Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Public Address: Technical Profile

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  • steven crawford,

    Note, Telecoms wireless Internet sticks don't work on Macs, operating on less than 10.5.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler,

    I see I'll have to read PA from my FreeBSD box more often if I'm to beat your Solaris (SunOS) user. Consider this a challenge, unnamed unix user!

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 856 posts Report Reply

  • Grace Dalley,

    0000010000001100001110000011 (binary solo)

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2008 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I don't like all that bold text. It's like this shock romp with typography has turned Hard News into The Sun. It draws my
    eye to places I don't want it to go.

    Can't you just assume that readers can read and will honour your writing by just reading it, without the need for bold text to make skimming easy?

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • John Holley,

    So when do we get a mobile version Russell? :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I don't like all that bold text

    Sorry. It just looked too dense (and I didn't have time to drop in any images), so I bolded up the key words.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Can you see my Android + bugged opera mini setup?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    I love these sorts of stats. I'm going to go look up the Phoenix Foundation ones now. We had some really bizarre ones when Eagle Vs Shark was touring European film festivals.

    Our mail subscriber email client stats are a bit surprising; 30.4% Apple Mail, 7% iPhone, 14% outlook...1% gmail

    That gmail stat is the most interesting as a quick look through our list shows a huge number of gmail addresses. Which leads me to think that most TPF listeners have gmail accounts and mac computers and don't use browsers to check their mail anymore.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 315 posts Report Reply

  • Brent Jackson,

    Russell wrote :

    Sorry. It just looked too dense (and I didn't have time to drop in any images), so I bolded up the key words.

    C'mon. Admit it. You're just trying to make it easy for those Wilson&Hortonists to turn this into a newspaper article ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 615 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    I don't like all that bold text

    whereas I...
    ...don't mind it. Used judiciously and constructively (as Russell has), it aids my simian navigation systems, scanning through the dense verbiage for branches of substance, rather than flailing through a blur of twigs and laterals looking for structure...

    ...though I wouldn't shun a comprehensile tail (for grasping tale content faster and firmer...)

    eyes left, as you were...
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    probably got here accidentally while searching for porn. I blame Emma Hart.

    Oh, admit it, that's why I'm here.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Oh, admit it, that's why I'm here.

    Oh, don't tell it to me. Explain it to that poor bastard in Azerbaijan.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Jimmy D,

    The stats (particularly unique users) are easily screwed by the heuristics being used - so little wonder that your internal log differs from analytics (which is likely to be more authoritative.) Still, glad to see Linux represented by over 3000 users!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 16 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Explain it to that poor bastard in Azerbaijan.

    There is really nothing I can do for anyone who can fail to find porn on the internet.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Grace Dalley,

    ...though I wouldn't shun a comprehensile tail (for grasping tale content faster and firmer...)

    ROTFL! Ian, that's perfect.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2008 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Graham,

    A couple of thoughts that occurred to me while reading the stats:
    1. Some of us (well, me at least) use IE at work and Firefox at home - so the numbers don't necessarily reflect the preference of the users - although they can't be far off.
    2. One corporate I worked for directed all Internet traffic to the USA before going outside its firewall, so some of your non-NZ visitors could well originate from NZ. Again, I don't think that this would be a significant number, and would probably just change the numbers to the right of the decimal point.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 206 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The stats (particularly unique users) are easily screwed by the heuristics being used

    Tell me about it. The difference between the unique users counts of Nielsen, Google Analytics and our internal stats is remarkable. Unfortunately, miserly old Nielsen is regarded as the standard for advertisers.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Can you see my Android + bugged opera mini setup?

    Yes sir!

    41 visits at an average 3.34 pages and 5.39 mins.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Melchior,

    I actually read the site quite a lot from by BlackBerry here in Singapore so I'm surprised that 100% are new visitors. It might be the way the IP is calculated/assigned perhaps?

    Melbourne • Since Nov 2006 • 36 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    I actually read the site quite a lot from by BlackBerry here in Singapore so I'm surprised that 100% are new visitors.

    Sorry, I phrased that poorly. There was a bunch of new handsets amongst the new visitors count.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Melville,

    I would have been one of the HTC Android jobbies for sure - and also not logged in, because I would have been clicking through from an RSS reader to read the article/comments but not bothering to type a response from there.

    Looks lovely on handheld BTW, very readable.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 200 posts Report Reply

  • chris,

    fascinating

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report Reply

  • cindy baxter,

    RIP netscape

    auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 99 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    The most prolific traffic source that's not an ISP or network provider is … Wilson & Horton! Hi, guys!

    It actually only just occurred to me that APN's network is still identifying itself out there as Wilson & Horton, which it hasn't been for ages. Funny.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Maze,

    Fascinating stats. I love Chrome, Firefox may as well be IE 6 by comparison.

    Auckland • Since Jul 2007 • 29 posts Report Reply

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