Congratulations to Tamara – one million visits!

Tamara, of View From The Porch fame, has just recorded her millionth visit. Her first post was on August 28th, 2005, so it’s taken less than three years for her to hit this milestone. Congratulations, Tam, and may the next million be even swifter! Your blog’s still one of the best sources of snark on the Intarwebs. I’m a long way behind, but then I only started blogging at the beginning of this year. If present trends continue, I’ll record my hundred thousandth visit early in July. Onward! Peter

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A dumb move indeed

Tam blogs about Microsoft’s dumb move in axing Windows XP. She reports only 3% of a sample of 100 viewers of her blog were using Windows Vista, its putative replacement. I was curious, so I took a similar snapshot of this blog’s readers this afternoon. I guess my viewers are even less enthusiastic about Vista than Tam’s – not one of them was using it! Intrigued, I logged in to Google Analytics to check all my readers using one or other version of Windows. (Click the picture for a readable view.) This showed more Vista viewers, but only 12% compared

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A Gathering Of Bloggers

Light blogging tonight, because Holly, JPG, Lawdog, Phlegm Fatale and yours truly all gathered at the home of the first-two-mentioned for a day of fun. We shared a monster breakfast (well, more like brunch) of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, potatoes and all the rest (courtesy of Holly’s cooking), and then raided the Fort Worth gun show in a massed body, enjoying a couple of hours of wandering the aisles and getting various bits and pieces. We got back home a few hours ago, spent a couple of hours in hysterics at one another’s stories (you have a lot to

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A couple of good posts

Found two good articles today in my blog reading. Stingray, one of the two Atomic Nerds, confesses past sins. Fun. And Lawdog rants about the sheer, utter stupidity of a police comment about a victim of violent crime. Not fun at all, but very, very important. The comments are also very important. Go read. Peter

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