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Thursday,  01/01/04  10:04 PM

Happy Blogiversary to me!  Wow, one year of blogging.

Some stats of possible interest:

463 posts on 291 days, with 592 images.
253,335 page views, 336,713 RSS feeds, and 164,087 robots visits.
2,963,834 hits, of which 1,714,767 were images.
31,190 referrals from sites, and 27,622 referrals from search engines.
101,132 unique visitors, of whom 36,788 visited at least three times.

That is so cool!  Thank you all for visiting and reading!  Some of these numbers might be a little low because I didn't quite get my act together on compiling statistics right away, and on two occasions I disabled logging for a while (once because I was slashdotted (!), and once because I screwed up).

I just watched the Rose Bowl.  An aerial shot of the Rose Bowl is a great way to visualize 100,000 people.  That's about the number of people who visited during 2003.  Now that is just amazing; I actually don't believe it :)

Whatever 2004 will bring, it will surely bring more blogging on my part!


Thursday,  01/01/04  10:57 PM

Did you watch the Rose Bowl today?  I did.  Can there really be any doubt that USC is the #1 team in the country?  No.  They dominated a very good Michigan team.  The Wolverines allowed 5 TD passes all season, and 4 today.  They suffered 15 sacks all season, but 9 today.  As the USC T-shirts said, "smells like Roses, tastes like Sugar"...

May I once again (!) sing the praises of Tivo.  How any football fan can get through New Year's Day without one is impossible to fathom.

The Command Post posted an interesting retrospective of their 2003 highlights.  An interesting way to relive the events of 2003.

Times Square 2004 - QTVRHere's a great Quicktime VR panorama of Times Square last night.  Excellent!  [ via Dave Winer ]

CNN reported Security Tight for New Year's Day.  I guess it was tight enough; despite all the people and excitement, nothing "bad" happened.  Whew.

Rumor of the day: the iBox.  "The iBox plugs into your TV and acts as a hub for your digital devices and computers."  Fascinating.  This is a pretty detailed report for an unverified rumor.  We'll have to watch the upcoming Macworld closely.  (We would anyway, of course :)

This would essentially be a Mac-OS X-based Tivo.  The possibilities are staggering!

This is really cool: India aims to fly hypersonic plane in 2007.  This would be the first "real" scramjet plane ever flown.  India has already used this technology to build the world's fastest cruise missile.

Wow, Tim Bray is looking for a job, and posts some interesting reasons why various companies should be interested.  Scoble thinks Microsoft should be.

Google 2004 logoI've mentioned before how cool Google is, and how cool their logos are.  Well, they're still cool.  And the company is still hot :)



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