Saturday, February 9, 2008

Web traffic

One striking aspect of trying to monitor and study web traffic is that the main tools that I use (and Google Analytics, as well) are blocked by using IE7 with Javascript disabled. That means that I can tell that traffic is coming from some unknown source, but can't tell what it is.

From sometime on Thursday until Midnight, Pacific Standard Time, Friday night, there was a large amount of traffic coming to the Former Naval Person blog (very NSFW). At 2am, CST, the influx ceased and dropped back to what has become the usual, normal level. The only thing that I can figure is that at Google HQ on the west coast, occasionally, their block is removed and traffic flows to the blog and then someone wakes up to the fact and turns it off again, at midnight, the next day. Tell me that something like that is not what is happening.

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