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8May

New Google Analytics Rocks the Proverbial Socks

Statisticians rejoice!

Talk about a quiet rollout – the Google Analytics team must have been working a lot of late nights recently, as this evening they’ve released a completely overhauled interface for their analytics. Quite the surprise! (In fact, as I write this the announcement has just popped up on Bloglines) [read more...]


10Apr

Tracking Live Web Logfiles with Tail over SSH

Using Apache with Linux

There are two distinct types of people when it comes to Linux: Those who are pretty much clueless with the whole OSS thing, and who generally stick with Windows or MacOS - and those who are seemingly born naturals at command lines, regular expressions and other such arcane operations. I'm fortunate to be squarely in the middle of the two extremes (i.e. I use Linux but I'm far from an expert) - and if you're in a similar situation to me, then you may find the following useful. [read more...]


16Feb

Alexa Rolls Out New Stats

If you're a compulsive statistics sort like I am, and are familiar with the statistics available at alexa.com, then you may want to take a look at this. Looks like they've rolled out a few new features in the last couple of hours, and there's some interesting new metrics. [read more...]


2Feb

What does it take to be in 9rules?

A selection of vital statistics from the blogging network

Popular blogging network 9rules (of which Modern Life is a part) comprises of a few hundred blogs, hand-picked for quality content. For some bloggers, the leaf ident is a badge of honour - the window for applications is but once or twice a year, and lasts just 24 hours, and many are turned away - so the general quality of sites in the network is maintained. [read more...]


2Dec

The Demographics of Digg

US, Los Angeles, Firefox, Windows lead the way

This week Modern Life was the grateful recipient of the 100,000th Digg user since the site was established – a number accrued over 9 front page stories and 6 months. That’s a lot by any measure, and Digg.com thus far has been the largest referrer to ML. With Digg.com being touted as a possible acquisition target, and with a purported value of $150 million, just what (or who) exactly are potential investors buying in to? [read more...]