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Hey, Scripting Guy! How About a Formal Wrap-Up of the 2009 Summer Scripting Games?

Hey Scripting Guy! Whatever happened to the Summer Scripting Games? There was all the build up to the games, and then the games were over, and that was it. It would be nice to know what happened. Can you do a recap or something?-- ZQ Hello ZQ, Microsoft Scripting Guy Ed Wilson here. You know you are right. One of the things that happened ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 10 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the 1,500-meter race)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 10.) Beginner Event 10:  The 1,500-meter raceIn the 1,500-meter race, you will go for the gold by writing a script that counts down from three minutes.Guest commentator: Andrew Willett Andrew Willett is the projects manager for the IT department of a Steinhoff group ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 9 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the javelin throw)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 9.) Beginner Event 9: The javelin throwFor the javelin throw event, you will soar as you write a time logger. Guest commentator: Salvador Manaois III  Salvador Manaois III is a senior systems engineer at Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. He currently holds the MCITP ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 8 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the pole vault)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 8.) 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. Guest commentator: Michael Frommhold Michael is a premier field engineer at Microsoft Germany.VBScript ...

Hey, Scripting Guy! Event 7 *Solutions* from Expert Commentators (Beginner and Advanced; the discus throw)

  (Note: These solutions were written for Event 7.) Beginner Event 7: The discus throwIn the discus throw event, you will be asked to go farther than ever before. To meet this challenge, you must track your progress by writing the information to a log file. You will also be required to read from that log file to determine ...

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