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Jan
24
2007

Web Traffic Analysis

In the realm of analyzing traffic that your web-site is generating, there are two main approaches. Log-file analysis & real-time analysis (I don’t know if that’s an industry term, but that’s what I’m going to call it). Real-Time Analysis As a general rule, the real-time analysis tools use javascript to track visitors to your website. Pasting a bit of javascript into the header of your HTML pages (or templates) means that every time a page […]

Jan
23
2007

The Indecisive Platformer

So I’ve now switched back to WordPress. I just finished a manual migration of sorts to pull all my posts back over from Typo. Part of the problem was mod_ruby woes, part was little bugs, and part was features that just weren’t available (although the skins are way better). Excuse me while the dust settles and I pick up my WordPress habits once again. My web-host uses Apache1.3_mod_ruby to host Rails applications. This reloads the […]

Jan
22
2007

Vista Feature Comparison

Apparently NewEgg.com now has OEM versions of Vista available for sale a few days ahead of the January 30 release date. Engadget has a little photo gallery and an article . I got curious and ran the Vista Upgrade Advisor on my laptop at work. There was one screen in particular that caught my eye (click for the version that’s big enough to actually read). This is the first side-by-side feature comparison that I’ve seen […]

Jan
21
2007

The Truth About Vista

A professor of mine shared this story and I had to pass it on: “Today I had to drop by a local computer store and get, of all things, a floppy drive. Anyway while I was standing in this long, very slow line I overheard the computer expert at the counter say that Vista should be good, “because it is Unix based.” Well there you have it, the evil empire has seen the light and […]

Jan
20
2007

Howto: Port forward to Your Virtual Machine

So sometimes I do things just for the fun factor. As mentioned in a previous post, I like having Windows server, but I prefer Linux for web-hosting. I finally found the solution to do both at the same time on one machine. In the real world people have been doing this for years, but it’s a first for me. After doing all my installing, I then installed VMWare’s now free VMWare Server. I downloaded the […]