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Boy…

Posted in Dreams, Random, Thoughts with tags , , , , on March 8, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

No matter how badly you’re drawn, I will always feed the fish.

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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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

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!!

Canadians read, Americans shop, Everyone Googles

Posted in Books, Finds, Random with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

I had a funky issue with my computer last night that made it so I couldn’t access Google.ca – I could access every other Google version, just not Canada. Boo. In any case, once I got everything sorted out, I was switching back and forth between the basic Google home page for the .com version and the .ca version, and I noticed a tiny difference:

The menu options at the top of the Google.com page are: Web, Images, Videos, Maps, News, Shopping, Gmail, and more. Like this:

But the same menu on Google.ca has slightly different options: Web, Images, Videos, Maps, News, Books, Gmail, and more. Like this:

Now, the fact that the US page would have shopping on the main list while Canada doesn’t, isn’t really that big a mystery.  Google is an American company and there are a whole lot of reason’s why they would be less likely to have shopping as a major option for Canadians.  But what I found most interesting is that they chose to replace shopping with books.

Google has so many products and services, I just find it surprising that they wouldn’t have chosen something like YouTube, or Photos. But hey, Google is all about knowing everything about their users, so if they say that Canadians want books, I tend to believe them!

Is ‘Flo’ really enough?

Posted in Finds, Random with tags , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

So I typed ‘flo’ into Google tonight. That’s it – just three little letters – and the first suggestion for the auto-complete was “florence and the machine“!

That’s all it takes? The band is so big now that typing three letters into Google gets them suggested right away? Of all the other things that I could have been searching for that might start with ‘flo’, Google suggests Florence and the Machine?

That’s a little weird. (Ya, of course I was searching for the band, but I could have been searching for something else… like… Flowmaster Mufflers?)

But do you know what’s even weirder?  If you actually search Google for the letters ‘flo’, Florence and the Machine doesn’t even make it into the first page of results!

That’s right!  So if you type ‘flo’ into Google, it will suggest that you might be looking for the band, but if you actually hit Search for just those letters it doesn’t think you want the band at all.

What’s up with that?

Tippsy at work!

Posted in Random, Thoughts with tags , , , , on December 3, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Oh, how wonderful work can be when you get to drink free wine!  If only everyday involved wine and cheese… but then, I supposed it wouldn’t be called work.

On commitment:

Posted in Random, Thoughts with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

How can I promise to love you forever when there are dozens of things you could do that would make me stop?

I can give you today, but tomorrow is up to you.