Guess How Many Entries Have Been Published to Toronto Mike

Guess How Many Entries Have Been Published to Toronto MikeLeave a comment with your guess. I'll give the answer and announce the winner at 4pm today.

There's no actual prize, as I have nothing to give away right now. Digger03 just won the $100 from MasterCard and is picking it up Wednesday.

This one's for pride. How many entries (including this one) have there been?

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Sam in Pickering


July 31, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

Al Reda

I came to make a guess, but left for the new spicy buffalo chicken poutine from mcdonald's.

July 31, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Al Reda

Oh... and my guess is 5002.

July 31, 2014 @ 11:22 AM



(is this like the Price is Right...closest without going over?)

July 31, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

Lyle Lanley


July 31, 2014 @ 11:28 AM



July 31, 2014 @ 11:28 AM



July 31, 2014 @ 11:34 AM


Going to pre-empt a few people and say 10,001

July 31, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

519 Rob


Oh, and before someone steals it, I also guess 5,692.

July 31, 2014 @ 11:56 AM


FWIW, the above was my guess. I also took a stab at cheating. Here is the answer, encrypted. I'll post the decryption key after Mike closes the contest:

(Yes, that's Base64. No it isn't just base64 encoded. If you manage to break the encryption, keep it to yourself until after =P )

July 31, 2014 @ 12:54 PM



July 31, 2014 @ 12:59 PM


A lot - A whole Bunch.

I'd say 12,000 & counting.

July 31, 2014 @ 1:25 PM


It must be a significant number but the big one (1,000,000) is already taken so I will guess:

July 31, 2014 @ 1:37 PM


o9KHqk7KQ6g= + 1

July 31, 2014 @ 2:17 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Only 90 minutes left in this super fun game.

You can cut the anticipation with a knife!

July 31, 2014 @ 2:33 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

Only one hour until I reveal the answer...

July 31, 2014 @ 3:04 PM

twins from bolton

17,500 including this one.

July 31, 2014 @ 3:49 PM


4:01 Mike.....WTF

July 31, 2014 @ 4:01 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

This entry was # 12,680.

Dale was closest!

July 31, 2014 @ 4:02 PM


Looks like Dale wins!!

July 31, 2014 @ 4:03 PM


Thanks Mike.

What's my prize - a teddy bear? LOL

Congrats & keep blog going. WE ALL LOVE YA MIKE.

July 31, 2014 @ 4:21 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


Well I killed a bird today so I'm already up to 12,681.

July 31, 2014 @ 4:25 PM


Well looks like a few of us were WAY off. However those numbers do give you something to strive for.

July 31, 2014 @ 4:57 PM


Encryption method: Blowfish
Mode: CBC

Somehow I missed 3. I used a spider to request each monthly Archive from Then used a grep-like tool to count the instances of

Look forward to cheating again in 7,319 posts.

July 31, 2014 @ 5:59 PM


Damn it.

I estimated the number of posts by sampling four months distributed against the life of this blog. The number I came up with was 12800, but I went with 10,000 (+1 as a joke) as I figured it would be something round for Mike to make a deal out of it.

July 31, 2014 @ 6:12 PM



I didn't go that far. I did check the source to see if they were tagged numerically. The comments are, but the posts are not.

July 31, 2014 @ 7:15 PM

markosaar know, in the public-facing HTML, at least.

July 31, 2014 @ 7:16 PM


Still waiting on a list of the most posts by members of this 'community' (and yes, people post under different names/IPs, etc).
Or maybe the longest poster?

August 1, 2014 @ 9:14 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


The longest poster who's still posting today?

I'll bet it's Dale.... he's been commenting for about 10 years I think.

August 1, 2014 @ 9:18 AM

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