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MinorHack Attack!
CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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I think the rule for the next competition should be "How many Poles does it take to change a light bulb?"

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This is my first 200-reply thread.

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Jakub Wasilewski
Member #3,653
June 2003
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Two. Krzysztof figures out how to render it with PS 3.0, and I change it :P.

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This is my first 200-reply thread.

If you keep the competitions coming, you'll overtake ChristmasHack's thread pretty soon ;).

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Onewing
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August 2005
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If you keep the competitions coming, you'll overtake ChristmasHack's thread pretty soon .

Ooooh, which reminds me, are you going to be hosting the ChristmasHack again this year, Jakub?

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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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I got confirmation from Matthew about using Allegro.cc's user database, so one can now log on to the site. This doesn't actually allow you to do anything yet though. Unfortunately, time zone info is not provided by the Allegro.cc code, so one will still have to set it at the site separately. I've asked Matthew to add that information, but I doubt he will have time to add it before this Saturday.

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I had to deny the rule about fixed colors, because it was too general. It's an interesting modification of the two- and three-color rules, though. I say that if one of those rules pops up and you only used exactly 2 or 3 colors on screen at any time, you could give a good argument.

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Jakub Wasilewski
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June 2003
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are you going to be hosting the ChristmasHack again this year, Jakub?

For sure, I think the previous one was something of a success (especially considering it was announced, IIRC, some three days before it started :)) and am looking forward to this year's. There will be some changes, but the basic formula will stay the same.

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Onewing
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August 2005
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For sure

Hack yeah!

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CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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Yarr!

http://cgamesplay.com/minorhack/

Now you can log in, and navigate to your entry page (see http://cgamesplay.com/minorhack/competitions/1), and from there upload notes and a revised version (the edit link is at the bottom of the entry page).

I will eventually be allowing HTML to the notes section, but until then you can't use it.

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Jonatan Hedborg
Member #4,886
July 2004
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I won't be able to participate in this minorHack D:
At least it's very unlikley.

Next time for sure =)

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Victor Williams Stafusa da Silva
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January 2004
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Jonatan Hedborg said:

I won't be able to participate in this minorHack

I'm out too. Too much work to do in real life, too short deadlines.
Good luck for you all.

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CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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So who all will be participating?

I'm still in...

/me makes mental not to add "intent to participate" feature.

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Onewing
Member #6,152
August 2005
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I should be able to. I reserve Saturdays for coding on my projects and playing games.

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Ron Ofir
Member #2,357
May 2002
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I'm pretty sure I'm in too.

Jakub Wasilewski
Member #3,653
June 2003
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I won't be able to participate in this minorHack D:
At least it's very unlikley.

Next time for sure =)

Hey, man, come on ;). Don't you want to be the nasty Poles? :) I'm in, of course, unless something unexpected happens.

I checked out the new site and I found one annoying thing - every downloadable source file is called entry.cpp, which has two drawbacks:

1) If you put them in one dir, you have to rename them by hand, and more importantly
2) All the files have a CPP extension, and compilers automatically assume C++ mode - while some entries are actually in pure C and won't compile as C++ (due to C++ being more strict about stuff).

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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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Right. Eventually I will add the option to upload C or C++, and it will remember that. I can also make it use the participant's name, but that might not be filename-friendly (Victor longname).

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Zaphos
Member #1,468
August 2001

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I can also make it use the participant's name, but that might not be filename-friendly (Victor longname).

I suppose you could do something like [first five chars of name]_[member number]_[minihack number].[user specified extension] ...
Nice job with the site, anyway!

I'll probably compete in this next hack.

Kikaru
Member #7,616
August 2006
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MinorHack tommorrow (today?). Hurray! :D

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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/me needs to code the file upload tonight >_<

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Ron Ofir
Member #2,357
May 2002
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I'm just wondering, is the competition on 18:00 or 19:00 (UTC)? It seems like it's on 19:00 according to this page. That, and does login work? It doesn't seem to do anything.

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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You were right, but it is fixed.

click here, set your time zone properly, and profit :D Time zone is in the format of either "EDT" etc, or "America/New_York", etc.

The site is the final say on when the competition is, and it says 6 p.m. UTC, which is 1800. I guess I should also code in support for locales.

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Kikaru
Member #7,616
August 2006
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Nice login system :o

Is there a submit entry page yet?

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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If I say "almost", will you be confident? 8-)

The login system is really Mathew's doing ;)

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Kikaru
Member #7,616
August 2006
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Yeah, does it use auto login cookies or something?

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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No, as you can see from that link, it's actually a link to Allegro.cc, with data that says where to go back to after the user successfully logs in. Since you were already logged in, it didn't ask you to again. You have to get permission from Matthew in order to use the system on your site. Also when you return to the site you take an ID Allegro.cc gave you and give it to me. I use that ID to get an XML-formatted version of your profile (I don't get any private information). I can use that to add your entry to my local database.

Unfortunately I don't get timezone info (I don't know whether Matthew considers this private or just didn't consider adding it, he hasn't yet responded to my request), so you have to set that manually. Email isn't used yet, eventually it will be for notifying you of competitions you want to participate in.

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Be careful when setting your time zone. You need to pick on that is DST-aware. relpatseht, I'm looking at you. I recommend America/New_York...

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Kikaru
Member #7,616
August 2006
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Oh. Neat. I thought it might just use the cookies left over from auto-login or something.

[EDIT] is "EST" a supported timezone?

Why in the world is there a 10:15 competition in the same day as the 1:00?!? :o

CGamesPlay
Member #2,559
July 2002
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The extra competition was me testing the file upload code. I don't believe in test environments.

Anyways, it all works now, with language selection. Of course, you can't change the language without re-uploading your entry, but I don't know how in the world that could be a problem.

Files are named by member number, as that was the easiest to code.

I still don't have a good judging scheme, though. Any ideas?

I vote for a ranking of everyone else's entry in first to last order in each of the categories interesting and quality. For example:

Interesting: Kikaru, Onewing, Jakub
Quality: Onewing, Kikaru, Jakub

There will be two winners, one for each category.

Does everyone agree, or propose an alternative?

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Also tell me entry numbers that should be changed to C lanuage.

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