Pattern recognition

June 20, 2008

I like patterns. I love spotting patterns in things I hadn’t previously spied before.

That’s not to say I can do those 3D pictures where you stare at blotchy pages and end up saying “It’s a man, on a horse, holding a dalmatian on a leash” because I can’t. But that’s not important right now.

Instead, I’m talking about my blog. It turns out, as I’ve said before, that despite all my best efforts there’s one post that brings in the punters more than any other. Ten times more than any other post. That’s right, it’s the funny otter.

And so with pure blog post greed in mind I bring you an ad for Minnesota Zoo.


Ten views in 30 minutes

April 23, 2008

If I get another ten views today (which of course ends at lunchtime… darn you terminator, darn your very eyes) it’ll be a 200 viewer day! That’s four times over my usual traffic and I’m already at my all-time high of 190 viewers (previous best score, about 145).

Can we do it? Probably not, but it’s nice to have visitors. Feel free to click around a bit.

The old stand-by of searches for “lolcatz” and “funny otters” still hits the top of the search list every day. What a wacky crazy lot we are.

You can watch the whole clip but I’m really after the first few minutes… the teacher explaining what the kids will be doing.

I remember school being like this. No context equals no understanding. It was incredibly frustrating and really quite annoying.

Still, what I’m REALLY after is another four views so I have the 5,000 reads and then I can retire to the South of France (or similar).


Of course, the sex education itself is too funny for words. We cut up rats as I recall. Not entirely sure what that had to do with much of anything really (sex is as good as a dead rat) but there you go. We got there in the end.

On the other hand, if I really wanted to up the traffic numbers, I’d simply include a bunch of tags relating to lolcatz and funny otters. Sigh.