I installed the FPStats plugin a few days ago to indulge my curiosity about visitors to this blog. It automatically collects generic statistics (IP address, user agent, etc.) from visitors, and has some nice display features for figuring out how many are unique, or search bots or what have you. A couple cool things are already visible:

  • * This is now a “Real” webite, the Google and MSN bots have paid me a visit, making me the 9th hit for “PAPPP” on google (the 3rd and 4th are my user pages various places), and the 2nd on MSN. This means I am findable to ~80% (ref)of the search market(!). It is not indexed high for any permutation of Paul Selegue Eberhart on either engine, but definitely a start (come little bot, see the full name in the post and make me “notable”…)
  • * I get a very diverse set of readers in terms of platform; Win32/Firefox, OS X/Safari, Win32/Opera, Linux/unofficial Firefox.. and no Internet Explorer hits to date.
  • * I haven’t “Taken off”; I can, with a little thinking, devise who is most likely responsible for each hit still.
  • * The N810 has a really, really funky user agent string “Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux armv6l; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20080828 Firefox/3.0a1 Tablet browser 0.3.7 RX-34+RX-44+RX-48_DIABLO_5.2008.43-7”, which explains why some sites with ugly non-standards render paths choke on it. I could spoof something else, but I like making my platform visible.
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