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by Alejandro
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 3516

Re: BEeS, Part 2

I disagree. The problem of internet access at most universities has been solved. That might be true, but what about high schools hosting tournaments that would like to use this software? Now my knowledge of this is nil but how hard would it be to be able to put the data from a match onto a flash dr...
by Alejandro
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BEeS, Part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 3516

BEeS, Part 2

I am happy to announce that the development of BEeS , a program that helps organize and run tournaments, should begin this summer. In order to make BEeS as useful as possible, I will be holding a requirements gathering meeting this Monday at 4 PM PST. The purpose of this meeting is to find out what ...
by Alejandro
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

CANCELLED: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA

This tournament has been canceled due to a lack of interest.
by Alejandro
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)

The field is currently empty. If there is still an insufficient number of teams registered by Wednesday, then we will have to cancel this tournament. If you wish to attend, please email me at alopezlago .at. hmc.edu
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)

This tournament is still taking place on March 6th. The tournament will be taking place at Mason Hall in Pomona, which is on the corner of 6th and Harvard Ave. There will be a team limit of 20 teams.

EDIT: Added location of Mason Hall.
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)

It will likely take place on Pomona's campus, probably at Mason. Once we turn in our room reservation form we will have more information.

If you're team wishes to register for this tournament, email me at alopezlago .at. hmc.edu .
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 22323

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

was there any hockey or soccer in D2? There was a "Hand of God" question and a bonus part on Alex Ferguson. There seemed to be an abundance of "name this congressman" questions in DII, which got annoying quickly. The TV Trash also seemed to be about low-importance shows (i.e. Flash Forward, Leverag...
by Alejandro
Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Scobobot
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: Help with Scobobot

Dave Breger wrote:Firefox seems to shut down the instant I try to go on the channel. Any idea what's going on?
I can get onto the channel through Mibbit. If Mibbit isn't working you might want to try using an external client like Pidgin.
by Alejandro
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals West (2/20/10) at Irvine
Replies: 26
Views: 5721

Re: ACF Regionals West (2/20/10) at Irvine

DI undergrad.
by Alejandro
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals West (2/20/10) at Irvine
Replies: 26
Views: 5721

Re: ACF Regionals West (2/20/10) at Irvine

I misread the ACF eligibility rules; we're actually a DI team. Sorry about that.
by Alejandro
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4106

Re: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010

We're sending at least one team. I'll find out later this week if we can send two teams.
by Alejandro
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Prison Bowl Mirror @ Claremont Colleges, CA (3/6/2010)

The Claremont Colleges are hosting a mirror of Prison Bowl on March 6th. Expect fees to be around $70 with a $10 discount for bringing in a buzzer system or a moderator (these discounts apply up to a $40 minimum). More information will be posted later this month. If you have any specific questions, ...
by Alejandro
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Let's Talk About "Your Choice"
Replies: 56
Views: 6215

Re: Let's Talk About "Your Choice"

Are engineering concepts (i.e. aliasing/folding, specific types of filters) included in any other category or would those also fall under My Choice?
by Alejandro
Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Scobobot
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: Help with Scobobot

That did it. Thanks! EDIT: I'm not going anywhere for the holidays, and I don't really ever shut down my laptop, so I'll leave a bot up in the #scobowl channel. I think it'll stay up when I'm not at my computer, but I can't make any guarantees. For some reason, it's in there as Guest39746868 or som...
by Alejandro
Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Scobobot
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: Help with Scobobot

OK, so I've got a Mac, running Leopard with up-to-date JRE and Colloquy IRC client, but I can't get my bot to connect. It'll open, but when I press connect it just sits there. Any ideas? Mac and Linux users need to edit the settings.txt files so that "sets\\" and "stats\\" read as "sets/" and "stat...
by Alejandro
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with Scobobot
Replies: 19
Views: 2689

Re: Help with Scobobot

The bot used to be on a server but there were problems with it a couple months ago and I've just been running it off of my laptop. I'll try to place it back on a server in a few days.
Meanwhile, there's a portable version of the bot which is described here.
by Alejandro
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 8105

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

I'd like to try it.

rapidflash06 a.t. gmail.com
by Alejandro
Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 14074

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

I was under the impression that the consensus was if it impossible to make difficulty appropriate questions that are also well written, then you should decrease the distribution of them for a tournament. CS is an optional category, and at most 1 CS question can show up in a packet. It can't be decr...
by Alejandro
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 14074

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

I enjoyed playing this set. There was a slight issue with clues showing up multiple times (such as Dali's Hallucinogenic Torreador), though. Also, the bonus on pointers/linked lists/priority queues has a mistake: [10] Linked lists are often used to implement this type of first-in first-out data stru...
by Alejandro
Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall
Replies: 35
Views: 10462

Re: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall

We should be sending two teams, so there should be 12 teams overall.
by Alejandro
Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall
Replies: 35
Views: 10462

Re: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall

We should be bringing two teams now.
by Alejandro
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall
Replies: 35
Views: 10462

Re: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall

I think we were only going to send one team, though there is a good chance that we'll send two if we have enough money left.
by Alejandro
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tips on How to Get Better on Quizbowl
Replies: 9
Views: 3379

Re: Tips on How to Get Better on Quizbowl

Irwin R Schyster wrote:
Aldo Montoya wrote:Playing #scobowl isn't a bad use of your time when out of school practice.
also, if #scobowl is empty, try #ahsqb
To be fair, the bot is just another way of reading packets.
Also, you can get your own copy of the bot to practice on (more information here).
by Alejandro
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Canon: Where Does It Come From? What Is It?...
Replies: 28
Views: 3606

Re: High School Canon: Where Does It Come From? What Is It?...

Federico Garcia Lorca hash table These are the only ones that surprise me. On the whole, the other answers (excluding mathcalc, a separate issue altogether) are either bizarre trash answer choices or academic choices that I wouldn't normally ascribe to the high school knowledge base. Hash table doe...
by Alejandro
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 9476

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

at some point during my senior year, I evolved from my "take author, go to wiki page, memorize every title on that page" method to actually reading some of the plot summaries of a bunch of works. That way, I've found, you can get some plot elements to stick even if you don't particularly remember a...
by Alejandro
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6166

Re: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

whether Alejandro can find some teammates with transportation We should be able to sign up for Zip-Cars this time, and if the tournament is in the LA area we can always take Foothill Transit. As far as D2 West goes, it's a giant mess, as most or all of last year's impact HS seniors are going to be ...
by Alejandro
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Portable version of TrivaBot/quizbowl-reading bot
Replies: 2
Views: 2114

Portable version of TrivaBot/quizbowl-reading bot

A number of people have asked for their own copy of the bot found on #scobowl to practice on it themselves or with their team on a different channel. Before, this required people to download the source, download pircbot, modify some variables, and compile the code. The formatted sets were also not a...
by Alejandro
Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The John Adams Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 5414

Re: The John Adams Rule

His last name is Garcia Lorca, not just Lorca. Britannica refers to him as "Lorca" throughout, and there's lots of articles such as this one http://muse.jhu.edu/login?uri=/journals/mln/v111/111.2br_anderson.html . (Note: Britannica is not the end of all discussion, because sometimes other rules com...
by Alejandro
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The John Adams Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 5414

Re: The John Adams Rule

I think that some respectable person (I think it was Andrew Hart, but I could be wrong), argued that just giving the final name of hispanic authors should be acceptable-- for example, Lorca for Garcia Lorca, on the grounds that this is the way that scholars tend to refer to them. It would have to b...
by Alejandro
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BISCUIT III (MUT Mirror) - March 21, 2009
Replies: 41
Views: 12268

Re: BISCUIT III (MUT Mirror) - March 21, 2009

I'd be willing to play as a free agent, if that's allowed.
by Alejandro
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 12999

Re: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread

I enjoyed the set, though there were a few questions that were problematic: the snow tossup seemed like a "curved yellow fruit" question, the Okonkwo tossup was transparent, and the Northern Australia tossup didn't appear to prompt on Australia or the Outback. Also, I might have heard this question ...
by Alejandro
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 12669

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

I'm registered as Alejandro.
by Alejandro
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcing BEeS: A Better Electronic Stats program
Replies: 50
Views: 20490

Re: Announcing BEeS: A Better Electronic Stats program

grapesmoker wrote:also, can you guys point me to the Java API you use to read Word files?
My guess is that he's using this.
Also, I too would like to test this out when it's ready.
by Alejandro
Sun Jan 04, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 27591

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford

I should be available as a free agent.
by Alejandro
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcing BEeS: A Better Electronic Stats program
Replies: 50
Views: 20490

Re: Announcing BEeS: A Better Electronic Stats program

This sounds really cool.
As for adding statistics, I think it'd be great if you could define your own custom statistics using something like an equation editor; i.e. something that would allow you to do

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 $TU_PLAYER * 10 - $NEGS_PLAYER * 5
to find out the PPG for each player.
by Alejandro
Fri May 16, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 14152

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

If he does end up going to Harvey Mudd, there's an active team with Mudd and maybe some other Claremont College people (don't know if it's just Mudd anymore, but Scripps and Pomona used to have teams that would occasionally join with them). They showed up to Aztlan Cup the past couple of years and ...
by Alejandro
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals West at UCLA: 16 February 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3821

Just a minor mistakes in the stats:
The TUH stat seems to be incorrect for some teams; the mistake might come from the fact that the UCI-Claremont and UCLA A-UCLA B games are recorded as having 0 TUH.

-Alejandro
by Alejandro
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 190499

David Riley wrote:And....why was the afternoon seeded the way it was?
I think it had something to do with trying to prevent the #1 seed from always having the easiest match possible during the playoffs.
by Alejandro
Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 190499

Naperville Central Tournament Results:
1. Wheaton North
2. Wheaton Warrenville South
3. Loyola
4. Naperville North
by Alejandro
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How To Get Better at Quizbowl
Replies: 26
Views: 26584

I'm having trouble getting to irc.slashnet.org I'll just repost these instructions: 1. Get an IRC client (for example, mIRC or xChat) 2. Set your server to SlashNet (irc.slashnet.org, or if that doesn't work, moo.slashnet.org, vertex.slashnet.org, radon.slashnet.org) 3. Connect to the server 4. Joi...
by Alejandro
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IRC bot
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Sorry about that; the bot goes down every once in a while because my friend does something with his server. Anyway, it's back up now. Hopefully I'll be able to update it over Winter Break so that it's more stable. Also, while it doesn't have a bot, people do read questions on #quizbowl (on SlashNET)...
by Alejandro
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 190499

#3 was cylindrical/rectangular, which I didn't consider that much of a stretch - a cylinder is just a circle with a height component, so it's rational to think that if you know polar/rect., you can get cylindrical. Number 4 involved spherical, which I've never seen but might come up in the more adv...
by Alejandro
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 190499

The technology answer space: Mashup, SQL, PHP, Macro, Corel, Compiler, Apache, Static (keyword), Cathode Ray Tube, Smart Car, Span (tag), Analog, Heap, (Adobe) Acrobat, Parrot, Try/Catch, Quicken, and a handout involving BIOS/CPU/DRAM/EISA/PCI/SRAM. The PHP tossup: Version 5 now allows users to mak...
by Alejandro
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko's Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 23142

Would you include conference games in the ranking? Our school did pretty bad at IHSA and NAQT, but we were also missing people at those tournaments (although I doubt it would've made much of a difference for NAQT).
-Alejandro
by Alejandro
Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 23384

The bot has been banned from EsperNet for some reason, so it's now at SlashNET (irc.slashnet.org). Channel name is still #scobowl.

-Alejandro
by Alejandro
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Translating LiveStat/NAQT outputs into team data
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Well... I would parse the stats line by line. For each line I would: 1) Look for the first instance of a comma 2) If I were given the raw html page, I would then take the text between the comma and the </a> tag. If not, I would take the text between the comma and the second "(". That would be the te...
by Alejandro
Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 23384

Folks, It may be easier (since this is the summer) to post a schedule and any instructions on joining your chat room. It's too hard to just blitz people "immediately" sometimes. If you're talking about the bot, it should be online 24/7 so that people can play (with others or by themselves) at anyti...
by Alejandro
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 23384

metsfan001 wrote:
AndyBrindlee Mountain wrote:Do I have to have AIM 6.1 to participate in the chat rooms, or can I still do it with 5.9?
Dude, AIM has always had chat room capabilities.
I think he's talking about the microphone capability.
by Alejandro
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 23384

This isn't exactly the same thing, but there is an IRC bot on EsperNet that should be on 24/7 (in theory). More info here or here.
I think the PalTalk room stopped a while ago after Eric stopped coming.

-Alejandro
by Alejandro
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT Illinois State Qualfier @Loyola Academy
Replies: 17
Views: 5194

I guess I should have clarified, I was talking about a PACE wildcard, not an NAQT one.

-Alejandro