Weblog Tools Collection hosted a WordPress plugin competition, and the winner is WP Comment Remix from Pressography. The grand prize is $2,000 and some other nice stuff. Several other plugins were also awarded, and every participating plugin got $10 as encouragement. Check out the announcement post for more, and links. Congratulations to the winners!
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.