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Illjwamh

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It's going to be a while before this is up and running again, since while I still have and use my notebook, it's been a while since I've updated it and I relied on the thread in the old forum to remind me of when I left off. I've heard rumors of an attempt at data recovery, but barring that I'll probably have to recount a lot of things to make sure I'm on track.

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Good luck. Take all the time you need.

I would help if I could, since I actually took a marker of everyone's appearance numbers at one point recently on an Excel document. I don't know if I left the date on it though.

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I remember falling way behind on the NP count too. I think I stopped in August and laziness kept me from going back. I hate being lazy, but I'm too lazy to do anything about it.

Anyway, lemme get caught up and I'll try and pick up where I left off. I don't have anything as elegant as an Excel document, but I kept all my notes.

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If someone still has a copy still in their browser cache the #'s might be retrievable that way, I will check when I get home tonight not certain how long my computer will store pages for though.. 

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54 minutes ago, Sjmcc13 said:

If someone still has a copy still in their browser cache the #'s might be retrievable that way, I will check when I get home tonight not certain how long my computer will store pages for though.. 

How does one go about finding such files?

EDIT - Also: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://community.910cmx.com/index.php?/topic/12506-crazy-counting-guy/page-18

You can get results from as recent as March 13th 2015 here, but there's no more recent information available via these means.

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1 minute ago, Wixelt said:

How does one go about finding such files?

Depends on your OS and browser. With windows I think they are normally found somewhere under C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData. 

I do not know if it still works, but years and several OSes and browsers ago, I could also set my browser to offline mode, and key in the address and it would load the cached copy. 

Truthfully, it has been so ling (like 10 years) since I had reason to try and read a cached copy of a page I do not know if it is even still possible on most browsers. I just know it was at one point.

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Just now, HarJIT said:

@Wixelt I've preserved that further by backing up the Yahoo cache to archive.is so as to preserve it after Yahoo potentially deletes it.  http://archive.is/kxQSj

So from now on we'll have a clear record in case this sort of thing happens again, right?

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@Wixelt Not sure what you mean.  archive.is is a single-page on-demand archiver (not to be confused with archive.org which usually comes and goes as it pleases, and seemed when I checked not to have satisfactorily preserved the original forum).  I merely archived the Yahoo cache of that singular page.

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1 hour ago, HarJIT said:

@Wixelt Not sure what you mean.  archive.is is a single-page on-demand archiver (not to be confused with archive.org which usually comes and goes as it pleases, and seemed when I checked not to have satisfactorily preserved the original forum).  I merely archived the Yahoo cache of that singular page.

I meant as in it giving us a solid fallback point should any data be lost again.

5 hours ago, Illjwamh said:

I've heard rumors of an attempt at data recovery,

Actually, does anyone know how that's going so far?

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This article is 8 years old but I imagine the process for recovering data from a damaged HDD hasn't changed much:

http://www.geek.com/chips/drivesavers-breathes-life-into-a-dead-drive-574764/

Seems like pricing and time are entirely dependent on the size of the drives, I dunno how many drives were involved in the crash or how big they were but if they had a lot of data on them, it could be time consuming and pricey to send them to a facility like that.

The whole "create a bit-for-bit image" part sounds like a very slow process.

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11 hours ago, Illjwamh said:

That's brilliant! It means I'll still have to go back a little bit, but better a month or so than fourteen years. Thanks!

It's not a problem. It would be a shame to see all of your hard work go to waste.

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Okay, this is technically a double post (and a bump, really), but it's one with a good reason. The normal runner of this thread and it's appearance counting hasn't updated it since before the site was rebooted. Why is not something I know, nor that I need to know.

What I do know, however, is that because I didn't want to see this thing die, I have taken the most recent version of the character counter we recovered and added the numbers from the strips that followed it up til present, so I have a more recent set of numbers to post. If anyone is interested, I will post them here after today's strip comes in and I add the numbers from there.

This likely won't be something I do regularly, as this isn't actually my thing and I was just interested in where the numbers were up to, but they're here if you want them.

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So! Even though 3 posts in a row isn't the best, here it is, from working out.

The Character Count as of the comic on Friday 3rd of June 2016http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2197

 

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I'm back, ladies and gentlemen.

When the thread was lost after the forum reboot and an old version was recovered, the amount of re-calculating that would have taken me was somewhat demoralizing, and I kept putting it off. Long story short, I ended up moving, losing the original count entirely, and never got around to starting up again.

 

Well, I'm currently sitting around with nothing to do, have acquired some fancy new pens, and thought I'd try them out with a new-and-improved version of the character count. Improved for me, at least. Now each year's worth of appearances in my notebook will be color-coded. Neat! That does sort of mean I have to start over, which is actually more work than trying to pick up where I left off, but whatever.

 

I'll be posting the counts one year at a time until I catch up. Here's 2002:

 

Elliot: 136 (1st to 50, 1st to 100)

Tedd: 127 (3rd to 50, 2nd to 100)

Grace: 102 (4th to 50, 3rd to 100)

Sarah: 91 (2nd to 50)

Ellen: 52 (5th to 50)

Greg: 41

Nanase: 37

Goo: 30

Susan: 28

Justin: 21

Mr. Verres: 16

Jeremy: 12

Tony: 9

Dr. Germahn: 6

Amanda: 5

MN Science Teacher: 5

Principal V: 5

TC: 4

Hedge: 4

Rat: 4

Matt: 4

Vlad: 3

Unusagi: 3

Travis-san: 3

Demonic Duck: 3

Beta Tedd: 3

Liz: 3

Damien: 2

Beta Ellen: 2

Guineas: 1

Mr. Dunkel: 1

Mrs. Dunkel: 1

"Ronin": 1

Screaming Girl: 1

Gen. Shade Tail: 1

Lord Tedd: 1

 

 

Bold denotes a member of the main cast. Obviously I don't need to indicate which characters made their debuts this year, as that would be all of them. That feature will begin in 2003.

 

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2003!

New Characters introduced:

Brownie

Duck

Bill

Drake

Melissa

Dan

Minion

Mr. Tensaided

Mrs. Pompoms

Dr. Sciuridae

Mr. Brown

William

Gillian

Mr. Guyur

Original Grace

Nioi

 

This year's count:

Elliot: 102

Tedd: 88

Ellen: 85

Grace: 79

Nanase: 73

Sarah: 71

Susan: 61

Justin: 48

Mr. Verres: 29

William: 25

Gillian: 25

Hedge: 19

Damien: 13

Brownie: 12

Jeremy: 11

Dan: 8

Mrs. Dunkel: 7

TC: 6

Guineas: 6

Duck: 6

Mr. Dunkel: 5

Dr. Germahn: 4

Amanda: 4

Bill: 4

Dr. Sciuridae: 4

Nioi: 4

Tony: 3

Melissa: 3

Vlad: 2

Gen. Shade Tail: 2

Lord Tedd: 2

Mr. Tensaided: 2

Drake: 2

Minion: 2

Mr. Brown: 2

Screaming Girl: 1

Mrs. Pompoms: 1

Mr. Guyur: 1

Original Grace: 1

 

Full count:

 

Elliot: 238 (1st to 200)

Tedd: 215 (2nd to 200)

Grace: 181

Sarah: 162

Ellen: 138

Nanase: 110

Susan: 89

Justin: 69

 

Mr. Verres: 45

Greg: 41

Goo: 30

 

William: 25

Gillian: 25

Hedge: 23

Damien: 15

Tony: 12

Brownie: 12

 

Dr. Germahn: 10

TC: 10

Amanda: 9

Mrs. Dunkel: 8

Dan: 8

Guineas: 7

Mr. Dunkel: 6

Duck: 6

 

MN Science Teacher: 5

Principal V: 5

Vlad: 5

Rat: 4

Matt: 4

Bill: 4

Dr. Sciuridae: 4

Nioi: 4

Unusagi: 3

Travis-san: 3

Demonic Duck: 3

Beta Tedd: 3

Liz: 3

Gen. Shade Tail: 3

Lord Tedd: 3

Melissa: 3

Beta Ellen: 2

Screaming Girl: 2

Drake: 2

Minion: 2

Mr. Tensaided: 2

Mr. Brown: 2

 

"Ronin"

Mrs. Pompoms

Mr. Guyur

Original Grace

 

 

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Bless you, Illjwamh. I was just sitting the other day thinking about how much I missed your count and wondering whether I should start one myself. :)

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When you have something, and then loose it, you sometimes don't realize how much you miss it until you get it back

So, in honor of the Crazy Counting Guy in our Moperville-adjacent community, a tribute from another Crazy Counting Guy.

 

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I always did have fun doing this.

Might I be so bold as to request a sticky?

 

Anyway, 2004!

New Characters Introduced:

Specialist Steve

Commander Jaguar

Mr. Pompoms

"The Woman"

Second-Life Ellen

Second-Life Mrs. Dunkel

Second-Life Kaoli

Second-Life Archie

Second-Life Tony

Second-Life Tedd

Noah

Diane

Rhoda

Lucy

 

Returning Characters Who Did Not Appear Last Year

Principal V

Greg

Demonic Duck

 

This Year's Count:

Grace: 78

Ellen: 56

Nanase: 45

Elliot: 42

Damien: 32

Vlad: 30

Hedge: 30

Guineas: 27

Tedd: 22

Dr. Sciuridae: 19

Susan: 15

Sarah: 13

Justin: 11

Mr. Verres: 9

Nioi: 9

Second-Life Ellen: 7

Second-Life Kaoli: 6

Jeremy: 5

Commander Jaguar: 5

Second-Life Tedd: 4

Noah: 4

Brownie: 3

Specialist Steve: 3

Diane: 3

Mr. Pompoms: 2

Principal V: 2

TC: 2

Mr. Guyur: 2

Second-Life Archie: 2

Rhoda: 2

Lucy: 2

Amanda: 1

Greg: 1

Demonic Duck: 1

Gen. Shade Tail: 1

Melissa: 1

Mrs. Pompoms: 1

"The Woman": 1

Second-Life Mrs. D.: 1

Second-Life Tony: 1

 

Full Count:

Elliot: 280

Grace: 259 (3rd to 200)

Tedd: 237

Ellen: 194

Sarah: 175

Nanase: 155

Susan: 104 (7th to 100)

Justin: 80

 

Mr. Verres: 54 (9th to 50)

Hedge: 53 (10th to 50)

 

Damien: 47

Greg: 42

Vlad: 35

Guineas: 34

Jeremy: 33

Goo: 30

 

William: 25

Gillian: 25

Dr. Sciuridae: 23

Brownie: 15

Nioi: 13

TC: 12

Tony: 12

 

Dr. Germahn: 10

Amanda: 10

Mrs. Dunkel: 8

Dan: 8

Principal V.: 7

Second Life Ellen: 7

Mr. Dunkel: 6

Duck: 6

Second Life Kaoli: 6

 

MN Science Teacher: 5

Commander Jaguar: 5

Demonic Duck: 4

Rat: 4

Matt: 4

Gen. Shade Tail: 4

Bill: 4

Melissa: 4

Second Life Tedd: 4

Noah: 4

Unusagi: 3

Travis-san: 3

Beta Tedd: 3

Liz: 3

Lord Tedd: 3

Mr. Guyur: 3

Specialist Steve: 3

Diane: 3

Beta Ellen: 2

Screaming Girl: 2

Drake: 2

Minion: 2

Mr. Tensaided: 2

Mrs. Pompoms: 2

Mr. Brown: 2

Mr. Pompoms: 2

Second Life Archie: 2

Rhoda: 2

Lucy: 2

 

"Ronin"

Original Grace

"The Woman"

Second Life Mrs. Dunkel

Second Life Tony

 

 

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Illjwamh said:

I always did have fun doing this.

Might I be so bold as to request a sticky?

Done and done!

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52 minutes ago, Illjwamh said:

Might I be so bold as to request a sticky?

 

10 minutes ago, The Old Hack said:

Done and done!

What would really be helpful for the forums is giving topics "Slickies".  A designation that would always make topics slide to the end of the list no matter how recently they have been updated.

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One more before I go to bed for the night. 2005:

 

New Characters Introduced

Susan's Curiosity

Susan's Logic

Demitrius

Helena

Magus

Matt Cohen

Mr. Bleuel

Lisa

 

Characters Returning After Not Appearing for More than a Year

Dr. Germahn (2003)

Goo (2002)

Tony (2003)

"Ronin" (2002)

 

This Year's Count

Elliot: 65

Tedd: 63

Grace: 59

Susan: 54

Sarah: 47

Nanase: 44

Justin: 42

Ellen: 40

Jeremy: 13

Hedge: 10

Vlad: 9

Demitrius: 8

Guineas: 7

Helena: 7

Magus: 6

Principal V.: 4

Greg: 4

Demonic Duck: 3

Dr. Sciuridae: 3

Susan's Curiosity: 3

Matt Cohen: 3

Mr. Verres: 2

Second Life Ellen: 2

Second Life Kaoli: 2

Second Life Archie: 2

Second Life Tedd: 2

Susan's Logic: 2

Dr. Germahn: 1

Amanda: 1

Goo: 1

TC: 1

Tony: 1

"Ronin": 1

Brownie: 1

Melissa: 1

Mr. Bleuel: 1

Lisa: 1

 

Full Count:

Elliot: 345 (1st to 300)

Grace: 319 (2nd to 300)

Tedd: 300 (3rd to 300)

Ellen: 234 (4th to 200)

Sarah: 222 (5th to 200)

Nanase: 199

Susan: 158

Justin: 123 (8th to 100)

 

Hedge: 63

Mr. Verres: 56

 

Damien: 47

Jeremy: 46

Greg: 46

Vlad: 44

Guineas: 41

Goo: 31

Dr. Sciuridae: 26

 

William: 25

Gillian: 25

Brownie: 16

TC: 13

Tony: 13

Nioi: 13

Dr. Germahn: 11

Amanda: 11

Principal V.: 11

 

Second Life Ellen: 9

Mrs. Dunkel: 8

Dan: 8

Second Life Kaoli: 8

Demitrius: 8

Demonic Duck: 7

Helena: 7

Mr. Dunkel: 6

Duck: 6

Second Life Tedd: 6

Magus: 6

 

 

MN Science Teacher: 5

Melissa: 5

Commander Jaguar: 5

Rat: 4

Matt: 4

Gen. Shade Tail: 4

Bill: 4

Noah: 4

Second Life Archie: 4

Unusagi: 3

Travis-san: 3

Beta Tedd: 3

Liz: 3

Lord Tedd: 3

Mr. Guyur: 3

Specialist Steve: 3

Diane: 3

Susan's Curiosity: 3

Matt Cohen: 3

Beta Ellen: 2

"Ronin": 2

Screaming Girl: 2

Drake: 2

Minion: 2

Mr. Tensaided: 2

Mrs. Pompoms: 2

Mr. Brown: 2

Mr. Pompoms: 2

Rhoda: 2

Lucy: 2

Susan's Logic: 2

 

Original Grace

"The Woman"

Second Life Mrs. Dunkel

Second Life Tony

Mr. Bleuel

Lisa

 

 

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