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Christmas Status Update
Posted by Magnus on 22 December 2001, 19:17 GMT

Well, it's Christmas time, so I figured it's time for a status update about the file archives.

We've been working on a pending queue of over 1,000 files uploaded just before and during our archive shutdown. That number is currently down to 438 - but it's climbing back up with an average of almost 100 files per week right now.

Right now, our priorities are to get the majority of these files into the archives. Because of this, we are almost only adding files that are either new with a distinct name or clear updates to existing programs. Files that are not updates but have names that conflict with existing programs are put on hold, to be processed once the rest is done. Any files that require a more extensive check before they are allowed into the archives (for possibility of violating the content rules) are also placed on hold for the time being.

That said, we'd also like to wish all our visitors Happy Holidays.

 


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Re: Christmas Status Update
Hex4def6 Account Info

On the subject of this - ive just been looking over the new files - there is a boatload of 'em. The problem is how to sort the dud's from the dimonds, so to speak. I think there should be some sort of a rating system in effect for files - see download.com for what I mean. This would help sort out the junk "asks-your-name-and-prints-it-out" type of program from the "quake-on-a-calc" type. It shouldn't be that hard to implement really. As it is I normally only look at assembly games/progs, since I know that they required at least a min amount of time and effort to create.

     22 December 2001, 20:13 GMT


Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Kevin Dilks  Account Info

Some kind of rating system would definitely be helpful. It would sure make it quicker for people to find out which programs do their job best. Plus i'm sick and tired of scrolling past the guess-the-number when i look for 83+ basic games. There should be some kind of limit or ban against stupid programs like that.

     22 December 2001, 23:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Benjamin Esham  Account Info
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Yes, and functions for the 89 like secant, cosecant, a log base b, etc... I programmed them into my 89 the day I got it. I don't need these functions crowding my ticalc.org frontpage. A rating system would definitely be a good idea.

     23 December 2001, 04:49 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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Those functions I can kind of understand. They aren't part of the TI-OS, however easy they may be to find using existing functions. But they definitely should not be released as separate programs.

Also, programs like "Average", "Prime Factor", "Equation Solvers", "Limits", etc. annoy me because they do things the calculator already has a function for. Then there's the approximately 7931206583421 random number generators in the BASIC games section. That's why a rating system would be nice.

     23 December 2001, 16:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Don Quixote Account Info
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And dice rollers made in BASIC, those must all be destroyed too. although some assembly ones are ok. I use one on my 89 that actually works well, it rolls 6 or 7 different kind of dice, and it all works by just hitting the corresponding button, once per roll, very intuitive, and only one single screen, no complicated menu system for dividing totals or selecting the number of facets on the die. This program is a little rigid as far as types of dice, but it's good. Too bad I foget which one it is....but I have digressed to far, oh yeah, that's right, I was talking about destroying all dice rollers written in basic.

So, go forth and destroy, or rate low once they let you rate.

     25 December 2001, 07:22 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
lord_nightrose Account Info
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<growl> DEEEEEEEEESTROOOOYYY!!!!! </growl> *cough cough*

     26 December 2001, 22:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
aksuur

best. post. ever.

     27 December 2001, 00:00 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
DasBoot  Account Info

you also play pokemon?
but Growlith is pretty useless...

     27 December 2001, 00:07 GMT

Re: Christmas Status Update
Gergely Patai  Account Info

You're doing great, keep it up! However, there is just one little thing that annoys me... You should start to make order in the present chaos of 83p and 8xp files scattered around the 83 and 83+ sections, because not all of them are at the right place.

     22 December 2001, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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I've thought about something that would calculate odds of winning in Risk, and I've written a BASIC Yahtzee! game, but rolling dice for the sake of rolling dice is stupid.

     25 December 2001, 20:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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It seems I put that in the wrong place. Pretend it's in the string above.

     28 December 2001, 00:55 GMT

Re: Christmas Status Update
tge82  Account Info

That's a good idea. Just get the most important files out first. Good luck keeping up with all the files!

     22 December 2001, 23:53 GMT

Re: Christmas Status Update
DHC015 Account Info
(Web Page)

Neat, a program that I uploaded right before this whole offensive files mess just showed up. Thanks ticalc.org. It's actually a helpful program unlike many that can be found in the archives. Happy Holidays!

     23 December 2001, 05:20 GMT


Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
lord_nightrose Account Info
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Which one?

     26 December 2001, 22:54 GMT

Re: Christmas Status Update
tibrist93  Account Info
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Great job getting the files back in such short time. Keep up the goodwork!

P.S. If you think the 83plus should have an ebook, click the link above.

     24 December 2001, 22:48 GMT

Re: Christmas Status Update
Don Quixote Account Info
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Ever notice that in news articles, there's always a super-thread about something dumb, and then there are 2-3 mini-threads, and the rest are single posts that get no replies, it really looks a little weird if you have your news set to display all posts on one page.

     25 December 2001, 07:24 GMT

Re: Christmas Status Update
ron776

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!
I got a TI-89 for Christmas!!!

     25 December 2001, 22:28 GMT


Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
lord_nightrose Account Info
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<pointless_flame> We fixed your math skill problem. Now, for the bestiality ting... </pointless_flame>

     26 December 2001, 22:55 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
ron776

No.... I'm pretty good at math. I'm going to take Calc II my senior year so I decided to upgrade from my 83+.

     27 December 2001, 03:42 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Robert Mohr  Account Info
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Wish my school offered classes like that.

     28 December 2001, 00:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Christmas Status Update
Gergely Patai  Account Info

Actually our university offers extra courses on Mathematica.

     28 December 2001, 18:36 GMT

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