Last month, I had signed up for Google Summer of Code. On May 24th, I recieved an email like this:

Dear Applicant,
Congratulations! This email is being sent to inform you that your application was accepted to take part in the Summer of Code. Please check your student home page in the SoC web [……..blah blah blah…]

Congratulations once again,
The Summer of Code Progam
Administration Team

I was elated after reading this! This meant I will get paid big money for programming open source software. 10 minutes later I got this email:

Dear Applicant,
First of all, Google and the open source organizations
taking part inthe Summer of Code would like to thank for applying to take part inthis year’s Summer of Code. Unfortunately, your application was not one of those selected to take part in this year’s program. Universally,the quality of the submitted applications was very high, but we had a limited number of slots available. This often difficult decision was made by the organization you applied to, so any questions regarding application selection should be directed at them. We hope you’ll consider applying next year.

Some of you may have received an email with incorrect text stating hat one of your applications was accepted. For this, we are deeply sorry for the confusion.


The Summer of Code Program Administration Team

This proves it once again. Like the Gorgonites ( from the movie Small Soldiers ) I was built to be a loser. I never believed in fate. But the collective consequencea of the peoples choices are inevitable.


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