Statistics Saturday: Number Of Times I’ve Seen Builders Tea Since I Bought That One Box In 2015


This refers to a box of Builders Tea that I got in March of 2015.

Total

0.

In Detail

Year Sightings of Builders Tea
2015 (March-Dec) 0
2016 0
2017 0
2018 0
2019 0

Not included: 2020 figures owing to incompleteness of the year.

Reference: The Panic Broadcast: The Whole Story of Orson Welles’ Legendary Radio Show Invasion From Mars, Howard Koch.

Statistics Saturday: Most Popular Posts Of The First Ten Years Here


This weekend’s the anniversary of when I started this blog! So I thought to look back over its popular stuff again.

Reference: A History of Modern France, Alfred Cobban.

Also, 2015 And All That


Since I shared this for my mathematics blog it’s only fair I share this for the humor blog too. WordPress put together a little fireworks-display statistics report for what happened around here and if you’d like to see it, please, go ahead and enjoy.

I did have a very popular year around here, with about 18,000 page views. That’s more than double 2014’s total of about 8,600. That growth mostly because of my incessant and unstoppable reporting that Apartment 3-G had gotten really bad. But it’s something. Surprising to me is that I put up 150 pictures over the course of the year, about three a week. I’d have guessed one, maybe two a week.

The number of countries to send me readers went up from 81 in 2014 to 89 in 2015, so that’s a trend, surely. That’s an even more impressive growth when you consider that in 2015 I got no page views at all from Kazakhstan, a nation that sent me two page views the year before. I don’t know why Kazakhstan is upset with me, but that does mean I picked up ten countries at least. Also the WordPress map of countries doesn’t zoom in close enough to see Singapore.

Click here to see the complete report.

Statistics Saturday: Twelve Sentences Of 2015


All certified sentences that have appeared here within the last twelve months! Enjoy, if that’s your sort of thing.

  1. Despite that there’s a single “best day”, Wednesday, with 53 posts on Wednesdays, which is about as well-organized as you could hope for from the Gregorian calendar what with its familiar and well-explained flaws.
  2. Yes, there was one time Captain Kirk let the planet of the week keep their omnipotent computer-god overlord too, but that was the time McCoy had contracted a fatal case of We Need Him To Go Off And Get Temporarily Married syndrome, so Kirk’s mind was on other stuff.
  3. Ambassador Spock, may I at last present you with the face I have brought you halfway across the galaxy to punch.
  4. It all ends, as any great early-30s cartoon will, with a resolution that makes you go, “wait, what?”
  5. I never realized sputtering was the sort of thing needing engineering
  6. I’d like to track how many insights that is you’ve offered, but the count of them keeps coming out wrong.
  7. This means something, but I don’t know what.
  8. That turbolift is for the limited-edition figures only
  9. This was a series about how buff troll dolls use magic alien crystals to become a competent rock band and, um, samurai wrestlers or something
  10. S J Perelman had an experience with a dental trade journal once, and shared his thoughts.
  11. We were running about one-third “weird electronic music experiments from that time I bought an album of BBC Radiophonic sound products” to two-thirds “random chapters from Michael Lewis’s The Big Short and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”.
  12. Yes, I get the dramatic irony in it being about repeating New Year’s resolutions.

You know, I talk about Star Trek here a lot considering this is mostly a blog about how Apartment 3-G didn’t make any sense anymore.

Statistics Saturday: 2015 Saturdays versus Other Days, To Date


For the year 2015. As of the conclusion of the 25th of July, 2015.

Day Count
Sunday 29
Monday 29
Tuesday 29
Wednesday 29
Thursday 30
Friday 30
(Cumulative) 176
Saturday 30

Have to say, I can see most of these days catching up, but I expect Thursday to win in the end.

Statistics Saturday: 2015, Compared To Projections, Update


Completed to date: 151 days. Planned for this date: 151 days. Planned for the year: 365 days.
How 2015 is progressing compared to projections for this point.

The good news is we’ve made a lot of progress since February! And that’s about all I have to say for that.