Well, two out of three ain't bad. One of my favorite SNL
sketches has John Larroquette dying and going to heaven. Only, heaven,
in this case, is his very own angel there to answer questions about the
minutia of his life. The 200th grossest thing he accidentally ate? A
dead earwig. Hey, I found a transcript.
we’re not quite that powerful or all-knowing here, but there is a
mountain of 150,000 members-worth of data to sift through. When I’m
bored swimming in our twin reservoirs of cash and priority pucks, I
fire up the ol’ Query Analyzer and look for some silly stats. Ever
wonder how users have Fred in their username? 189. Geek? 163. Poop? 37.
I got to wondering what company has the most employees-that-woot.
Now, we can only count people who’ve used their company email, and of
course it’s pointless to count places like hotmail or gmail, but here’s
what seems to be the top 10 Woot-friendly businesses:
2. U.S. Army
3. Morgan Stanley
4. State Farm
5. U.S. Navy
7. Sprint PCS
And you wondered why Vista’s release date keeps slipping. (Don’t worry MSers, we’ll keep your identities private, so woot away!)
As far as top users, well, we don’t want to give out any names (lest
the significant others find out where all their joint-account funds
have gone). We can tell you, one super-wooter has purchased 338
products from 114 different woots. Our top spender (a different user)
has handed over $16,285.62. And if you’re wondering if we eat our own
dogfood, our own Galloping Cow has 94, clicking that I Want One button
52 different times.
I could go on, and if it weren’t for all of you nagging me to get an
Eggplant skin together, I probably would. Got any fun things for me to
query? No, I won’t give you Bill Gates’s credit card number (or even
tell you if we have it), but I’ll try to satiate some of your
generalized Woot curiosities. Fire away!