[sf-lug] [Fwd: Re: [conspire] There's Still Time! Enter the Dr. Dobb's Challenge Now]

jim jim at well.com
Sun May 25 17:50:28 PDT 2008

for coders... 

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Subject: Re: [conspire] There's Still Time! Enter the Dr. Dobb's
Challenge Now
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 01:49:09 -0700

Shame on you! Windows! What ever happened to "Running light without overbyte"?

I'm publicizing this to my Linux friends, and suggesting that they
tear your code apart and make something in PyGame or Etoys, or
whatever Free Software they like. Thanks for the art. I expect some
interesting mashups.

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Dr. Dobb's Journal
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