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POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Posted by Andy & Eric on 1 September 2000, 17:17 GMT

It's that time of the month again. We are pleased to announce the winners of the July 2000 Program of the Month Award. Additionally, you may cast your votes on the August 2000 Program of the Month Award.

As usual, the new issue of the ticalc.org Newsletter has also been released to the Newsletter archives.

Update (Nick): Um... looks like my program won. Yay me. Actually, I don't think that it really deserves to win, primarily because it displays absolutely no coding prowess whatsoever. At any rate, I've asked Andy to pull my program from the POTM winners list, and he gladly complied. Apologies to anyone who was infuriated over this; I was complaining too. Thank you.

 


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Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results (primer comentario)
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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At least there are some non-89 programs this time.

     1 September 2000, 17:34 GMT

Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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I don't believe it. How many times did you vote for yourself, Nick? ;-)

Yes, I know that doesn't work. Just kidding...

     1 September 2000, 17:35 GMT


Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results (cuarto comentario)
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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There were several choices for the 89 but WFRNG was the only choice for the 86. Logically, all the 86 owners would have voted for WFRNG. Nick benefited from the "split vote." (as did Clinton in 1992)

     1 September 2000, 17:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results (cuarto comentario)
^Andy  Account Info
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i don't have an 86, i voted for wfnblah cuz it was a joke :)

     4 September 2000, 07:47 GMT

Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results (segundo comentario)
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Wacky Fun Random Numbar Generator v1.00000069 is one of the winners.

Good to see that all that hype wasn't wasted :)

     1 September 2000, 17:39 GMT

Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results
jaymzru  Account Info
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I think the fact that this game won would imply that nobody is making anything cool for the 86 ....

     1 September 2000, 17:53 GMT

Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results (sexto comentario)
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Few people are making anything good for *any* Z80 calc.

     1 September 2000, 18:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results (sexto comentario)
Hexalon

what about MirageOS? Thats cool.

     2 September 2000, 21:36 GMT


Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results
rabidcow Account Info
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two things here:
1. no one is RELEASING anything cool for the ti-86.
2. the ti-86 is dead!!!

     1 September 2000, 21:15 GMT


Re: Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results
Nicholas Bendler  Account Info
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What do you base this assumption on? The 86 is an excellent mid-range calc for those who want something better than the 83+ but don't have the $150 for the 89.

     2 September 2000, 02:46 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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Another reason for buying an 86 instead of an 89 is that the 89 can't be used on AP tests or the ACT.

     2 September 2000, 19:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: POTM: August 2000 Vote, July 2000 Results
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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His assumption is probably based on the fact that virtually all the news articles are about programs for the 89.

     2 September 2000, 19:34 GMT

Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
deuist Account Info

How the HELL does Wacky Fun Number Generator win? That's it, I'm boycotting the POTM.

     1 September 2000, 19:21 GMT


Re: Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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POTM isn't about who has the best program but which program gets the most attention.

     1 September 2000, 22:53 GMT

Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Marcos Lopez  Account Info
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This is a joke. If Nick's joke program deserves a POTM award more than TI-Minesweeper, this is an insult.

I thought this was serious contest. I for sure won't vote again.

     1 September 2000, 20:15 GMT

Re: Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
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How unfair! Nick's program gets POTM and my equally useful VAPOR never got nominated.

(If you don't get the joke, click on the link above.)

     1 September 2000, 23:21 GMT


Re: Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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If TI-Minesweeper deserves a POTM more than the Flash Info, that's an insult. But seeing as Street Fighter won even when nobody could get it to run for more than 5 minutes without a crash, I think that all these people voting for these programs with no knowledge of which program is truly better other than hype _deserve_ to be insulted for their stupidity.

     2 September 2000, 00:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Marcos Lopez  Account Info
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I really don't understand anything, Scott. I read your posts in the TI-News topic, defending TI and their rights. And now you defend that ROM hacking flash info... weird.

Perhaps that Flash info is very useful for you, Scott, but form me it's an incomplete and non-working job useless for 99% of the people... So I prefer a classic game like Minesweeper. Besides it has my graphics, of course ;)

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     2 September 2000, 19:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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I was against the ROM _pirating_, not hacking. If you own a calc, by all means, hack at its ROM all you want. I loved Archive Utility =)

I have nothing against minesweeper - it's on my calc - it's just that I favor the technical achievement over the nothing-revolutionary-but-still-fun. It's the same thing with, say, tetris - I love the game, but I'd rather see the person who performs the greater feat get the credit. I was just complaining about how people voting for POTM typically aren't informed enough to make a "good" choice, especially when a version of street fighter that isn't stable wins.

And hey, Hamilton was an elitist, and his face is on our money, so he couldn't have been too bad =)

     2 September 2000, 23:43 GMT

Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Paulo Marques  Account Info

Of course Nick winning is a joke! duh...
anyway, I can't vote for a program for the 89! agh! it would feel like i was being unfair to the others! damn...
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Cd_Slayer

     1 September 2000, 21:23 GMT

Re: POTM: July 2000 Results, August 2000 Vote, September 2000 Newsletter
Marcos Lopez  Account Info
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Oh, I saw that you removed Nick's program. If you didn't want this happening, why was it nominated?? It feels that a lot of votes were wasted. I just don't understand anything.

Well, I think this has to make you Ticalc people think about the format of the POTM voting again...

Good luck to everyone!

     2 September 2000, 01:52 GMT

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