Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Hurray for Team Bravo!!

Well done, all!

Friday, September 21, 2007

The only way is up

That is the sensational number of points, Trée our Team Captain, reached today! With a figure like that, hide-blessings are not only deserved but required practise. Congratulations!

Of course, without Trée starting this team (which I should just like to highlight is less than 5 months old) we wouldn't have been able (between the 22 of us who have returned results so far) to donate close to 6,5 years and counting of runtime.

Bravo is, for those who do not know, just one of over 17,000 teams that contribute idle computer time to the World Community Grid, whose mission it "is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better."

With over 320,000 members world wide thus far one result is returned circa every 8 minutes, which means in the time that Bravo has been a part of this endeavour, some projects have been completed and others have come in to replace them. Most recently, AfricanClimate@home was launched joining the other current projects Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together, Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 and FightAids@Home. To read more about these and completed projects, go here.

There is tremendous potential to make a difference and to do so without it requiring anything more than a few minutes of time to set it all up. Thenceforward, it runs automatically.
Step one --> Register, download and install
Step two --> Join our fantastic team

What is particularly wonderful about Team Bravo is that the figures keep climbing, not just the obvious ones, total points, total results, but every once in a while we exceed our daily averages, create new targets to beat, and none of that would be possible without not only new members signing up (Most recent recruit, bleyedreamer aka Sara, once again, thank you and Welcome! aboard), but the steady dedication of our 'old' members. There has, as can be seen below, been some serious crunching going on!

The One to Watch this month is ThunderBob, who has essentially doubled his scores in the last three weeks!

Team Bravo Stats:

Member Name ~ Points Generated ~ Results Returned

tgeorge1 ~~~~~~~~~ 502,841 ~~~~~~~ 2,405
ariadneK ~~~~ ~~~~ 275,032 ~~~~ ~~~~ 740
digitaldoom ~~~~~~~ 216,843 ~~~~~~~~ 932
ThunderBob ~~~~~~~192,481 ~~~~~~~~ 977
karen6977 ~~~~~~~~118,948 ~~~~~~~~ 383
AutumnStorm ~~~~~114,784 ~~~~~~~ ~ 493
SaintlyNate ~~~~~~~106,388 ~~~~~ ~~~ 417
justin-thyme ~~~~~~104,748 ~~~~~~~~ 279
Sherry G ~~~~~~~~~~ 68,930 ~~~~~~~~ 167
TotalChaos ~~~~~~ ~~ 59,841 ~~~~~~~~ 349
JamieB ~~~~~~~~~~~ 43,851 ~~~~~~~~~170
courtney42 ~~~~~~~~37,918 ~~~~~~~~ 109
tilde1d ~~~~~~~~~~~~15,893 ~~~~~~~~~ 38
consise10 ~~~~~~~~~ 15,826 ~~~~~~~~~~38
ebezp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~14,598 ~~~~~~~~~ 35
SweetJaine ~~~~~~~~~~6,721 ~~~~~~~~~ 19
womble 1 ~~~~~~~~~~~ 6,706 ~~~~~~~~~16
ebzepsentme ~~~~~ ~~~4,009 ~~~~~~~~~ 12
concise10 ~~~~~~~~~~~3,726 ~~~~~ ~~~~ 8
Bavani Naidu ~~~~~~~~~~ 845 ~~~~ ~~~~~ 4
cheekyfaces ~~~~~~~~~~~ 618 ~~~~ ~~~~~ 2
justawriter ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 378 ~~~~ ~~~~~ 1

All of which when added together shows us that we are not far off 2,000,000 points!
Team Total ~~ ~~ 1,911,925 ~~~~~~ 7,594

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wishing you happiness on the day and in the year ahead, x

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bits and pieces from the last 10 months

And to test out the new video feature, a clip from last week's concert