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ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
Posted by Michael on 7 October 2007, 04:53 GMT

A few days ago we reached a new milestone for ticalc.org: Our one billionth request served!

Specifically, from April 14, 1997 to October 7, 2007 we have served 1,001,320,458 successful HTTP requests. Curious people can view other ticalc.org statistics on our Web Server Statistics page. As they say, one billion is big. Thank you to all of our visitors throughout the years for allowing us to reach this amazing achievement!

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Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
patz2009  Account Info
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Well, that's one interesting video. But, ticalc is moving up in the world!

Here's to the next billion requests!
/me toasts.

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 05:09 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
KermMartian  Account Info
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/me toasts too

I see that the referrers section disappeared from the stats page - what's up with that?

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 14:15 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
FOCUSEDWOLF Account Info
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I swear to god i must make a quadratic formula solver for the ti89, and get it successfully submitted to ticalc.orgy, or else my life has no meaning :P

Reply to this comment    12 October 2007, 17:25 GMT


1e9? quadratic solvers?
Duncan Smith Account Info
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I fail to see the relevance of this comment to either the article or the immediate parent comment.

Reply to this comment    20 October 2007, 18:52 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
Steven Rogers  Account Info

"...because we'd still have almost one billion burgers to eat!"

We will all buy you a billion cheeseburgers Michael_V! \o/

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 05:23 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
CajunLuke  Account Info
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Only another 30 years before you'll need a 64-bit server! Better start saving!

(I'm kidding - I know the secret of the long.)

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 05:36 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
Zeraz Account Info
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There are probably 1 billion programs in the ticalc waiting queue, too...

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Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 11:21 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
KermMartian  Account Info
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*98 files.

http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files -->upload

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 14:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
Ryhan Hassan  Account Info
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who are/is the file archiver/s? I heard that there's no one dedicated to the job right now... *hmpf

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 14:25 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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THey must still be trying to find someone who is good

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 16:12 GMT


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elfprince13 Account Info
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can't be trying that hard, I know of numerous (qualified) people who've had their applications just flat out ignored, and at least one person who got signed on, and then fired because "he wasn't fast enough", even though he was working by himself

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 19:19 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Wow this is rude, considering the person is not paid to do it. I think speed doesn,t matter if the person do file archiving regulary. I would rather see a file archiver take longer to approve a file than one that go fast but do his job only once per two weeks. Oh well, whatever float their boat, people will just upload their programs to unitedti.org (altough they reject crappy programs) and calcg.org. I wonder if TI-Freakware still accepts new files

Reply to this comment    8 October 2007, 00:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
KermMartian  Account Info
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To my knowledge, besides ticalc.org and calcg.org, UnitedTI, TiFreakWare, and Cemetech have active user-contributed archives.

Reply to this comment    8 October 2007, 19:33 GMT

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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Oh Cemetech now allow users to sumbit their stuff? That make another

Reply to this comment    8 October 2007, 21:55 GMT


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KermMartian  Account Info
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Yeah, we've had that for about a year now. The other ones are closer to two and three years old, respectively.

Reply to this comment    9 October 2007, 00:10 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Oh Cemetech now allow users to sumbit their stuff? That make another

Reply to this comment    8 October 2007, 21:55 GMT


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Charles Wetzel  Account Info
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I'm just wondering if my files (three files: "I Wanna Be an HP," "Dungeon! with Graphics Engine 2.0," and "Hung Pong") were rejected or if it's just an issue of the long queue. I submitted them last month, so it's been over three weeks, and they still aren't up! Sure, I could submit them to another site, but I have used ticalc.org since 1998 and had really hoped I could get them up on here instead of one of those !

Reply to this comment    20 October 2007, 17:01 GMT


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Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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It isn't because they were rejected (well unless they broke rules), it's because the file archivers are getting less and less active and I am starting wondering if they're gonna retire or something. They hired a new one a while ago but I never heard anything new about this yet.

That said I am starting wondering if the lack of file archive updates over the past year and the lack of news (even if good programs are released) isn't what contributed to the decrease of activity on the site, meaning amount of uploaded files and news comments. Since school started all TI calc related sites I visit became active again like the previous years, except for ticalc.org itself and MaxCoderz. Not saying that the staff did bad work on ticalc because imho all staff so far since I've joined the community in 2001 did a great job, it's just that they don't have time anymore and they should hire people to take over their jobs.

Today I noticed Jonathan isn't staff anymore, I guess that's why the newsletter died...

Reply to this comment    21 October 2007, 15:50 GMT


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Charles Wetzel  Account Info
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Haha, that's kind of what I was getting at, but didn't want to come right out there and say it. I'm sure my programs weren't rejected on content grounds. They're all high-quality considering they were written in BASIC (in other words, they aren't revolutionary or anything, but I've seen much worse get approved). One of them won in a division of a contest advertised on this site (Hung Pong, in 2004). The other two at least have real, non-ASCII graphics and aren't crappy programs like quadratic solvers or number guessing games. One of them is a FINISHED graphical tile-based RPG (called "Dungeon! with Graphics Engine Version 2.0"), like with a final boss and everything, and the other is a program that does RPN calculations like an HP calculator (it's called "I Wanna Be an HP"), which involved writing a stack (a new programming experience for me).

I hope this site doesn't fold, though. I've visited this site for about nine years!

Reply to this comment    21 October 2007, 16:34 GMT


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Charles Wetzel  Account Info
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Yay! Thanks, ticalc.org staff member, for posting my files and getting the screenshots and stuff perfect!

Reply to this comment    27 October 2007, 05:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Serves 1 Billionth Request
Matt M Account Info

Yea, I fixed some problems with my Vista GraphLink directions...they've been in the cue for a few weeks now; I updated the files shortly after uploading the orginal. Wish they'd finish the cues...

Reply to this comment    7 October 2007, 23:28 GMT


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KermMartian  Account Info
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*queue *queues

Reply to this comment    9 October 2007, 12:08 GMT

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