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Milestone: 30 Million Hits

Wow, it's the site's 30 millionth hit. (I'm a little slow to report this; it happened a few days ago and I wasn't checking the numbers. By the "usual" amount of traffic, I shouldn't have had to check for another couple of days, but there was a burst of traffic that day. Anyhow…) As usual, these "hits" aren't a measure of humans visiting pages; that count would be much lower. It's just requests to the website: every time a robot visits some page, the count goes up. If a human views a page that contains a dozen graphics, those graphics cause another dozen hits. So it's not as impressive as it sounds. But it's easy to measure so that's what I measure. We can take a look at the log:
172.11.58.130 - - [31/May/2016:23:56:58 -0400] "GET /port_08.png HTTP/1.1" 200 16388 "http://lahosken.san-francisco.ca.us/new/" "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_5) AppleWebKit/601.6.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/9.1.1 Safari/601.6.17"

A Mac user was looking at my blog page. Looking up their IP address suggests that they're a Southwestern Bell customer. (That is to say: a NorCal AT&T customer, now that SWBell got swallowed up.)

This visitor is unusual: they're reading my blog. They might be interested in something I have to say. You might think that most visitors to my website are interested in me (or, more likely, one of my hobbies), but it's not so. Most of them are visiting that page of puzzle hunt team names. These visitors aren't puzzlehunters; they googled for team names for something and landed on that page. Yesterday, for example, a few dozen people showed up at my home page. One human (and, strange to say, many robots) visited the 2-Tone Game page. Meanwile, hundreds of folks visited that team names page. They're searching for

I wonder what the folks searching for one word team names think when they find out the selection is approximately "glurmun."

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Milestone: 28 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 28 millionth it. As usual, these "hits" aren't a measure of humans visiting pages; that count would be much lower. It's just requests to the website: every time a robot visits so...

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Milestone: 27 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 27 millionth it. As usual, these "hits" aren't a measure of humans visiting pages; that count would be much lower. It's just requests to the website: every time a robot visits s...

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Milestone: 26 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 26 millionth it. As usual, these "hits" aren't a measure of humans visiting pages; that count would be much lower. It's just requests to the website: every time a robot visits so...

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Milestone: 26 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 26 millionth it. As usual, these "hits" aren't a measure of humans visiting pages; that count would be much lower. It's just requests to the website: every time a robot visits so...

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Milestone: 25 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 25 millionth it. As usual, these "hits" aren't a measure of humans visiting pages; that count would be much lower. It's just requests to the website: everytime a robot visits som...

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Milestone: 23 Million Hits It's the site's 23 millionth hit! (As usual, this isn't as impressive a number as you might think at first: these "hits" include, e.g., one for each graphic on each page loaded, visits from search-en...

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Milestone: 22 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 18 (edit: can you tell I "wrote" the intro to this post by copy-pasting an old post?) 22 millionth hit. (Not as impressive as it sounds. It's hits: someone loading a page that sh...

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Milestone: 21 Million Hits It's the site's 21 millionth hit! (As usual, this isn't as impressive a number as you might think at first: these "hits" include, e.g., one for each graphic on each page loaded, visits from search-en...

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Milestone: 20 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 20 millionth hit. Looking at the apache log line, I see: 207.46.12.178 - - [25/Dec/2011:22:21:57 -0400] "GET /new/atom.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 15073 "-" "msnbot-UDiscovery/2.0b (+http...

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Milestone: 18 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 18 millionth hit. Looking at the apache log line, I see: 66.249.67.228 - - [29/Dec/2010:07:30:11 -0400] "GET /frivolity/photos/200405_rwc/10_earth_mover_cliff_tank.html HTTP/1.1...

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Milestone: 17 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 17 millionth hit. Looking at the apache log line, I see: 70.38.64.234 - - [06/Sep/2010:02:36:30 -0400] "GET /departures/SFO/hawk_hill/42_golden_gate_bridge_halfway_along.jpg HT...

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Milestone: 16 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 16-millionth hit: 207.46.13.132 - - [08/May/2010:13:51:57 -0400] "GET /frivolity/photos/old_misc_sf/sffloat.html HTTP/1.1" 304 - "-" "msnbot/2.0b (+http://search.msn.com/msnbot....

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Milestone: 15 Million Hits I'm writing this in kind of a hurry. An out-of-town cousin is in town. There have been fun activities. There will be more. Thus, apologies. I write in haste. The 15 millionth item (modulo the us...

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Milestone: 14 Million Hits Wow, it's this web site's 14 millionth hit. The people and the robots, they keep showing up. 118.237.143.134 - - [06/Jul/2009:04:35:09 -0400] "HEAD /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 404 0 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Wi...

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Milestone: 13 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 13000000th hit. (Sort of. Actually, it probably passed 13000000 a while back. I skipped counting a bunch of hits (most of them?) during October-November. Anyhow.) 124.185.38.69...

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Milestone: 12 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 12 millionth hit. Let's look at the log: 66.249.73.131 - - [27/Jun/2008:00:13:43 -0400] "GET /new/archive/2005_08_01_index.html HTTP/1.1" 304 - "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Go...

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Milestone: 11 Million Hits (plus gratuitous Taft domain pestering) Wow, it's the site's eleven-millionth hit. 195.225.178.21 - - [20/Feb/2008:06:20:03 -0400] "GET /anecdotal/hunt/15/darcy_ian.html HTTP/1.1" 200 853 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT...

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Milestone: 10 Million Hits (including 26000 strange ones) Wow, it's the site's ten-millionth hit. In decimal notation, that is a very round number. Let's take a look at the log record of that hit: 219.142.53.25 - - [23/Oct/2007:08:33:47 -0400] "GET /friv...

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Milestone: Nine Million Hits Wow, it's the site's nine-millionth hit: 66.249.70.236 - - [10/Jul/2007:21:58:59 -0400] "GET /departures/monterey/0/3267_diver_tm.jpg HTTP/1.1" 301 376 "-" "Googlebot-Image/1.0" It looks like some G...

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Milestone: 8 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's eight-millionth hit! Please pardon me as I now babble on about web minutiae. Starting with... let's take a look at the log of that hit: 69.41.96.6 - - [02/Apr/2007:13:03:28 -0...

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Milestone: 6 Million Hits [Update: I meant seven-millionth. It's seven. I'm not re-celebrating six. Sorry, I posted this in a hurry, didn't proof-read, didn't fact check, sloppy work, sloppy.] Good gracious, it is the sit...

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Milestone: 6 Million hits Today, this website enjoyed its six-millionth hit. That hit was all about Amazingly Big things up in the Seattle area. I'm talking about the Pier 86 Grain Terminal and Microsoft. Let's take a look...

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Milestone: 5 Million Hits Good gracious, it is the site's five-millionth hit. That's five million hits in seven years (plus a couple of days). Let's look at the log record for that five-millionth hit: 71.112.234.3 - - [12...

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Site: Milestone Wow, it's the site's four-millionth web hit: 66.249.64.68 - - [28/Sep/2005:23:09:05 -0400] "GET /self/MBrooce/MBbruce.html HTTP/1.0" 304 - "-" "Googlebot/2.1 (+http://www.google.com/bot.html)" Ah, t...

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