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Hey, Scripting Guy! 2009 Scripting Games Event 8 Details (Beginner and Advanced; pole vault)

Beginner Event 8: The pole vaultIn the pole vault event, you will raise the bar as you run down the folder that is consuming the most disk space on your computer. Event Scenario“Hey, Scripting Guy! How can I leap over buildings with a single bound?” No, we have not received an e-mail such as that yet. But if we ever do, we will ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 3 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the shot put)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 3.)   Beginner Event 3: The Shot Put In the shot put event, you must be able to handle a heavy load of text. To make it easier for you to carry the load, you will be asked to balance text between two files. The detailed event description was revealed last Wednesday. Guest...

Hey, Scripting Guy! 2009 Scripting Games Event 7 Details (Beginner and Advanced; discus throw)

Beginner Event 7: The discus throw In the discus throw event, you will be asked to go farther than you have ever gone before. To meet this challenge, you will need to track your progress by writing information to a log file. You will also be required to read from that log file to determine progress. Event Scenario Obviously, IT pros must ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 2 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the long jump)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 2.)   Beginner Event 2: The Long JumpIn the long jump event, you will be asked to determine the speed, the strength, and the agility of your computer.   Guest commentator: Scott HanselmanScott Hanselman is a principal program manager at Microsoft. He maintains ...