Silent Archimedes

BLOG STATS

Here is my monthly post history ordered by popularity. The view numbers are a bit incomplete because they only count accesses to individual posts. Accesses to the main page or other monthly or categorized pages would not register in individual view numbers. It is up-to-date as of 2009-03-02. In 2008, I updated every month, but for 2009, I’ve decided to update every two months. Now that the blog is a little more mature, I think two months is good. Here are the stats for Jan/Feb 2009. Enjoy!

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2009 ANALYSIS

When I last reported on the stats of this blog (Jan 01, 2009), The blog had 7500 unique visitors. Exactly two months later, the number of visitors had risen to 14,843. This is as close to doubling in visitors as it gets, especially since February has two less days. January saw 2,101 views, which is a slight increase from the normally ~1800/month it was averaging since Oct 2008. However, February 2009 had 5,242 visitors, which is three times the usual amount! January’s new record of 68 visits/day was crushed in Feb with a 187 visits/day. February 19 also saw a new daily record of 295 recorded visits. So what happened?

As you can see, in just two months, the 1,000 viewer society has increased from two posts to five. The three new members (two sports, one politics) increased dramatically (roughly 1,000+ per post). Unfortunately, I found out that many of these were due to Google image search results and not because the visitors had come to read the article. However, any visit is a good visit, because there was a net effect of my polls being used more.

I want to thank everyone for continuing to support this blog and I look forward to posting more any time I have free time. Best wishes!

As of March 02, 2009

Title Views
The Mirage of the Martingale 1,715
Who is a better quarterback? Eli Manning 1,598
What’s going on with the NFL wide receiv 1,528
Striking similarities between the two Bu 1,376
How I got Vista working in Ubuntu 7.10 1,349
The many funny faces of John McCain 784
Current Statistics for NFL Cornerbacks I 700
Product Review: Dynacraft Tony Hawk Boom 531
Show Review: Jerry Seinfeld Stand-Up Com 471
Most annoying commercial jingles on TV 330
Longest Path – Amazon Shipment Tracking 283
New York Giants games in Baltimore – TV 261
2008 Year in Review – Top 10 in Finance 234
Being a sports fan in New York City. Wha 223
Why NFL diva wide receivers and Olympic 157
Political cartoon: The strategy and tact 124
Ativa DQ83Mn Paper Shredder – Green ligh 100
Holmes catch, Steelers win not comparabl 100
The Near-Sightedness of American Automak 100
Should the Yankees Re-sign Mike Mussina 99
Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt? Who had th 89
Book Review: The Coming Economic Collaps 84
Baseball as America’s Pastime continues 77
NBC Olympics equals “No Bolt Coverage Ol 74
Why the founding fathers got it right wi 73
About Me 70
What is the point of NFL contracts? 60
Book Review: Crash Proof 57
Book Review: Why Men Die First, How to L 46
Commentary: What’s next for gold, the Do 45
Harvard’s rapidly shrinking endowment? 45
Five can’t miss PBS programs – Frontline 37
Ken Griffey, Jr., the forgotten super he 37
Initial Reactions – McCain picks Sarah P 35
Olympics – Usain Bolt and the new genera 33
Movie Review – Indiana Jones and the Kin 31
When is poker gambling? Analogies to inv 30
Rest in peace, Alexei Cherepanov, 19. 30
Commentary: The legacy of President Geor 25
The need for greed. And they all fall. W 25
I don’t get the Hillary Clinton supporte 23
Denzel Washington plays the same charact 22
Excellent Newsweek Cover Story – The Pal 22
My 2009 Predictions 22
Movie Review: 27 Dresses 20
Top 10 Favorite Futuristic Society Films 20
Book Review: 50 Secrets of the World’s L 20
Ten reasons Mike Mussina should keep pla 19
Top 10 most wasteful use of natural reso 19
My Reading List 19
BLOG STATS 19
The beauty of Dubai. Oil funding a true 18
Point differential a telling statistic i 17
A Letter to America 17
Modern credit cards and personal debt th 16
Who has been the worst vice-president or 16
Movie Review: The Incredible Hulk 15
I don’t understand McCain’s logic on why 15
It’s settled – The Great Escape 14
10 things that really annoy me right now 13
Petition to get rid of ties in football 13
Bud Selig – Baseball’s incompetent commi 12
Book Review: Hot Commodities 12
Book Review: Coraline (Graphic Novel ver 11
Top 5 most overrated and underrated movi 11
Top 5 – Real World / Road Rules Challeng 11
Opinion: It’s time for Dick Cheney to ju 11
Citi Field no more? Politics or bad use 10
McCain retracts Palin’s comments… agai 10
What are you going to do with your life? 10
Two Ways to Solve the Oil Problem. Conse 10
If I was Obama I would pick Michael Bloo 10
Analysis: New York Yankees at the half 9
CNN’s Campbell Brown commentary sounds g 9
The Disappointing 2008 Yankees Season – 9
Playing devil’s advocate on Obama’s camp 9
Why Andy Pettitte owes the Yankees. Just 8
Initial Reactions: Sarah Palin’s Convent 8
People disobeying mandatory evacuations 7
Michael Strahan falls for the Fourth of 7
Obama beats McCain in first presidential 7
Movie Review: Stop-Loss 7
Giants literally running on all cylinder 7
Mad props to Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald 7
How responsible are you for your ancesto 7
Is gold ready to break out after today’s 7
Observations: Seinfeld Season 9, Episode 7
I hate “Before you Die” books! 7
McCain’s political campaign moves all ba 6
Men’s indoor volleyball – Cute volleybal 6
Do you know how many houses you own? McC 6
Top 5 NFL teams most dependent on their 6
Further Reactions – Sarah Palin as VP ch 6
Diversify investments you must! Or AIG y 5
To-mato or not to-mato 5
My Independent Assessment: Is Sarah Pali 5
Q&A on the baseball steroids scandal 4
McCain camp so out of touch with poor an 4
Did anyone realize it’s 2009!?! A short 4
When should a family be off-limits for a 4
Interesting 2008 baseball regular season 4
The Worst Move by the Packers Was to Hav 4
People in the South drive so slow… or 3
The media’s lack of regard for strength 3
Interesting stats about the Giants 4-0 s 2
Please do something with the NFL footbal 2
Time to step back at times of bad to loo 2
What would you do for $10,000? 2
When is not a goal a goal in hockey? 2
Arnold’s English hasn’t improved much pa 2
With McCain now leading, Obama must pick 1
NFL Week 7: What an interesting two week 1
A Giant Hangover? Don’t worry Giants’ fa 1

DECEMBER 2008 ANALYSIS

It’s funny how things work out on this blog. The past three months have seen 1781, 1787 and 1853 monthly views. When you factor in that December has an extra day than November, the two months actually have the same daily average views. December was a slower writing month than Nov. (7 to 13 posts). Just too busy with school work. In terms of views, I thought it would be very difficult to replace the popular Funny faces of John McCain post after the elections were over (only 12 views in December compared to hundreds in Nov!), but the sudden increase in interest in The Mirage of the Martingale (349 views) and increased interest in the other top 10 articles helped fill that void. As for the bottom feeders, three posts (all from pre-Dec) continue to have only 1 view each. The 1-view posts has dropped from 7 in Nov to 3 this  past month.

2009 will be a more challenging blogging atmosphere since there are no elections and I will be mad busy trying to get my real career started. Don’t fret though, I love blogging and will continue to do so. I just finished an analysis of being a sports fan in New York City for the first post of 2009. Make sure to check it out. In the mean time, happy new year’s and have a safe and healthy 2009!

As of January 01, 2009

Title Views
How I got Vista working in Ubuntu 7.10 1,075
The Mirage of the Martingale 1,038
The many funny faces of John McCain 770
Current Statistics for NFL Cornerbacks I 465
Striking similarities between the two Bu 406
Product Review: Dynacraft Tony Hawk Boom 321
Most annoying commercial jingles on TV 200
Show Review: Jerry Seinfeld Stand-Up Com 199
Longest Path – Amazon Shipment Tracking 179
New York Giants games in Baltimore – TV 169
Political cartoon: The strategy and tact 124
Should the Yankees Re-sign Mike Mussina 97
Book Review: The Coming Economic Collaps 81
Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt? Who had th 74
NBC Olympics equals “No Bolt Coverage Ol 73
Why NFL diva wide receivers and Olympic 64
Why the founding fathers got it right wi 57
The Near-Sightedness of American Automak 57
Book Review: Crash Proof 54
What is the point of NFL contracts? 53
About Me 46
Commentary: What’s next for gold, the Do 45
2008 Year in Review – Top 10 in Finance 41
Ativa DQ83Mn Paper Shredder – Green ligh 40
Baseball as America’s Pastime continues 38
Ken Griffey, Jr., the forgotten super he 36
Initial Reactions – McCain picks Sarah P 35
Movie Review – Indiana Jones and the Kin 31
Book Review: Why Men Die First, How to L 31
Olympics – Usain Bolt and the new genera 31
Rest in peace, Alexei Cherepanov, 19. 30
Five can’t miss PBS programs – Frontline 30
Harvard’s rapidly shrinking endowment? 29
What’s going on with the NFL wide receiv 26
Commentary: The legacy of President Geor 25
I don’t get the Hillary Clinton supporte 22
Excellent Newsweek Cover Story – The Pal 20
Top 10 Favorite Futuristic Society Films 20
Top 10 most wasteful use of natural reso 18
When is poker gambling? Analogies to inv 18
The beauty of Dubai. Oil funding a true 17
Who is a better quarterback? Eli Manning 17
Who has been the worst vice-president or 16
A Letter to America 16
Ten reasons Mike Mussina should keep pla 16
Movie Review: The Incredible Hulk 15
I don’t understand McCain’s logic on why 15
It’s settled – The Great Escape 14
Denzel Washington plays the same charact 14
Modern credit cards and personal debt th 13
10 things that really annoy me right now 13
Petition to get rid of ties in football 12
My Reading List 11
Top 5 – Real World / Road Rules Challeng 11
Movie Review: 27 Dresses 10
McCain retracts Palin’s comments… agai 10
If I was Obama I would pick Michael Bloo 10
Two Ways to Solve the Oil Problem. Conse 10
Book Review: Coraline (Graphic Novel ver 10
The Disappointing 2008 Yankees Season – 9
Top 5 most overrated and underrated movi 9
CNN’s Campbell Brown commentary sounds g 9
Playing devil’s advocate on Obama’s camp 9
Analysis: New York Yankees at the half 9
Book Review: Hot Commodities 8
POST HISTORY 8
Why Andy Pettitte owes the Yankees. Just 8
What are you going to do with your life? 8
Observations: Seinfeld Season 9, Episode 7
Movie Review: Stop-Loss 7
Initial Reactions: Sarah Palin’s Convent 7
Obama beats McCain in first presidential 7
I hate “Before you Die” books! 7
How responsible are you for your ancesto 7
Top 5 NFL teams most dependent on their 6
McCain’s political campaign moves all ba 6
Giants literally running on all cylinder 6
To-mato or not to-mato 5
Michael Strahan falls for the Fourth of 5
Do you know how many houses you own? McC 5
My Independent Assessment: Is Sarah Pali 5
Further Reactions – Sarah Palin as VP ch 5
Diversify investments you must! Or AIG y 5
People disobeying mandatory evacuations 5
Interesting 2008 baseball regular season 4
When should a family be off-limits for a 4
McCain camp so out of touch with poor an 4
The Worst Move by the Packers Was to Hav 4
Point differential a telling statistic i 4
Men’s indoor volleyball – Cute volleybal 4
The media’s lack of regard for strength 3
What would you do for $10,000? 2
Interesting stats about the Giants 4-0 s 2
Time to step back at times of bad to loo 2
Arnold’s English hasn’t improved much pa 2
People in the South drive so slow… or 2
Please do something with the NFL footbal 2
When is not a goal a goal in hockey? 2
With McCain now leading, Obama must pick 1
NFL Week 7: What an interesting two week 1
A Giant Hangover? Don’t worry Giants’ fa 1

NOVEMBER 2008 ANALYSIS

So what has changed in the month of November. There were 1,787 visits compared to 1,781 in October. Talk about consistency. November averaged 59.6 views/day while October averaged 57.5, due to the extra day. The Vista in Ubuntu post continues to take the top spot, with over 150 visits in November. This is very interesting since Ubuntu 7.10 is now outdated, but it shows the strong interest in running multiple OSes in the same environment. I had started an article to get Vista working in Ubuntu 8.04 using VMWare Workstation, but haven’t gotten around to finishing it. The Martingale and the Current Statistics for NFL Cornerbacks Inadequate posts were most popular with each having over 250+ visits. The Funny Faces of John McCain has dropped dramatically in visits since the election and I expect it to continue to drop. As far as the bottom-feeders, four posts continue to have no direct visits in the past month. Three of them, I expect to continue to be lonely because the news/analysis is outdated, but the What would you do for $10,000 post having no visitors is disheartening (although it appears there have been visitors since people have voted in the poll in the post). With the elections over, the holiday season upon us, and my last post almost two weeks ago, it is nice to see visits remaining steady. Thanks everyone and happy holidays!

As of December 01, 2008
Title Views
How I got Vista working in Ubuntu 7.10 937
The many funny faces of John McCain 758
The Mirage of the Martingale 689
Current Statistics for NFL Cornerbacks I 295
Striking similarities between the two Bu 204
Most annoying commercial jingles on TV 130
Product Review: Dynacraft Tony Hawk Boom 127
Political cartoon: The strategy and tact 122
Show Review: Jerry Seinfeld Stand-Up Com 118
New York Giants games in Baltimore – TV 110
Should the Yankees Re-sign Mike Mussina 97
Longest Path – Amazon Shipment Tracking 86
Book Review: The Coming Economic Collaps 81
NBC Olympics equals “No Bolt Coverage Ol 73
Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt? Who had th 53
Book Review: Crash Proof 52
What is the point of NFL contracts? 47
Why NFL diva wide receivers and Olympic 43
Why the founding fathers got it right wi 41
Commentary: What’s next for gold, the Do 40
About Me 39
Ken Griffey, Jr., the forgotten super he 36
Initial Reactions – McCain picks Sarah P 35
Movie Review – Indiana Jones and the Kin 31
Olympics – Usain Bolt and the new genera 31
Rest in peace, Alexei Cherepanov, 19. 30
The Near-Sightedness of American Automak 28
Commentary: The legacy of President Geor 23
Five can’t miss PBS programs – Frontline 22
I don’t get the Hillary Clinton supporte 22
Ativa DQ83Mn Paper Shredder – Green ligh 21
Excellent Newsweek Cover Story – The Pal 20
Top 10 Favorite Futuristic Society Films 19
The beauty of Dubai. Oil funding a true 17
Book Review: Why Men Die First, How to L 16
Top 10 most wasteful use of natural reso 16
A Letter to America 16
Who has been the worst vice-president or 16
Movie Review: The Incredible Hulk 15
Ten reasons Mike Mussina should keep pla 15
I don’t understand McCain’s logic on why 14
Who is a better quarterback? Eli Manning 14
It’s settled – The Great Escape 14
10 things that really annoy me right now 13
Modern credit cards and personal debt th 12
Baseball as America’s Pastime continues 11
Book Review: Coraline (Graphic Novel ver 10
If I was Obama I would pick Michael Bloo 10
McCain retracts Palin’s comments… agai 10
Denzel Washington plays the same charact 9
CNN’s Campbell Brown commentary sounds g 9
Analysis: New York Yankees at the half 9
Playing devil’s advocate on Obama’s camp 9
Two Ways to Solve the Oil Problem. Conse 9
Top 5 – Real World / Road Rules Challeng 8
Top 5 most overrated and underrated movi 8
The Disappointing 2008 Yankees Season – 8
How responsible are you for your ancesto 7
Book Review: Hot Commodities 7
Observations: Seinfeld Season 9, Episode 7
Initial Reactions: Sarah Palin’s Convent 7
Harvard’s rapidly shrinking endowment? 7
Obama beats McCain in first presidential 7
My Reading List 6
McCain’s political campaign moves all ba 6
Movie Review: Stop-Loss 6
I hate “Before you Die” books! 6
What’s going on with the NFL wide receiv 6
Do you know how many houses you own? McC 5
Diversify investments you must! Or AIG y 5
POST HISTORY 5
My Independent Assessment: Is Sarah Pali 5
To-mato or not to-mato 5
Further Reactions – Sarah Palin as VP ch 5
When should a family be off-limits for a 4
Interesting 2008 baseball regular season 4
Top 5 NFL teams most dependent on their 4
McCain camp so out of touch with poor an 4
Michael Strahan falls for the Fourth of 4
Petition to get rid of ties in football 4
People disobeying mandatory evacuations 4
Giants literally running on all cylinder 4
Men’s indoor volleyball – Cute volleybal 4
The Worst Move by the Packers Was to Hav 4
Interesting stats about the Giants 4-0 s 2
The media’s lack of regard for strength 2
Time to step back at times of bad to loo 2
Arnold’s English hasn’t improved much pa 2
People in the South drive so slow… or 2
Please do something with the NFL footbal 2
What would you do for $10,000? 1
With McCain now leading, Obama must pick 1
A Giant Hangover? Don’t worry Giants’ fa 1
NFL Week 7: What an interesting two week 1

As of November 03, 2008
Title Views
How I got Vista working in Ubuntu 7.10 786
The many funny faces of John McCain 637
The Mirage of the Martingale 434
Striking similarities between the two Bu 133
Political cartoon: The strategy and tact 108
Should the Yankees Re-sign Mike Mussina 94
Book Review: The Coming Economic Collaps 81
NBC Olympics equals “No Bolt Coverage Ol 73
Current Statistics for NFL Cornerbacks I 57
Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt? Who had th 51
Book Review: Crash Proof 45
What is the point of NFL contracts? 42
Show Review: Jerry Seinfeld Stand-Up Com 39
Longest Path – Amazon Shipment Tracking 38
Ken Griffey, Jr., the forgotten super he 36
Initial Reactions – McCain picks Sarah P 35
Commentary: What’s next for gold, the Do 33
Olympics – Usain Bolt and the new genera 31
Movie Review – Indiana Jones and the Kin 31
New York Giants games in Baltimore – TV 31
About Silent Archimedes 25
Rest in peace, Alexei Cherepanov, 19. 25
Product Review: Dynacraft Tony Hawk Boom 23
I don’t get the Hillary Clinton supporte 22
The Near-Sightedness of American Automak 22
Excellent Newsweek Cover Story – The Pal 20
Top 10 Favorite Futuristic Society Films 19
The beauty of Dubai. Oil funding a true 17
Movie Review: The Incredible Hulk 15
Top 10 most wasteful use of natural reso 15
Commentary: The legacy of President Geor 15
Five can’t miss PBS programs – Frontline 15
Most annoying commercial jingles on TV 14
It’s settled – The Great Escape 14
Book Review: Why Men Die First, How to L 13
Who has been the worst vice-president or 13
10 things that really annoy me right now 13
I don’t understand McCain’s logic on why 11
Modern credit cards and personal debt th 10
If I was Obama I would pick Michael Bloo 10
Book Review: Coraline (Graphic Novel ver 9
Analysis: New York Yankees at the half 9
McCain retracts Palin’s comments… agai 9
Playing devil’s advocate on Obama’s camp 9
Why Diva NFL wide receivers and Olympic 9
Two Ways to Solve the Oil Problem. Conse 9
CNN’s Campbell Brown commentary sounds g 9
Who is a better quarterback? Eli Manning 7
How responsible are you for your ancesto 7
The Disappointing 2008 Yankees Season – 7
Initial Reactions: Sarah Palin’s Convent 7
Book Review: Hot Commodities 7
Observations: Seinfeld Season 9, Episode 6
McCain’s political campaign moves all ba 6
Top 5 most overrated and underrated movi 6
Obama beats McCain in first presidential 6
Ativa DQ83Mn Paper Shredder – Green ligh 6
Further Reactions – Sarah Palin as VP ch 5
Denzel Washington plays the same charact 5
Do you know how many houses you own? McC 5
To-mato or not to-mato 5
Diversify investments you must! Or AIG y 5
McCain camp so out of touch with poor an 4
Interesting 2008 baseball regular season 4
My Reading List 4
I hate “Before you Die” books! 4
Michael Strahan falls for the Fourth of 4
The Worst Move by the Packers Was to Hav 4
My Independent Assessment: Is Sarah Pali 4
People disobeying mandatory evacuations 3
Movie Review: Stop-Loss 3
Top 5 NFL teams most dependent on their 3
Men’s indoor volleyball – Cute volleybal 3
When should a family be off-limits for a 2
Please do something with the NFL footbal 2
Time to step back at times of bad to loo 2
People in the South drive so slow… or 1
Interesting stats about the Giants 4-0 s 1
What would you do for $10,000? 1
NFL Week 7: What an interesting two week 1
A Giant Hangover? Don’t worry Giants’ fa 1
A Letter to America 1
With McCain now leading, Obama must pick 1

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