This post is written by the #2 ranked TopCoder in the world, until at least 5:40pm. I won my semi-final room, so I'm advancing straight to the finals, and a minimum of $1000, along with darnley. As a result, it also boosted my rating to 3366, just ahead of tomek (and still way behind the #1 Petr with 3753).
The final is tomorrow, at 1:30pm PDT. There will be a live web-cast on http://dev.aol.com (sorry South Africans, you may well not have enough bandwidth), and if you're already a TopCoder, you can watch the action in the arena applet. Not much more to say at this point; more info after the wildcard round.