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Type40
February 28th, 2014, 11:31 PM
First let me say, Thank you all for your help and cooperation.
Second, unless you are already writing me a letter, wait a couple of weeks to see what shakes out of the postal system before sending them to me. I don't want you to pay more postage than you have to.

It will take a while for them to finish there traveling and get tabulated. I will post updates in this thread.

What I can say is that I wrote 117 slips (105 words per slip X 117 = 12,285 words).
3 slips found there way back to me before the end of the month and could be passed on again.

Dreck
March 1st, 2014, 06:46 AM
I received one Monday or Tuesday, and sent it to bonnie Scotland the very next day.

Mags
March 1st, 2014, 11:40 AM
I received two and passed them along! Looking forward to the official results.

Mags sent from my blackberry playbook using tapatalks

caribbean_skye
March 1st, 2014, 11:54 AM
I received 2 and pased them on also. Eagerly awaiting the results. Would be curious to see where say 20 of them went through the course of a year.

inlovewithjournals
March 1st, 2014, 12:16 PM
I also received two; have passed one along and will enclose one in a reply I am writing today. Such a great idea Type40.

Morgaine
March 1st, 2014, 12:43 PM
One came my way and I sent it on (although I can't remember to whom I had sent it)... This reminded me of Friendship Books (and their single page cousins, friendship sheets). http://www.lettersets.com/what-is-a-friendship-book.php

lukefalk
March 1st, 2014, 05:54 PM
I ended up with three, all passed along.

VertOlive
March 1st, 2014, 05:59 PM
Somehow these remind me of the Roaming Gnome in Amelie....

I have one straggler that I'll send home soon.

ndw76
March 1st, 2014, 06:13 PM
on the 27th I got two. they are waiting for my next opportunity to sit down and do some writing.

Type40
March 1st, 2014, 08:57 PM
Somehow these remind me of the Roaming Gnome in Amelie....

A very good movie, and I really liked what they did with the Gnome.

Steph
March 1st, 2014, 09:05 PM
I received one and sent it on to Sweden.

Toulouse
March 2nd, 2014, 12:51 AM
Two traveled through our hands. What a neat idea! Tracking those that make it home will be such fun.

ceramic_pizza
March 3rd, 2014, 02:20 PM
I got one of those pretty early in the month. I sent it out to a friend the next state over.
It'll be cool to see where all these slips went.

Lady Onogaro
March 3rd, 2014, 03:14 PM
Sent one back your way today from Cajun country.

Type40
March 3rd, 2014, 04:46 PM
I had been wishing for a way to see who was writing to who, which people were the most connected to everyone, and see if there were people who wrote to the same group but not each other. Things like that for a while but I had two issues. First was peoples personal privacy (which I respect) and a better than average chance that enough people would be willing to participate.

As InCoWriMo approached I realized that for the month of February, there was going to be a highly active nearly self-contained group of people. Solving the participation issue. By specifying only sending to other people in the InCoWriMo group I could keep it to people who are on the Forum and have a Username. This solves the personal privacy part. The last idea I had was to help with circulation, I didn't want them to hold on to the slip till they could work up a reply to me, so as you saw I had you all drop it in the next one as long as they were in the group. Increasing the turnaround times and give much more interesting data.

My original plan was to send them out to everyone I wrote to, for the first week. That way they had the most time to travel. As people started posting address I thought it would be better if I pre wrote a bunch and released them on the first. Then it turned into, if I write to everyone that I haven't had contact with before, my intro letter would introduce me to them and whoever they send it off to, would either have received an intro or already know me. That again would help with the 'What is this thing and who is it from' reactions. I also specifically didnít mention the slip in my letters. I wanted to make sure that everyone receiving it wouldnít need to alter their letters to accommodate it.

Before I started thinking about all this, I had checked all my supplies for February. I had a new box of stationery, a bunch of stamps, and a new package of sealing wax. I was set. Come January 31. I had run out of stamps (8 or 9 short), most of the way through my stationery, and only nubs left of my sealing wax. Oops.

Here are a couple of photos I took of my outgoing on February 1.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7350/12915966853_81eab2072a_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/12915846105_292bea64a4_c.jpg

I used rubber bands and attached a note to each for the mail carrier. Two are labeled Domestic and one is International. I believe this is why all of my letters out on this day got postmarked in Portland Oregon, some 2 hours away, but haven't checked with anyone yet. I also added a Thank you and appreciate you note, for my mail lady.

My plan for the actual month was to take it easy and write some postcards to people outside the group, when I wasn't writing to new arrivals to the group. Here is where my plan went a bit sideways (but in a good way). Being that I mailed some 76 people on the first day. A very high percentage of them arrived as the first letter for them. This meant they didn't have anything already waiting and could reply right away. I realized this just before the flood started. A very happy flood.

VertOlive
March 4th, 2014, 07:48 PM
Sending two home tomorrow.

Potter
March 5th, 2014, 11:45 AM
Got my first one directly and quickly, got another and sent it off another mid way through and got one in from USA today, which is in the envelope with a letter to go off back tomorrow, looking forward to hearing the results

Type40
March 5th, 2014, 01:35 PM
Thank you all and I will be posting everything I learn here, so that everyone can see.

mtnbiker62
March 5th, 2014, 01:51 PM
Got one over the weekend and sent it home today.

Type40
March 5th, 2014, 02:24 PM
You all can wait a bit and save postage, in case there are some still in transit. I can wait. (standing by the mail box, listening for the mail lady....)

Tuppergal.Victoria
March 5th, 2014, 05:03 PM
Got one early on and passed it along. Got another over the weekend and just popped it in the mail to you.

Dad Of Sapling
March 5th, 2014, 06:40 PM
I had one come in the other day. I will send it along with the letter I owe you.

Type40
March 6th, 2014, 09:01 PM
We have a winner. The first slip out of 117 (#47 & #60 died in undeliverable letters) is #97.

This slip was sent out on February the 18th in responds to a surprise first contact letter. It's return was so fast, it arrived and was sent out in the same afternoon. Way to go Lady Onogaro.

(edit--3/10/2014)
Slip #97 traveled for 13 Days, 3104.107 miles, through 4 people. Thatís 238.78 miles/day or 10 mph.
{not going to count return travel to me. Travels outside of February will be extra credit}

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/12982395073_7c4084a699.jpg

Teigra
March 7th, 2014, 03:19 AM
I received your letter on wednesday (March 5th) and the one that was in there will return to you soon!

Type40
March 10th, 2014, 02:57 PM
Slip 107: Traveled for 7 days, 4357.321 miles, through 3 people. 622.47 miles/day or 26 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7314/13001465014_f2302ef182.jpg

Slip 102: Traveled for 19 days, 2717.847 miles, through 3 people, 2717.85 miles/day or 6 mph

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2844/13067615263_05ca912435.jpg

Slip 105: Traveled for 8 Days, 2717.847 miles, through 3 people, 339.73 miles/day or 14 mph

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3369/13067495685_652523ebee.jpg

Slip 32: Traveled for 31 day, 15040.06 miles, through 6, 485.16 miles/day, 20 mph
Crossed the Atlantic twice.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2473/13067613203_06ece0c8f2.jpg

Leader Board:
Most traveled #32 (days, people, miles)
Fastest #107 at 26 mph.
Most connected person VertOlive, Number of slips 3.

Type40
March 11th, 2014, 02:50 PM
Slip 16: Traveled for 31 days, 5706.03 miles, through 4 people, 187.066 miles/day, 8 mph
Once across the Atlantic.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/13090611314_a34dcc6a3d.jpg

Slip 55: Traveled for 19 days, 1979.59 miles, through 3 people, 104.189 miles/day, 4 mph

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2730/13090295465_d18bb76c63.jpg

Leader Board:
Most traveled #32 (days, people, miles)
Fastest #107 at 26 mph.
Most connected person VertOlive, Number of slips 3.

Toffer
March 12th, 2014, 11:19 AM
I have one now, do you want me to send it straight back to you? Or does it need to go in another letter?

alc3261
March 12th, 2014, 12:50 PM
I got 2 both after the end of February so I sent them back to Type40 in a letter.

Type40
March 12th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Slip 40: Traveled for 27 days, 5628.47 miles, through 4 people, 208.462 miles/day, 9 mph

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2573/13112011013_060fa1eb93.jpg

Slip 75: Traveled for 31 days, 9784.78 miles, through 4 people, 315.638 miles/day, 13 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/13112011773_2e17e5d33e.jpg

Slip 111: Traveled for 5 days, 4706.71 miles, through 2 people, 941.342 miles/day, 39 mph

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/13111906275_72219cc327.jpg

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 31 (#16, #32, #75)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 15,040.06 Miles (#32)
Fastest 39 mph (#111)

Most connected person VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)

Current Total Traveled 61,469.12 miles

Toffer: You can hold on to it for a bit, in case you receive more, then either send it my way or a photo of the full back and its number from the front. (should have added the number to the back).

alc3261: I got them (see above), just hadn't processed them.

Mags
March 12th, 2014, 03:00 PM
Finally one with my name got to you. Thanks Alc3261. One more still out there.

Toulouse
March 12th, 2014, 07:15 PM
Finally one with my name got to you. Thanks Alc3261. One more still out there.

Me too :) My thanks to both Mags and Alc3261.

Type40
March 13th, 2014, 09:30 PM
Slip 91: Traveled for 19 days, 7301.80 miles, through 4 people, 382.306 miles/day, 16 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/13139552574_b0eefcc734.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 31 (#16, #32, #75)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 15,040.06 Miles (#32)
Fastest 39 mph (#111)

Most connected person VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)

Current Total Traveled 68,770.93 miles

Mags
March 14th, 2014, 04:49 AM
Can you check slip 40 miles travelled.? It was 3000 mi between me and alc3261 and round trip and other stops and all. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/14/e5a8unyr.jpg

Type40
March 14th, 2014, 07:20 AM
Can you check slip 40 miles travelled.? It was 3000 mi between me and alc3261 and round trip and other stops and all.

It only gets to count one trip across the ocean, as it landed in the UK on the 28th and didn't turn around till the 4th. Type40 -> Toulouse 1964.745, Toulouse -> Mags = 248.492, Mags -> alc3261 = 3415.241 == 5628.478

I appreciate the check.

Type40
March 15th, 2014, 11:36 PM
Slip 12: Traveled for 28 days, 8078.28 miles, through 3 people, 323.13 miles/day, 13 mph

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2787/13182454045_834b7d445e.jpg

Slip 69: Traveled for 26 days, 3461 miles, through 5 people, 133.12 miles/day, 6 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/13182568273_9f1d90e34f.jpg

Slip 83: Traveled for 20 days, 7968.23 miles, through 2 people, 398.41 miles/day, 16 mph

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2256/13182562683_ef81fe6234.jpg
Recipientís username: Chandrashekhar

Slip 110: Traveled for 5 days (guess), 7968.23 miles, through 2 people, 502.78 miles/day, 21 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/13182438265_5050a36c8d.jpg

Slip 112: Traveled for 2 days, 2458.85 miles, through 2 people, 1229.43 miles/day, 51 mph

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3738/13182700984_1996f0ccf6.jpg

Slip 117: Traveled for 7 days, 4604.02 miles, through 2 people, 657.172 miles/day, 27 mph

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/13182543463_a7b31f4af5.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 31 (#16, #32, #75)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 15,040.06 Miles (#32)
Fastest 51 mph (#112) <---New
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 7968.23 miles (#83)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112) <--- New

Current Total Traveled 97,855.23 miles

Lady Onogaro
March 16th, 2014, 12:11 AM
We have a winner. The first slip out of 117 (#47 & #60 died in undeliverable letters) is #97.

This slip was sent out on February the 18th in responds to a surprise first contact letter. It's return was so fast, it arrived and was sent out in the same afternoon. Way to go Lady Onogaro.

(edit--3/10/2014)
Slip #97 traveled for 13 Days, 3104.107 miles, through 4 people. Thatís 238.78 miles/day or 10 mph.
{not going to count return travel to me. Travels outside of February will be extra credit}

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/12982395073_7c4084a699.jpg

Wow, that's impressive! I just happened to be going out to mail another letter or two the day I received it, so I thought I might as well sit down and write to you and send it back while I was at it. Good thing I saw your note about sending it back straight away after the end of InCoWriMo. I thought at first I'd just slip it into one of the letters I was mailing out (to Scotland, I think). It could have taken a trip across the ocean, too!

alc3261
March 18th, 2014, 11:28 AM
Another on its way back to you from me.

txfz1
March 18th, 2014, 11:52 AM
I'm thinking 17Nov2014 should probably be 17Feb2014 as I do not know what I was thinking then!

David

Type40
March 18th, 2014, 12:26 PM
Another on its way back to you from me.
I look forward to it. Thank you


I'm thinking 17Nov2014 should probably be 17Feb2014 as I do not know what I was thinking then! David
That is how I read it. Thanks for the clarification.

Type40
March 18th, 2014, 12:28 PM
Slip 2: Traveled for 28 days, 8042.4 miles, through 2 people, 287.23 miles/day, 12 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/13246862873_be7c77e1b2.jpg

Slip 6: Traveled for 30 days, 15063.04 miles, through 3 people, 502.1 miles/day, 21 mph
Two trips across the Pacific, taking the most miles high score.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/13246717485_22cb795e1c.jpg

Slip 11: Traveled for 27 days, 8995.66 miles, through 5 people, 333.17 miles/day, 14 mph

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/13246716485_05029f44df.jpg

Slip 13: Traveled for 19 days, 18346.6 miles, through 4 people, 965.61 miles/day, 40 mph
Two trips across the Atlantic, plus a trip to Australia steals the top miles from slip (#3) just above and longest single hop from slip (#83)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/13246713885_d34861a8f0.jpg

Slip 15: Traveled for 30 days, 4457.25 miles, through 4 people, 148.56 miles/day, 6 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/13246864583_5109f3156b.jpg

Slip 73: Traveled for 34 days, 4940 miles, through 5 people, 145.29 miles/day, 6 mph

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/13247051194_7e97ebbc6b.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 31 (#16, #32, #75)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18,346 Miles (#13) <---New
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13) <---New


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)

Current Total Traveled 157,700.2 miles

VertOlive
March 18th, 2014, 09:36 PM
"Current Total Traveled 157,700.2 miles"

Really amazing what the Postal Service can do for a few cents!

Tuppergal.Victoria
March 18th, 2014, 11:49 PM
This is wonderful, so glad you thought of it Type40.

Aleks
March 19th, 2014, 12:52 AM
i got one too and fwd it, let's see if it shows up soon :D

Type40
March 20th, 2014, 06:57 PM
Slip 109: Traveled for 9 days, 3380 miles, through 3 people, 375.56 miles/day, 16 mph

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/13298876934_965cd10d66.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 31 (#16, #32, #75)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18,346 Miles (#13)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)

Current Total Traveled 161,0080.3 miles

Toulouse
March 21st, 2014, 12:29 AM
Thanks for doing all this Type40. We're all enjoying it.

Type40
March 21st, 2014, 03:00 PM
We're all enjoying it.

Thank you. I wonder sometimes but am using the view count to see the interaction.
I am also open to suggestions on what sort of information you all would like to see. If the data can do it I will give it a go.

In case any were wondering, each post with a single or multiple are grouped like that because they arrived together on the same day.

alc3261
March 22nd, 2014, 08:27 AM
We're all enjoying it.

Thank you. I wonder sometimes but am using the view count to see the interaction.
I am also open to suggestions on what sort of information you all would like to see. If the data can do it I will give it a go.

In case any were wondering, each post with a single or multiple are grouped like that because they arrived together on the same day.

View count?

Type40
March 22nd, 2014, 12:46 PM
Slip 27: Traveled for 38 days, 4554.55 miles, through 5 people, 119.86 miles/day, 5 mph

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3725/13334430645_a778a4306f.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 38 (#27) <---New
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18,346 Miles (#13)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)

Current Total Traveled 165,634.8 miles

Type40
March 22nd, 2014, 12:49 PM
View count?

On the forum page where it lists the threads, there is a column showing replies/views. Currently a rather impressive 1,424 views.

mrcharlie
March 22nd, 2014, 01:00 PM
I guess my first slip isn't going to make it back. :(

Type40
March 22nd, 2014, 01:10 PM
I guess my first slip isn't going to make it back. :(

I haven't done a count yet but don't give up yet, they are still arriving.

Type40
March 23rd, 2014, 07:45 AM
Slip 42: Traveled for 31 days, 5345.45 miles, through 3 people, 172.43 miles/day, 7 mph

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7459/13353362504_c1a1fcc807.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 38 (#27)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18,346 Miles (#13)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)

Current Total Traveled 170,980.3 miles

Type40
March 24th, 2014, 05:46 PM
Slip 5: Traveled for 42 days, 13552.36 miles, through 3 people, 322.68 miles/day, 13 mph
This slip literally circumnavigated the world.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/13385189073_d4e767dbfb.jpg
alc3261 received it on 15/3/2014 (as they put it). All travel started in February, counts.

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 42 (#5) <--New
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18,346 Miles (#13)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)
alc3261 (#5, #40, #75) <--New

Current Total Traveled 184,532.6 miles

alc3261
March 24th, 2014, 06:44 PM
Ooo......most travelled slip and now on the most connected list!!
When you write 36 letters for InCoWriMo I suppose that does happen....

Lady Onogaro
March 24th, 2014, 08:11 PM
This is a fascinating experiment! Have they all come in yet?

Type40
March 24th, 2014, 10:17 PM
Not yet, there are still a lot in the post somewhere.
117 made, 27 returned so far.

I am posting all that I receive.

inlovewithjournals
March 25th, 2014, 10:10 AM
I have a confession to make...further back in this thread I indicated I would send one to you in early February and much to my horror I somehow forgot about it and discovered it in mid-March as I was making my way through my reply pile! So my face will be red when you post it but as soon as I realized my oversight I sent it back to you, Type40. Sorry!! :noidea:

Type40
March 25th, 2014, 10:47 AM
No worries. I think we all have discovered things hiding in our reply to pile (or even something incorrectly placed in the replied pile, oops) that we were sure had been taken care of already.

alc3261
March 25th, 2014, 11:12 AM
I'm surprised at how few have come back so far.

Type40
March 25th, 2014, 11:14 AM
I see it as, how many are still on there way to/from somewhere. The world's postal system is a rather big system (we are all part of it as well).

manuel1094
March 25th, 2014, 06:46 PM
I received one of these (from Type40) in february and send it to The Netherlands a day after (I'm from Venezuela). It's a cool experiment. I believe the venezuelan postal service is really bad and slow... so maybe this will prove that

Lbravo
March 25th, 2014, 08:02 PM
Hah! Dropped one in the mail to you yesterday. Opened my box and received an actual letter from you. A letter that seemed to have been on its own odyssey through the system -- rejected by my PO not once, but twice -- with Type40 diligently amending it at each return trip. What a trooper! Finally, his letter reached me. And the wax was almost intact. I shall be sure to return the favor with a long reply in the fullness of time.

Type40
March 27th, 2014, 12:13 PM
Slip 104: Traveled for 32 days, 2025.42 miles, through 3 people, 63.3 miles/day, 3 mph

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/13451002015_e3f5c54fbf.jpg

Guessing that there was only enough travel time for one other person to have gotten this slip and the one I sent it too is missing. The calculation should be correct.

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 42 (#5)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18,346 Miles (#13)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)
alc3261 (#5, #40, #75)

Current Total Traveled 186,558 miles

zzdia
March 28th, 2014, 01:56 PM
I still have a slip that I'm sending out to you sometime next week Type40. (Work and having a PO that's only open weekdays makes it hard to get letters sent out right away)

Type40
March 28th, 2014, 02:24 PM
Not a problem. There are lots still floating around.
That reminds me. I got two yesterday I haven't posted yet.... stay tuned.

Type40
March 28th, 2014, 04:31 PM
Slip 18: Traveled for 23 days, 4538.66 miles, through 4 people, 197.3 miles/day, 8 mph

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/13473729834_7358df96e2.jpg
Estimated arrival date 2/24/2014. Thank you ypsilanti.

Slip 21: Traveled for 54 days, 18605.64 miles, through 5 people, 344.55 miles/day, 14 mph

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/13473579705_7a15a766b6.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 54 (#21) <---New
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21) <---New
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)
alc3261 (#5, #40, #75)
ypsilanti (#15, #18, #21) <---New

Current Total Traveled 209,702.35 miles

LunaAzurina
March 28th, 2014, 08:28 PM
Slip 18: Traveled for 16 days, 4538.66 miles, through 4 people, 283.67 miles/day, 12 mph

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/13473729834_7358df96e2.jpg

The days traveled (and the two calculated speeds) are based on the last date listed. I have a PM out for ypsilanti and if I can get an arrival date, they will be updated.

Slip 21a: Traveled for 25 days, 11372.13 miles, through 4 people, 454.89 miles/day, 19 mph
Slip 21b: Traveled for 54 days, 18605.64 miles, through 5 people, 344.55 miles/day, 14 mph

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/13473579705_7a15a766b6.jpg

Varifying that the slip was posted on the 28th of February. If it was, it will take top days traveled and most miles.

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 42 (#5)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18,346 Miles (#13)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)
alc3261 (#5, #40, #75)
ypsilanti (#15, #18, #21) <---New

Current Total Traveled {pending} miles

I kind of like that they are trickling in, actually... extends the fun!

Type40
March 31st, 2014, 09:52 AM
Slip 74: Traveled for 28 days, 3751.92 miles, through 3 people, 134 miles/day, 6 mph

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7361/13539879875_455dbe4421.jpg

I am setting the end of its travels to 3/1/2014.

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 54 (#21)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
VertOlive (#97, #102, #105)
Writingrav (#69, #75, #112)
alc3261 (#5, #40, #75)
ypsilanti (#15, #18, #21)

Current Total Traveled 213,454.27 miles

Type40
April 9th, 2014, 07:18 AM
Slip 93: Traveled for 18 days, 10035.17 miles, through 4 people, 557.5 miles/day, 23 mph

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2875/13737828714_729c14357b.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 54 (#21)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#69, #75, #93, #112) <--New

Current Total Traveled 223,489.44 miles

Type40
April 9th, 2014, 04:38 PM
Slip 10: Traveled for 27 days, 10883.15 miles, through 3 people, 403.1 miles/day, 17 mph

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/13743082953_b8c65cdc5e.jpg

Slip 58: Traveled for 27 days, 11161.79 miles, through 3 people, 413.4 miles/day, 17 mph

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2850/13743045005_ce968dfbef.jpg

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 54 (#21)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#69, #75, #93, #112)

Current Total Traveled 245,534.38 miles

Type40
April 23rd, 2014, 10:17 AM
Slip 14: Traveled for 39 days, 4894 miles, through 3 people, 125.49 miles/day, 5 mph

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/13981118451_984ab1e262.jpg
Even though Eriquito's entry has marked February 12th. In the accompanying letter it was noted that it took over a month to arrive. I think like most of us, we sometime copy what we see without realizing it. I counted them as 3/12/2014 instead. It also only just arrived yesterday, over a month from 3/12.

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 54 (#21)
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#69, #75, #93, #112)

Current Total Traveled 250,428.33 miles

VertOlive
April 23rd, 2014, 02:52 PM
Are there more out there crossing the galaxy? I thought I sent a total of five.....

Aleks
April 23rd, 2014, 02:56 PM
Are there more out there crossing the galaxy? I thought I sent a total of five.....

i came across 1 as well and sent about 5 of my own... NONE have returned lol... very interesting :confused: they're pbly whizzing-by pluto by now :D

Type40
April 23rd, 2014, 03:25 PM
Current counts; 117 made, 2 died with bad address, 3 got back to me in time to send back out, 35 have been returned.
There are lots still out there and no matter when they return, they will be welcomed.
Who knows what life they lead in the postal system.

measi
April 24th, 2014, 01:16 PM
I know I've seen one in recent weeks in my incoming... I will get it back to you when I respond to you!

Type40
April 24th, 2014, 01:42 PM
Thank you and take your time.

Type40
April 25th, 2014, 02:16 PM
Slip 19: Traveled for 59 days, 10785.77 miles, through 3 people, 182.8 miles/day, 8 mph

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14007602111_a41ba0b8d4.jpg

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 59 (#19) <---New
Most People 6 (#32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 78.4 miles (#69)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#69, #75, #93, #112)
ndw767 (#6, #10, #19, #58) <---New

Current Total Traveled 261,214.1 miles

Type40
May 7th, 2014, 03:19 PM
Slip 26: Traveled for 47 days, 12385.5 miles, through 6 people, 263.52 miles/day, 11 mph

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/14109642196_830be2a4c4.jpg
Estimated date of arrival at zzdia's is 3/20/2014

Slip 41: Traveled for 27 days, 18220.28 miles, through 5 people, 674.8 miles/day, 28 mph

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14132826775_98f5f6f4cc.jpg
--Now updated with accurate distances and speeds.

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 59 (#19)
Most People 6 (#26, #32) <--New
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26) <--New
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #112) <--New

Current Total Traveled 291,819.87 miles

alc3261
May 8th, 2014, 08:15 AM
It's interesting that these are still coming in.

Type40
May 8th, 2014, 08:57 AM
It's interesting that these are still coming in.

I hope they continue. It is never too late, even if you wait to put it in a normal reply.

I have seen several letters that took a month for delivery.

115 made it into the wild, 38 have returned.

Thank you all.

natsora
May 9th, 2014, 10:59 PM
I have yet to see the one with my user nick on it. I wonder if it died in the wild.

Type40
May 11th, 2014, 09:56 PM
Slip 26: Traveled for 47 days, 12385.5 miles, through 6 people, 263.52 miles/day, 11 mph

{photo of slip}
Estimated date of arrival at zzdia's is 3/20/2014

Slip 41: Traveled for 27 days, 18220.28 miles, through 5 people, 674.8 miles/day, 28 mph

{photo of slip}
--Now updated with accurate distances and speeds.

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 59 (#19)
Most People 6 (#26, #32) <--New
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26) <--New
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #112) <--New

Current Total Traveled 291,819.87 miles
Slip #41 has been updated.
Slip #26 has been updated.

Type40
May 23rd, 2014, 09:43 AM
Slip 114: Traveled for 3 days, 1796.57 miles, through 2 people, 598.85 miles/day, 28 mph

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2914/14065227330_1edc09ebd0.jpg
This slip also went for extra credit:
Outside of February: Traveled for 36 days, 9918 miles, through 3 people, 300 miles/day, 13 mph

Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 59 (#19)
Most People 6 (#26, #32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #112)

Current Total Traveled 293,616.44 miles
39 of 115 returned
They landed and were passed on 94 times by 65 different people.

Type40
June 21st, 2014, 05:21 PM
Slip 108: Traveled for 104 days, 2468.35 miles, through 2 people, 23.73 miles/day, 1 mph

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14475799285_651b7ef40d.jpg

Through a surprising example of scholastic solidarity, caramic_pizza's mailroom followed the fine example set forth by inkyletter's. Taking the greatest care, they spared no effort, and lots of time, to insure this slip was delivered, eventually. As a result, its total travel time completely overshadows the previous hold, slip #19 and its pathetic 59 days. It has also prompted me to add a listing for the slowest traveling time. Letís see if any others have what it takes to unseat this shining example of reaching the destination (eventually).


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 104 (#108) <-- New
Most People 6 (#26, #32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Slowest 1 mph (#108) <-- New (all mph have been rounded up, this was .98892)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #112)

Current Total Traveled 296,084.79 miles
40 of 115 returned
They landed and were passed on 95 times by 66 different people.

ceramic_pizza
June 21st, 2014, 05:38 PM
Ah, university mailrooms. Sending me my mail after the semester ends. At least they didn't wait until the fall semester to give it to me. Then I'd really beat the record.

Type40
July 31st, 2014, 09:02 AM
Updating with an image of the slip that made the journey.

Slip 117: Traveled for 7 days, 4604.02 miles, through 2 people, 657.172 miles/day, 27 mph

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/13182543463_a7b31f4af5.jpg


https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5584/14794547485_5b6b0fb827.jpg
Arrival date was 6/3/2014, sorry no time traveling slips... yet. :)

Type40
July 31st, 2014, 09:16 AM
Slip 64: Traveled for 173 days, 6,355.8 miles, through 3 people, 36.74 miles/day, 1.5 mph

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5583/14824331472_e242ab8e67.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 173 (#64) <-- New
Most People 6 (#26, #32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Slowest 1 mph (#108) <-- New (all mph have been rounded up, this was .98892)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #112)

Current Total Traveled 302,440.6 miles
41 of 115 returned
They landed and were passed on 97 times by 68 different people.

Type40
September 14th, 2014, 12:46 PM
Sorry for the delay on these. I got them on March 15th.

Slip 63: Traveled for ??? days, 2,524.72 miles, through 4 people, ??? miles/day, ?? mph

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15215406806_eb82ffbd9b.jpg
Nearly got the shortest trip with 1.798 miles.

Slip 79: Traveled for ??? days, 2,633.99 miles, through 4 people, ??? miles/day, ?? mph

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15051863387_11164d0dcf.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 173 (#64)
Most People 6 (#26, #32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Slowest 1 mph (#108)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #112)

Current Total Traveled 307,599.3 miles
43 of 115 returned
They landed and were passed on 103 times by 69 different people.

Type40
January 10th, 2015, 07:53 PM
Way back before I even fully worked out how I was going to run my experiment, or even that I could, I had a specific image in mind. The path each slip takes would be displayed like the nukes in War Games as they traveled around the world.

As the slips started coming in, I used a site to find the distance between two places and it showed an arcing line for each hop at a time. This only reinforced my wish to see them all together.

Every couple of weeks, or month, I would search around for a site that would take a list of all the gps data and make the animated map that I had in my head. Surely it exists already.... Yet each time I looked, I would find things that were sorta close and a lot that really weren't. I would set it aside and write more letters, till I had convinced myself again that there really should be something already made out there. Each time I failed to find something, I would toy with what it would take to do it myself. Finally (last week) I worked out a process to get what I wanted and here is the result. The first version left each line and just added more till there was a smear between the US and the UK. This version one the slip reaches its next stop, the line disappears. If you guys want the other one or some variation, let me know and I will see what I can do.

Thank you all again for your participation.


http://youtu.be/ND65q4seEX0

Dreck
January 10th, 2015, 08:15 PM
That is really cool!

Type40
January 10th, 2015, 08:21 PM
I forgot to mention that the colours are matched to the colour of ink used by the person who sent the slip off to its next destination.

Lady Onogaro
January 10th, 2015, 09:34 PM
I forgot to mention that the colours are matched to the colour of ink used by the person who sent the slip off to its next destination.

That's ingenious, too. I agree with Dreck that it's pretty darn cool.

Tracy Lee
January 12th, 2015, 08:30 PM
Very cool. Nothing ever made it to Florida and as much as I write I was surprised by that. But what a neat thing to do!!

mtnbiker62
January 13th, 2015, 06:37 AM
I'm hoping that you do it again this year...two of them made it through me, but I think only one of them returned to you, and I'd like to up my total! :)

Type40
January 14th, 2015, 12:17 PM
As I have about fifty letters currently waiting to be replied to and a tendency to write longer and longer letters, I am afraid that I wouldn't be able to disperse enough slips to make much of a showing.

With that said... If someone or better yet lots of other people decided to drop in their own slips, I would be more than happy to do the processing on any results that may be generated.

Things I would need to know.

Date Received (date it was delivered)
User Name (Registered user of the site. I will need this to get their address, either from my records or by PMing them or people who have corresponded with them)
Date Sent (date of Postmark)

I don't know about the rest of you, but I liked to see the different inks and handwriting on the slips. Each photo I posted was taken with a simple smart phone. I can work with anyone that would like to post a slip.

If we want to run it with the same rules I had last time, they were:

Generating a slip:
Instructions: ďI am hoping you will help me in a little experiment. I am curious about all the mail we will be sending around the world this month and wanted to see what it looked like.
All I ask is that you add your information to the list on the back and drop it in to your next outgoing InCoWriMo participating letter.Ē
On the Back, Add a Unique identifier at the top and then on the next line start the three columns [Received Date][UserName][Sent Date]
(I made the mistake of adding the slip numbers to the side with the instructions, instead of the side that would actually be seen in a photo. Oops. :))
Write the date you are sending the slip in both the received and sent columns and your username in the center column.
Drop into your outgoing letter

What to do when you have received a slip:
On the back, add the date you received it and your user name. When you are about to finish an outgoing letter to a participating InCoWriMo FPGeek, add the date to the sent column and drop it into the envelope.

If it is no longer February:
Do any of the following: Send it to the first person on the slip, Contact them through the FPGeek Forums, Contact me through the Forums.


If I get photos of the slips, I will post them. If I just get the data from the back of the slips I will add them to a new running tally. Once they all seem to be in, I will make an animated map.

I am also open to suggestions.

Sailor Kenshin
January 14th, 2015, 01:05 PM
I could have sworn I filled one out last year!

Type40
January 14th, 2015, 01:23 PM
I could have sworn I filled one out last year!

You very well could have. Out of the 115 slips that made it to their first destination, only 43 found their way home.

For anyone that still has one somewhere, let me know and we will get it counted.

Runnin_Ute
January 14th, 2015, 07:21 PM
I know I sent More than one one last year for you Mark.

Type40
February 4th, 2015, 05:01 PM
Hay every body. Guess what I got in the mail today. :) Never fear that it is too late. I am always happy to get these back, so if you do a bit of cleaning and stumble across one. Send it my way at your leisure.

Slip 98: Traveled for 16 days, 3,103.29 miles, through 4 people, 194 miles/day, 8 mph

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/16258385718_9b420cfaae.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 173 (#64)
Most People 6 (#26, #32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Slowest 1 mph (#108)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #98, #112) <-Added another to his record.

Current Total Traveled 310,702.6 miles
44 of 115 returned
They landed and were passed on 106 times by 71 different people.

Morgaine
December 17th, 2016, 01:23 PM
Did any more make their way home?

Mags
January 7th, 2017, 06:38 PM
Sorry for the delay on these. I got them on March 15th.

Slip 63: Traveled for ??? days, 2,524.72 miles, through 4 people, ??? miles/day, ?? mph

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5572/15215406806_eb82ffbd9b.jpg
Nearly got the shortest trip with 1.798 miles.

Slip 79: Traveled for ??? days, 2,633.99 miles, through 4 people, ??? miles/day, ?? mph

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5559/15051863387_11164d0dcf.jpg


Leader Board:
Most Days Traveled 173 (#64)
Most People 6 (#26, #32)
Most Miles 18605.64 Miles (#21)
Fastest 51 mph (#112)
Slowest 1 mph (#108)
Shortest single hop 1.639 miles (#26)
Longest single hop 9,891.31 miles (#13)


Most connected persons:
Writingrav (#26, #69, #75, #93, #112)

Current Total Traveled 307,599.3 miles
43 of 115 returned
They landed and were passed on 103 times by 69 different people.

Anwar and Gerald. I am going to see them at P&P on Friday in Toronto.....if Gerald is not off to Phily


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