How ThatShortGuy did 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:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 17 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 30 posts. There were 10 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 478kb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 11th with 62 views. The most popular post that day was League of Legends: Fiddlesticks.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, facebook.com, bigextracash.com, mfadhly.com, and digg.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for league of legends map, fiddlesticks league of legends, league of legends fiddlesticks, summoner’s rift map, and league of legends maps.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

League of Legends: Fiddlesticks August 2010
2 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

2

YouTube Creeping December 2009

3

League of Legends: Jax August 2010
1 comment

4

Top 3 Reasons Why You SHOULD Play Video Games November 2010

5

Gail Grey: My roll model to become a CM August 2010

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Loot Lady Sells More than Just Toys

By Lorna Luguya and Jeff Duff
Oringally written for the Lakeshore Villages Newspaper

Standing out from the typical brown brick buildings that line Lakeshore, the bright white store catches your eye. The Loot Lady has a sense of innocence and magic as you enter the store.

The Loot Lady is a family business owned by Carol and Bob Cusson; they opened the shop in 2000 and moved to their current location in 2008.

The Loot Lady began working with charities when Sick Kids Hospital approached the business to donate items for its Treasure Box toy fundraiser. Another charity The Loot Lady supports is Uncle Neil’s Toy Mountain.

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Long live the memory of SneekPeek Cheats

SneekPeek Cheats. Ah, that brings me back.

Thanks to the Wayback Machine I can go down memory lane to my very first web site — a game cheats collection all manually added and maintained. All of the HTML and CSS was hand written. No PHP or any server side language was used since the site was hosted, for free, by my ISP as the time. Fun times.

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iPhone Gets Rickrolled (iPhone Worm)

The popular YouTube phenomenon known as “rickrolling” has now come to the iPhone in an amusing, but hazardous way.

Mashable reports that jailbroken iPhones, that have not changed the default password (“alpine”) after installing SSH, are being targeted by a worm.

The worm’s actions are humourous; it changes the background of your iPhone to Rick Astley, the artist who did “Never Gonna Give You Up”. It then looks for other vulnerable jailbroken iPhones on the network.

iPhones that are not jailbroken are not at risk of becoming infected by this worm.

You can read more about the worm at Mashable.

If you want to see the source code, or why the worm’s author (via comments in the code), @ikeeex, released it, check this article out.

Interviews will be popping up every second now, however, JD’s interview gets the initial questions out: why?

[09:04] <ikee> First i was curious to how far something like this would actually spread, i think what most people were unaware of is the fact it IS a worm and every phone that got infected with it was spreading it (I initially only infected 3 phones when I woke up i checked google and found out a fair few people were hit with it)

[09:05] <ikee> Secondly i was quite amazed by the number of people who didn’t RTFM and change their default passwords.

Seems like a lot of people are comparing ikeeex’s actions to stealing:

@alexdeem: @jeff_duff Re @ikeeex: If someone doesn’t lock their car, it’s still illegal to steal it.

I responded with:

@jeff_duff: @alexdeem Indeed, but @ikeeex did not steal anything. He just changed the radio station to show it was unlocked

@jeff_duff: @alexdeem Not to mention he actually locks the door on the way out – interview: http://bit.ly/1RxHnT

It is amusing that people are calling for ikeeex’s head.

Do you trust everyone enough to keep that password set as the default?

Even T.V. Uses Social Media

For my current events presentation (for my social media class), I choose to demonstrate how our local T.V. stations are using social media to get viewers’ attention.

 

LocalTVMatters.ca uses the help of a blog to tell visitors the facts in the thier plea to the CRTC to gain a fair value for providing access to local television programming.”

The main use of socal media LocalTVMatters uses is YouTube videos. From a place to allow people to watch thier T.V. commercials agian, to thier main attraction of  another Dave Carroll hit. The ‘United Breaks Guiatars’ singer brings us The Cable Song: