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Scott Francis Baker


October 17th, 2001

Dinosaurs nostrils get relocated @ 09:34 pm

Ok I'm a huge geek... At work we play SAFTY bingo. So they give us "bingo" cards with the letters b-i-n-g-o replaced with s-a-f-t-y. Get it? Pretty clever huh? So it works like this, everyday we go without an on the job accident they email out another number. If you get a bingo you win $50 and then they start over. Well there are 12 people or so in my department and no one really cares, so no one really plays. We all just put our cards up on the wall and one guy plays all of them. So if any of our department cards win we'll split the $50 and get donuts for the whole department for a week or something.

Well even that was getting too much of a pain in the ass to keep up with. So I spent the last 3 hours or so writing a little perl script that will play for us. All I have to do is enter all the numbers on each card (in order), and then enter the numbers that have been called and run the script. It will spit through them all, and printout a visual display of the card with the numbers called displayed in red. Then it checks for the various games: regular bingo, X, four corners, and blackout. If it sees a match on any of the cards it spits out that we won. Pretty cool actually.

Numbers Called:
Y-69 F-42 S-14 S-1 A-18 T-54 S-13 Y-71 F-37 Y-75
T-57 A-28 F-44 A-17 A-16 S-9 Y-63 T-60 A-21 A-19
Y-70 S-10 Y-74 T-48 A-30 T-46 Y-66 T-52 A-29 Y-61
S-3 S-7 A-27 T-53 T-49 A-23 Y-64 A-24 Y-62 F-34
S-4 S-6 F-40 A-25 T-55 S-5 F-34 S-4 S-2 Y-68
F-43 T-51 A-22 A-26 A-24 Y-62 F-36 Y-73 T-58 F-35
Y-67 T-47 T-59 S-15 A-20 F-45

Card #1
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|  S  |  A  |  F  |  T  |  Y  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *2  | *30 | 41  | *58 | *74 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 12  | *19 | *44 | *47 | *70 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *3  | *24 | FR  | *48 | *67 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 11  | *27 | 38  | *60 | *75 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *15 | *18 | *42 | *54 | *64 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
** Bingo! Row: 3 **
** We got an X **
** Corners! **

Card #2
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|  S  |  A  |  F  |  T  |  Y  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 11  | *29 | *44 | *55 | *61 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *10 | *28 | 39  | *59 | 65  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| *15 | *17 | FR  | *54 | 72  |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
|  8  | *16 | *40 | *57 | *71 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
| 12  | *30 | *37 | 50  | *75 |
+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+
** Bingo! Column: A **
 
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From:akay
Date:October 17th, 2001 09:43 pm (UTC)
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intruiging :)
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From:muerte
Date:October 17th, 2001 10:01 pm (UTC)
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Of course!
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From:themabbi
Date:October 17th, 2001 11:06 pm (UTC)
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Christ boy, screw a house, you need to buy you a life!
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From:davidfrey
Date:October 18th, 2001 11:22 am (UTC)
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Exactly.. a complete waste of time when he could be doing something beneficial!
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From:muerte
Date:October 18th, 2001 07:54 pm (UTC)
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You remember that when we win $50!
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From:davidfrey
Date:October 19th, 2001 08:41 am (UTC)

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We'd win either way! Just admit the bingo program is just an excuse to try something new.

Scott Francis Baker