It's been a while since there's been a news article, and Cemetech has been somewhat idle while everyone works hard on their studies and their employment, so no exciting project updates. However, Cemetech and Kerm Martian have recently passed or soon will be passing several significant milestones. The largest number of important is the total number of topic views, closing in on five million. There are now nearly 85,000 posts in close to 3,000 topics since Cemetech moved to an independent forum system in the summer of 2004, an average of 28.75 posts per topic. By default, pages show 20 posts, so the average topic page has 14.375 posts, so depending on how thoroughly readers read each page, Cemetech could theoretically have up to 71,455,753 total post views, or 847 views per post.
In addition, Kerm Martian (yes, me) has reached and surpassed 700,000 downloads on the premiere community site, ticalc.org. Unfortunately, I've slipped from #12 of all time to #13 with 709K downloads, behind Marcos Lope with 713K. I remain confident that if and when I ever get the motivation to release some new projects, that sad state of events will be remedied. Finally, I have a graph of posts per day made on Cemetech over the past four years, displayed below. The X axis is one year per major tick and one week per minor tick. There appears to be about two months of data missing from late 2007, which I'm working on resolving.