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The Book Game

I’ve seen this on a few sites, most recently at Timzilla, so here we go.

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

In many programming languages this would be considered to be a very advanced piece of work, but by using existing Delphi components and setting properties in the Object Inspector we can achieve this with just three lines of Object Pascal code.

The book is “Discover Delphi – Programming Principles Explained” by Shirley Williams and Sue Walmsley (ISBN 0201342863). I bought it with the intention of learning Delphi, however I’ve yet to actually make anything beyond a program that draws triangles.

Admittedly this is very similar to a question from ‘23 Questions‘ but at least I didn’t get a blank page this time. I also admit that this is very early for a Sunday morning but I’ve not re-adjusted to SLT (student lie-in time) so I’m already awake.


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  3. We all need more triangles in our life!