This blog in 2014: A review…

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Now I won’t pretend it’s an amazingly interesting read but it’s a read 😀

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 28,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

7 years of Burro-y goodness, you lucky devils…


Seven years… Bloody hell…

Update: Probably best to point out I have been blogging about ten years in total though, 7 here, part of a year with this blog on Blogger and then my own site for about 3 years before that.

My blog’s 2012 in review…

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 16,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 4 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

A 100% lack of Burro-y goodness…

Hi folks, I’m coming to you live(ish) from somewhere near Toronto which should go someway to explaining the silence of this blog. That and my increasingly busy schedule at work and the added family time that a new young gazelleling has brought. Frankly it’s a wonder I have time to write even this short post (which, in truth, has been stopped & restarted several times).

I’ll be back in the UK on the 28th (missing all the early access to and, in all probability, the first day of Guild Wars 2) but then my work ramps up another notch so I can’t see me having time to post here got a while. Still, I’ll be on Twitter a bit & in Tyria so I’m not going anywhere, just going quiet here for a bit.

See you in Lion’s Arch!

2010 in review, or “How Hammy, pron, google, a bug and even the Lab made me”

Those lovely people at WordPress sent me an email to tell me how my blog is doing and from the stats below I think that despite all my efforts I can only attribute my success to the following things – a link from New World Notes, perverts looking for a big cock, people (inexplicably) searching for pictures of Big Ben’s insides, a strange coding bug by CNN and a single link from the Second Life wiki. Good job I couldn’t give a toss 😀


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 178 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 691 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 582kb.

The busiest day of the year was May 16th with 283 views. The most popular post that day was What the bloody flip?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for inside big ben, big ben inside, haunted house, headburro antfarm, and biggest cock.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


What the bloody flip? May 2010


SL Places: A Trip To London August 2008


Bots in Linden Land? Surely not… June 2010


Burro Tales June 2009


The Magellan Files October 2008