LucidChart and Cr-48

Well this was a pleasant surprise.

A few weeks ago I was looking for a wire-framing/prototyping/mock-up solution online (I will write a post about my findings later), and one of the ones I came across was LucidChart. Basically it’s a web-based diagram creator built with HTML5 and javascript; an alternative to something like Microsoft Visio.

As luck would have it, I saw that they were holding a contest and giving out 100 Cr-48 notebooks, and all you had to do was make something to enter. Since I wanted to play around with the app anyways, I figured I would try to draw something to get a feel of what the app was capable of, and enter it into the contest for kicks. I ended up drawing some renditions of Kirby, my all-around favorite Nintendo character. You can see it here.

The contest ended on February 12 and several days after that, I got an email saying “Congratulations! You’ve been selected to receive a Cr-48 from LucidChart and Google!” I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that subject line and let out a “WHAAA??” like the minion in Despicable Me.

You can see all the winning entries on LucidChart’s blog entry. Yay! I have received my tiny bit of internet fame.

Anyways, I plan on making use of the Cr-48 and writing my thoughts and reviews on it here. I’m quite excited for it.

I also wrote a post about chrome OS here, if you’re interested. And if you don’t use the chrome browser, you should. Because it’s fast.