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It's a bit sobering to realize I'm getting about a thousand hits per day (so
far this month) but that eight to nine hundred of those are various robots
out there, indexing my site.
I think I can now understand where someone could get 10,000 page views and
4,000 visits (not to say their counts are wrong—I just think the
software they're using may not take into account robots). Last month I got
over 13,000 page views but … taking out the robots, I'm left with
2,235 human viewed (for the most part) pages.
I mean, I'm flattered that robots like my site and all that but still …
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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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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