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by fleurdelivre
Sun May 18, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LaTeX and packets
Replies: 95
Views: 30285

Re: LaTeX and packets

I'm exploring the possibility of using Drupal but I haven't had much experience with it so I don't know how feasible it is. I don't know either, but I'd be willing to learn in order to contribute to a similar effort. First off, does anyone know what our strengths are? Drupal looks good because it's...
by fleurdelivre
Sat May 17, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LaTeX and packets
Replies: 95
Views: 30285

Re: LaTeX and packets

Preaching to the choir, Jerry. EDIT: To clarify, I am probably the only member of this choir. Having previously been of the silent whomever, I suppose now is a good time to join said choir publicly. That said, I think this thread is already winding into the inevitable conclusion that there is a hap...
by fleurdelivre
Sat May 10, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Best Writers
Replies: 18
Views: 4550

Re: The Best Writers

Congratulations to Matt, who really does deserve some credit. Also, thank you to two editors whose willingness to praise I hope starts a trend in recognizing and rewarding good writing. Finally, Paul Gauthier will be at Chicago next year, so one sincerely hopes that he'll stay with quizbowl and beco...
by fleurdelivre
Sun May 04, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBDB thread
Replies: 75
Views: 22415

Re: QBDB thread

I do not have any packet libraries of my own but am happy to format. If you have tournaments you'd like added but don't have time to clean them up, feel free to send them to kathryn dot e dot peters at gmail.
by fleurdelivre
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Converting JPEGs of Packets to PDFs
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: Converting JPEGs of Packets to PDFs

Tesseract, last I checked, didn't handle .jpegs.

Still, the number of convenient open-source print-to-pdf converters out there should make this a simple process. I've had good luck with PDF Creator: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
by fleurdelivre
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: return (sorta) of the question database
Replies: 33
Views: 7536

Re: return (sorta) of the question database

what's the database structure on this? can there be a table of categories that users can then help link to questions? it seems like the basic principle should be easy enough considering the limited number of tags we would need...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8176

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08

Also, if anyone has additional space, my original housing plans fell through. I sleep pretty much anywhere and am quite talented at nesting with spare hotel bedding, as former Vandy teammates will attest. If you can offer something for either Friday or Saturday nights, please let me know at kathryn ...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Distance Proofreading
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

Re: Distance Proofreading

seriously, good copy-editing doesn't need to be such a high-stakes endeavor. an outside proofreader is a good idea, but for this to be feasible you really need to have finished content-editing by a reasonable hour the night before, with proofing left for the wee hours. If you don't have your rounds ...
by fleurdelivre
Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 9450

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

If New Jersey's the site, I'll help with logistics...
by fleurdelivre
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 9450

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

I'll volunteer to staff the whole 24 hours and would also edit, say, lit packets for duplicates, etc. (not so much on the content, but still a vast improvement over going unedited, no?)
by fleurdelivre
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4265

There is an alternative archive program for Macs that is free and solves the interface problem. One of the Penn moderators helpfully pointed it out to all the people using Macs on Saturday. I don't know what it is, but if someone can track her down and ask, that would be very helpful. For future re...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 10743

didn't anyone else read the view from saturday? e.l. konigsburg won the newbery even though her depiction of middle-school academic competition is pretty screwy. still, it deserves higher mention than these crap movies...
by fleurdelivre
Tue Dec 05, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2006-07
Replies: 128
Views: 56869

that's not rude. my name is katy, and I played for rock bridge quiz bowl back in high school before joining the vanderbilt team, with whom I competed until I graduated in may. I'd quit following this board over the past few months because work kept me very, very busy, but after a whirlwind trip to n...
by fleurdelivre
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2006-07
Replies: 128
Views: 56869

Nice to know there are missourians on the board nowadays...and even better to know Rock Bridge still has a team at all. I'm sorry I didn't get to tell NKC hello at ABC a few weeks ago, but I kind of dropped in last-minute to run JV. Thanks for coming--it's only the second time I can personally remem...
by fleurdelivre
Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132374

Would anyone who cast a vote on the difficulty of the "foreign language" questions (which was at least 15 people and possibly quite a few more, judging from the results) please give some examples of questions you used to make your decision? As a French major, I like that foreign language clues appe...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132374

Just so no one can claim the opposition is always a silent one: Quit insulting the barbershop quartet tossup! It was my only power all tournament, because The Usual Suspects is an awesome movie which more people should have seen and remembered. For general trash, it was a fun question, if somewhat r...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two Day Tournaments
Replies: 10
Views: 5621

I won't complain about having Saturday evening in DC, but most of our team have Friday classes that got skipped because of travel arrangements. When you have teams driving long distances and even flying, asking them to be ready to play at 6pm is inevitably going to mean that many of them will miss t...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Mar 23, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Getting newer players to write good questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2575

As an approximately third-year quizbowl participant at Vanderbilt, I'd like to encourage someone to write that guide. My freshman year, I did submit a packet for our high-school tournament and wasn't asked to contribute beyond that (looking back, it was a fairly terrible round). We don't ask freshme...
by fleurdelivre
Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 313488

"blah, blah, blah...addicted to Ritalin"

*buzz*

Saurabh: Requiem for a Dream

Matt: *glare of death*

Answer: Desperate Houswives