Website Update Archive

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for May 2012

Top 10 ListAnother month has come and gone, so it's once again time for me to go through the server logs and tally up the most popular pages on this site.

A blog entry from 2012 made the list for the first time - Response to an Editorial by Ken Huber. All the other entries had made the list before, but a couple, My Favorite Airplanes and Programming, hadn't made the list since last year. It had been a couple months since the Ray Comfort entry had been on there, too.

A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes was at the top spot for the first time in almost a year. I'm pretty sure that has to do with the news of Skechers reaching a settlement over their fraudulent claims about their similar 'Shape-ups' shoes.

Overall traffic was down just a bit, but not much.

Top 10 for May 2012

  1. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  2. Autogyro History & Theory
  3. Blog - Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  4. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  5. Factoids Debunked & Verified, Part II
  6. Factoids Debunked & Verified
  7. Blog - Response to an Editorial by Ken Huber
  8. Blog - My Favorite Airplanes
  9. Blog - Ray Comfort - Still Ignorant on Evolution
  10. Programming

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Official Disclaimer

DisclaimerI've had this website for years. It started off as fairly non-controversial, but I slowly drifted into offering my opinions on controversial topics. I try to present my opinions in well reasoned, non-inflammatory essays, but I realize that some people will still find certain topics offensive just by the nature of the topics being discussed.

I've also discussed my job a few times on this site. As I shifted towards discussing more controversial topics, I've tapered off on discussions of my job. But, since this website is moderately popular, I know people are finding it, and making the connection between me and the company I work for.

So, let me just say, all thoughts and opinions on this website are mine alone, and are in no way indicative of those of the company I work for. The company itself has no official policy or position statements on most things I discuss, because they're just not related at all to the type of work we do. As far as co-workers, from the little we've discussed any of these topics (which is very rarely, since they're not relevant to our jobs), I can say that my co-workers and I have a broad range of views and opinions.

So, if you happen to come across this site and you happen to know where I work, don't let my views on these topics influence your opinion of the company I work for.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for April 2012

Top 10 ListApril is over, so it's time again for me to go through the server logs and determine which of my pages were most popular last month.

There was one page that hadn't made the list before, What's the Point of Intercessory Prayer?. My Ray Comfort entry just missed the list this month, coming in at 11th. My 2011 entries are starting to gain more traffic. One made the list this month, and a few more were right behind in the top 20.

Overall traffic was normal - down a bit from last month, but still within the range of what it's been for the past year.

Top 10 for April 2012

  1. Autogyro History & Theory
  2. Blog - Debt Ceiling - Frustration With Politics
  3. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  4. Blog - Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  5. Factoids Debunked & Verified
  6. Blog - Letter to Pharmacy about MBT Shoes
  7. Factoids Debunked & Verified, Part II
  8. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  9. Blog - Casio EX-F1 - First Impression of the High Speed Video
  10. Blog - What's the Point of Intercessory Prayer?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book Update

Book Cover to Leaving Christianity: A Collection of Essays by Jeff LewisWell apparently, the link that I first got to sell my book on Lulu has changed, and I never realized it. So, anyone who clicked on the link in the sidebar of the blog homepage got an error message from Lulu saying that the product couldn't be found. I'm sure that explains why my book hasn't become a runaway best seller.

So, I fixed the link on the blog homepage, as well as in the Religion section of the site (where you can read the essays for free), and in all the blog entries that mentioned the book. I guess that now I can expect the profits to start rolling in.

Anyway, here are links to the various formats where you can buy the book.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for February and March 2012

Top 10 ListIt's the start of a new month, so it's time for me to do my top 10 list. I noticed that I'd completely forogotten to do it for February, so in this entry you get two for one. And while I'm at it, consider this my apology for not posting anything last week. I was just too damn busy at work.

February didn't hold any surprises. Every page that made the top 10 in that month had made it in previous months. March was a bit of a shakeup. Three of the pages hadn't made the list before, Debt Ceiling - Frustration With Politics, A Naked Ape, and Religion - Various Quotes on Free Thinking, Religion, and Science, and one of the pages had only made the list once before, Email Debunking - Tips on Pumping Gas. I've previously bemoaned that my new blog entries aren't getting much traffic, but two of those entries were from 2011. I guess it really just takes some time for the entries to gain some traction. I am a bit surprised about the Debt Ceiling entry, though, since it's no longer very topical. I do admit to being a little disappointed that my Ray Comfort entry didn't make the list in March. Considering that he motivated me to start this blog, I have a bit of a soft spot for that entry.

Overall traffic is up. March was my third highest month for this site. February was pretty close, just a bit lower on a per day basis.

Anyway, here are the lists.

Top 10 for February 2012

  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. Factoids Debunked & Verified, Part II
  5. Blog - Casio EX-F1 - First Impression of the High Speed Video
  6. Blog - Creation Museum/2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  7. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  8. Blog - Ray Comfort - Still Ignorant on Evolution
  9. Factoids Debunked & Verified, Part IV
  10. Blog - My Favorite Airplanes


Top 10 for March 2012

  1. Autogyro History & Theory
  2. Blog - A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  3. Blog - Debt Ceiling - Frustration With Politics
  4. Blog - Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  5. Blog - Running AutoCAD R14 in XP Pro 64
  6. Blog - Casio EX-F1 - First Impression of the High Speed Video
  7. Blog - Book Review - Voyage of the Beagle
  8. Blog - A Naked Ape
  9. Blog - Email Debunking - Tips on Pumping Gas
  10. Religion - Various Quotes on Free Thinking, Religion, and Science

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