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Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Congratulations! You are the one millionth visitor to this blog!

Congratulations, you are the one millionth visitor to this blog.. well, almost. Here's a pretty flashing banner for the retro touch.

Actually, the blog hit one million recorded pageviews slightly earlier. Blogger only started recording pageviews in July 2008 by which time the blog had been online for 18 months or so. And I know a pageview isn't a visitor. Anyway, here's the chart just at the moment that the one million mark was hit (click to enlarge).

The was a bit of an unexpected traffic bump today because of a mention on the BBC News site and some other media outlets too. In fact, the story about top porn sites leading to malware is actually the number one most read story currently on the BBC News site which is pretty surprising.

Anyway, it's been a blast and I'd like to say "thank you" to the bad guys who keep me busy, else this blog would just be about cars and the weather. Here's to the next million :)

Tuesday 2 February 2010


A multibillion dollar company operated by a bunch of f*cking amateurs.

In particular.. the bit that says "We are building a migration tool", but for some unfathomable reason we have decided to kick off this change before it's ready. Sure, Blogger is a free platform and I could always ask for my money back.

Another favourite is: "only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP".. and the reason for this is that for the past couple of years Blogger's FTP service has become increasingly unreliable for no particular reason.

Unfortunately, anyone who had business dealings with Google that involve real money will know that the the f*ck you attitude to customer service is very much ingrained in Google. To a certain extent, being jerked around when you are not paying for the service is one thing.. but business partners in things like advertising, YouTube and enterprise applications also suffer the same thing.

Yes, Google is still often awesome. But sometimes, like this time, it's just pathetic.

Monday 8 January 2007


Well.. alright, I've come to the blogging thing pretty late on, I know. But sometimes it's just too much work to break out the web editor and fiddle around, and at least this way I can get things to press more quickly.

Anyway, here's a completely gratuitous shot of a Compaq Portable II for you..