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Revision 7 . . (edit) April 11, 2007 11:22 pm by Simons Mith
Revision 5 . . December 10, 2004 9:14 pm by Dunx [adding a proper link to White Rose MC]
Revision 4 . . December 10, 2004 9:12 pm by Dunx
  

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Changed: 1c1
Madeira: n. A rich, fruity, fortified wine, immortalised in Flanders & Swann's song "Have Some Madeira, M'Dear". Named after the place it was originally produced.
Madeira: n. A rich, fruity, fortified wine, immortalised in Flanders & Swann's song 'Have Some Madeira, M'Dear'. Named after the place it was originally produced.

Changed: 3c3
Also: Madeira was the name given to the Internet server at UCL, on which the archive and game server of "The Game of Mornington Crescent at York" was hosted for some years, following the closure of the original server at York University.
Also: Madeira was the name given to the Internet server at UCL, on which the archive and game server of 'The Game of Mornington Crescent at York' was hosted for some years, following the closure of the original server at York University.

Changed: 5c5
Officially, the Madeira site was called "The Game of Mornington Crescent Not at York Anymore", which was generally considered a bit of a mouthful, and gave rise to the 'Madeira' appellation, along with several others, principally "NotYork"; "!York", and "jim's place", in honour of jim?, who ensured its continued availability right up to the point where he was cruelly ensnared by the corporate life, and went off to do some work.
Officially, the Madeira site was called 'The Game of Mornington Crescent Not at York Anymore', which was generally considered a bit of a mouthful, and gave rise to the 'Madeira' appellation, along with several others, principally 'NotYork', '!York', and 'jim's place', in honour of jim?, who ensured its continued availability right up to the point where he was cruelly ensnared by the corporate life, and went off to do some work.

Changed: 7c7
jim? converted the original C collection of C and shell scripts into Perl, while cunningly preserving the original game data format and Yorkish look.
jim? converted the original collection of C code and shell scripts into Perl, while cunningly preserving the original game data format and Yorkish look.

Changed: 9c9,11
Madeira was preserved in aspic for future generations to marvel at, and may be seen at [White Rose MC]
Madeira was preserved in aspic for future generations to marvel at, and may be seen at White Rose MC


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