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Saturday,  03/05/05  11:18 PM

I've been blogging for a little over two years now.  When I started, on January 1, 2003, I started slow.  My posts were short, with few pictures.  I had very few regular readers (hi Mom!) and very little traffic.  Then exactly two years ago I did something very few bloggers have done.  I wrote a "popular" article.  That one little article, The Tyranny of Email, transformed my blog presence.

Suddenly I was on the map.  Dave Winer linked it, and the rest, as they say, was history.  I'd only been blogging three months, but there I was on the home page of slashdot, and my traffic hasn't dropped much since.  That article remains by far my most popular page, and periodically someone new discovers it, links it, and poof! I get a bunch of traffic.  (This just happened, Omar Shahine, "yet another Microsoft blogger", posted a link two days ago, and I've had a flood of traffic since.  Thanks, Omar :) 

I could probably stop blogging altogether and I'd still get a bunch of traffic from that one page alone.  Don't worry, I won't.

I've posted a bunch of articles and notes and pictures and all sorts of stuff in the past two years - if you're new around here, please check out my greatest hits over there on the right, which are the posts which have received the most hits - but actually I'm just a onetrick pony :)

About Me

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
Aperio's Mission = Automating Pathology
On Blame
Try, or Try Not
Books and Wine
Emergent Properties
God and Beauty
Moving Mount Fuji The Nest Rock 'n Roll
IQ and Populations
Are You a Bright?
Adding Value
The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
Toy Story
The Return of the King
Religion vs IQ
In the Wet
the big day
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?