: New: 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: - - [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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