Oh yes, as hinted at over the past few days, this is now the 400th post I've made to this blog since that fateful day on December 11th when I finally decided "well, I've thought about creating one of these blog dealies for months, time to get on it".
And now here I am, doing my 400th post, and as usual for these milestone postings, lets get onto the serious business of crunching a few numbers for the fun of it.
Following the 300th post in late July, I followed up with a total of 11 posts in just 2 days, 8 hours, 49 minutes, for a posting rate of one post every 309 minutes! That translates to a post every 5.165 hours, or every 0.215 days (ie. every 5 hours, 9 minutes, 54 minutes and 32.727 seconds). Er, not bad. That's the highest rating yet, though its obviously skewed. The entire month of July saw just 33 posts over the 31 days, for a post every 0.939 days (ie. every 22 hours, 32 minutes, 43.636 seconds).
In August I managed only 5 posts due to my computer servicing problem, for a posting rate of every 6.2 days (ie. every 6 days, 4 hours, 48 minutes). Eecch.
September sped up considerably, and I posted 63 times over the 30 day month, for a posting rate of once every 0.476 days (ie. every 11 hours, 25 minutes, 42.857 seconds). That looks a little better. In fact, it looks pretty much spot-on-normal, which is good.
And so far excluding this post in October, I have posted 20 times in 11 days, 4 hours, and 16 minutes, for a posting rate of one post every 0.559 days (ie. every 13 hours, 24 minutes, 48 seconds).
So this is probably the near-future (as in the next several months) for this blog: bursts of regular posting followed by real life getting in the way. I know there is a definite (unpublished) reason [this sounds a lot like the post-Tommy Salo era in Edmonton, where every sportscaster worth his salt revealed that they know there are some behind the scenes personal information that is responsible for Salo's depature, and while they knew about it all the time they didn't say a word of it (and never went into details) until after Salo left, endearing themselves to the legions of fans who were under the impression that sports journalism actually involved more than just being buddy buddy with the people responsible for the industry. -ed] that I didn't post in late August/early September. Post #500 will be a major milestone, but the real milestone should be in early December, around post #450, where I celebrate the first anniversary of Third Edge of the Sword. For now, lets look at some of the posting highlights since the marathon in July.
Again, I will organize these by category:
- I deliver a small tribute to Chone Figgins, who saved my fantasy team over the course of the season, and was amazing in a late July contest against Boston
- A creepy photo of Randy Johnson accompanies my brief chart showing all of the baseball positions, a chart which I literally made because nobody apparently on the internet has ever bothered to make it
- After being cut off from most of sports news for a month, a few things caught my attention when I got internet back
- As Fantasy Baseball (and something apparently called a "regular season") wound down, I made several posts illustrating the head to head matches I was going up against: resting hope on Sabathia and Santana, first round public league triumphs, first round tiebreaking drama, hoping for a Borowski miracle (guess how that ends?), and finally coming oh so close to the championship.
- A couple baseball notes including the discovery that Ozzie Guillen is a bigger ass when sober
- My recent preview of the ALCS, which so far has been far more accurate than the pundits have been
- My yet-to-be-tested NLCS preview
- Expressing the same belief as everybody else why Joe Torre is about the 15th or 16th person who the Yankees should be releasing
- Finally, check this post for my Mets-related analysis of the death of Cory Lidle, which I briefly blogged about as well
- Hockey and Chris Pronger
- Pronger's still mad at Edmonton fans, and inadvertently gives us some rumours we haven't heard yet. Thanks again, Chris!
- In what baseball would call a "split squad" game, partly because in baseball the other half of the team would be playing too, the preseason featured a 5-4 Edmonton win over Vancouver, and I featured my wondering what it means and whether I should care
- My take on the Domi-Stronach scandal
- A look back at the Battle of Alberta blog's 2005 preview post one year after they posted it.
- I post a couple anonymous notes at the Battle of Alberta, and naturally more people respond than to any signed comment I've ever made
- Islam, false religion of Mohammed, agent of Satan
- Maher Arar looks awfully similar to another Muslim terrorist supporter
- The only post I ever did about the liquid plane bombings
- Also a massive post for the record books, my HUGE 5 year 9/11 retrospective
- Coming up with a major blog innovation in response to the cold blooded murder of a nun
- Another bit about Arar, this time thankful they keep a close eye on him at airports
- I also catch a juicy Arar rumour that somebody else said to avoid me worrying about libel charges!
- Colby Cosh posted after his coronation that Pope Benedict XVI was going to go toe-to-toe with the dirty false religion of Islam, months before it happened.
- YouTube does a lot of editing out of videos that might offend Muslims
- Andrew Sullivan recently had an article in Time Magazine totally running contrary to Mark Steyn's observations in Western Standard. I compare what the two said and take a guess at which one of them is right
- Edmonton Police
- I reprint a lengthy letter that the Journal wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole
- Three murders is one day, and I still find the time to note that EPS must be embarassed at how amateur the brutality was.
- With no hockey playoffs in sight, EPS jumped onto the tasering bandwagon as a new way to terrorize the populace. Fortunately a judge or two wasn't impressed.
- EPS finds even more aspects of the Constitution and British Common Law they find unattractive, and I note the connection with anti-terrorism legislation
- Monthy Python meets Star Trek in a hilarious little video
- President Bush "sings" U2 thanks to some creative splicing
- A shocking way to increase your likelihood of a job interview
- A photo journal of what WKRP in Cincinatti could have looked like
- A heartwarming and often funny video showing graves in LA cemetaries
- Scientists have recently made a discovery that The Onion already covered
- The accidentally hilarious Magic Bullet commercial. So crappy a production value, it will surprise the hell out of you to learn the product doesn't work too!
- A bunch of all purpose quips against the French
- George Bush sounds nothing like Armin Shimmerman, yet a Clinton-era Star Trek video game manages to have a Ferengi character sound just like him. Ann Coulter unavailable at press time.
- Xena warrior princess and Sam Raimi rise up Boogeyman career needs pay rent due necrophilia women into rubber
- Brown comic Russel Peters's entire Comedy Network special available on Google Video (a subsidiary of YouTube)
- Finally, in a shock to all of us, Lance Bass is almost as gay as Geroge "Sulu" Takei
- "Influential" CalgaryGrit has a rundown of the "Best Prime Ministers we never had", and I quickly had to rip into pretty much every one of them, including first-time Third Edge of the Sword poster Warren Kinsella!
- Jack Layton speaks out against war...shocker! He does so in weenie Quebec...double shocker!
- NDP supporters see no problem with 14 year old girls giving oral sex to middle aged men, so long as 14 year old boys get the same priviledge
- A great Svend Robinson response to any anti-war protester you'll ever meet
- Another sorta right wing webcomic is out there...somewhere.
- Faggots are tired of this "tolerance" B.S. and want all out glorification, starting with your next trip on an airline
- The new website devoted to stopping Michael Ignatieff gives a whole bunch of (probably false) reasons to support him, but no actual reasons to oppose him.
- My uncertainty over the Alberta Royalty Tax Credit
- Discovering Wikipedia can talk about Canadian Senate Reform without mentioning "Stan Waters"
- Yesterday in the National Post Colby Cosh wrote a whole column about a little orange button on Jim Dinning's website. I write a lot less about Lyle Oberg's
- CBC's new left-wing gasbag has so far had only one redeeming feature, and that will probably be the last one.
- Lily Tran
- I am as far as I know the only blogger to beat the media to releasing Lily Tran's name
- I also find some hot pictures of the dead girl, which I at least don't find creepy
- I also post some links with photos, but most of those are taken down now and I never thought to copy any of them.
- The Edmonton media get off their ass and do the real reporting.
- Montreal gets into the gun violence act too, and gives Edmonton a run for its money in the murder department, which like another recent contest between the two cities, Edmonton won.