It’s that time again! :-) The bugzilla.mozilla.org bug database will soon hit another major milestone and again, as is traditional, I’m running a sweepstake on exactly when that will be. You can win Mozilla gear! There will be a backpack and t-shirt for the winner, and a t-shirt for 2nd and 3rd.
So please email me using this link, filling in the date and time you think bug 600,000 will be filed. As the link suggests, your entry should be on the first line of your email, and formatted as follows:
2010-09-08 06:54:32 firstname.lastname@example.org
All times are in ZST (‘Zilla Standard Time, a.k.a. Pacific Time, as displayed in Bugzilla timestamps), and the email address must be your Bugzilla ID. If you prefer to be contacted on a different address, add that as well, on the end of the same line in brackets. We have ample graphs and charts (requires editbugs) to help you with your assessment. But if you can’t be bothered to do any research and analysis, just guess optimistically and hope! Hey, it worked for BP…
This is a Mozilla community event. To keep it that way, entrants must have a Bugzilla account on bugzilla.mozilla.org created before the end of May 2010, and which has done something useful in the past six months. I’ll check those who are closest, and keep discarding entries until I find one which meets these criteria. Therefore, there’s no point posting this to Slashdot or any other non-Mozilla-focussed news source.
The judge’s decision is final, and any funny business regarding the filing of bugs on or around the 600,000 mark will be frowned upon. The closing date for entries is midday ZST on Tuesday 22nd June 2010.
The winner and two runners-up will get some merchandise from the Mozilla store. We currently plan to give the winner a Firefox backpack. 2nd and 3rd will get their choice of t-shirt from the Mozilla store.
Actually Bugzilla timestamps can now be in the time zone of your choice ;-)
Neil: True, I’d forgotten that :-( OK, I mean Bugzilla server time.
Wouldn’t it be easier if we sabotage timeless’ computer in time, to give another person a chance ? He already won 300000, 400000 and 500000 …
I didn’t mean that he won the sweepstake, but he was always the one that filed the bug. Unfortunately, we can’t bet on the author of the bug, only on the timestamp :-)