The laziest blog post ever: 2010 here, in review

Over the holiday, I received an email from WordPress, containing a brief statistical summary of activity at this blog in 2010. Their automated procedures aren’t quite infallible: busiest day was 3 016 views, not 3, but they’ve done a reasonable job.

Even better, they’ve compiled the results into a draft blog post, ready for publishing. So here it is! Thanks, WordPress.

Normal service with original content will resume in due course.

The stats helper monkeys at 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 Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 99,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 59 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 809 posts. There were 46 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 6th with 3 views. The most popular post that day was 23andme – yes, me – part 3.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for php background process, rsruby, 23andme review, emacs ide, and perl module tutorial.

Attractions in 2010

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


23andme – yes, me – part 3 June 2010


Running a background process in PHP January 2007


A USB stick, grub and Ubuntu November 2006


A brief introduction to “apply” in R August 2010
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Turn Emacs into an IDE November 2009