David may no longer have the amulet, but he has memories of the competition. "The map we produced was enormous. About 8ft by 6ft I would estimate. We realised that the Sabre Wulf maze was made up of a number of repeated segments, so we drew out the individual sections, photocopied them - yes, in black and white - and then hand coloured each one before tiling it all together like a huge wall-hanging mosaic. I hadn't thought about the amulet for well over 30 years until the other day when it popped into my head while discussing 80s culture with a colleague. It's so strange that it came up in conversation a few days before you contacted me. If it hadn't I probably wouldn't have even spotted your email. It obviously wants to be found." … [Read more...] about The seven treasures of Ultimate Play the Game
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'I found it really funny, especially because people are always joking that my dad is so tough to be around,' she said. 'It's nice to see that we're not the only ones that maybe have dad things.' … [Read more...] about Celebrity Show-Off: Rumer Willis beats sisters in Fear Factor-style game on season premiere of show
“I don’t think we know what the financial impact is,” MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher acknowledged in a telephone interview Thursday. “Those schools will have to work through how you disassemble that contract and put it back together. We’ll all act accordingly and we’ll see over the next two to three weeks what the season looks like if we’re able to have a season at all.” … [Read more...] about Pac-12, Big Ten shelve games and fears grow of ripple effect
This also can make maintaining code more straightforward. For monolithic applications, updating code can present a major burden because of the difficulty inherent in covering all dependencies. As Ophir Gross has noted, "Spaghetti code is full of checks to see what interface version is being used and to make sure that the right code is executed. It's often disorganized and usually results in higher maintenance efforts as changes in code affect functionality in areas that are challenging to predict during development stages." … [Read more...] about How to avoid turning microservices into distributed spaghetti code
IT professionals and business leaders with an interest in cloud services have probably heard the term 'microservices', quite possibly in discussions about service-oriented architecture (SOA). There are good reasons why these evolving cloud technologies are popular: Both can make an organization and its cloud-hosted applications more agile, less likely to suffer outages, faster to update, and eliminate other problems associated with monolithic architecture and software. … [Read more...] about SOA versus microservices: How are they different?
Distribution and price will be two key prongs of the strategy. Starting Wednesday, Peacock’s premium tier will be bundled at no extra charge for Cox pay-TV customers, a model the company is pursuing with other partners. A deal with Google has been announced, but as yet no agreements have been reached with two major platforms: Roku and Amazon Fire TV, which together reach more than 80 million U.S. homes. Unlike HBO Max, which has emphasized its dim view of talks with Amazon, NBCU says discussions are ongoing with both. … [Read more...] about Peacock Chief Matt Strauss On Building A Streaming “Start-Up” In Turbulent Times, Avoiding “Casino” Feel Of On-Demand Rivals