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500: An Opening Bid

So tonight I\’ve developed a cold. One which I hope to beat by tomorrow morning, but I doubt it… It feels like it\’s still getting stronger, so I\’m probably in for it.

But while I sit here holding in fluids that want to spill out of my noise, I decided it was best to try to get some work done on that project from yesterday (AKA 500). So that\’s what I did. It\’s not much, but it\’s a little more graphical work.


It\’s not really all that complicated, but sometimes it\’s the simple things we need to appreciate. One button shows the bid window, one hides it. The bid window is created on the fly, but I was unable to find a way to destroy the window entirely so that I could create it again. Therefore, I had to figure out a way to hide the window. Simple enough… The code looks like this:

if (!BidWindow){

_root.attachMovie(\"BidWindow\",\- "BidWindow\",this.getNextHighestDep- th());

} else {

_root.BidWindow._visible = true;


Ok, really thats all I have about the progress on 500. Be sure to check out the previous project: 893archive.org.

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  • simland November 15, 2005, 7:54 am

    I like it, but facial expressions are such a big part of the game, as is gloating. Also in your flash thingy you should be using class structure, tisk tisk tisk.

    I want to play 500 with you guys sometime. I'll show you how to be down 490 to 0 and win by bidding 10 No. <– Actually happened, at Elizabeth's house when I first played with her family.</p>

  • Nikki November 15, 2005, 8:15 am

    Those are the best bids, Rich. Especially a 10NT one. I think I've only seen one of those made and it was laid straight down at the beginning. My favorite is coming out from almost bottoming out and winning in two bids with a couple 9 heart bids or something fun like that.

  • Amber November 15, 2005, 10:02 am

    I think we should have a "double date" and play 500 Rich, it would be fun!

  • simland November 15, 2005, 11:07 am

    Sounds fun, Elizabeth doesn't like 500 so much but she'll play if you force her. Also, Justin the previous 500 post, has no style sheet or what not. It's all FUBARed on my end. The rest of the posts seem to work however.

  • Nikki November 15, 2005, 11:42 am

    Yeah, I think I broke it. I seem to break this comment system fairly easy without doing anything different than anyone else. I'm talented like that you know.

  • yules21 November 29, 2005, 11:17 am

    Hey Justin whats up?? Just wanted to say hi. I am at work right now. Have nothing to do so decided to leave a comment. I hope you still remember me =)

  • yules21 November 30, 2005, 5:48 am

    By the way I remember you wanted to take over the world, so I think you should be the next Bill Gates!!! Just come up with something that will pay you. Come on JRCorps!! By the way you should totally hack Mikey's site and break it for me 😉 Although I know you won't. HEHE I would do it but I don't know HOW!! I erased my facebook account because I am trying not to check Mikey's stuff but you should go on xanga.com/yules21 and leave a comment sometime. 😀