First Second Life Millionaire?

I met the founder of Linden Lab, the maker of Second Life, at the 2005 AlwaysOn conference at Stanford University. His vision is now paying off, not only for his company, which recently attracted its 1 millionth user, but now for some of Second Life participants as well. Tomorrow, there will apparently be a press conference from Germany where the first person (a woman born in China) who has accumulated $1 million real world dollars worth of virtual real estate will be making an announcement.

Get $200 in PPC (pay per click) advertising credits from MSN

My friend Dave Martin sent me a link to a Microsoft web page that offers $200 worth of clicks from MSN AdCenter if you sign up between now and January 15, 2007. There is a $5 fee to get an account.
MSN AdCenter Home Page $200 free offer page
I would like to think that 1,000 of my readers will each pay $5 to get an MSN AdCenter account. Microsoft will make $5,000. And my readers will get $200,000 worth of free PPC.

BYU vs. Utah — the public challenge

To: Devin Thorpe, blogger and University of Utah fan: Okay, Devin, my friend. As you know, you publicly challenged me to put up or shut up regarding tomorrow's BYU-Utah football game. I appreciate the confidence you have that Utah will win tomorrow. You said, if BYU wins tomorrow's big game, that you will do the following:
1. I'll plug your blog every day for a week after the game. 2. I'll buy you lunch at whatever place you choose in the State of Utah.