Thursday, November 13, 2008

blog hits and a new rating list

so two things today:

1. I get about 100 unique visitors a day, which seems pretty high to me. But I realized today that if you google "hot girl" in google images, the 'look I'm on the craigslist blog' photo comes up on page two, so I get about 10 visitors a day who are just hoping to see more of her. I also get about 5 who are drawn by the picture of Jolie and Banderas in the bathtub ("Original Sin.")

2. I thought I'd give you a rating update. Almost 6% of my school (pop 1500) are active USCF members. And look how much higher rated they all are compared to (less than) a month ago!

1. Alexis P 1848 (+ 162)
2. Rochelle B 1715 (- 59)
3. Daniel M 1706 (+19)
4. Pobo E 1687 (+112)
5. Orlando G 1661 (+74)
6. Myles F 1658 (+18)
7. Shawn S 1632 (+329)
8. Steven C 1627 (+7)
9. Mr. G 1521 (+18)
10. Miguel G 1512 (+28)
11. Randy R 1472 (+163)
12. Brittanie U 1434 (-46)
13. Amani E 1426 (-52)
14. Rawn P 1419 (+92)
15. Rashawn W 1413 (+132)
16. Jakob K 1408 (+47)
17. Kevin I 1388 (-2)
18. Ezequiel Q 1358 (+23)
19. John Paul G 1343 (-81)
20. Abadel P 1309 (+69)
21. Davon T 1299 (=)
22. Jose M 1282 (+40)
23. Azeez A 1273 (-50)
24. Sebastian D 1242 (+253)
25. Jacob M 1223 (+104)
26. Adolfo N 1222 (+223)
27. Ameer W 1204 (+246)
28. Rhoda L 1203 (+210)
29. Mr. M 1202 (=)
30. James O 1200 (+255)
31. Carlos A 1197 (+156)
32. Joel O 1170 (+318)
33. D’Andrea D 1159 (+93, but +856 since two months ago!!)
34. Mateusz C 1119 (-80)
35. Peter G 1109 (=)
36. Sekou P 1073 (+99)
37. Mitasha P 1046 (+51)
38. Talitha S 1038 (+53)
39. Alex C 1005 (=)
40. Sedrick N 998 (=)
41. Miguel V 975 (=)
42. Joel P 969 (=)
43. Jie Jing L 963 ( +22)
44. Chris C 942 (+461)
45. Joel de la C 909 (+421)
46. Juan C 909 (+126)
47. Cesar R 907 (+102)
48. Ezequiel A 904 (+134)
49. Daniel M 867 (+144)
50. Mateusz B 854 (=)
51. Lisa L 847 (+72)
52. Karen G 843 (+843)
53. Christian M 837 (-30)
54. Lovedeep S 837 (=)
55. Bilal H 814 (+123)
56. Patrick N 748 (=)
57. Carlos T 742 (+742)
58. Tony de la C 733 (-15)
59. Danny F 715 (+715)
60. Philip P 673 (+ 35)
61. Christopher F 667 (+101)
62. Richard W 657 ( -177)
63. Emmanuel O 654 (+80)
64. Nicole N 654 (-98)
65. Nydrah G 613 (+180)
66. Ivan P 569 (+569)
67. Myles B 557 (+70)
68. Aru B 552 (=)
69. Michael O 541 (+541)
70. Qi Yuan H 540 (+226)
71. Evelyn C 526 (+108)
72. Patrick J 503 (+503)
73. Roy G 501 (=)
74. Bo Xiang X 474 (+474)
75. Joel H 466 (+466)
76. Gabriela H 461 (+466)
77. Shondel N 439 (=)
78. Omar E 411 (+411)
79. Marlon F 392 (+392)
80. Luis T 392 (=)
81. Anthony O 379 (+379)
82. Aleem A 373 (+373)
83. Rebecca O 289 (+289)
84. Brian C
85. David K
86. Hector M
87. Giovanni Q


Ameer, Jacob, Jose, Amani

9 comments:

chesstiger said...

Impressive improvement by all. Congrats to them and their teacher!

Anonymous said...

"I get about 100 unique visitors a day." No thats cool, and you didn't even have to do anything Crockeresque.

Elizabeth Vicary said...

like make pancakes?

julius g said...

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Anonymous said...

I am interested in starting to play chess. I have a basic understanding of tactics but am looking for a way to improve my game without the intimidation of playing live games. Any recommendations?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 4:17 pm. How about playing on one of the online chess communities? My kids play on the ICC (internet chess club) but there is also playchess.com (I think that's the right web site). You can also play against the computer. Lots of software for chess.

Congrats to all the hardworking students at IS 318.

Anonymous said...

Pancakes! You and your kids should totally have a big chess-piece-shaped pancake breakfast.

I enjoy reading about your dedication to these young players. It's brilliant how you've created a socially-conscious career around chess. Do you see yourself doing this until you retire, or do you have other plans, too?

Anonymous said...

Worthington Clark = Brian Lafferty

Elizabeth Vicary said...

Thanks! I hope I will be at 318 for a long time.