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Website Update - Top 10 Page List for February 2011

Top 10 ListOnce again, it's time to look through the server logs. As far as total traffic, it's still increasing. I didn't have as many total hits in February as in January, but considering that February only has 28 days compared to January's 31, the average visits was a little higher.

As far as the most popular pages, one page made the list that hadn't before, and it wasn't even a new entry - Excel 2010 - Fixing a Slow Solver, XP 64. To tell the truth, I like seeing these types of entries becoming popular, knowing that I'm helping people out. The entry on Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles? is becoming increasingly popular. It's had that third place spot quite a few times now, and appears to be closing the gap on the entry on MBT Shoes. I wouldn't be surprised to see it become the second most popular page on this site (though it still has a ways to go to catch up to my autogyro essay).

As an aside, since there's no better place to put it, and since it's not worth an entry of its own, I'm still trying to write at least one substantive entry per week. These top 10 lists, not being very substantive, don't count. And I want to do more than the Friday posts for my new series, Book Review - God- or Gorilla?, because I don't want this blog to become so narrowly focused. I did manage to write something new this week, but didn't publish it until today (it will appear shortly after this post). I'll try not to do that in the future. My new goal is a substantive post early in the week, and the God or Gorilla post on Friday, to keep things spaced out a little more evenly. I'm not making any promises, though. If I have a particularly busy week at work and have to cut my lunch breaks short, then you'll just have to settle for an entry from the series.

I'll also note that, after 5 years of doing this, I've finally set up scheduled posting. The previous post was the first to be posted that way, and this post and the next are the second and third (because when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail). Hopefully it ends up being a useful feature.

Anyway, here are the top 10 pages from February:

  1. Autogyro History & Theory
  2. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  3. Blog - Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  4. Blog - My Favorite Airplanes
  5. Blog - Letter to Pharmacy about MBT Shoes
  6. Blog - Ray Comfort - Still Ignorant on Evolution
  7. Blog - Excel 2010 - Fixing a Slow Solver, XP 64
  8. Blog - Casio EX-F1 - First Impression of the High Speed Video
  9. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  10. Blog - Book Review - Voyage of the Beagle


in your Factoids Debunked volume V you mentioned Woodward Avenue not being the first paved road. That part is correct but it is claimed in1909 to be the first highway mile paved with concrete. I would think you should change your "false" designation.

Thanks for the message. Per your prodding, I took another look at that factoid. First of all, I noticed that my response had been incomplete (I guess I was in a rush), so I fixed that. I added the information about Edward de Smedt and asphalt.

I also took a look at that claim of the M-1 being the first road paved with concrete. In fact, there's a street in the U.S. that was paved with concrete back in 1891 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, so that claim is false, too. And if I had to guess, considering that the Romans used concrete, I'd wager that some road, somewhere, was paved with concrete hundreds or thousands of years ago.

Actually, here's a link to Romans using concrete for roads:

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