Larry Hosken: New: Tag: milestone

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:

78.46.61.245 - - [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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Milestone: 33 Million Hits Wow, it's the site's 33 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 s...

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One Year of Octothorpean The Octothorpean online puzzle-hunt launched a year ago today. How have things gone since then? Pretty well, I think. On the other hand, for the goals I had… They're not so easy to measure. S...

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Milestone: 24 Million Hits 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 some page, the count goes up. If a human ...

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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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