Friday, April 28, 2017

RC2017/04 is in the final stretch!

Hello, all! It has been a bit quiet here at RetroChallenge HQ this month...or at least that would be the impression left by the lack of blog posts!

Hyperactive Schedule

The fact is, this April (and perhaps April in general) has turned-out to be less than friendly to me for much RetroChallenge activity. Note, that there has been plenty of retro-computing activity -- VCF East, CoCoFEST!, and VCF Southeast this weekend. It is just that none of that activity has been particularly relevant to RetroChallenge. It may be that we will need to entertain another schedule shift, since none of these annual events appear to be shifting their schedules anytime soon.

Deadline Approaching

Nevertheless, time (and the end of RC2017/04) marches on! I have been keeping-up with the Twitter feed, and from there I know that several of our contenders have been making good progress. Due to my overbooked schedule, I never got a "half-time report" published for this round, but there will be no such excuse offered fo the final results... The official end of the event will be at midnight GMT on 30 April 2017, but as usual a grace period will be observed until midnight in each competitor's local timezone.

Pass In Review

It will take a few days after Sunday both to review everyone's entry and for the judges to confer. Thereafter, verdicts will be rendered, blame assigned, and punshments meted-out! Ummm...or something like that... :-)

So until then, RetroChallenge competitors -- may the odds be ever in your favor!


  1. I hope to have a project to share on the next RetroChallenge! Congratulations to all participants!

  2. April is indeed a tricky month - for many, extremely busy with paid employment duties due to end-of-financial-year and all that. Maybe a month where we can all get the requisite amount of downtime (sleep) would be a good idea. I notice that quite a few of the RetroChallenge "old guard" seem to have given it a miss this time around.

  3. When you say midnight April 30th, you mean April 30 23:59:59, at the end of the last day of April, right?

    1. Yes, end of the last day of April. :-)