Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Interminable Individuals

There have been shorter wars...
Mike JMatias C

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Some people just don't know when to quit...

Still Crazy, After All These Weeks
Mike JMatias C

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Champ Review

Bare Knuckles Match
Mike JMatias C

Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 9 in Review ((bearded(olxers))/2)

Finally, in week 9, a big mix up has shaken the remaining contestants.

Adrian, who we may recall had entered a grey area defined by inconsistent translations of the Official Rules, gracefully exited the competition. Kudos and hats off to your gentlemanly behavior, and boy-howdy, it must be nice to feel the air on ones face.

Francisco also has taken his leave of the contest, having introduced razor and apparent youth to his face.

Thanks to each for a competition well met. There are two players left in the game:
  • Mike
  • Matias

Monday, November 16, 2009

Week 8 in Review (Cutting Remarks)

A small scandal rocked the OLX Beard Contest as itinerant beard tolerance champion Adrian was found to have shaved the lower neck area, based on a confusion brought forth from differences in the translations of the Official Rules. We are waiting keenly to see what the Hairy Programmers Contest Elder Board says regarding the possible infraction.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Get your hands off me!

Damn Dirty Apes:
Mike JMatias C
Fran FAdrian B

Friday, November 6, 2009

Week 6 in Review (As the cold fades, resolve melts)

The local climate, lending no great help to our local beard champs, is sending warm breezes and tranquil nights our way. Despite the squeeze, the final four are still well-linted.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Round up!

Cast and Crew:
Mike JMatias C
Fran FAdrian B

Week 5 in Review (Steady as she grows)

Another week of steady growth marks no major change in the cast of the bearded. Stay Tuned!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The four that remain...

The faithfully bearded:
Mike JMatias C
Fran FAdrian B

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Week 4 in Review (Steady cadence has it's downside)

It seems we cannot escape the one loss per week statistic we've established. Roberto, having succumbed to an irresistible call to permanently scratch the huge itch his beard had become, opened up his shaving kit and forever closed the door to fame and glory in the OLX Beard Contest. You will be missed Roberto. Four contestants remain:
  1. Adrian
  2. Francisco F
  3. Matias C
  4. Mike J
May the least annoy-able win.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Week 3 in Review ($totBeardContestants--)

Maintaining the pace set by Dirk in the previous week, our original pack of woolly competitors has been reduced by one. Mike T has picked up a trimmer and set down the torch. The five remaining are:
  1. Adrian
  2. Francisco F
  3. Matias C
  4. Mike J
  5. Roberto
No running with scissor, code monkeys.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Week 2 in Review (Bugle plays Taps)

It is with sincere and heartfelt dismay that I report our first casualty in week two of the OLX Beard Contest. Our brother in arms, comrade, and overall OK-guy Dirk is no longer among our band of 7. Although he suffered a bit of a trim, and stands outside of the contest now, we're happy to see he's kept his face-sweater in place (albeit shorter). The current list of contestants reads as:
  1. Adrian
  2. Francisco F
  3. Matias C
  4. Mike J
  5. Mike T
  6. Roberto
Keep it Fuzzy, Logicians. ref: Taps

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Week 1 in Review (Staying Alive)

All seven contestants remain in play after a busy week one. With a visit from our CEO, Fabrice Grinda, the bearded OLX'ers found little time to worry about such inconsequential worries as 'itchy-face'. Likewise, the lack of free time has made grabbing a full set of mug shots more difficult than previously imagined. We should get some pictures up soon. Keep it hairy.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Official Contestant List

After all due consideration, the final list of Contestants is the following:
  1. Adrian
  2. Dirk
  3. Francisco F
  4. Matias C
  5. Mike J
  6. Mike T
  7. Roberto
The contest starts Tomorrow the 15th of September. Good Luck to all!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Contestant Draft List (aka, the potentially hairy)

In alphabetical order:
  1. Dirk M.
  2. Francisco F.
  3. Franco F.
  4. Mike J.
  5. Mike T.
  6. Roberto

Reglas Oficiales

Bienvenido al concurso de Barbas de OLX. A diferencia de muchos concursos de barba, este concurso no se preocupa por la estetica que los participantes puedan darle a su bello facial. Tampoco se trata de un concurso para ver quién posee en su composicion genetica el mayor crecimiento de bello, ni quien puede cubrir su cara del mismo con mayor velocidad. El propósito de este concurso es ver quién puede soportar el consante, continuo y anti-estetico crecimiento del bello facial por mas tiempo.

Por favor, considere las siguientes reglas, dado que todos los concursantes estaran sujetos a las mismas, hasta el punto final del concurso. Estas normas están sujetas a cambios debido a que fueron concebidas por programadores, quienes a menudo carecen de idea de cómo funciona el mundo real. Dicho esto, ponemos en marcha este esfuerzo para mantener una exposición justa y equilibrada de la hormona masculina y dar perseverancia al concurso.

  1. El concurso de barba de OLX es del tipo “Last Man Standing”. En pocas palabras, la última persona que quede, sin haberse recortado, afeitado o retocado la barba de manera alguna, gana el premio.

  2. Este concurso está abierto sólo para los actuales empleados de OLX.

  3. Al entrar a este concurso, cada participante presta su consentimiento para que las fotografías tomadas periodicamente se publiquen en alguna cartelera, y con un poco de suerte en algun blog humillante, con la marca de OLX. La negativa a aparecer en el blog, o a que sus imágenes sean tomadas, será visto como una renuncia a todos los derechos sobre el premio, y el concursante será libre de hacer uso de su espuma de afeitar y, por fin.

  4. Por el bien de este concurso, la barba se considerará el cabello que crezca desde el norte del cuello hasta y sin incluir el pelo de la cabeza normal, incluyendo la zona de las patillas.

  5. Todos los participantes pueden ajustar / cortar / modificar cualquier pelo que no es parte de la barba.

  6. Los concursantes podrán afeitarse la barba en cualquier momento antes de la fecha de inicio oficial del concurso.

  7. En virtud del mantenimiento de la barba, ESTARA PERMITIDO:

  • Limpiarla

  • Cepillarla

  • Encerarla

  • Almacenar alimentos no perecederos o animales pequenos

  • Acondicionarla de cualquier modo que no implique afeitarla, recortarla o hacer decrecer el bello facial mencionado de forma alguna.

  1. Abandonar el empleo en OLX automáticamente descalifica a cualquier participante del concurso.

  2. Si hay más de 10 participantes en el concurso de Barba de OLX, la estructura de premios se modificará para permitir que un ganador del segundo lugar acceda tambien a un premio, y así sucesivamente. Consulte el listado de premios para obtener información detallada.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Official Rules

Welcome to the OLX beard contest. Unlike many sensitive beard aficionado contests, this contest does not care about how fancy you can make your facial hair appear. Neither is this a contest to see who’s ancestral heritage causes the most hair to sprout from their face, nor does it care how fast it should do so. The purpose of this contest is to see who can stand to have unimpeded, constant and creeping growth of hair, the longest.

Please consider the following rules, as all contestants will be held to them, to the point of sheer trimming. These rules are subject to change on account of that they were thought up by programmers who do not often have a great idea of how the real world works. That said, all effort will be put forth to maintain a fair and balanced exhibition of male hormone and perseverance contest.

  1. The OLX beard contest is of the “Last Man Standing” variety. Simply put, the last person left, having never trimmed, shaved or cut his beard in any way, wins the prize.

  2. This contest is only open for current employees of OLX.

  3. By entering this contest, each contestant agrees to have photographs taken at regular intervals, which will be posted on a public, and with any luck humiliating blog, bearing the OLX brand. Refusal to appear on the blog, or have your pictures taken, will be seen as a forfeiture of all rights to the prize, and the contestant will be free to lather up and shave, at last.

  4. For the sake of this contest, a beard will be considered all hair north of the chest, not including normal head hair, extending from neck, up to and including the side-burn area (roughly the top of the ear-line).

  5. All contestants may trim/cut/modify any hair which is not part of the beard.

  6. Contestants may shave their beard any time prior to the official start date of the contest.

  7. In terms of beard maintenance, you MAY:

    • Clean
    • Brush
    • Wax
    • Store food and/or bird in
    • Generally groom in any way that does not involve the trimming, cutting, shaving or in any way removing said beard hair.
  8. Leaving the employ of OLX will automatically remove any contestant from the contest.

  9. If there are more than 10 entrants into the OLX beard contest, the prize structure will modify to allow a second place winner, and so forth. See the prize schedule for detailed information.