Wait, wait! The odds are now 33.33! I already have a NEO5000, but I never broke down and bought a 5971 from AskJan. How else can I be the first person to build a one-letter word generator... the word list is so short, you can actually fit it into the EEPROM memory of a PIC 16F84!
Interesting tactic to try to solve the Great Nixie Tube Forum problem, by the way. I know Dieter had a go at setting up a Nixie forum several years ago and I tried it too, back in 2008. It would be nice if Neonixie-L actually had the ability to add new mods so that the entire admin process was not resting on one person, or at the very least could get rid of the infernal 12-24 hour wait period between when you post something and when it appears in the mailing list.