Thanks for Playing..


A long night pouring over the literally tens of entries into the hottest competition this blog has ever seen, has produced not one, but yes, two winners.

If you are reading this in anticipation then I’m sorry, but you didn’t win.

The winning entries were from ‘Alberto’ and ‘Greg Charland’ for their quite superb attempts at making me laugh.

So, i suppose you will want to know what they said?

I Should win this book…

“..Because there is nothing more dangerous than keen SBS business owners rolling up their sleeves thinking they can solve their problems simply referring to Stackoverflow!..”

“..I could use this book because Microsoft says I don’t need an expensive IT person to set up and manage SBS. So I’ll need something to burn when the high-priced IT consulting work goes away…”

Honourable mention to anyone else who entered. Except @DirectorCia who for some reason felt compelled to enter a competition to win his own book, hang your head sir, hang your head!

Also to Ken Shafer i say, a phone book would be a better booster seat, as this guide is only as thick as a biro.

If you would like to enter another competition, then Andy Parkes is running the same one.




You can still try and make me laugh, you just wont win anything.

I announced the Winners here

I have been asked by Packt Publishing to run a competition to give away two copies of their new SBS Book (MCTS): Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Configuring (70-169) Certification Guide

5160EN_(MCTS) Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Configuring

How you can win:

To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment below highlighting the funniest reason you can think of as to why i should pick you.

Duration of the contest & selection of winners:

The contest is valid until the 30th June, and is open to everyone. Winners will be selected on the basis of their comment posted.

Winners will be posted on the 2nd July.

Yes, for those smart people out there, this is the same competition that Sean Daniel, and others are running, but not the same prizes. Yes, the prizes are the same, ie 2 copies of the book, but, Sean has two different copies that i have. Yes, it is the same book, but not physically the same, ie, technically there are 4 or more books being awarded, i have 2 of them.

Hope that is all perfectly clear.


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