Gogo Thismatters

March 4, 2009, 6:39 a.m. by Paul Stiverson
check the stats, yo.
So, I’m pretty anal about checking the statistics of thismatters, this morning I checked the stats for February (at right). Fifteen Hundred viewers in the month of February, 50% more than January. Eat your heart out [other self-run website about nothing]. In case you’re wondering almost all the hits were for my [Lone Star bottle cap collection](http://thismatters.net/hobbies/lonestar/), and a great deal of them came from a [meta-filter article](http://www.metafilter.com/79554/There-aint-nothin-finer-than-an-icecold-LONE-STAR) about Lone Star Beer—which I swear I didn’t write—that gave me a pretty big shout out. The link from the [Lone Star Beer Wikipedia entry](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Star_Brewing_Company) has always brought in a few hits, but this meta-filter page is doing gangbusters. If I keep getting mad hits on my [cap view page](http://thismatters.net/hobbies/lonestar/capview.php?cap=1) then I might have to add an ad to it and start making back some of these hosting costs. I know what you’re thinking, ads are stupid and annoying, and you are right, but [one company](http://www.projectwonderful.com/advertisewithus.php) is actually doing internet ads the right way. If I were to add an ad it would be through them, but I probably won’t because ads are stupid and annoying, plus I have a job and don’t really need the money.
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6 Comments

Steven Says:

April 13, 2009
I setup jboss on my box a couple months back to play around with since we are moving toward it at work. Two weeks ago, I started to use apache2 as a proxy instead of using my router to do the redirect, and I didn\'t secure it. Who ever is running this \"http://www.ufreebies.com/\" site found my security flaw this past Saturday when I was in Corpus. All I can say now is that I beat you! --:/var/log/apache2$ grep \" 200 \" access.log.1 | wc -l 767614 767,614 sucessful hits in a 24 hour period (1,018,686 total if you include the 404s). Now I\'m just wonder how much money they made by using my computer as a proxy?

Faith Says:

March 6, 2009
way to go, popular pants!

mark Says:

March 4, 2009
i liked it better the other way. :( congrats on all the web-success so far buddy.

Paul Stiverson Says:

March 4, 2009
lol, I missed that in proofreading, fixed.

mark Says:

March 4, 2009
One or two ads on the site wouldn\'t be such a terrible thing. Just don\'t load it down like t.u. did with their score board.

mark Says:

March 4, 2009
\"So, I’m pretty anal about anal\" Hilarious!

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