Hello World

So after quite a few months of no statistics, I’m back into that game a little bit, due to inheriting yet another website to manage. I hooked up Google Analytics on my site, to test it out before use on the other site, but haven’t really looked at it much since then. You can imagine my surprise when I logged in to find out that our little corner of the web is actually doing quite well!

Seems that weekends are pretty low traffic days, which about corresponds to my own blog reading habits, but that the early part of the week is pretty popular for us. About 63% of you wonderful visitors have us on a bookmark or RSS reader or go directly here. The rest follow a link from another blog or website.

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The majority of you are from the States, surprisingly, although there’s obviously a good segment coming from Canada. What I was really delighted to discover, via this very cool Visitor Location Map, is that there’s a good portion of you coming from places all around the world. Our readership is actually quite diverse, and I couldn’t be happier about that!

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It was some little time later that the first one picked up its roots and walked

The birth of our son, and subsequent naming efforts, resulting in his middle name becoming Wyndham, reminded me that I’d been intending for years to locate and re-read some of the best fiction I’ve ever come across, written by one John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris… possibly the longest name ever.

This has actually taken a fair bit of detective work, as only one of his novels is still in print in North America. Apparently people have interpreted it as being a story about biological warfare, and find it to be prescient to current events, so it’s been deemed worthy of keeping around. I think everyone’s missed the point, and totally misinterpreted the value of all of his work, but I’m not complaining too much, because at least it enabled me to find one of this book.

In my opinion, The Day of the Triffids isn’t his best work, but it’s a place to start again. I’ll have to look a little harder to find the rest of his books.