Archive for February 1, 2011

2010 in review – sorry, I know it’s late!

Posted in Random with tags on February 1, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

 

In 2010, there were 136 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 74 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14mb. That’s about a picture per week.

The busiest day of the year was June 27th with 813 views. The most popular post that day was FIFA World Cup 2010: England vs. Germany.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were stumbleupon.com, en.search.wordpress.com, makingmemagazine.com, facebook.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for canada flag, canadian flag, christmas stinks, irina davis, and heart canada flag.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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FIFA World Cup 2010: England vs. Germany June 2010
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2

A universe without a big bang? August 2010

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I don’t care about the music industry June 2010

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The greatest single thought ever written down September 2010

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How many cities have one of Pauta Saila’s dancing bears? September 2010

Perceiving Reality is hard

Posted in Finds with tags , , , , on February 1, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

I stumbled on www.perceivingreality.com tonight. It is basically just a place holder for a video in which some guy tells you why you don’t understand reality in its truest form.

I really like philosophy, so I watched the whole thing. I couldn’t embed it so you’ll have to just go there to check it out. But come back after!

Basically, it argues that people are in a sort of box, cut off from reality by our 5 senses.  Since our senses only interpret the universe around us, we don’t actually get a true understanding of reality.

Fine, I’ll accept that.  There must be some sort of transliteration between the universe and my brain.

But then the video goes on to explain that there is a kind of knowledge available that will let you experience the universe directly, as if you were not in the box.  And this is apparently a good thing because while inside the box everything sucks, outside the box is totally sweet.  Sounds great right?

That is when you find out that the whole thing is a sort of advertisement for BNEI Baruch Kabbalah Learning Center.  I can’t really speak to the validity of the center or it’s teaching – honestly, I didn’t even click the link to find out more information about it.  But I do have a question:

If we can only experience the universe through our 5 senses, and these are so limited that it is like we are stuck in a box, then how does this center know that outside the box is so awesome?

Seems fishy to me.

Holy cheese!!

Posted in Random, Thoughts with tags , , , , on February 1, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

I didn’t notice February sneaking up on me at all!!!  But then, all of a sudden, there it was!

Sorry January – I meant to make better use of you, but what can I say? It was really cold!!