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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 85 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 193 posts. There were 12 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 12mb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 7th with 215 views. The most popular post that day was Meeting Aron Ralston .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for aron ralston, acid attack, acid face, acid throwing, and acid attack victims.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Meeting Aron Ralston December 2009
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Juliette’s Acid Attack December 2008
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Yosemite: From Farm to Table July 2009
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Favela Tour in Rio de Janeiro May 2008

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Tech Support

It was a daunting problem. How to get the laptop to talk via wireless to the new HP All-In-One printer. It had worked before but suddenly nothing. I spent a couple hours on the problem a week ago. My husband did the same. He told me to return the printer. It didn’t work and was under warranty. It was junk. I decided to give it one more try. I got Nio on the phone. He is in the Philippines, an hour flight from Manila. He was able to take control of my computer to troubleshoot but needed a new encryption key for the router. He asked me to call Qwest. I got Kay on the phone. She was in Manila in the Philippines too. Whodathunkit? With Nio in one ear and Kay on the other we started to tackle the problem. Sometimes it was crazy with them both talking at once. What’s the IP Address? WEP key? Can you go to the set up menu and configure the wireless? It took international cooperation. Then SUCCESS! We solved the problem. The printer works again. There was no war with Hewlett Packard. Diplomacy triumphed in the end.

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