August was quite a month for blogging. I wrote a slightly higher than average number of posts (just shy of 300), relatively few of peer reviewed work, but a larger than average number of original pieces (some revised from earlier work). My count of apparent readers and hits has been going up all summer, and August was a record month. I now estimate that I have 22 or 23 regular readers and another five or six people who check the blog at least once a month!
Please have a look at catch up on anything you may have missed:
There is a better than average correlation this month between what I thought was good or worthwhile and what you’all were clicking on. The Falsehoods Posts have been something of a success, and they will continue tomorrow. Our discussions of the aquatic ape hypothesis were widely viewed. Some of the technology posts, in particular on the System Wars as well as the Linux Command Line were widely read, and a lot of new people came to the blog because of those. At least one post at Quiche Moraine created a lot of interest both here and at Quiche Moraine. And I blogged about loons.
The falsehood posts: Start here. Each post has a link to all the other posts.
The Aquatic Ape Theory, including a couple of earlier posts that may be of interest:
- Musings on the Aquatic Ape Theory
- Elaine Morgan on the Aquatic Ape Theory
- My critique of Morgan’s Aquatic Ape TED talk
- Elephants Were Aquatic
- Marta’s (good) questions, … fur
Selected technology posts:
- The Command Line in Linux, Mac OSX and Windows
- May the force (of the command line) be with you
- The Command Line Part 3: Underlying Power
- The Three Button Mouse Phenomenon: A cultural trait found in those who love their computers
The crazy ranting political posts:
- Scott Speicher’s Body Was Never Missing, and Other Musings Over the Dead
- Maybe We Should Have Elected a White President After All
- Discordant Democrats vs. Republican Dittoheads
- OK, time to ban handguns. Are you with me?
The Skeptical Loon