Feelin' Genki

Thursday, August 17, 2006

More on the Stephen Colbert Bridge...

As I've mentioned before, a web site in Hungary is having an online vote to name a new bridge. Stephen Colbert, Hero, went from under 2000 votes to more than 400,000 in one day -- and the votes are still coming!

However, navigation in Hungarian can be a little tricky, so here is without a doubt the simplest way to vote, vote, and vote some more!

Apparently Blackwind, a fellow Canadian and contributor to the Colbert Nation message boards, has whipped up a little C++ doohickey that makes the voting easier...

Here's a set-it-and-forget-it program to aid with the bridge campaign. I've written it in C++ to ensure that it'll run on all machines without the download of additional dependencies. Note that C++ isn't my language of choice, so a bug or two may have slipped under my radar. If problems arise, I'll try to fix them in a timely fashion.

http://www.xenostasis.com/junk/bridge.zip (12KB download)

Instructions: Unzip it, run it!

And there you have it! Soar like an eagle, my friends, on the wings of truthiness.


Blogger Dread Pirate Robert said...

Sadly, it appears that the votes for Mr. Colbert are no longer being counted. Worse yet, the Hungarians appear to have stuffed the ballot box to leave him out of the top ten, which will be shortlisted.

Damn, just when I was getting the VoterTron working...

9:53 AM

Blogger Dread Pirate Robert said...

Wait, it's okay! They were just overloaded! As of Monday, Stephen Colbert has a whopping 30% of the popular vote -- so he's in first place with over 6 MILLION votes!

12:28 PM


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