As a few people have asked about the original task, I've put up an archive of the 2008 hackfest site.

I'll also put up a bit of a post-mortem for those who are interested in our suggested solution to the problem. This should be in the next week or so.

Congratulations to Anthony Towns and Jaymz Julian for taking the first and second place prizes (respectively), and thanks to the entrants, who did some great work in a limited amount of time!