I thought I'd set the mood for this post with an image from my recent offsite at the Turks where Orchids grow from trees and hard working investment partners must endure 6 hours of meetings spread out over 4 days. Why is this relevant? because due to combined machinations of the FAA and British Airways, I was - yet again - forbidden to bring paints, minis and x-acto knifes aboard their aircraft. Rather than dutifully painting away to further the greatness of Curt "The Minion Master", I was forced to endure hours of lounging by the pool or fishing on the beach for snapper with a mandatory local brew forced into my hand. Even more troubling is that fact I was compelled to do these activities in the warm sun and delightful temperatures of 76F rather than the more natural damp and artificially lighted environs of my basement. Difficult days indeed.
But do not fear dear reader, for my statistical duties were not neglected during this interlude of tropical internment. I was able to prepare for you another exciting, scintillating and (dare I say) provocative Week 8 Statistical update, or as it will be known in future historical texts "The Ocho". You're Welcome!
Productivity declined a bit during weeks 7 and 8 with a Challenge low of only 119 submissions and no change in the number of individual participating (67 out 88 registrants). We may have to send out rescue teams to check on the those forlorn 21 individuals who have yet to submit.
The average submission size have held essentially steady at 83 points per submission. For those stalwart souls who have submitted at least one entry the average score to date has "SURGED!" to 594 points and these paragons of painting virtue have completed 66% of the goals for the challenge so things are right on track. (Of course the author realizes that the term "paragon of painting virtue" can not be applied to participant #54 as he is a complete cad)
In terms of projected points - we've dropped the total projected points to 65,419 from last updates 70,624 - one of the biggest drivers in significantly dropping the level of points estimated to come in from the "Forlorn 21". Still the points projections have been hovering between 60-70K in all projections and I feel pretty confident that's where we'll end up.
So without further ado, here it is glistening in the sun like a bloated beached whale in all it's olfactory offensiveness - the week 8 Statistical table. Gaze upon it and become a better person due to the awesome power of statistics. Please, no tipping the statistical provider as the crass introduction of commercial tribute soils the purity of the mathematical process. No I do this solely for your adulation.
|Participants w/ a Submission||41||61||67||67|
|Average per Submitter||156||300||452||594|
|Avg per Submission||65||79||84||83|
|Submitter % of Target Completed||16%||34%||51%||66%|
|Remaining Bouns Rounds||12,300||10,250||7,750||3,750|
|Non Submitters @ 25% / wk8@10%||10,075||4,056||2,370||780|
|Projected Total Points||60,727||69,290||70,624||65,419|
|Cav / Art||34||140||326||386|
|Cav / Art||3||25||106||193|
|Cav / Art||106||180||234||315|
|Bonus Round "Bonus Points"||0%||11%||11%||11%|