Another ugly blaaahg

May 1, 2009

Records broken — why?

Filed under: Computers, Linux, Ubuntu — Tags: , — Ketil @ 9:48

About a week ago, I published my sources.list, like I have done with both 8.04 and 8.10. Regretfully, I don’t remember when and how I published the 8.10 sources.list, but the most views I have had on my blog was just around release of 8.04, April 24th to be exact. The number was 800-something, and this being a poorly visited place, I was happy with that (Hey, it’s about 9 times the traffic I usually have).

Anyway, some things have happened with the release of 9.04. My numbers have increased hugely, and the last 9 days have made April ’09 the biggest month ever, with almost 8,000 views. That’s compared to April ’08, which had 5,456 views, and the previous record of May ’08, at 5,790. Here are the monthly numbers:

Monthly views

Monthly views

The biggest number for one day is now a whopping (to this blog) 1,148 views, on Sunday, April 26th, 2009. Here are the daily views:

Daily views

Daily views

Looking at the stats, there are no obvious clues as to why my numbers are spiking, there are no links on very popular sites that I know of (none that generates a lot of views, at least), no extra spreading of the word, etc.

So what? Well, the attribution factor is what interests me. I don’t make money on my blog, so to me it’s about the Ubuntu community. My thoughts related to my shattered records are that this can only be attributed to the fact that Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) has generated a great deal of interest (or hype, depending on your point of view).

Oh, and might I add, I think the interest is very well deserved. Jaunty is a great release, and I have not been as impressed since I started using Linux, waaay back on release of Fedora Core 1.


  1. Hey man, your script download for the E10 is broken: could you please update the URL with a working one?


    Comment by Eugenia Loli-Queru — May 16, 2009 @ 23:06

  2. Yeah, my free web space provider has withdrawn their services. I just dropboxed the script, and the link has been updated.

    Comment by Ketil — May 18, 2009 @ 13:35

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