Who's Online
3 visitors online now
0 guests, 3 bots, 0 members
Tag Cloud

Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

#U2 vs @Team_Barrowman, Part Deux ;-)

(IE: I’m apparently in Nerdvana again 😉 Not much more geeky than blogging about blogging, lol. )

Why do I keep blogging and putting stuff on my website about mostly U2 and John Barrowman? Because out of all the stuff I post about, now that some of the search engines have found me, that’s what I’m finding that y’all keep searching for!

Yes – since nobody ever comments, boohoo, I had no other way to figure out whether anyone was actually reading any of this stuff – I’ve finally gone uber-geek, and set up Google Analytics and a plug-in or two to see if anyone was actually visiting. The google thing I just got working this weekend, finally, so I don’t have a lot of stats on the website yet, but I’ve had a WordPress widget working on my blog for the last several weeks.

Kind of cool, in a geeky sort of way. 😉 Not only do I know that people ARE reading, but what they’re reading, how they got here (in the midst of all the standard google/yahoo referrals, got one really ODD one from a rather crude site that shall remain nameless, can’t quite figure out how I got a link to the blog from THAT one :-O ), but even cooler, WHERE people are reading. The last time I had anything of mine be of interest to anyone around the world was when I torrented my U2 concert DVDs (still available completely gratis from www.u2torrents.com and www.iwillfollowu2.com ), and found that something like 150+ people were downloading them all over the world. Talk about a real Sally Field/Academy Award moment. LOL 😉

Anyhoo, I just thought the map was interesting, showing where people are popping up from. Just picked up one in Australia over the weekend, that was a first from there. No Google pin on that one though, not sure why, just as well, I couldn’t fit it in the screencap anyway. Sorry, Australia.

Visitor Map & Locations

So yeah, on the one side, searches for U2, Artificial Horizon Croke Park, Songs of Ascent, and the Unknown Caller remix seem to be a big draw, and on the other, various permutations of John Barrowman, with and without quotes, with and without “Scott”, are pretty much splitting the difference. Then there was the one oddball google search that messed up the 50/50 split, for “cd player used to close door on a mouse trap youtube”. (???) LOL.

So anyhoo, since U2 and JB seem to be the big draws, and I never MIND yammering on about either, obviously, well, as long as I can sneak in the occasional mouse post, or astronomy webpage (full moon tonight, by the way, if you’ve got clear skies, take a peek, it’s BRIGHT out there!), I’m more than happy to oblige. :)

Oh Look, I actually added a new webpage! :)

Pretty basic, but took a while to wrangle up the lightbox code for it, so didn’t get as far as I thought I would. It’s a start though. New Astronomy Photo Page

Sample of what's on the website

New Old Astronomy Photo

I forgot I had this, and now use it as my desktop wallpaper at work. Some of my best astro pics compiled into one big graphic. Some I shot through the telescope, others on a tripod, and at least one or two were shot propped up on the top of a garbage can outside of Kings Dominion after a Kingsfest Concert. 😀

My favorite is probably the shot of Saturn just to the left of the rilly big full moon. It’s one of the best shots I’ve gotten with my Nikon through the telescope. And that really overexposed shot next to the smaller moon in the upper left corner is Jupiter. No details on the planet, alas, but when I checked out the pic later, was very happy to discover I’d caught 4 of Jupiter’s moons in the shot. A real Bob Ross Happy Accident.:)

Be sure to click the pic to get the full screen version, looks much better that way…

astronomy photo composite