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Now that some of the gifts have been sent and begin to arrive, you can show off your awesome christmas swag in here and write a "Thank You" message to your giftee!

Don't worry if your gift hasn't arrived yet, good things take time. If you haven't received your gift by the 10th of January, let @TopinFrassi or @DanPantry know in the CR Secret Santa chatroom.

You don't have to be in your photo, but please post a picture of your gift and anything you want to say to your giftee!

On behalf of all the participants of this year's Secret Santa, I want to say a big thanks to @TopinFrassi and @DanPantry for organising everything, the moderators for letting us go through with this and everyone who participated for being kind santas:

Topin Frassi, Dan Pantry, janos, Mat's Mug, rolfl, Joe Wallis, Phrancis, Mast, Ethan Bierlein and Zak.

Thanks everyone and have a Merry Christmas!

Format borrowed from A&M's Secret Santa show-off.

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    \$\begingroup\$ It's been a breeze to organize, you guys were cool on participation! :) Can't wait to see everyone's gifts! \$\endgroup\$ – IEatBagels Dec 21 '15 at 4:03

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Time to break the book trend...
I'm one of those people that can't think of anything for gifts, sorry Santa. But I really like the present, I didn't have my own mug, so thank you!


Mug when empty/cold Mug when hot

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    \$\begingroup\$ Wait a sec.. the score changes when you pour coffee into it?? Or, it's playable?? How did the game advance 10 levels between the top and bottom pictures?? \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Dec 28 '15 at 0:42
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Mat'sMug It changes when you pour coffee into it! (It'd be cool if it were playable tho...) \$\endgroup\$ – Peilonrayz Dec 28 '15 at 1:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ Earl Grey is the best kind of tea. \$\endgroup\$ – Dan Pantry Dec 28 '15 at 7:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm getting the feeling that's going to be @Mat's next mug, too... \$\endgroup\$ – Pops Dec 29 '15 at 18:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Pops no chance. No mug can replace my SO mug. Except, well, a new SO mug =) \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Dec 29 '15 at 20:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ Really nice keyboard! \$\endgroup\$ – Marc-Andre Mar 27 '18 at 17:09
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Thanks Santa!

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I've been wanting to learn C++ more in depth for quite a while now, and this book should certainly help. :)

Edit: It turns out there was more! :D

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    \$\begingroup\$ I love the use of a mountain picture there. It does fit well with C++. \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Dec 31 '15 at 22:07
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Look what Santa brought me:

Thanks Santa!

Awesome!

Oh productivity, how small thou art.

It even has a note:

Note

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    \$\begingroup\$ The note says, "A gift from Mast". Is that intentional? \$\endgroup\$ – SirPython Dec 29 '15 at 22:25
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SirPython Santa probably didn't want to give his identity away. I'm fairly confident I didn't send myself a book. \$\endgroup\$ – Mast Dec 29 '15 at 22:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ You wouldn't download a car.. \$\endgroup\$ – Dan Pantry Dec 29 '15 at 23:25
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Thank you (still very much secret) Santa, that's indeed very delightful!

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Woah, my secret Santa really went above and beyond!

Randall Munroe - Thing Explainer + What if? + Robert C. Martin - The Clean Coder

Awesome!

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Thanks Santa! I received "Clean Code" by Robert C. Martin.

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I'm sure this will be a great handbook for improving my reviews! :-)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Nice. /13characters \$\endgroup\$ – Dan Pantry Dec 24 '15 at 8:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ This book is awsome \$\endgroup\$ – Heslacher Dec 29 '15 at 8:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ One of the best written books on software development around. Despite the focus on Java, most of it is generally applicable and as relevant to functional languages as OO ones. \$\endgroup\$ – itsbruce Jan 6 '16 at 13:32
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Thanks Santa! I think someone wants me to make a start up ;-)

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For clarity, graphics card not included. That's mine :-)

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Just got mine today... Legend of Zelda mouse pad, gorgeous and perfect for this Nintendo Nerd! ;-)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Let's hope this link doesn't die. ;-) \$\endgroup\$ – Jamal Dec 31 '15 at 22:05
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Oh yeah, it has finally arrived! :D

I received the most hyped word of 2015 as a gift.

I present you, the Cloud Storage!

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    \$\begingroup\$ LOL! That's awesome! \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Jan 17 '16 at 0:59
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Perfect!!! Got mine this afternoon too!

I imagine my "wish list" made it hard to decide, but this is a great choice for me. Much appreciated!

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I need to actually take photos (my bad), but thank you to my secret Santa, for the game and the dragons!

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    \$\begingroup\$ bump poke bump again \$\endgroup\$ – Sumurai8 Jan 18 '16 at 13:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Take a photo dude @Zak! \$\endgroup\$ – Phrancis Jan 20 '16 at 16:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have (half) the photos. Just need to get home and take the other half. \$\endgroup\$ – Kaz Jan 20 '16 at 16:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ Zaaaaaaaaaaak POST THE PICTURES \$\endgroup\$ – Dan Pantry Jan 27 '16 at 14:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ We still want those pictures :-) \$\endgroup\$ – janos Jul 25 '16 at 20:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ @janos Holy crap. Yeah. Um, if they're not up by 19:00 yell at me until they are. \$\endgroup\$ – Kaz Jul 26 '16 at 7:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Kaz Where are the bloody pictures, where are they? You're over a year late! \$\endgroup\$ – Mast Jul 22 '17 at 10:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Mast make that two ... \$\endgroup\$ – Vogel612 May 9 '18 at 12:34

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