Saturday, October 04, 2008

Saturday Housekeeping

Raining and windy here, probably will be all day.

Last night, about seven-fifteen, the power went out, stayed off for forty minutes or so -- right in the middle of fixing dinner. Fortunately, we have a gas stove over the electric oven, so I ate pan-cooked instead of broiled burgers by the light of the Coleman lantern. Didn't figure out what caused it, but there were fire engines and police cars blocking sections of a couple major local streets, and the juice was out for blocks in all directions.

I was online when it shut off, and it trashed my browser preferences, wiped 'em out. I keep thinking I should get a battery backup for the computer, but never seem to get around to it. 
Maybe next time I get a new one ...

Noticed that when I added the content warning to my blog, the number of hits has dropped about thirty percent. I wonder if that's because people are worried it's a porno site and they don't want a record of it on their computers. Probably something like that. My regular visitors don't seem to mind having to click a second time.

StatCounter does a world map that shows you the location of the last hundred folks to visit your site. Tickles me to see people from other continents checking in. So far, I've had visitors from every continent but Antarctica, though usually not close enough to track on the map at the same time. Some maps, I get Australia and South America, but not Africa; some maps, it's the other way. There are 195 countries in the world, if you count Taiwan, and I haven't tracked the hits that closely, but I've gotten some from places of which I've never heard ...


Brad said...

Well, you know when you get a hit form Angola (Africa) it's me. Probably the only time you get multiple hits from there. And I see South Africa in there too... I can guess where that comes from.

Formosa Neijia said...

"There are 195 countries in the world, if you count Taiwan..."

And you should. :) I live there and I'm a big fan. Keep up the good work.