10 Year Blog Anniversary

10 years ago today I made the first post to this blog, an open letter to George W. Bush. I posted pretty regularly for about 5 years, but less so since then. Still 10 years is 10 years.


Shooting the Crippled Dog…

I think my life may be to boring to sustain a blog at this time.  This was my 3rd attempt at posting a regular blog.  I started way back at the end of May in 2006, that makes it close to exactly 5.5 years.  With 318 posts since then making a post every 6 days.  But for the past 6 months, the average has been 1 or 2 a month.  Most of my recent posts have been out of guilt at not posting, filler really, with little heart in it.

Last holiday WordPress sent me my yearly stats, of the top 10 most popular posts last year, all but one was at least 2 years old.  I think I used to have more interesting things to say.

With that said, you can follow my micro-blog at gplus.to/foggytown

I guess that makes this blog on hiatus.

Will it return, or is it gone for good?  Yes.

2010 Blog In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 67 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 294 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 65kb.

The busiest day of the year was June 25th with 69 views. The most popular post that day was Free MS apps for XP.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were foggytown.net, largeheartedboy.com, android-vs-ipad.co.cc, ifreestores.com, and foggytown.tumblr.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for xp apps, apps for xp, conjola sync, nimbus theme, and apps für xp.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Free MS apps for XP October 2006


How to Integrate RIM Blackberry With Google Mail-Calendar-Contacts and Backup on GNU/Linux August 2008


Nimbus theme for GNOME August 2008


Funny Vista Error Message February 2007


Favorite Music of 2010 November 2010