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KnickKnack

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793 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jocks directory

I’ve created 2 “LumberJocks Jocks Directory” pdf files.

The first, the “basic”, is text only and looks like this…

The second, the “pretty”, contains text and jock avatars and looks like this…

In both cases the “Jock” is, of course, a clickable link that takes you to that jock’s page on this site.

Why, I hear you ask, would you possibly want this?

Well – I quite often see people asking questions like “are there any other jocks in Texas?”, or, “I wonder how many Torontans there are?”, or “Are there any jocks in Cuba?” and, “I was wondering how many jocks there are in Portugal”.
Finding this information is quite difficult – there are over 1200 pages of jocks, and, frankly, this kind of search doesn’t work very well.

These documents, being pdf, allow you to do those searches with ease.

They can be found here on MediaFire, weighing in at…
“Basic” – 426 pages for only 2M (also available on GoogleDocs)
“Pretty” – 651 pages for 51M

Please note – I extracted the data only from the first 650 pages of jocks (35 per page), when sorted by “most active” – after that are only people who’ve never said anything, and spammers.

In case you were wondering, but don’t want to download – over 400 in Texas (guys & gals – have a party), 25 in Toronto, none in Cuba, and only 11 in Portugal (one of whom is me).

Please also note – text searching is text searching – some people put “Tx”, some put “Texas”, and if they’ve mis-spelled it as “Texus”, then you won’t find it. But all you Texans can rest easy – I checked – no-one has put in their location as “Texus”. But a special thanks to “TexasSteve” (in Kansas), who shows up if you search for “TexAss”.

Feedback always welcome.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 793 days ago

”Temporarily Unavailable”...

... too many people trying all at once?

Looks interesting…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Karson

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#2 posted 793 days ago

I didn’t realize how many people have never posted anything.

I would suggest stopping when you find one post. That would make the list more manageable. I found that in some cases the one post is posting their profile and then responding on their profile.

We don’t lose much if we lose them.

That would put the one with picture around 460 pages.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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KnickKnack

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#3 posted 793 days ago

”Temporarily Unavailable”…
Please let me know if the problem continues and I can upload them somewhere else as well.

I would suggest stopping when you find one post
Fair comment – when/if I do a new version I’ll probably go with that.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 793 days ago

KnickKnack:

You might try GoogleDocs… it’s free… I don’t think there is a limit either… Harry uses them for all of his PDF’s…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 793 days ago

Wow what a horrendous undertaking thanks for all your hard work on this.

I’m not sure how to do a search after I’ve down loaded it ?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 793 days ago

Thanks, KnickKnack.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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KnickKnack

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#7 posted 793 days ago

I’m not sure how to do a search after I’ve down loaded it ?

Sorry, I’m not familiar with non-Macs, but your PDF viewer, be it Acrobat, Preview (on a Mac) etc should have some kind of “find” function for searching for text.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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KnickKnack

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#8 posted 793 days ago

You might try GoogleDocs… it’s free… I don’t think there is a limit either

The basic is now also available on GoogleDocs.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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jdmaher

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#9 posted 788 days ago

I find this kind of information fascinating, so I massaged the lists you provided to learn what I could.

The LumberJocks website “Location” field is un-editted text, not data. People can (and do) put anything they like into that field. About 43% of the time, its either blank or provides no useful information. Still, the remainder provides some interesting tidbits.

There are LumberJocks in 93 countries. The top 10 are:

USA 10713
Canada 769
England 179
Australia 169
South Africa 43
New Zealand 39
Ireland 33
China 28
Belgium 27
France 27

Of course, the US and Canada have the most LumberJocks. Top 5 states in the US are:

CA 897
TX 821
NY 498
FL 464
OH 441

Top three provinces in Canada are:

Ontario 284
British Columbia 158
Alberta 92

I’m sure there’s lots more to learn here. Wish there was an easy way to “download” the members list as data whenever we wanted. It’s be nice to get updated stats once a year or so.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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KnickKnack

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#10 posted 788 days ago

…some interesting tidbits
Indeed.
Gotta love data!

I think 93 countries surprised me most – without getting into the politics of Taiwan etc etc, there are around 19x countries – so that’s at least one person from nearly half the countries in the world – pretty amazing.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 788 days ago

Wow, quite the undertaking.

Lee

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 788 days ago


Yes!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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jackass

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#13 posted 788 days ago

*Very ambitious project KNICK KNACK thankyou. I know it will come in handy. Also thanks to jdmaher, these are things I have been wondering about for a while.
Jack
*

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Vrtigo1

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#14 posted 788 days ago

This is great. I’ve been frustrated with the lack of sort / search ability on the LJ page and this solves that problem. Now if only there were a way to keep it up to date.

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Vrtigo1

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#15 posted 788 days ago

Actually, what would be really great is if you made the raw data available somewhere as an Excel file, which would allow folks to sort by the various fields, i.e. location, name, # posts, etc.

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