A Little Bitty Blog Techy

Hrrrm. If this were TheMan’s blog I’d file this under “technical” but this isn’t so I can’t because I don’t. Have a technical category. I could, however, make a blog blither-blather category I suppose for little update news items and such.

Nah, that sounds like work. Anyway, a couple new things happening around the blog these days.

If you haven’t perused the side bar, I did a little “about the boo” blurbit back in February or something like that. I don’t know if I announced the fact that I had created a bio page or not but I have. Tada!

My first new pet blog project was to go through all of Januaries and clean up the strange giant black question mark triangle characters that popped up here or there. Apparently Movable Type, Word, and WordPress have some translation and communications problems because a whole pack (but not all) of my apostrophes, double quotes and ellipses didn’t make the crossover. I’ve fixed that, more or less.

I also opened the comments up for all of Januaries (more or less) so feel free to do some commenting in any of those months if you want. If you find any errors or omissions and want or need to draw someone’s attention to them, feel free to drop me a line at “booniverse”. Which is a dot mac e-mail account.

Lastly, I fixed all the “last year” etc. links at the bottom of the entries so they go to the WordPress archives instead of the old MovableType archives. That’s 94 entries of URL links cut and pasted to the bottom of five year’s of January posts. BUT! It wasn’t just 94 times of URL copy and replace because each year has the last year’s link plus the link before and the link before that etc. and so forth. So if I haven’t missed a single post on one particular day, there will be five posts each with a list of “last year” URLs to manage. This means that I don’t post 2003’s URL once, I post it once in 2004, once in 2005, once in 2006 and once in 2007. Then 2004 into 2005, 2006 and 2007. Wash, rinse, repeat for a grand total of 10 times I’ve had to cut and paste URLs for one day of January. Theoretically if I updated every day of every year in January that would be 155 posts but 310 times I’d have to be cutting and replacing a URL. It’s a good thing that I’m lazy because I had 94 entries and only 111 URL substitutions.

It does make for some interesting statistics though. I mapped out all five year’s worth of January blogging, since I’ve been curious about this sort of thing for a while. Not so curious as to up and do such a thing spontaneously, but I discovered it was much easier to create a Word document to plop the URLs for each year into than to open a bazillion Mozillas to cut and paste from 2004 to 2005 to 2006 and so on. Once I had done that, I pretty much wound up mapping out all five years of January anyway. Here are the interesting factoids from said map.

  • There are no days in January that have not been blogged at least once in the five years of the booniverse.
  • There were exactly two days in all of January that I only blogged once in the five years of the booniverse: 4th and 11th.
  • The number of January days that have 2 posts is 8
  • The number of January days that have 3 posts is 10
  • The number of January days that have 4 posts is 9
  • There were exactly three dates in January that I have blogged every single day in the five years of the booniverse: 1st, 27th and 29th
  • There are 94 posts in five year’s worth of January which is, I believe, a 60% posting rate or 4.2 posts a week. Not too shabby!
  • You can see a diagonal march of non posting running through the years that corresponds to typically not posting on Sunday. Well I thought it was neat.

My nextest newest pet blog project was to finally get a “cast” page written. Most of the usual suspects should be on there. I think. Well anyway, the ones that I could think of off the top of my head, which is so very tiny if you are a major player whom I’ve totally forgotten.

Last year at the booniverse: Check this out: Our post office is open until 4! on Saturdays. Crazy!

Last last year at the booniverse: Keeping up with the statistics and not updating.

The year before at the booniverse: JSFR: Nori-ten Wasabi Cookies

The year before that at the booniverse: Updating my lazy – nothing for you!

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