Wednesday, May 06, 2009


You have entered 77,387 Bills worth $227,993
Bills with hits: 6,389 Total hits: 7,266
Hit rate: 8.26% Slugging Percentage: 9.39% (total hits/total bills)
George Score: 1,224.62
Your rank (based on George Score) is #297
(out of 52,848 current users with a George Score. [99.4 Percentile])
Your State Rank in Florida is: 19 out of 7,579 [99.7]
Your initial entries with hits have traveled a total of 3,349,873 miles.
They have averaged 468.9 miles per hit and 183.03 days between each hit.

I’ve just passed 900 counties. By Where’s George standards, there are 3,142 including the District of Columbia. This means that I’m at roughly 28.686%. My next milestone will be 1,000, which would put me near a third. (1,044 would be exactly one third.)

I’m also still hovering above 20th place in Florida. I broke 300 overall, but I don’t know how long that will last. As I said before, overall rankings tend to fluctuate more than state ranks.

On a side note, I have an interesting math question. (I think it would fall under game theory and I don‘t know if there’s a definite answer.) My store is closing, but I don’t know when the exact date is. I want to use the time to get bills into circulation, but I don’t want them deposited and I don’t know if I’ll be there to swap them back out.

If I keep going until the bitter end, I get the maximum number of bills into circulation, but I know a lot of bills will get deposited. (For those wondering, deposits containing large quantities of marked bills tend to draw unwanted attention to the site, thus possibly resulting in account termination.) On the other hand, if I stop depositing now, I miss out on all the days that we’ll eventually be staying open.

The best scenario would be that the last bill we hand out is the last of my marked bills. Not having a crystal ball, I have no way of knowing how to time it. The question is: When should I stop swapping out bills? Should I play it safe and stop now? Should I go to the bitter end? Or is there some trick I can use to tell when to stop?

Any responses would be appreciated.

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