: New: Milestone: 35 Million Hits

Wow, it's the site's 35 millionth hit. 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: - - [14/May/2019:16:04:53 +0000] "GET /new/labels/arrr.html HTTP/1.1" 200 50692 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MJ12bot/v1.4.8; http://mj12bot.com/)"

This is a bot from some SEO company. It's visiting an old blog page. Many (10) years ago, I used a service blogger.com to manage this here blog. blogger.com made that arrr.html to keep track of my blog posts about pirates. So… if you want to see my blog posts about pirates, specifically excluding those from the last 10 years, this bot has helpfully found them for you. Also, I'm kind of surprised you exist? Anyhow. Welcome to the site, bots and humans.

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