Monday, April 23, 2007

Wrapping Up “Roll up the Rim” for 2007

If I had a hit counter on my blog, I’m sure that it would be spiking lately, as thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of people flock here. And if I had one of those hit counters that showed me the search results that brought people here, I’m sure they’d all be coming from people going to Google and searching for “how did serna do on his roll up the rim winnings?”

Well today you get your answer. First of all, so that you’re not in suspense, I’ll get this out of the way: I didn’t win a car. Out of 56 coffees that I bought, I won 4 free coffees, and 3 free doughnuts. That’s a 12.5% win-rate. (I don’t bother calculating based on the values of the items, just the raw number of winning cups.)

If you’re interested in the whole spreadsheet—and, judging by past comments, you’re all just dying to see it—here it is.

Not that it makes much difference, but I kept track in Calc, instead of Excel, so if it looks a bit strange, that’s probably why.

Hmm. After all the fun I had tracking all of my coffees, this post seems a bit anticlimactic. Oh well. People don’t come to this blog for excitement—they come here for the pie charts.