I'm cool like that - I can make cinnamon rolls and write code. The perfect woman. Anyway . . .
I'll show you the step-by-step process I used and I'll do this for 2 reasons:
1. So you'll be impressed
2. So you'll be impressed
Get ready to be impressed.
Software designer creates database.
Software designer's intern configures data to software designer's specifications.
Intern applies minimum and maximum number limits for random number generator.
Making random numbers in configurable intervals.
Making random numbers to fit a normal distribution.
Calculating using atmospheric noise/pseudo-random number algorithms.
Testing the random choice for randomness. And being super-professional, too.
And the winner is . . . . .
Congratulations Jenna! You're the big winner!
Go check out Jenna's blog - she's funny, she makes awesome food, she takes fabulous pictures and she sings! I mean, she's ME only cuter and nicer.
Boy that was stressful. Writing code and randomly generating winners is exhausting.
I need a cinnamon roll.