This is how you can make quarter a million sound like a lot. ;-)
There is a counter on the right side. If you happen to see the number 250,000, you may write your name as a comment here. The prize for the round visitor includes 3 articles that he or she can post here.
The number 250,000 counts unique visitors - in the sense that every day, one IP address can only increase the number by one. The total number of hits is close to 1 million.
The Reference Frame does not plan any further celebrations. ;-)
Update: Robert Helling and Matt B. both claim to have grabbed 250,000, and I still have not decided who is right. Matt B. has sent me a screenshot so his case is pretty strong. It is academically possible that the number 250,000 was shown to two people - because by reloading, one can see the current "score" without adding a hit.