Kate has suggested that I start a pool for guessing when OTB will hit the quarter million mark in Site Meter unique visits. She’s down for “Saturday – between 8 and 9 am.”

Post your entries in the comments section of this post. They must be entered before the counter hits the 249,900 mark. In the event of a tie, the first entrant wins.

The winner will get some sort of official recognition commensurate with the effort required to perform the calculation.

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  1. richard says:

    Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and Noon

  2. Tom says:

    Today, 5 PM to 6 PM, if Instapundit links to you between 4 PM and 5 PM.

    Congratulations on hitting the milestone, been reading you since the early days and you have done a great job!


  3. djspicerack says:

    Saturday between 1 and 2am

    Congrats as well, huge deal!

  4. James Joyner says:

    Thanks. If InstaPundit links me, I’ll hit the milestone within 40 minutes of the link; he’s good for about 10,000 hits a day.

  5. mg says:

    Saturday between 3 and 4 am.

    Really. Because that’s when I’ll start the robot to guarantee my victory! Moo haha!

    No, not really. Congratulations on the traffic.

  6. djspicerack says:

    I’m having trouble not posting with trackbacks to add a couple links over here, hehe…..

  7. SwampWoman says:

    Hmmmm. I could perform complicated calculations, or I could take a WAG. Guess which one I prefer?

    Okay, my WAG is going to be @ 11:00 p.m. tonight.

  8. LittleA says:

    Let’s see add the 4, carry the 7, round to the nearest multiple of pi…Jumpin’ Jigowatts! 10 PM this evening.

    (Hey, it could happen)

  9. Dodd says:

    My hoorednously complicated calculations indicate between 11:30 and 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

  10. Dodd says:

    My horrendous spelling indicates I should proofread my comments before I hit “Post.”

  11. Kate says:

    None of your computations matter.
    Robin is busy taking down’ the OTB server to guarantee my victory. Heh.


    Then, I’ll owe Robin.


    Uh, oh.

  12. Kevin says:

    Saturday between 2am and 3am.

  13. Kevin says:

    Counter was at 249,898 when my comment was made… That would likely make me the last guess.

  14. SwampWoman says:

    249,946 at 4:28 a.m. Dang, missed out on that one. The sun will be coming up soon, so it will be time to retire to the coffin and wait until dark to venture forth once more.

  15. SwampWoman says:

    Okay, fine, I guess my clock is a little fast.