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by roth
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

Quizzy is back up and running. I couldn't patch in the new features, because there is still some weird back-end stuff that Google needs to fix. So, at the very least, you can once again use Quizzy to retrieve questions for you by level and category. As the Wave API matures and can handle the additio...
by roth
Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

I added Quizzy to a wave and it posted a commands list, but it's not sending any questions in response to commands. A while ago it would just send an empty blip with nothing at all in it, but now it doesn't even respond to commands. Is anyone else having this problem? I should have Quizzy back up a...
by roth
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

Just an FYI, all Python-based robots for Wave (including Quizzy) are currently broken. Google's most recent slew of API updates have messed up the functionality which allows Python robots to create new Blips, so while Quizzy is still working behind the scenes, questions aren't currently being correc...
by roth
Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

So Google graced me with about a dozen invites this afternoon; I've already promised a handful of collaborators on a separate Wave project that I'd shoot invites their way, but once they're taken care of, I should have ~6 more to give out. Hopefully tomorrow I'll confirm that everyone is on that i'v...
by roth
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

I'll re-iterate that first and foremost, Quizzy is designed to serve questions - ACF questions right now because it was very easy to download a collection of them. In the future, when the Wave API matures a bit, I'll tackle some of these issues. I think it might be very interesting to build a Gadget...
by roth
Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

I think Mike is right. I don't trust this thing to judge the correctness of answers on a consistent basis. If you wanted to have something resembling a real match, you probably would need a screen facing each team. After one team buzzes in and answers, the answer would show on their screen, and the...
by roth
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

How do you plan on solving problems like matching what the user typed to what the answer line of a question is actually looking for? For instance, if you had an answer line like: ANSWER: Huck leberry Finn [accept either underlined answer; accept "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" before the end o...
by roth
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

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

Darn, I thought Wave invites had proliferated far and wide across the inter-tubes by now! Unfortunately, I don't have any normal invites at the moment. I'll keep this post updated as I roll more features into Quizzy, and hopefully by the time the wider QB community is on Wave, it will be fully funct...
by roth
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9446

Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

Hey all, In my copious spare time, I hacked together the prototype of a Quiz Bowl robot for Google Wave named 'Quizzy.' Right now, Quizzy can fetch questions from the acfdb (I downloaded the entire archive of 12,000 questions, naively parsed it, and uploaded it to the Datastore for the Google Appeng...
by roth
Fri May 30, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Leagues?
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Re: College Leagues?

Also competitive: Cornhole . Another game which Kentuckians should be very adept at; I believe there is still pending legislation to make it our official state game! Anyways, the big problem with the Governor's Cup style of play is that it rewards reaction time and word association moreso than it d...
by roth
Fri May 30, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Leagues?
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Re: College Leagues?

Easy there guys... it would seem that the league in question is just playing off standard Governor's Cup rules, a competition which is played throughout the state of Kentucky and is sponsored at the High-School level by KAAC. I played my entire pre-college career in Kentucky, and let me just say - d...
by roth
Fri May 30, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 16058

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

leaving sunny southern california to go to cornell. some say i am an idiot Hey, as a member of the quizbowl team, let me just say welcome to Cornell. By the way, in the winter the school doesn't cancel even for like a foot of snow, so um... bring a jacket, but its totally worth it to see the dazzli...
by roth
Thu May 29, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 9508

Re: Gaddis Discussion

Although I was volunteering at HSNCT (I scorekept on Saturday), I didn't find out about this tournament until afterwards. I've read through the packets though, and let me just say, wow! They were an absolute blast to read through, and to peruse relevant information on Wikipedia while trying to figur...