[Stats] Significant Insignificance in 2010

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

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 21 posts. There were 25 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 5th with 92 views. The most popular post that day was Things That Not All Programmers Know #3: SQL Injection.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, twitter.com, ezdia.com, netbeans.org, and alphainventions.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lena, netbeans refactoring, my game is fair play, refactoring netbeans, and cyclic inheritance.

Attractions in 2010

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


Things That Not All Programmers Know #3: SQL Injection March 2010


NetBeans Refactoring – Part 1 October 2009


NetBeans Refactoring – Part 2 December 2009


On the New Vodafone Egypt Ad: Why I Am Not Offended November 2010


The Truth About Lena December 2009


A Letter To The FIFA

Okay, I know that I am going completely off-topic here. I just could not help to see what happened to the national Egyptian team supporters at El- Khartoum, Sudan after the Algeria vs. Egypt 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ playoff match yesterday and not act upon it. So I decided to send a letter to the FIFA, here is what it says:

To whom it may concern,

To say that I am shocked with your negative attitude regarding the aftermath of the Algerian victory against Egypt in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ playoff held on Wednesday, November 19th at Omdurman – Al Merreikh stadium in El- Khartoum, Sudan would be an understatement. On 2003, you declared “My Game is Fair Play” to be the code associated with your organization and football for the years to come. The events that occurred at El- Khartoum on that day were not remotely close to fair play in any way, shape, or form.

Apart from the terrorization that happened to the players of the national team of Egypt in Sudan before and during the course of the game, and referee Eddy Maillet not being able to cope with the pressure as he is rumoured to travel to Algeria in 10 days for a match there, the Egyptian supporters whom sole fault was that they travelled to El- Khartoum to support their national team were harmed and abused by the hands of the Algerian team supporters, even though the Egyptian national team did not even win the match. The coaches that carried the Egyptian supporters to the airport were brutally attacked and many of the supporters were severely injured. So I am asking you, is this what football about?

Respect opponents, team-mates, referees, officials and spectators.

– Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence, gambling and other dangers to our sport.

Those are the fourth and seventh principles of the Fair-Play code, respectively. Do you believe that those principles were applied during the course of the playoff match? Were the Egyptian players and spectators really respected, and was violence rejected? You do not have to take my words for that; see the images on the news channels and the videos on YouTube. And I ask you again, was that, really, fair play?

You may believe that the national team of Algeria won fair and square and fully deserve the last African place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. However, what kind of message will you be delivering to the football world with that? The team with the most aggressive supporters qualifies? The team that breaks the greatest number of the Fair-Play Code principles wins?

I urge the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ organizing committee to take quick action regarding the unfortunate events that occurred at El- Khartoum, Sudan prior to, during the course of, and posterior to the Algeria vs. Egypt playoff match. The Fédération Algérienne de Football has to be penalized and be made an example of in order to prevent such events from ever occurring again in the name of sports. Please, save the spirit of football and act upon your code: “My Game Is Fair Play”.

Yours Sincerely,

Ahmed El- Sadek

If you support my cause, please share this everywhere you can. Maybe we can make an impact.

Thank you.