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Asp.Net in 24 hours.

Dec. 7, 2016, 1:10 a.m. csharp , asp.net , django

Now it's time for the die hard Django fan to learn ASP.Net. Once upon a long ago, around the time that Asp.Net was born I worked with a guy who had practially every single M$ certificate they had on offer at the time. We were constantly arguing about which is better PHP or ASP. Those days PHP wa ...

C# in 24 hours

Dec. 6, 2016, 12:33 a.m. csharp , dotnet , vs code

What the hell am i doing with c#? What the hell is microsoft doing on github? When Visual Studio Code was announced for linux, I was more than sceptical. I soffed and folks who tried it out. But now here I am having a crack at it myself. Right now I am on holiday at my sister's place in the hill ...

Predictability of tournament results based on ratings.

July 28, 2016, 6:51 a.m. KOTH , Scrabble , Pairing

This is a part of a series of articles on the King Of The Hill Pairing System and it's use at Scrabble tournaments. King Of The Hill or KOTH for short is a strict 1 plays 2, 3 plays 4 , 5 plays 6 pairing system commonly used at the last few rounds of a Scrabble tournament. It allows repeats. In ...

When should top players meet in a tournament?

July 13, 2016, 6:28 a.m. scrabble , chess , swiss , dutch

In any sport, if the top players play against each other during the early stages of the tournament some of them will be knocked out or be out of contention for any of the prizes. Almost all chess tournaments involving a large number of players are carried out using the swiss pairing system. If we ta ...