Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sweet Irony

You have entered 65,300 Bills worth $186,311
Bills with hits: 5,225 Total hits: 5,943
Hit rate: 8.00% Slugging Percentage: 9.10% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,201.98
Your rank (based on George Score) is #346
(out of 50,695 current users with a George Score. [99.3 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 23 out of 7,309 [99.7]
Your initial entries with hits have traveled a total of 2,615,801 miles.
They have averaged 446.9 miles per hit and 165.18 days between each hit.

A funny thing happened to me tonight. I had to go out to do several things, including getting a floor amt for my desk chair. I go into Office Max and grab the only one they have, which goes for $29.99 plus tax. I take out a few fives and a bunch of singles. The guy sees the singles and asks me to break some bills.

At first, he wants $100 in change if I have it. Unfortunately, I don’t. Even if I did, though, I don’t like admitting to having that much money on me, especially not to a total stranger. I do agree to sell off $20 in singles. The good news is that he’s going to a strip club, so I may get a few hits soon.

The irony is that I had just gotten some $2 bills this afternoon, but I hadn’t entered or marked them yet.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Ten Years

You have entered 65,066 Bills worth $185,594
Bills with hits: 5,219 Total hits: 5,935
Hit rate: 8.02% Slugging Percentage: 9.12% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,201.79
Your rank (based on George Score) is #344
(out of 50,565 current users with a George Score. [99.3 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 22 out of 7,307 [99.7]
Your initial entries with hits have traveled a total of 2,614,058 miles.
They have averaged 447.4 miles per hit and 165.22 days between each hit.

I took a look at my last post and realize that it was made last month. One of the problems with working in retail is that I get kind of busy, especially this time of year. I had to decide to make another post today.

I’ve passed 1,200 George Score. It seems like each hundred gets harder and harder to pass. I think it has to do with the natural logarithms used in the formula. I’m almost past the #20 mark in Florida. It looks like there are a few people that like to wait 10 or 15 days before refreshing. Past five days, your score drops one percentage point for every day you way, so that on the fifth day, your score is normal. In the sixth day, you lose 6% of your score. One of these days, I’ll make it to #19.

I also found a strange comment, located here. I can’t make heads or tales of what it means.

I also had one hit removed for reasons that I can’t explain. It’s possible that someone entered the wrong series. It’s also possible that it was a bad hit. There are reasons that someone might try to enter a bill and have it removed.

I’ve also heard that Where’s George turned 10 recently. Apparently, the site came online December 23rd 1998. I started almost 3 years ago. This would be the first milestone anniversary. Here’s the forum thread.

I also have a few strange markings to share, here, here and here. The first one looks like a sports team logo. The second one appears to be a business logo. There is a J & M Scaffolds of Florida located in Key West. I can only assume it’s them, as there were no other direct hits on Google. There do appear to be other places in Key West that do business with a place called J & M, but I don’t think any of those other places are in Key West.

As for the third picture, I think we have another case of way too much time on someone’s hands. I’d love to know if they do this to other bills, or if this was an isolated incident.

I also came across a 1928G $2 bill. It looks like it’s in pretty good condition, considering the age. I’ve only come across a few red-seal bills, all of them $2 bills. This seems to be what the banks have. I’d assume that there are other red-seal bills out there, but since other denominations are requested more frequently, I doubt they last as long.

That’s all for now.