It's Monday, which means I need to do an update on TechTalkBlogs, as it moves into it's fifth week since launch
3 new blogs were added during the week:
I'm a bit disappointed to see the number of net new votes go down for the week - have the posts not been vote worthy??
I've adjusted the scoring system this week, which this week is featuring prime numbers:
It's pretty aggressive - keeps stories on the front page for a few hours and allows stories with votes to hang around for a few days (if people bother to vote).
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weeks since launch, we're bubbling along nicely with TechTalkBlogs. Here's the system
This was an interesting week, as I had a number of updates to the RSS feeds
with people moving blogs. So we actually added 3 and deleted 2. So this is the
I got sent an awesome stat which listed the number of posts per day. This is
the top 10 days as of last week.
The other interesting stat I have noticed is that we have a number of century
makers - folks who have exceeded 100 posts since launch.
A domination by members of the 2web
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The love affair with blogbeat
Tonight, I looked at the operating systems used by visitors to my blog
Mac users? That's interesting,
I wonder if unix = linux?
I would like to meet that Win95 user. I'll give that person a free copy
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Last night I posted operation
systems used by visitors to my blog. In the comments, someone asked for
Browser breakdown, so I turned to Blogbeat,
picked a day (Yesterday April 5) and here is the breakdown. I've rolled up some
of the numbers for ease of comparison.
Firefox represents just over a quarter of all traffic, and if you clump
Firefox, Mozilla and Opera together - that accounts for almost a third of all
Good to see IE7 out in the wild.
I wonder what DESKTOP is?
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I am heading over to Wellington, May 24-27, to be part of an event called Webstock.
I'm going to be helping out on the Microsoft booth (Microsoft is *a* sponsor), along with my kiwi compadres - Nigel, Darryl, Nathan, Sean, Mark "No blog" Carroll and a bunch of other folks. I'll be doing demos and talking about about Microsoft’s broader commitment to the web, through things such as the Windows Live services, Mix06, ASP.NET 2.0, ATLAS, WPF/E, IE 7, etc
There's a great list of speakers attending - Dori Smith, Joe Clark, Rachel McAlpine, Douglas Bowman, Heather Hesketh, Russell Brown, Tony Chor, Darren Fittler, Kelly Goto, Ben Goodger, Rowan Simpson, Donna Maurer, Joel Spolsky, Kathy Sierra, Andreas Girardet, Steve Champeon. It's like a kiwi version of Mix06, but much better.
I am looking forward to meeting a bunch of these folks - especially Kathy Sierra. Hopefully she will have dinner with me one night - fingers crossed.
Speaking of dinner - anyone in Wellington want to get together for a geek dinner Wednesday night?
Let's hope this trip to Wellington is an improvement over the last time I was there . In case you missed it, relive it through my past posts - Off to Wellington NZ, in search of the Zephyrometer, Ahhh. the joys of travel, Things on the improve?, CaféNET is cool. One thing is for sure, I am staying at a different hotel this time!
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I signed up to a blog stat service called BlogBeat a few weeks back. They have a few 30
day trial, which is an upsell for their full subscription service.
One interesting stat, which I didn't have any visibility into before, was
search engine keywords.
I had a look at that info this morning and the result, though not surprising,
wasn't quite what I was expecting
And my top search words : "download windows vista", "Vista beta download",
"download windows vista beta", "i-mate K-Jam", "download vista beta"
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I've change some of the apps that I have installed on my K-Jam, as well as
tweaked my Today screen. It's changed a
bit from last week
I removed a number of the Spb
applications - Spb Diary, Spb
Pocket Plus, Spb Weather,
but I've kept Spb GPRS
Monitor. This saved me almost 10mb of space
I've gone to Magic Button
for my task management - it has a small memory footprint and works really
is still there, as well as Egress, as well as the
standard items for Date, Messaging and Device Lock.
This evening my K-Jam's Today Screen looks like this.
And yes, I am running Office
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