A weekly award for high controller staffing on VATSIM
By Mark Richards 811451
#520673 Congratulations to:

Tower

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Code: Select allTop 20 Iron Mic Winners (TWR scoring, 1 pph per facil)
From: 2017-12-25 00:00:01    /    Until: 2017-12-31 23:59:59
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 #   ID      Facility (airport) name          Uptime    Up %
--   -----   ---------------------------   ---------   -----
 1   ANC     Anchorage Intl AK              83:45:08   49.9%
 2   EDDF    Frankfurt                      68:41:29   40.9%
 3   CYYZ    Toronto-Pearson                53:07:12   31.6%
 4   TIW     Tacoma Narrows WA              44:45:40   26.6%
 5   DFW     Dallas-Fort Worth Intl TX      40:29:23   24.1%
 6   EGCC    Manchester                     39:26:04   23.5%
 7   ATL     Atlanta Hartsfield Intl GA     37:37:21   22.4%
 8   ZSPD    Shanghai-Pudong                30:12:38   18.0%
 9   MIA     Miami Intl FL                  30:08:02   17.9%
10   EPWA    Warszawa-Okecie                27:22:52   16.3%
11   EGPH    Edinburgh                      26:07:39   15.6%
12   EHAM    Amsterdam                      25:12:51   15.0%
13   ZGGG    Guangzhou                      22:49:06   13.6%
14   SEGU    Guayaquil-Simon Bolivar        22:15:57   13.3%
15   IAH     Houston Intercont. TX          22:01:38   13.1%
16   EGKK    London-Gatwick                 20:54:44   12.4%
17   CLT     Charlotte- Douglas Intl NC     20:30:35   12.2%
18   JFK     New York Kennedy Intl NY       20:08:57   12.0%
19   BHM     Birmingham Intl AL             19:57:45   11.9%
20   LSZH    Zurich                         18:59:30   11.3%
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Code: Select allTop 20 Iron Mic Winners (APP/DEP scoring, 1 pph per facil)
From: 2017-12-25 00:00:01    /    Until: 2017-12-31 23:59:59
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 #   ID      Facility (airport) name          Uptime    Up %
--   -----   ---------------------------   ---------   -----
 1   CYYZ    Toronto-Pearson                44:07:24   26.3%
 2   KLGA    New York La Guardia NY         35:55:33   21.4%
 3   KJFK    New York Kennedy Intl NY       32:10:11   19.1%
 4   DEN     Denver Intl CO                 31:50:30   19.0%
 5   EGLL    London-Heathrow                28:46:51   17.1%
 6   ENGM    Oslo-Gardermoen                25:29:47   15.2%
 7   ATL     Atlanta Hartsfield Intl GA     25:24:33   15.1%
 8   OIII    Tehran-Mehrabad                24:23:19   14.5%
 9   EVRA    Riga                           21:47:52   13.0%
10   LOWW    Vienna                         21:47:02   13.0%
11   MYNN    Nassau                         20:31:52   12.2%
12   ELLX    Luxembourg                     19:42:43   11.7%
13   HOU     Houston Hobby TX               19:33:25   11.6%
14   REG     Dallas-Fort Worth Intl TX      19:30:29   11.6%
15   CYVR    Vancouver                      18:52:44   11.2%
16   NZAA    Auckland                       17:44:40   10.6%
17   AMM     Queen Alia                     17:20:59   10.3%
18   SBWJ    Rio de Janeiro                 17:18:00   10.3%
19   EDDF    Frankfurt                      17:12:53   10.2%
20   SY      Sydney Intl                    16:36:25    9.9%
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Code: Select allTop 20 Iron Mic Winners (CTR scoring)
From: 2017-12-25 00:00:01    /    Until: 2017-12-31 23:59:59
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 #     ID   ARTCC/FIR name                    Uptime    Up %
--   ----   ----------------------------   ---------   -----
 1   HKNA   Nairobi                         67:57:17   40.4%
 2   CZYZ   Toronto                         51:40:23   30.8%
 3   MKJK   Kingston                        43:12:33   25.7%
 4   KZAU   Chicago                         37:24:19   22.3%
 5   YSNO   Melbourne (Hume)                36:40:44   21.8%
 6   KZHU   Houston                         32:56:55   19.6%
 7   DGAC   Accra                           31:37:52   18.8%
 8   EGTT   London                          31:36:24   18.8%
 9   KZFW   Fort Worth                      29:39:52   17.7%
10   HECC   Cairo                           27:42:47   16.5%
11   EDWW   Bremen                          26:58:17   16.1%
12   EDGG   Langen Radar                    26:45:38   15.9%
13   ZGZU   Guangzhou                       26:12:32   15.6%
14   SEFG   Guayaquil                       24:11:38   14.4%
15   LTAA   Ankara                          23:49:11   14.2%
16   KZDV   Denver                          22:45:43   13.5%
17   WMFC   Kuala Lumpur                    22:16:34   13.3%
18   FACA   Cape Town                       21:56:16   13.1%
19   MUFH   Havanna                         20:56:19   12.5%
20   KZKC   Kansas City                     20:21:58   12.1%
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Disqualified: UNATTENDED CONNECTION
  • MMMX_APP - Mexico City Approach
By Matthew Kosmoski 891361
#521619 [quote="Shehryar Ansari 814615"]I have suggested this before. Just do a monthly Iron Mic. Much better for consistency of time spent online instead of fluctuations and variations.

Also just one data collection a month.

Shez[/quote]

Iron Mic as a weekly competition is a VATSIM institution. While a monthly competition may be great, Iron Mic is a different animal. There are spikes of activity as a result when facilities battle to claim the trophy. To remove it would remove that spirit and competition... A month is far harder to coordinate 24x7 hour coverage over.
By Matthew Kosmoski 891361
#521874 [quote="Jared Comeau 822372"]Soooo...RIP Iron Mic?[/quote]
I sure hope not. The EC would hopefully find somebody to run Iron Mic in the event Mark is no longer able to. Like I said before, it's a VATSIM institution to the boots on the ground. Killing it would make no sense.

As an ATM, I can tell you that we rarely see the kind of camaraderie that is born in the fire of a fierce Iron Mic battle lol.
By Bradley Grafelman 1242018
#521880 "The EC would hopefully find somebody to run Iron Mic in the event Mark is no longer able to."

Is anyone else surprised this hasn't been automated yet? Filtering disqualified positions, collating stats, writing text onto a banner image (and copying a flag image to a fixed position/size), formatting and submitting a forum post (perhaps even using a dedicated account that requires its posts to be sent to the moderation queue for approval - just to allow a human to glance over the results and give a final seal of approval).

I can't think of a single one of those tasks that couldn't be easily accomplished in any of the popular scripting languages (PHP, Python, etc. ... heck, even Perl if you're some sort of a masochist).
By Matthew Kosmoski 891361
#521882 [quote="Bradley Grafelman 1242018"]"The EC would hopefully find somebody to run Iron Mic in the event Mark is no longer able to."

Is anyone else surprised this hasn't been automated yet? Filtering disqualified positions, collating stats, writing text onto a banner image (and copying a flag image to a fixed position/size), formatting and submitting a forum post (perhaps even using a dedicated account that requires its posts to be sent to the moderation queue for approval - just to allow a human to glance over the results and give a final seal of approval).

I can't think of a single one of those tasks that couldn't be easily accomplished in any of the popular scripting languages (PHP, Python, etc. ... heck, even Perl if you're some sort of a masochist).[/quote]

Sure, but sometimes you still want human eyes on the final product regardless. Automation is great, but it's not always the final solution or some magic bullet. Additionally, "language" choice is like choosing a tool -- quick picking them by name and start picking them by traits. Since we aren't privy to the process involved, we can't intelligently speak to what is and isn't possible.

P.S. Perl doesn't take masochism. As a guy that's been using perl professionally for well over a decade, I would like to note that white space shouldn't be syntactically relevant ;-)