About The Contest
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enter?
I have a great idea that I can do in C#. Is that acceptable?
What are the prizes?
What's the deadline for entries?
Hypothetically, let’s say I have an amazing, earth-shatteringly perfect submission for the contest. Maybe I got a little drunk the night before or for whatever reason I didn’t get my submission in on time. I guess what I’m gettting at is that it’s May 15, 2007, and I’ve missed the deadline. Can I still be in the contest? Pleeeeeeeeease?
OK, I entered, but I accidentally put my real name, address, email address, social security number, full medical history, and all of my credit card numbers in the code comments. Can I de-enter and resubmit?
How many times can I enter?
I'm not so keen on C++. Are there any recommended resources for me?
Can I use third party libraries?
Can I enter a submission done by a group?
Does my calculator need to have the same interface as a normal calculator?
How much leeway can I have on the test cases? If I have it say "ERROR" instead of "Err" for 1 / 0, is that still legal?
What kind of system will the entries be run on?
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...
Is there an execution time requirement?
I have a question about an idea I have. I know you said to post it in the forum, but this is a really unique idea that I don't want the thieving WTF community to steal.
How will I find out if I win?
Aha! You're going to use it to send me spam!
This site has sold out! I'm never going to read it ever again!