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The Alex Gough Postal Challenge [Dec. 9th, 2005|12:50 am]
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As most of you are probably aware, Alex Gough has taken a job as a SysAdmin / DBA in Halley.

After some discussions in the pub tonight, I've decided to sponsor two competitions. Entries for both of these will close in mid January 2007 (i.e. just over a year's time), and the judge for both of these will be Alex himself. The prizes are both a bottle of Champagne, bought by me.

Competition #1 - the shortest addressed piece of mail to get to Alex. Your challenge is to address some mail to Alex, in the shortest possible way, that gets to Alex. For this, the shortest number of lines will be the decider, but the use of punctuation or grammar to indicate another part of the address will count as multiple lines (eg "Alex Gough, Antartica" will count as two lines).

Competition #2 - the most obscurely addressed piece of mail to get to Alex. This could be via somewhere on the Halley supply chain, or via somewhere that will forward mail to there. The most obscure address used will win (note that sending it to someone in another envelope, and having them remove the destined envelope with the normal address won't count).

Any questions, post below. Otherwise, let the competitions commence, and Alex's decision will follow in a year's time :)

Update: Alex says of this "Is funny. But don't try too hard, you'll confuse the poor people in operations.", so do bear that in mind :)
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From: hsenag
2005-12-09 10:05 am (UTC)
Has he actually consented to this?
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From: gagravarr
2005-12-09 10:21 am (UTC)
Not in as many words, but he did say he would welcome any mail....
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From: hsenag
2005-12-09 10:54 am (UTC)
That doesn't mean he'd necessarily welcome us annoying his colleagues by sending mail that causes them extra work..
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-10 11:15 am (UTC)

yes

(quidity) Yes. Is funny. But don't try too hard, you'll confuse the poor people in operations.
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