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Two Years Later
Posted by Joey on 3 February 2005, 04:28 GMT

Two years ago today, a news article similar to this one was posted here, searching for file archivers. I was one of the two people selected, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working on this site. Processing the immense queue of 1378 files with my co-worker in a mere seven days is still one of my favorite accomplishments. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time any more to keep up with the demands of the job. I spend 30 hours a week working with a FIRST robotics team, in addition to actually showing up to high school. Once I'm done with all of that, I'm off to Carnegie Mellon University in the fall. You all probably don't care about my life, but the point is that this serves my official announcement of retirement from file archiving. Why is this good news for you? We need some new staff members, and you could be the person we're looking for.

The main thing required here is time. On a regular day, we get an average 12-13 files submitted. On a busy day, we get 50.

Experience with multiple calculators is a big advantage; we try not to put a preference on any calculator model or platform. Owning a lot of calculators is not required, but having some general experience is a plus.

Also, Jon is looking for another staff member to assist with editing reviews. Since the main work contains lots of editing and writing text, you need to be reasonably fluent in the English language.

For both positions, we're looking for a long term commitment, as well as a high availability. You all know what our users think when there are weeks without updates. If you can do it 8 hours / day now, but expect not to be able to keep that up for more than a couple of months, this is not what we want. Expect it to be quite time-consuming, but certainly rewarding. Finally, if you can increase the staff's demographical diversity, that's a plus. but not a requirement. We encourage people, both male and female, from all countries to apply.

If you're interested, contact us at newstaff@ticalc.org. Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • If you have MSN or AIM or similar as means for us to contact you
  • Position you're interested in (you will be trained for both, but primarily doing only one)
  • Age
  • Current level of education (finished or unfinished)
  • Where you live (town/state/country)
  • Approximate amount of time you think you can put into this per week
  • Which calculators you have experience with or access to
  • A quick motivation on why we should pick you

Also, from experience of last time: This is not a paid job.

We will accept applications up to and including February 15th. I'll still be keeping up with the pending queue as best I can until we've found our new staff members. Once my FA duty is done, don't expect me to disappear. I'll still be working behind the scenes, doing site maintenance and peering over the new staffers' shoulders. ;-)

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TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
Paul Nickerson  Account Info
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Hey guys, it's been a while since I've been here, and I know this isn't the place to post this, but I can't really find anywhere else to put it (the mailing list archives are closed at the moment).
So, it seems my brother and I stumbled against something pretty cool; it's the TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect. It comes with TI Connect version 1.5.0.027 (I think it's a beta), he got it with his TI-84 Plus.
It's a little better than TI GraphLink in a lot of ways, like the fact that it's integrated in TI Connect, and seems a little easier to use and more feature laden. And it's compattible with all the calculators except the 82. This is good news for you BASIC programmers out there.
The reason I'm posting this here is because affter a few google searches and in-site searches, I couldn't find anything about it. So I'm guessing it's not yet fully realeased and only a few privalaged persons have it.
But for those of you who want to try it now, above is a URL for the install file (it only works if my computer happens to be turned on at the time).

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 01:34 GMT

Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
Paul Nickerson  Account Info
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Well, it seems my URL broke, so here it is in a diffrent form: http://tinyurl.com/6yfn8

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 01:38 GMT


Re: Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
Nathaniel Burns Account Info

This really is great news for all BASIC programmers

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 02:17 GMT

Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
calkfreak83  Account Info
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This was a beta release of the already released new version. The newer version does not have program editing capabilities...

BTW, I have an xanga site. If anyone else does and can help me, take a look at this:

I tried to put a song that plays in the background on my site, and it has spaces in the URL it is posted on. When I try to open the site, the song will not play. My guess is that when the song URL is interpreted into the source of the site, the spaces are converted to "%20"'s and saved that way. When you try to load the site, I guess it searches for the URL with the %20's in it, and it is non-existant. It should search for the one with the spaces in the URL, but it wont do it!!! Any help????

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 03:37 GMT


Re: Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
Andy Janata  Account Info
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Space is one of several characters that need to be URL encoded (% followed by the ASCII code, in hex). %20 is space in URLEncoded form.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 04:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
calkfreak83  Account Info
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...I know that, but the problem is when it was put up on the website, spaces were allowed in the URL ( I have no idea how though...). When it looks for it, it searches for the %20's but the actual URL has " "s in it not "%20"s

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 22:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
Andy Janata  Account Info
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The actual file name on the server does have " " in it. The URL *MUST* have %20 in it to be HTTP compliant. The httpd SHOULD translate the %20 to " ".

Reply to this comment    5 February 2005, 02:32 GMT


Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
Timmc Account Info
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Ti Graphlink + Notepad will always have a place in my heart. I generally don't need one big program that can do everying in various Basic languages at one time and if I do I just open Graphlinks after using Notepad to type up the code. Fun.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 08:51 GMT


Re: Re: TI ProgramEditor for TI Connect
Paul Nickerson  Account Info

Yea, but I'm pretty excited because TI GraphLink 89 won't work very well with my TI-89 Titanium (a few characters get messed up, like store). Plus the being able to go USB thing is nice too.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 20:07 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
thechessmaster88 Account Info

Thank you, Joey for spending so much time to manage files. It must be a lot of work. Good luck in college and we will surely miss you when you leave. I'm sure most of us do care about your life and the lives of the entire ti-calc staff.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 02:55 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Ben Cherry  Account Info
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I guess Joey must be my age then... I'd apply for the position, except that I can give a grand total of 0 hours from about June 15 through August 15, every summer. I would not even have access to the internet during those two months. I'm sure we'll find another great staff member to replace Joey. I hope Michael isn't planning on stepping down any time soon, though, now that Joey and Morgan have both retired.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 03:45 GMT

Re: Re: Two Years Later
Andree Chea  Account Info

I hope not too. If he does, I'll confront him in person. j/k ;)

I wish I could apply too, but I simply do not have the time (and the internet access) due to school and whatnot. :(

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 06:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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>If [Michael] does, I'll confront him in person.

I've met Michael in person... if you make any sudden moves, he won't hesitate to break your mousing hand. I'd be careful, Andree.

;-)

Reply to this comment    5 February 2005, 04:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Andree Chea  Account Info

There's a reason my friends call me "Gambit." :P

Reply to this comment    6 February 2005, 04:58 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Andree Chea  Account Info

Oops... my comment's missing a "why" ...

Reply to this comment    6 February 2005, 05:00 GMT


Re: Re: Two Years Later
burntfuse  Account Info
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That *would* be too bad...then 3 out of the 5 major staff members we all know would be gone (Morgan, Joey, Michael, Jon, and Magnus). :'-(

Reply to this comment    5 February 2005, 18:37 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Paul Houser Account Info
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CMU?? My god, I'm envious! Instead I'm just going to use the standard cop-out excuse: I could have got into that college, but I'm too lazy.

In all seriousness, my excuse is true. If I had actually studied for my tests, and done my homework, and didn't play calculator games in class, I would have over a 4.0 gpa instead of a 3.6, and I have a exaustive resume, including 2 years of Computer Science credit from a comm. college (which I'll actually end up going to). So if I had really cared all that much, I could have got into CMU, but again, I'm too lazy.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 12:54 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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I anyone is interested I have posted some helpful hints to getting the job at ticalc over at ti-news.net. Click the link or go to the link below. Best of luck!

http://www.ti-news.net/ viewthread.php?id=00000303

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 19:11 GMT


Re: Re: Two Years Later
Paul Houser Account Info
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Dang. Already submitted.

I didn't know you were looking for personal type information, I would have added some.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 22:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Resubmit!

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 23:14 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Enchanted Coders  Account Info
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I would do this if I wasn't in college right now, with no free time every Monday and Wednesday (actually, I'm posting this from college).

Gosh, I haven't posted here in a while. That doesn't make me the least frequent poster though...not by a long shot.

Reply to this comment    7 February 2005, 21:37 GMT

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