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From: David Buck
Subject: IRTC Update
Date: 22 Apr 2008 00:06:44
Message: <480d6454$1@news.povray.org>
I thought I'd let you know the status of the new web site since it's 
been a while since we announced the IRTC revival project.

The coding is coming along well.  I've captured the historical 
information from the existing site and I'll have that available on the 
new site.  Working components include the main page, the history of 
prior rounds, login, registration, voting and submitting.  I'm working 
out the details of the awarding process.  I should be able to get the 
code basically ready within a week or two.

I expect to get the HTML and CSS for the web site by mid May from our 
graphics artist.  After that, I'll need to spend a bit of time 
re-working the rendering part of the code to match this HTML.

I'm hoping to get the IRTC site running under the new code in early 
June.  At that time, you should be able to view the prior rounds and 
register yourself in the site.  You can choose a user name separate from 
your e-mail address which will remain private.

The IRTC Stills competition normally starts on an odd month so 
July-August 2008 will likely be the first round in the new Stills 
competition.  The animation round will likely start Aug 15th and finish 
October 15th.

I'm looking forward to getting everything running as quickly as possible.

David Buck


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 22 Apr 2008 03:10:09
Message: <480d8f51$1@news.povray.org>
Great news indeed!! Looking forward to the first topic. Thanks for your 
efforts, David, and all the good luck to bring this about.

Thomas


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From: John VanSickle
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 22 Apr 2008 07:18:12
Message: <480dc974@news.povray.org>
David Buck wrote:
> The IRTC Stills competition normally starts on an odd month so 
> July-August 2008 will likely be the first round in the new Stills 
> competition.  The animation round will likely start Aug 15th and finish 
> October 15th.

This causes the animation round to be a two-month deal, whereas before 
it was three months (it used to run from July to October).  Was this an 
intentional change?

Regards,
John


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From: David Buck
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 22 Apr 2008 08:41:43
Message: <480ddd07$1@news.povray.org>
John VanSickle wrote:
> David Buck wrote:
>> The IRTC Stills competition normally starts on an odd month so 
>> July-August 2008 will likely be the first round in the new Stills 
>> competition.  The animation round will likely start Aug 15th and 
>> finish October 15th.
> 
> This causes the animation round to be a two-month deal, whereas before 
> it was three months (it used to run from July to October).  Was this an 
> intentional change?
> 
> Regards,
> John

My apologies - I intend to keep it as a three month round.  We'll run it 
from July to October.

David Buck


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From: Mike the Elder
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 23 Apr 2008 12:35:00
Message: <web.480f643da51bebeb44fe7d810@news.povray.org>
David Buck <dav### [at] simberoncom> wrote:
> I thought I'd let you know the status of the new web site since it's
> been a while since we announced the IRTC revival project.
>
....
> I'm looking forward to getting everything running as quickly as possible.
>
> David Buck

Thanks for keeping us informed and for all your hard work.

Best Regards,
Mike C.


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From: John D  Gwinner
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 23 Apr 2008 23:15:16
Message: <480ffb44$1@news.povray.org>
"David Buck" <dav### [at] simberoncom> wrote in message 
news:480ddd07$1@news.povray.org...

Sounds very exciting!

> My apologies - I intend to keep it as a three month round.  We'll run it 
> from July to October.

One idea - could the topic be posted ahead of time and then we can resume 
the normal schedule?

It could even be posted on the web site, not everyone may be reading the NG 
or be subscribed to the mailing list.

     == John ==


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From: David Buck
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 25 Apr 2008 11:27:28
Message: <4811f860$1@news.povray.org>
John D. Gwinner wrote:
> "David Buck" <dav### [at] simberoncom> wrote in message 
> news:480ddd07$1@news.povray.org...
> 
> Sounds very exciting!
> 
>> My apologies - I intend to keep it as a three month round.  We'll run it 
>> from July to October.
> 
> One idea - could the topic be posted ahead of time and then we can resume 
> the normal schedule?
> 
> It could even be posted on the web site, not everyone may be reading the NG 
> or be subscribed to the mailing list.
> 
>      == John == 
> 
> 

I'm not the one responsible for coming up with the topic.  In fact, this 
brings up a bigger question - who is going to be an IRTC administrator? 
  Who is going to choose the topics, reject invalid submissions, verify 
the awards, administer user accounts (reset passwords, etc).

I could volunteer to do it for a while, but we really need someone or a 
small group to fill this role.

As for topics, I have a suggestion:

	Topic:  Re-birth
	Description: Something coming back to life after a long hiatus

It seems appropriate :-)

David Buck


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From: Jan Dvorak
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 25 Apr 2008 12:40:07
Message: <48120967$1@news.povray.org>
David Buck napsal(a):
> John D. Gwinner wrote:
>> "David Buck" <dav### [at] simberoncom> wrote in message 
>> news:480ddd07$1@news.povray.org...
>>
>> Sounds very exciting!
>>
>>> My apologies - I intend to keep it as a three month round.  We'll run 
>>> it from July to October.
>>
>> One idea - could the topic be posted ahead of time and then we can 
>> resume the normal schedule?
>>
>> It could even be posted on the web site, not everyone may be reading 
>> the NG or be subscribed to the mailing list.
>>
>>      == John ==
>>
> 
> I'm not the one responsible for coming up with the topic.  In fact, this 
> brings up a bigger question - who is going to be an IRTC administrator? 
>  Who is going to choose the topics, reject invalid submissions, verify 
> the awards, administer user accounts (reset passwords, etc).
> 
> I could volunteer to do it for a while, but we really need someone or a 
> small group to fill this role.
> 
> As for topics, I have a suggestion:
> 
>     Topic:  Re-birth
>     Description: Something coming back to life after a long hiatus
> 
> It seems appropriate :-)
> 
> David Buck
I agree with the topic

-- 
You know you've been raytracing too long when...
you start thinking up your own "You know you've been raytracing too long 
when..." sigs (I did).
-Johnny D


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From: Doctor John
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 25 Apr 2008 14:28:14
Message: <481222be$1@news.povray.org>
David Buck wrote:
> As for topics, I have a suggestion:
> 
>     Topic:  Re-birth
>     Description: Something coming back to life after a long hiatus
> 
> It seems appropriate :-)
> 

Perfect :-)

John

-- 
I will be brief but not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the
world's shortest speech. He said, "I will be so brief I am already
finished," then he sat down.


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From: Randal L  Schwartz
Subject: Re: IRTC Update
Date: 25 Apr 2008 14:34:52
Message: <86r6cteqbe.fsf@blue.stonehenge.com>
>>>>> "David" == David Buck <dav### [at] simberoncom> writes:

David> 	Topic:  Re-birth
David> 	Description: Something coming back to life after a long hiatus

Hmm.  How do you draw a picture of "smalltalk"? :)

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