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Sunday,  01/10/16  11:43 AM

everything is awesomeYou know what's cool?  Making your first post in a new year, after three months off, and discovering that all your blogging tools not only still work, but seamlessly made the transition.  My archive dutifully began recording a new year's set of posts, my logs rolled over, and I even have a new "this date in" link in the sidebar.  Yay.

This will be my fourteenth year of blogging, if you can believe that.  In that time I've made 3,193 posts, which included 9,870 images, and 22,527 links.  At the moment I get about 5,000 page views per day, about half of which come from RSS feed pulls.  That's so cool!

My most popular post is *still* the tyranny of email, which is still quite relevant today :), and my second is *still* IQ and populations, also still quite relevant in fact perhaps more so.  Those were both posted in 2003, my first year, and I don't think it's a coincidence; over time, blogging has become more diluted, both because there's way more people doing it, and way more other stuff competing with it.  And linking has become way less of a thing, so the Google juice you get from a popular post is way less.  I actually think Facebook juice is probably more relevant now, but it's a lot harder to measure.

Well enough naval gazing, onward into another trip around the sun.  It's going to be awesome!

this date in:
About Me

Greatest Hits
Correlation vs. Causality
The Tyranny of Email
Unnatural Selection
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
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?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained