TI-Concours 2013
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Xeda Elnara 02 Feb 2013 16:20
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I don't know if any of you have heard of it, but TI-Concours 2013 recently opened up. Ti-Concours is an annual competition and is typically a French competition (Concours = Competition). Last year they bridged a language barrier and opened it up to the English speaking community as well. It was a success and so they have once again opened it up to everybody. This year's categories are:

  • TI-BASIC z80
  • TI-BASIC 68k
  • Axe
  • z80 Assembly
  • Nspire Lua

The competition has some interesting components in the final rounds including an interview in English or French, depending on your language and a three hour test to see what you can come up with in a short period of time. The rest of the competition is split up over a period of about six weeks where TI-BASIC (68k and z80) and Axe have two challenges that last one week and the other two categories have one challenge over two weeks. There is some overlap, but the schedule looks like this:
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There is nothing to lose and the prizes are pretty nice! Last year they got surprised with being able to dole out even more prizes (I think up to fifth place in some categories). If you want to sign up before the competition starts, you can register here.

I hope at least some of you can join! There are currently only 4 entrants for TI-BASIC (z80) and two for 68K BASIC!

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Xeda Elnara 02 Feb 2013 16:23
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For the curious, I have entered in TI-BASIC (68K and z80) and z80 Assembly. I doubt I will have time for it all, but I do like to participate and join the fun! I will have school to contend with, finishing up my last requirements for my math major among other things and trying to pass French IV :P

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simonalford42 02 Feb 2013 17:26
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Woah! I wanna do it!
I tried to sign up, but it has a box that says "I read and agree the contest rules, and the calendar in case I want to judge." —where can I find the contest rules?

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Xeda Elnara 02 Feb 2013 22:38
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Actually, the rules page just says that the rules aren't yet available. However, I read the rules on the post here.

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Anonymous 03 Feb 2013 03:04
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This page is weird for me. CSS seems to br broken for me, according to firebug it's trying to load from the wikidot domain.
Also, this reply thingy is weird.

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Anonymous 03 Feb 2013 03:08
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I do like the "Goto this post" thing, too.
Also, would it be possible to edit a post that's attributed to your IP?

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Timothy Foster 03 Feb 2013 04:44
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I've seriously got to figure out how to make the system handle anonymous users properly.

Are you able to take a screenshot of what you are seeing?

Also, are you not able to edit your posts? If you can't, then I don't know how to fix it, because theoretically, you ought to be able to…

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burr 03 Feb 2013 05:36
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Anonymous 03 Feb 2013 23:18
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Oh, the edit button shows up when I hover over a post. Silly me :3

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Anonymous 03 Feb 2013 23:21
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Actually, it's not editing it, it's taking me to that comment's talk page… I think. Some error about only admins can edit pages.
Also:
guests cannot upload files, and when the reply box redirects to wdfiles after it uploads, it breaks (that might be my filter not allowing redirects, I'm not sure yet).

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Timothy Foster 03 Feb 2013 23:38
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I have no idea what your filter is doing… somehow, you managed to make a reply to a reply instead of the thread…

Have you tried using the name form yet, right about the calculator symbols?

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 00:01
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I never noticed that for some reason.
Anyway, when I click the "Edit" button, it takes me to this page:
http://tibasicdev.wikidot.com/post:83/edit/true/noredirect/true
It says I'm not the creator of that 'page' since apparently, every single post gets its own page. So apparently, that's how replies get to nest out.
I kinda miss the old nesting thing of the old layout.

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 00:03
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YES I CAN POST LINKS THANK GOD
Eventually, will the reply thing not be in an iframe? Some browsers can't scroll thos, and it gets annoying

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Anonymous 04 Feb 2013 00:04
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Sorry about the triple post, but whatever.
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3cnHv4I949La2o2Ry1aaThMMXc/edit?usp=sharing

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Timothy Foster 04 Feb 2013 01:39
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Wow, attached is what everyone else is seeing. You are right; every post gets its own page, so that is why the reply box is iframed; it's actually the edit box of a different page. For some reason, your computer or filter is preventing CSS stylesheets from loading up, so unfortunately there is nothing I can do to fix that.

The reply box will need to be an iframe, but I can provide an option that will allow you to reply on a separate page.

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 02:07
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Man, now I know what I'm missing. I though I was just missing the background and some styling.
Once this is finished, will the css sheets be able to be hosted on this subdomain in place of the original stuff? That would be awesome :D

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Timothy Foster 04 Feb 2013 14:21
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Let me try something… are you able to access and use this page?

My suspicion is that your filter is blocking the wdfiles domain, but not the wikidot domain, which is sort of strange. All of Wikidot's CSS runs through the wdfiles domain.

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 04 Feb 2013 14:31
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Crap, it seems that's right. Wdfiles pooped up as blocked.
I'll see what I can do to get it unblocked.

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AnonymousBoba Foxx 07 Feb 2013 01:22
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Why is it that the Css for the board index and actually displaying the posts (like on this page) use different Css sheets? The board index page looks just like it should (sans avatar images), but the actual thread pages don't load the css.

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Timothy Foster 07 Feb 2013 03:56
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I've got CSS in two places: some on a spreadsheet somewhere and the rest on each page that the CSS is specific to. That's why you are able to see some stuff and not see others. The spreadsheet passes through wdfiles, but the page-specific stuff does not.

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Xeda Elnara 12 Feb 2013 18:25
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There are still a few weeks left to register! Currently the BASIC (z80) category has 12 contestants. 8 are from France, 3 are from the US, and 1 is from Belgium. Last year the topics were Tic-Tac-Toe, Tron, and a personal project. We won't find out what the topic is until the start of the competition, either :D

In the Axe category, there are 7 contestants, 4 from France, 2 from the US, and 1 from Belgium (yay, powers of two!). Last year the topics were making a grayscale image editor, making Snake, and a personal project.

In z80 Assembly, there are 6 competitors. 4 are from France, 1 is myself from the USA, and 1 is from Belgium. By the way, ben_g is the guy from Belgium in each of these categories so far.

For nSpire Lua, there are 4 competitors including 2 from the US, and 2 from Belgium (Jim Bauwens, the brother of Stefan Bauwens, and Nick).

Finally, for TI-BASIC (68K), it still just Stefan and I D:

Really, y'all should join if you can, it will be great fun. I would feel sorry for the judges, but they have been working hard to get a bunch of people to compete :D I think last year they had three NSpire CX calculators from their sponsors to give to the first place winners in each category (there were three categories) and I think there were similar prizes for the second, and third places, and some goodies for fourth and fifth. I don't know if they have this for this time around, but regardless, you get to compete with people from different countries o__o Isn't that awesome?

EDIT: Also, if you have difficulty with the French stuff that they haven't translated yet, you can ask here or use Google Translate. I should theoretically understand the French >.>

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