Website Update Archive

Friday, February 5, 2016

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for January 2016

Top 10 ListThe first month of the new year is over, and with the end of a month, it's time again to look at the server logs to see what pages from this site have been popular.

There were several newcomers to the list this time around, but all the newcomers were actually older entries from a few years ago. One of the newcomers sort of made sense, Rick Santorum (an entry where I criticized Santorum - and reading over it again, boy is he a despicable politician). Given the current presidential race, I can understand why people might have been researching Santorum. The other newcomers to the list are a bit more puzzling why they just recently became popular - Arguing on a Website - Explaining Evolution, E-mail Forward - Obama's Reaction to Ft. Hood Shootings, and Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God. The Ray Comfort one's a little surprising because I had later entries where I reviewed the movie in depth, and those entries had made this list before,

Overall traffic was in line with what it has been for a while.

Anyway, here's the list for last month.

Top 10 for January 2016

  1. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  2. Response to Rabbi Steven Pruzansky - Why Romney Didn't Get Enough Votes to Win
  3. Retroactive Soapbox Entry- Fed Up with U.S. Public, Part II
  4. A Skeptical Look at Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  5. Rick Santorum
  6. Arguing on a Website - Explaining Evolution
  7. E-mail Forward - Obama's Reaction to Ft. Hood Shootings
  8. Letter to Pharmacy about MBT Shoes
  9. Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling
  10. Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God

Friday, January 8, 2016

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for December 2015

Top 10 ListI'm back from the holidays (other than a short weekend trip to San Antonio, I didn't 'leave' - I just took some time off from work and so didn't have lunch breaks to work on this blog), and with the end of the year, it's time to look at the server logs for December to see what pages were most popular on the site. The list was mostly the same pages that have been popular for the last few months, but there were two surprises. The entry, Response to E-mail: One Nation Under Wal-Mart?, made the list for only the second time. It's kind of old, written back in 2013, but maybe with the upcoming election season the chain mail I was responded to has started making the rounds again. Similarly, the entry, Response to Another E-mail on U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, made it for the first time ever. It's another entry from 2013 that I can only guess is popular because of recent politics (though December was too early for Obama's recent series of executive actions designed to curb gun violence to have had any effect on traffic on this site).

There were not big surprises this time. Every page that made the list had made it before, though it had been a little while for one of the pages (What's the Point of Intercessory Prayer?).

Overall traffic was in line with the rest of the year, and up just a bit from the past couple months. In fact, by two metrics, Visits and Pages, it was the busiest month of the year, though by other metrics, like Unique Visitors, Hits, and Bandwidth, a few other months did better.

Anyway, here's the list for December.

Top 10 for December 2015

  1. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  2. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  3. Response to Rabbi Steven Pruzansky - Why Romney Didn't Get Enough Votes to Win
  4. Retroactive Soapbox Entry- Fed Up with U.S. Public, Part II
  5. Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling
  6. Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  7. The 2014 Texas Republican Platform
  8. Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  9. Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  10. Response to E-mail: One Nation Under Wal-Mart?
  11. Response to Another E-mail on U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for October 2015

Top 10 ListWell, it's another month over, so another opportunity to look at the server logs to see what pages on this site were most popular over the last month.

There were not big surprises this time. Every page that made the list had made it before, though it had been a little while for one of the pages (What's the Point of Intercessory Prayer?).

Overall traffic's down a bit from September, but then again September was pretty high. October was pretty much in line with the traffic for the rest of the year.

Anyway, here's the list.

Top 10 for October 2015

  1. Retroactive Soapbox Entry- Fed Up with U.S. Public, Part II
  2. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  3. A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  4. What's the Point of Intercessory Prayer?
  5. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  6. Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  7. Response to an Editorial by Ken Huber
  8. Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  9. Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling
  10. The 2014 Texas Republican Platform

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for September 2015

Top 10 ListNow that September's over, it's time to take a look at the logs to see what pages were most popular on this site over the past month.

Most of the pages had made the list before, even if it had been a little while since some of the pages had made it. There was one newcomer, Hercules Misunderstands Atheists - Responding to Kevin Sorbo, where I was responding not so much to Sorbo himself, but some views he has that seem to be representative of too large a segment of the population.

Traffic was up in September - not the highest it's ever been, but close too it. And in fact, it was up in just about every metric AWStats reports. I know some of that is due to spammers, but I'm going to pretend/hope that it's mostly real live people reading my site.

I'll also apologize for writing so much about Ben Carson recently. I don't want this to become the anti-Ben Carson blog, but he's just been popping up all over the place recently, particularly now that polls are putting him in either first or second place for the Republican nomination. I also have a friend who's a Carson fan, so I hear quite a bit of support for Carson in my regular offline life, which possibly motivates me to vent a bit here on the site. I'll try to get back to writing about more varied topics, but I'm not going to promise that you've seen the last of my Ben Carson entries (BTW, I now have a Ben Carson Index with links to all of my entries about Ben Carson).

Anyway, here's the list.

Top 10 for September 2015

  1. Retroactive Soapbox Entry- Fed Up with U.S. Public, Part II
  2. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  3. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  4. A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  5. Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  6. Hercules Misunderstands Atheists - Responding to Kevin Sorbo
  7. Casio EX-F1 - First Impression of the High Speed Video
  8. Obamacare Lives (A Discussion of the Individual Mandate)
  9. Response to Global Warming Denialist E-mail - Volcanoes and Global Cooling
  10. Book Review - Tribulation Force

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Website Update - Top 10 Page List for August 2015

Top 10 ListSeptember's more than two-thirds done with, and I just realized that I never did do my normal top 10 entry for August, so it's time to correct that.

All the pages that made the list had made it before, so no surprises there.

Traffic in August was still down a bit from the previous two months, but in line with most of the year. I'll add that my traffic for September to date already exceeds my total traffic for August with a week still left to go this month. I suspect it's partly because I've had a bit more free lunch breaks to work on the blog, but also partly due to an influx of spam (that I think I've mostly stopped for now).

Anyway, here's the list.

Top 10 for August 2015

  1. Origin of Arabic Numerals - Was It Really for Counting Angles?
  2. A Skeptical Look at MBT Shoes
  3. Email Debunking - 1895 8th Grade Final Exam
  4. Review of Ray Comfort's New Movie - Evolution vs. God, Part I
  5. Book Review - Tribulation Force
  6. 22 Responses to 22 Creationist Misconceptions
  7. Creationist Dishonesty and a Follow Up to Previous Entries
  8. The 2014 Texas Republican Platform
  9. Response to an Editorial by Ken Huber
  10. A Skeptical Look at Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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