OK, so I wanted to do a “You Rock!” post to the developers and community involved with producing the Edgy Eft. Maybe my brain is fried by too much Ubuntu work, but I decided to do the inaugural First Semiannual Golden Pony Awards.
And the awards go to …
Best Director: mdz (aka Matt Zimmerman) for his role in “Men in Black … Shades” .
Best Producer: sabdfl (aka Mark Shuttleworth) for his stunning performance in “Space Cowboy” and “Million Dollar Baby: The Ubuntu Story”
Best Performance in a Tragedy: rodarvus (aka Rodrigo Novo) for his work in “Dude, where’s my Xorg?”
Most Hugs Given in a Release Cycle: dholbach (aka Daniel Holbach) for his leading role in “Undercover Frenchman”
Best Soundtrack: cbx33 (aka Pete Savage) for his work on “Africa: The Serengeti”
Best Portrayal of a Villain: doko (aka Matthias Klose) for his performaces in “Python Policy on a Plane” and “To Kill a Buildd Queue” (darn those OO.o uploads 😉 )
Best Stuntwork: Launchpad Development Team for their work on “Taming of the UI”
Best Performance in an Educational Distro: ogra (aka Oliver Grawert) for his work on “Over the Edge: Edubuntu Development”
Release-long Achievement Award: crimsun (aka Daniel Chen) for his tireless work for the Ubuntu community, photographic URL memory, endless support for Universe maintainers and contributors, helping us hear Ubuntu, wikipedia-like knowledge, and being a generally swell guy. His most important works include “While You Were Sleeping…I Fixed Universe“, “Flash“, “Changing Universe“, and “The Sound of Music: ALSA and You”
All Edgy awardees , here’s your pony:
See you in April/May for the next Golden Ponies!
P.S. If anybody wants to contribute a better looking “Golden Pony” award I’d be grateful
P.S.S In all seriousness, the Ubuntu development community rocks, thanks!
Edit: After an IRC tantrum (“Hobbsee wanna pony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”) and threats with a big pointy stick, a missing Golden Pony was discovered on the shelf for:
Best Performance by a Leading Lady: Hobbsee (aka Sarah Hobbs) for her stunning work in “The Beauty and the KDELibs” and “Doom 4: The Long Pointy Stick“