I have over 600 days worth of weblogs and I decided to play around with them
a bit. Using GD
to handle the actual graphics, I made a graph
of accesses to my site over the past 600 days. The
X-axis is in minutes, the Y-axis is days and I basically graphed a point for
a hit (or hits) per minute of time.
I can get away with this since I don't receive that much traffic.
Some things are apparent immediately: vertical lines are repeat hits at the
same time each day (the bottom of the graph shows an automated script the
colocation facility runs to monitor the server), while a horizontal line
indicates hits across an extended period of time in a single day.
I also had the program report back the number of hits per minute: it
averages probably two or so per minute, but has a peak of 167 per minute.
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: http://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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