2010 in review

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 Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, it would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 23 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 58 posts. There were 21 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was November 1st with 681 views. The most popular post that day was JSON In Java. Where Should It Go?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were dzone.com, earthbound.com, facebook.com, thedailywtf.com, and kancms.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for jwebpane, dreamweaver cs5, jwebpane 2010, dreamweaver cs5 features, and adobe dreamweaver cs5.

Attractions in 2010

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


JSON In Java. Where Should It Go? October 2010


My Wish List For Dreamweaver CS5 – Reviewed July 2009


JWebPane, JMC and Swing Application Framework For JDK 7 November 2009


Using JSON in Java Swing May 2010


Why Doesn’t Opera Support JavaFX? February 2010

Why Small Projects Never Stay Small

It is interesting to note that every time someone approaches you with a so called “small project”, it never actually stays small for long. Case in point is one project I worked on, a Content Management System for websites, in the fashion of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and all. It indeed did start out small, but interestingly grew exponentially and finally, it is almost at the point where it is functionally comparable to the ones mentioned above. It got quite good that, the University where I did my National Service, decided to scrap their existing website and rebuild it on top of this CMS instead. So here is how it all happened.

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Yahoo Does It Again

I must say, the guys and gals at Yahoo! are really working hard and this is on of the best things they’ve put up so far (after the new yahoo mail of course).

You now have applications running live from within your mail if you are using the new yahoo mail. Not sure if this feature has propagated back to the classic mail. I’m sure it should be an incentive to move people still running the old system to come on board. This post is currently being written from within the Word Press application, and this I must say is cool. There are a host of other cool applications such as Flickr, Photos, Share It and more, which you can add and remove at will.

I’m yet to fully play around with it, but my first impression is, it is WAY COOL