I never enter contests, especially not writing contests. It’s usually too much trouble. Sitting around last night watching TV, I wrote up an entry for super-geek Chris Pirillo’s contest. He’s giving away a bunch of major HP swag. The entry with the most comments wins. It’s as simple as that. Pretty fun. My entry is fun, but it isn’t controversial nor tech heavy enough to elicit enough comments to win. Chris is also value-rating the comments, so silliness doesn’t count. It was a productive exercise though. I joined Chris Pirillo’s GEEKS! social network several weeks ago. It’s an active community, albeit too large and disproportionately male. You should check it out. It’s got a good open source vibe. My entry is entitled “How to Raise Kids and Propagate the Geek Species 201.” It’s a tongue-in-cheek syllabus for a “Geek University” course where I use geek terms to explain “five main guidelines on how to properly raise geeky spawn from pre-alpha stage to formal launch and Initial Public Offering.” Check it out.