A while ago I mentioned Ten Grand Is Buried Here, a competition by Microsoft to promote their new version of Internet Explorer. A day or so before it started, the site wouldn’t let other browsers see the hints field, where the tweets go.
Well, the competition has started now and the clues are streaming out of Twitter. Check those out so you can win ten grand and support the best browser ever so you can donate your ten grand to a open source browser.
Either Mozilla or a supporter put up an excellent site, Ten Grand Is Buried There. This is pretty neat, there’s a Firefox crop circle somewhere and the map is zoomed out too far to see it initially but upon zooming in, you see that’s where ten grand is buried, in the Firefox crop circle. Okay, it’s just a joke.
Another couple of guys actually took a moment out of their day to ask, Is Ten Grand Buried Here? Well, you could guess that it isn’t buried here. Or anywhere actually. That particular site uses IE-conditional comments to hide browser suggests for compliant browsers and for IE-users, it suggests good browsers to them. I mentioned that Opera users will start yelling when they find out they’re not being suggested.
Now, there are other mentions from this mayhem too. Microsoft allegedly called Firefox a dull old browser. I haven’t any proof on that, I can’t find those words on anywhere anymore and someone suggested that it was edited out. Doing a google search at the time of this post causes a virused result to come up, that’s not good.
It’s been fun though. Good work Microsoft.