19 June 2007, 00:21 by mark hoekstra

added some statistics

Well, with all the changes to this site last weekend, some subtle, some a little less subtle, I hope we (that’s me and you, the visitor) can get this site into next gear.

One of the more subtle changes is that I removed the links in the navigation and replaced it with stats

Since I don’t do ads, why make a fuzz about the statistics, right? ^_^

click to go to the stats

next to that:

statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~Aaron Levenstein

Anyway, here they are!

Mind you, for this page, I installed some extra stats-packages and the data just starts to roll in (before you start thinking “oh my, I thought this site did better than that!”)

It’s not much yet, maybe I’ll add more later. (a serverload applet would be nice)

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  1. dbr @ 19 June 2007, 00:56 :

    Heh, I looked at the stats table and was surprised to see the site only had 544 total hits.. Then I realized the “stats resetted/started” date was today..

    Not sure how much extra strain it’d put on the server, but a set of Munin graphs would be interesting to see (It graphs lots of stuff, including CPU, RAM, and harddrive usage, HDD temprature, load averages, number of MySQL queries, postfix message queue sizes, and pretty much any data you can retrive with a script or executable)

    http://munin.ping.uio.no/ is an example output – It can monitor multiple machine too (Since it uses a client/server setup)

    Setup guide I came across while searching for the Munin example page, if your interested :P

  2. markie @ 19 June 2007, 01:02 :

    hahaha, yeah and I resetted them again. At 0:00 local time (CET), so june 19th will be the first complete day it tracks. I did some last changes into not count spambots and such. I tried to filter as much out as possible.

    Thanks for the links, I’m gonna look into that for sure.

  3. cekala @ 21 June 2007, 00:51 :

    “Links” icon is missing.

  4. markie @ 21 June 2007, 01:12 :

    euhm, I think you need to refresh. You probably have a cached copy of the navigation-bar, there is no links-icon because I dropped links all together, that icon is now the stats-icon. I needed to rename the icon, because that’s how this iconbar works, it comes up with the names of the icons, according to the name, so links.png became stats.png… but just hit refresh and things should be okay.

  5. cekala @ 21 June 2007, 11:49 :

    Hmmm… Icon 1: blog, 2: about, 3: projects, 4: hinv, 5: photos, 6: guestbook, 7: stats, 8: archive… so, where is the link to “http://geektechnique.org/links” ?

  6. markie @ 21 June 2007, 11:57 :


    >One of the more subtle changes is that I removed the links in the navigation and replaced it with stats

    >there is no links-icon because I dropped links all together

    What else do you want me to say?

  7. ocke @ 22 June 2007, 22:31 :

    Nice stats. 13k and counting… Unbelievable. So i guess this is read by like 10k people?


    I never talked in front of 10 000 people. Erm.. Hi?


  8. cekala @ 27 June 2007, 16:44 :

    > ....I removed the links…
    > What else do you want me to say?

    It sucks! “Links” was the only reason to visiting your page. Bring it back!

  9. markie @ 27 June 2007, 16:50 :

    riiiight… I don’t think I’ve changed anything in there for two years… but guess what, the page is still there!

    knock yourself out and bookmark it if you wish.

  10. Comrade Smack @ 29 June 2007, 22:07 :

    Nice. I like that you don’t use ads. I’m thinking of throwing my stat information on my blag, but I’m not entirely sure if I want to or not.

    Was it a bit of a decision for you, or was it a done-and-done sort of thing?

  11. markie @ 30 June 2007, 01:20 :

    >Was it a bit of a decision for you, or was it a done-and-done sort of thing?

    Oh, well, I had stats before on my page and I’m not sure why I ever removed those. I guess a lot of pages don’t have public stats because they want you/me/the world to believe they have tons of visitors while they have … not

    Well, I don’t want the world to believe anything and I’m actually quite done with the ‘omg look at the traffic!’ kind of posts, so here they are for everyone to judge, that’s all actually.

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