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Drobe Competition! Win a copy of the Castle C/C++ tools

By Chris Williams. Published: 20th Dec 2002, 14:33:56 | Permalink | Printable

Get your thinking caps on. Details enclosed.

C/C++ tools and drobeThe end of the year is approaching, it's competition time here at Drobe. Up for grabs is Castle's C/C++ compiler tools. These have been generously donated by John Myers, who we reported on as the winner of the Iyonix in Castle's recent competition.

John says "I am not a programmer and have no aspirations in this direction - just an end user of our fav OS." However, he wanted to give something back to RISC OS and promote its development, and this is just the ticket.

To enter the competition, you need to write an article on a RISC OS topic of your choice for publication on Drobe, your favourite RISC OS news portal. Here are the rules:

  • Articles will be judged on the basis of novelty, interest, and where relevant, humour. They do not have to be current events, but needs to be on a RISC OS topic.
  • You can enter one or two articles.
  • We suggest that good articles are more than 500 words and less than 2500 words, but this is not a strict requirement.
  • You may include any images, but not any downloads.
  • The top articles will be published on Drobe over the weeks after the competition close.
  • Articles must not have been previously published elsewhere. However, copyright will retain yours, and you may use the article elsewhere after it appears on Drobe.
  • To level the playing field, we will not judge on spelling and grammar as long as it does not affect the overall article. But we do retain the right to make corrections of these, and any technical points.
  • The final date for submission is (midnight) January 12th, 2003. The winner will be announced on January 20th, 2003.
  • Judges' decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into, etc, etc, blah, blah.

Please send any entries to competition@drobe.co.uk, and of course, best of luck.

Peter, getting-things-done division, drobe.co.uk.

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Coor, this John Myers guy sounds like a nice chap! I wonder what the chances of persuading him to part with his Iyonix are :oP -- James Carey

 is a RISC OS Userjmcarey on 20/12/02 2:37PM
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I'm sure he won't mind, as long as the price is right :-)

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 20/12/02 2:46PM
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Shame I already have a copy :(

An Iyonix otoh... :P

 is a RISC OS Userjmb on 20/12/02 3:06PM
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> The final date for submission is January 5th, 2002.

hmmm... wrong year, and you wrote the date in the American format. In UK the date comes before the month.

 is a RISC OS UserSober on 20/12/02 3:33PM
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Drobe is an international portal, see.

 is a RISC OS Usermrchocky on 20/12/02 3:40PM
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Please, if I ever turn out as nerdy as Sober, please do the humane thing and shoot me.

Chris, drobe.co.uk

 is a RISC OS Userdiomus on 20/12/02 4:28PM
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Nothing wrong with being nerdy.

I hope.

 is a RISC OS Usermoss on 20/12/02 4:46PM
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I ain't nerdy. Just correct. :P

 is a RISC OS UserSober on 20/12/02 5:44PM
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Actually, nearly all countries use the d/m/y or y/m/d format. Putting the month before the day is pretty much limited to the USA.

Can we write an article on international date formats, please? :o)

-- Simon Wilson, Boulder, Colorado

 is a RISC OS Userksattic on 20/12/02 5:54PM
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Centiseconds since 1st January 1900, anyone ? ;-) Very universal.

 is a RISC OS Userjerryf on 20/12/02 6:14PM
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Chances of me parting with my Iyonix? well lets say you could buy one substantially cheaper direct from CTL :-)

-- John Myers,

 is a RISC OS UserJohn Myers on 20/12/02 10:43PM
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It was certainly worth a try! I think this might be the first statement of happiness in someone owning an Iyonix. Although I do tend to stay clear of the mostly off-topic Iyonix threads. -- James Carey

 is a RISC OS Userjmcarey on 21/12/02 2:15PM
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