Sucks or Scores is a game where the player/victim is asked their opinion on a topic. The response is either "sucks" or "scores", sucks being bad, scores being good. Another option exists, that being "pass", but it ruins the alliteration in the game's name.
Who plays Sucks or Scores?
Anyone can play, although the more well-known the player is, the more interesting the game can become.
At linux.conf.au we had the following players:
Rusty Russell - Linux Australia's IP policy advisor
Jim Gettys - One Laptop Per Child Vice President of Software Engineering
Linus Torvalds - Benevolent Dictator for Life of the Linux Kernel
Jeff Waugh - Waugh partner, LCA Organiser and creator of the term "hackergotchi"
Pia Waugh - Waugh partner, LCA Organiser and Linux Australia Vice President
Jono Bacon - Ubuntu Community Manager and Lugradio personality
Glynn Foster - Sun Microsystems (Jono's mate)
The Beard - No FOSS conference coverage is complete without a guy with a beard
The Beard's mate
Paul Fenwick - Melbourne Perl Whiz
Jacinta Richardson - Melbourne Perl Whiz
Hawaiian Shirt Guy
Silvia Pfeiffer - LCA Video Helper
Kimberlee Weatherall - Professor of Law, University of Queensland
Tim - LCA Helper
Our first game was played out at linux.conf.au where we asked the players about:
- The Cure
- Girl Bands
- Open Solaris
- One Laptop Per Child
- Mika Häkkinen
- Philip Ruddock
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.