Lost is on tonight, Wales vs. France in the Rugby and a beer waiting for me. Thank you Friday!
I’ve discovered a new URL shortening website and it’s won me over from using bit.ly. And honestly, it’s not just because one of the guys behind it is former CCC member Ping^Spike and a damn good geezer to boot
You can use the site just like most other URL shorteners and if you tack a question mark on the end of a short URL it’ll give you the above preview / information page. It provides a profile so if you register you can keep track of the URLs you’ve shortened.
There is also a FireFox add-on available. It does support a huge amount of other URL shorting web services but FWD4.me is included and appeared as my default!
I’ll probably be using them from now on and recommend others give them a try.
Well my blog has been on WordPress since 10th June 2009 and has just passed the 50,000 hits (whatever WordPress counts as a hit?) mark. So I thought I’d look at the main things people are coming here for.
- The Stranded 2 Guide (40,937).
It’s quite surprising that this little freeware game gets so much attention and so many people end up here for help. I hardly ever have time to do any PC gaming anymore so I haven’t played the game myself for a very long time. I hope that most of those visitors got the help they needed, I guess I shouldn’t get rid of the guide anytime soon unless I want my stats to take a nose dive!
- Crazed Cahoots Company (2,190)
This is a shocker and I think the real reason behind all those hits was simply it being the greatest clan to ever exist… Okay, maybe it’s not that. It’s more likely the fact that after the clan disappeared, I put several mootools script examples up on the domain name and they all link to the CCC page here now
- Mootools (1,531)
It’s been a long time since I’ve used mootools in anger. I got converted over to jQuery and have lived happily ever after. During my stint I did create several handy little scripts to do with prompts and sorting nested lists which a surprising amount of people still come here looking for. I guess not many of them leave happy as I’ve abandoned the scripts since I don’t use mootools anymore. But at least I let them know
- ColdFusion (1,523)
Almost catching all the mootools traffic. I’m hoping to pull in more from my ColdFusion related posts / pages since that’s what I use in work. Just sometimes I struggle to find something that feels post worthy
- NginX (1,230)
I really think nginx needs to get Windows Service support sooner than later. Although in the mean time I’m more than happy to get a nice chunk of hits from people wondering how to run it as a service correctly.
I don’t think I’ve done too badly with these stats, although I’d like to do better. I’ve started to post on more subjects (PHP, Gaming and random topics) but really need to post on a regular basis. My top action point should really be to knock the stranded 2 guide off the top of my charts with something more related to what I’m currently about, like ColdFusion and PHP.
Here’s to the next 50,000
Out of curiosity I went looking for any other twitter users with the same name as myself. Considering the amount of people in the world I thought there might be a couple, turns out there are 41 David Boyer’s who twitter.
Taking advantage of Twitters new list feature I added them all so I can keep an eye on my namesakes. It’s certainly interesting finding out what people are up to using your name . I might even decide to contact which ever ones pick my interest to see what happens. Think about it, even though we’re all strangers we’ve already got at least one thing in common.
The Cardiff City Supporters Trust is having a public vote, on 3 designs, for a statue honouring their legendary captian Fred Keenor. If you don’t know who that is and why he’s important to Cardiff City Football Club you should read up on him, as he captained the Cardiff squad which won the FA Cup and took it out of England for the only time in it’s history (so far ).
I’d like to suggest Michael Fields design (Number 2), it’s an outstanding piece of work and well deserving of my vote (and yours if you like). With the new stadium and the nearby shops, I’m in the area quite often and out of all of the designs I’m pretty sure that’s the one which would look right at home outside it.
Please place your votes via the Cardiff City Supporters Trust website (bottom of the second column) or using forms in the South Wales Echo. Voting closes on Saturday the 12th of December.