Wow, to think it was 100 entries ago when you read Post #100, Baby! What a crazy difference 100 posts make. As you recall from that post (or can find it you go read it), I randown the posts that caught my eye in the previous 99 entries. I'll do that below. I'll also update the website updating statistics which I found so illuminating the last time.
In March I posted 72 times in 31 days, for an average of one post every 0.43056 days (ie. 10 hours, 20 minutes, 0 seconds). That's...wow. That's just crazy.
In April so far excluding this post but including my previous 32 posts in 16 days, 19 minutes, I've averaged one post every 0.5308 days (ie. 12 hours, 44 minutes, 24.38 seconds).
Compare this to the December-February rates from Post #100:
December: 18 hours, 27 minutes, 41.5 seconds
January: 18 hours, 36 minutes, 0 seconds
February: 23 hours, 10 minutes, 20.69 seconds
Definitely picked up on the post frequency, despite a severe finger injury that limited my typing for 2 weeks.
Also remember the average on posts 1-99 was a post every 19 hours, 51 minutes, and 55.1515 seconds.
Now leading up to the 199th post I've made 200 posts in 126 days, 14 hours, 40 minutes (182320 minutes) this means a global average of one post every 916.1809 minutes -- 15.2697 hours. So on average, every 15 hours, 16 minutes, 10.85 seconds you should be stopping by this blog to read the new posting.
So what does that mean the average is for the past 100 posts? Only 64320 minutes elapsed between the 99th and 199th post, which means in that span a post occured every 10.72 hours. In the second 100-post era we're talking new content on this blog every 10 hours, 43 minutes, 12 seconds.
So when should you check? Every 19:51:55? Every 15:16:10? Every 10:43:12? Even sooner for the third 100 posts? I can't say, though I will caution that a slowdown is going to occur in less than a month...it should fall under the perview of the 200-299 post era, but if the current acceleration† of posting speed continues then the next update would occur 35059.85 minutes from now. That would be a mere 24 days 8 hours away, putting another of these updates scheduled for Friday, May 12. I doubt it, but you never know.
† I am of course using a block-style linear progression, which isn't really proper for the extrapolation of an acceleration. I simply declared that since 64320 is about 54% the size of 118000 (the previous number of elapsed minutes) and 35060 is about 54% the size of 64320 it would be a reasonable place for the progression. However, the acceleration due to time is likely not constant. The proper way to calculate it all would be to make a pseudo-graph of the postings as they occur in timespace. That is, treat the minute-times as positions in relation to the smooth progression of posting number. Then a formula describing these plots (or roughly describing them, MatLab is fairly good for this sort of thing) could be ascertained. The first derivative w.r.t. posting number would give you the frequency of the posts, and the second derivative would then give you the speed increase of that frequency. Using it one could then extrapolate all sorts of neat things. But that's a whole lot of work!
I thought it a good time to look over a few of the new things that were done on this blog in the 101-199 post range. I debuted a fair number of "innovations" that shouldn't be overlooked:
Colours: That's right, I decided to be bold and try out colours for the blog. I early on had a vague idea of colour conventions, but eventually that all fell by the wayside. My "colour convention" for covering baseball trades might be used again, but more or less I'm using red and blue colours for the same basic purpose: an additional form of emphasis when bold or italics or large fonts just don't seem right. I also use green relatively often to sorta-highlight a word that can be read as normal text with no real loss.
Footnotes: Sometimes used as footnotes and sometimes as endnotes, originally I came across them as a handy way to add interesting points about baseball players I had in my draft list without making the list lose its clean look. I've since used it for the purposes of ordinary text as well...I even used it in this posting.
Sticky links: During my failed attempt at promoting my now-defunct fantasy baseball league I put a "sticky link" to the baseball pool posting on the sidebar, between where my profile and my links dump is located now. Obviously with the baseball season started I've since pulled it out again. Another handy element is that the old posts during that era no longer show the sticky link, letting me direct traffic to posts for time-specific purposes.
Okay, I admit it... 2 1/2 innovations were all I had come up with. Lists (ordered and unordered), font size, and image posting had all been done. Apparently not else is possible with Blogger.com software as it currently stands. So I won't be doing keywords or anything like that anytime soon. Probably not a huge loss anyways.
But I can effectively use keywords for this section, as I rundown highlights from the past 100 posts:
- I addressed International Women's Day 2006 by explaining an easy way for Laurie Blakeman's Liberal Party to acheive an increase in the number of women in the Alberta Legislature. I also covered some areas where women in various nations around the world are still struggling for important rights.
- What are some potential slogans for Ashley MacIssac's campaign to head the Liberal Party? The attack ads I helm in this post are all vicious and rude and immature, which is why its perfect to use against a musician-cum-politician who's vicious and rude and immature.
- In the "way more math than it deserves" category I explain why its a good idea to jump off of any exploding building that is more than 313 metres tall and how to properly refer to it when discussing your miraculous escape.
- The funniest blonde joke in history is just one click away. Well, two clicks, since I linked to ABFreedom's post where he tells it.
- A shocking revelation that could only have been made on that day.
- I had an extensive writeup of The Miracle on Grass (or Shale, as I would phrase it), when Canada beat the United States 8-6 in the first round of the World Baseball Classic. In fact, I have not found a single evaluation of that game in more detail than I presented it here. I not only covered the game itself and the players itself but also gave some hints to what Canada could expect in the game they played against Mexico the next day. In fact, the media talking heads all disagreed with most of what I said, only to have my predictions turn out to be accurate. Ahh, if only they listened to me.
- Though the Third Edge of the Sword Baseball League fell by the wayside, I did sign up to a number of other fantasy leagues. Yahoo does an online draft system, and I rundown the players I selected in each round and overall in the three public leagues I belong to. Later on I drafted in a smaller league made up of my friends. This will come in handy for me later on in the season.
- An obscure minor league player happens to share a name with a sodomist Canadian granola cruncher. Well not one week later that obscure player ends up getting called up to the big leagues when Garciaparra gets injured. Who knew my little corner of the web was the place to find information on up and coming [*snicker* -ed] ball players?
- Presenting the strange-but-true tale of the big-league pitcher who outscored some of the biggest sluggers in baseball this season. An analysis of the fantasy benefits of going through the painful process of getting a pitcher's offensive talents added to your team.
- "Super-long posts":
- Video games can be hard, man! I had a nice super-lengthy posting about various video games I've played over the years which featured that one level just a little bit harder than the rest that completely spoils your enjoyment of the game and is really quite a shame.
- With the Cold War fast becoming a distant memory I had another super-lengthy post where I reviewed two of the last great Cold War movies, one obvious and one not so obvious. Then, not having said enough wise things in that post, I proceed to observe a hidden quality that films can possess and the secrets to box office gold and/or massively loyal cult followings which they can spur on.
- This week South Park hit the news as they took on their own network's fear over showing Muhammed uncensored, and slurred Family Guy at the same time. Back about a month ago a SDA thread about the Tom Cruise episode fiasco had developed, and I summarized various episodes from Seasons 5-9 in a teasing and comical form for the purpose of highlighting and explaining some of the episodes that Kate's right-wing traffic would appreciate.
- A discussion at work led to a post where the soul-searching question can be asked: What is your favourite play by William Shakespeare? What does that tell you about yourself? Which plays do people actually like? (Or more accurately perhaps which plays do people want to be pretentious enough to pick as their obscure fav?) My own Shakespeare preferences and the variations that come about as a factor of age are all discussed.
- As a strong Alberta separatist who discovered his blog was lacking on the subject, I did a three-part series on the Albertan military in our glorious independent state, focussing on the equipment aspect. Some attention to structuring and deployment of bases is given as well. The Navy and Air Force is addressed here, the Army and Marine Corps is covered in this post, and finally I redo the whole thing assuming that the western Arctic will be under Albertan control. This set of posts is probably my favourite so far in the entire blog. The text isn't all that extensive, but a lot of work went into this, let me tell you.
- A Calgary Imam is trying to get the Western Standard into a lot of trouble with a human rights commission. I not only present a detailed analysis of the complaint to the Human Rights Kangaroo Court but also indicate the true crime of Ezra Levant and what it says about the Imam and about his religion. Much slandering and insensitive commenting takes place. I promise you'll love hearing what I say to him.
- Before Toronto was eliminated from the NHL playoffs I spent half an hour going into detail about how they could lose. It was worth every minute of it. Of course, I also gloated over the final result.
- Wise insights you won't find elsewhere:
- Osama and the Islamists are all up in arms over evil Uncle Sam. But what exactly did the Americans do in the first place to cause this resentment in the Middle East?
- Ed Stelmach was for a while a forerunner in the PC leadership race. Odd that he was pegged as a man who might get the job of staring down Ottawa when in the past he couldn't even stare down Edmonton Police Services over their blatent and flagrant violation of the rules for photo radar. At the same time, the infamous 55% support Ralph got is probably due to a quirk of his speech at the Tory Convention that it seems nobody in the MSN picked up on.
- On the subject of Ralph's retirement and the meteoric rise of Preston Manning in the polls for Klein's replacement, its a good time to re-evalutate my contention that Alberta needs a drinker to lead her in the next millenium. Rationale for this curious belief is given, along with a couple of examples of why alcholism is something a politician should give you for free along with dishonesty and vanity.
- The only thing more annoying than trying to seek out a relationship or a friendship or a wild sexual fantasy with a woman is probably trying to do it online. I manage to locate a couple glaring examples of women on dating sites who make you think unkind things about the voting rights we gave them in the 20s. First is a young woman with a laundry list and second is a girl who's bitchiness towards her husband wasn't enough so she had to extend her bitchiness online. The first entry is the one with most of my own analysis...the second is mostly just the followup kick in the ribs after my knockout punch and laid the female species out on the canvas.
- A child was assaulted in the bathroom of her own school, right here in Edmonton. Only I, however, pick out a single physical characteristic of her assailant that coupled with a keen observation I've made over the years should make in painfully easy to find somebody who recognizes the sketch police have released. My second criminal investigation made easy thanks to the good people over at Edmonton Transit.
- What's a gyro? What's a donair? Why can't a girl from Boston and a guy from Alberta have a simple discussion without having to answer questions even Wikipedia doesn't get around to solving? Probably the only blogpost ever to combine a discussion of Turkish snack foods with photographs of Christina Applegate.
- Mohammed cartoons are bad, and offensive sexual poses for Jesus Christ are ay-okay. Some bloggers in Canada have blamed left-wing hypocrisy, but I have a much more sensible explanation that paints left wingers in a far less favourable light than if they were mere hypocrites. Dissecting the "mind" of an angry student drawing commie cartoons and illuminating for right wing bloggers that there are worse things out there than what left-wingers say.