Yes, our beloved readers, this is our 10,000th story. It took us just 19 and a half months to get here, which averages at 17 stories per day, including weekends, holidays and slow news days.
Over the past year and a half we've had our fair share ups and downs. Luckily, we've had a lot more ups than downs, and we've got the numbers to prove it. The chap that wrote most of these 10K stories is Mr. Fuad Abazovic, also known as Fudo, with 2,722 stories. The runner-up is Mr. Slobodan Simic with 1,322 stories followed by Mr. Farrell and Mr. Scott, chaps that used to work very closely together and where Peter Scott wrote just over a thousand stories and Nick Farrell contributed 629 stories so far. If you combine them, they should be at the runner-up place. Our eyes and ears in the States, Mr. David Stellmack, did 1,296 stories.
Our hard-working Swede, Lars-Göran Nilsson, lost in Taiwan, managed to write 1,136 stories despite the fact that he had to beat a Typhoon or two. The other few active chaps such as Mr. Nermin Hajdarbegovic, again a Bosnian chap, wrote just over 800 stories; while Mr. Hadzic wrote 207 stories so far with a strong tendency to triple these numbers shortly.
Our duo of hard working review guys are definitely giving some additional flavor to Fudzilla. We have to congratulate Mr. Rados Sanjin for writing as many as 237 reviews and news articles, and this means that he can write a review every second day of Fudzilla's existence, while Eliot Kucharik managed to finish 55 CPU and motherboard-related reviews in the same period.
Our 10,000 articles managed to generate some impressive numbers. According to our server Urchin statistics, so far you guys made 21,382,203 unique sessions (unique visits) and this resulted with 97,904,151 page views (yes, 97.9 million) and 881,944,448 server hits. In this period we’ve transferred 5.55TB of data.
A celebration would be in order, but as usual we're a bit too busy to celebrate. The fact that our team is spread around the world like a bunch of goat herding nomads doesn't help, either.
We wish to thank you, our readers, for making us what we are today and we would like to thank you for your love and hate comments and emails that we received in the thousands in the past 19 months. Whether you love or hate us, thanks for clicking;, in the end it's all about you.
We would also like to thank our friends in the industry, those shady characters who provide us with tidbits in dark parking lots, our advertisers and partners. Lastly, the sorry bunch of endlessly moaning hacks also known as Fudzilla staff also deserves some thanks, but just some, not a lot.
In the best tradition of totalitarian regimes, we give our readers, partners, and ourselves the coveted Fudzilla Recommended Award. Now, let's get back to work, 20k in 2H 2009, if AMD can get operationally profitable, we should be able to pull it off.