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Re: Fastest Rising Monks - Revisited

by woolfy (Chaplain)
on Mar 18, 2004 at 08:36 UTC ( #337639=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Fastest Rising Monks - Revisited

I was was looking at Fastest Rising Monks by blakem and was sort of disapointed that I was not among the elite. Then curiosity got the better of me as I wanted to know how many monks that joined after me had more XP than me.

"Tinymicros", Saints-page, sort on "Since newest":,3&monktype=saint

No need for a script. Just count them... there are 7 who joined after you did and who have more XP: davido, liz, pg, hardburn, diolatevi, adrianh and sauoq. And Roger is hot on your t(r)ail... :-)

Re: L~R: of course, just for fun, programming things like this sure can be fun, but you certainly put in quite an effort... and maybe it is a big load for the server (OK, no extra load, wonderful, well done). Well, it kept you off the street!

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Re: Re: Fastest Rising Monks - Revisited
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Mar 18, 2004 at 13:53 UTC
    Sure - but I followed the theory that if you are thinking it, chances are someone else is too. Additionally, just counting the number of monks after me with more XP (7) wouldn't give me a good idea by itself, it takes knowing how many monks total came after me (8,523) to give it perspective. Besides, it is just for fun anyway.

    Cheers - L~R

    Update: After reading woolfy's update, I feel I need to comment further. There was 0 load added to PerlMonks by this program as the code actually queries an external server. The effort I put in will likely be hard for some people to understand since I have already abandoned the project. I absolutely despise database programming and hate CGI/HTML/HTTP/etc coding even more. I force myself to do "fun" projects with them to improve my skills so when/if the time comes that I need to - I am not starting from scratch. In other words, this seemed like a fun project to torture myself with.

      Additionally, just counting the number of monks after me with more XP (7)
      Slacker! You're not working hard enough. There are seven (7!) monks starting later than you that already earned more.
      it takes knowing how many monks total came after me (8,523)
      Excuses, execuses, excuses! Keep working, there are 8,516 monks trailing you, eager to overtake!

      Abigail, at least 7223 points away from anyone starting after me.

      PS: Don't take my post seriously.

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