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Blog View Stats for October

Usually I would have done this closer to the beginning of the month, but there were so many big stories that it slipped my mind. But here it is, in a “better late than never” sense.

The number of visitors was 818, up from 556 in September, the page views however went down to 2571, from 2807 in September.

The front page measured a total of 1056 page views, comprising 875 to, 133 to, 45 to & 3 to In total, the front page made up 41.07% of the monthly page views.

The most popular category was Linux.Conf.Au and the most popular article was Chief Turnip Acts Like Goose.

Google remained the most popular search engine, with it’s Australian incarnation delivering 47.26% of search visits alone.

Searches for John B1_B5 accounted for just over 20% of the searches for the month. Others of note include quite a few various searches for me, 2UE Stuart Bocking (who has now been removed from weekend nights on 2UE), 2CC Reunion, 2CC Birthday, Mike Jeffreys, Jingles For Daylight Savings (huh? Anybody want to help me understand why anybody would be searching for that), and the list goes on and on and on and on and on.

Internet Explorer delivered most of the people here, 66.82% in fact. Firefox was next with 30.61%. I suppose, now that this blog is being visited by more people, it is quite understandable that Internet Explorer is featuring more prominently. I still think Firefox is better though.

Windows was the operating system of choice, with 92.07% of visitors using it. Linux and Macintosh were the other two recorded.

81.15% of visitors were from Australia, with the US, New Zealand, Great Britain, France and Germany rounding out the countries above 1%.

Top referrer for the month was The RiotACT with 61 referrals, although I expect the number to drop over the next month as I have decided to stop posting there. Next up was Margo Kingston’s Webdiary’s list of links to articles on anti-terrorism laws with 18 and’s links to Canberra blogs and bands was the third of the top three with 8.

The video of the horrid amount of noise ACTION’s green buses make was the most requested file, it was requested 18 times. One of the old 2CC Music Radio jingles was next with 12 requests, and the MP4 version of the video of Rob Fulton winning a million dollars on Who Wants To Be A Millionare with 11 requests rounds out the top three files of the month.

The full list of stats (excluding files and referrers) can be viewed at


November 7th, 2005 at 11:04pm

Fires and Bicycles

The last few nights have brought about some very odd dreams.

On Saturday night I had a dream that the roof outside my bedroom window (which doesn’t actually exist in real life) suddenly burst into flames, this prompted an evacuation. The roof outside my bedroom window was surprisingly unharmed by this sudden and unusual fire.

Last night I had a few dreams, firstly I had a dream where a fire broke out in a house which didn’t look like my house, but was my house. The fire, which did not produce smoke, was limited to one room. Anyway, I was at the top of the street and guided the fire brigade to the window to the room with the fire, they used their ladder and a hose to put out the fire. The only damage caused was the melting of a cordless phone antenna, the phone still worked perfectly though.

Next up was a dream where I spotted John B1_B5’s bicycle and chased the person riding it, despite the fact that it had very very small wheels in the dream, the cyclist involved managed to outrun me as I was on foot.

After this there was a dream where it was pouring rain, and I was sharing a bicycle with a friend, this friend is someone who I have never met before. Anyway, half way to wherever we were going we stopped off at some place which was either Holt or the ANU, and the person I was sharing the bike with went inside for some food. The food room was the middle room of a small building, and there was another room around the outer portions of the building which was a shop. The shop was closed, but they left the doors open and had signs up on the freezer saying “Don’t take the icecream”. I walked the bike through the shop before entering the food room to inform the friend that it was time to leave. When we went outside we started talking to someone, and then the dream ended.

I blame Glen Wheeler for the Bike related dreams…I have never heard anybody go on and on and on and on and on about how evil cyclists are the way he managed to yesterday afternoon during the time I was listening to him. As for the fire dreams….I wouldn’t have a clue!


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