10,000 is a relatively momentous number for many reasons. It's a nice, round number like 10, 100, 500, and so on. It's a stepping stone into the five digit numeric space, and it's quite an accomplishment depending on what it is you're counting. A few fun facts about 10,000:

  • It is the square root of 100,000,000
  • Each neuron in the human brain is estimated to connect to 10,000 others
  • There are approximately 10,000 species of birds.
  • 10,000 days can be expressed in these alternative units:
    • 864,000,000 seconds
    • 14,400,000 minutes
    • 240,000 hours
    • 1428 weeks (rounded down)

For us here at DevCentral, 10,000 is just as significant but in a far different manner. Almost everything we do here on this team is done with the hopes of enabling a great community to thrive. We're constantly attempting to foster the right environment to allow the right people to contribute, communicate, and connect with one another to better their experiences with F5 technologies and technology as a whole. To do so, we need the right kind of people, special people that are eager to dig in and contribute, to help others out, to dig into problems just for the satisfaction of knowing the answer, and to then share that information with a wide audience to better the whole community as they better themselves. We're very, very fortunate to have a myriad (The classical Greeks used Μ to represent 10,000, whose name in Greek is myriad, btw...) of those people engaging every day.

Leading that charge, and consistently encouraging others to aspire to the same levels of contributions, engagement and overall involvement has been Hoolio. For years now Hoolio has been a monster contributor to the forums, wikis, private DC discussions and just about anything else he can get his hands on as it relates to F5 technology and DevCentral. He's helped countless thousands of people with iRules, ASM configurations, monitors and more, truly helping us and his amazing fellow MVPs define just what that title means. As such I want to take this opportunity to recognize his recent achievement.

As most of us slept last night, Aaron did what he usually does: dug in to community posted problems and questions to help them out. In doing so, he happened to reach a goal that no one else has even come close to yet on DevCentral: he broke 10,000 posts in the forums. This is a pretty amazing feat, and it deserves a little recognition. His tireless efforts to better himself, the community and F5 technology have not gone unnoticed, and have likely had a far great impact than even he realizes.

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So from me to you Aaron, many thanks man, and keep up the good work. You sir, are a beast, and I want to be like you when I grow up. Winking smile

#Colin