The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 47 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 397 posts. There were 67 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 6mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was May 12th with 992 views. The most popular post that day was What is missing from Ubuntu?: Manageability.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wikipedia.org, planet.ubuntu.com, Google Reader, tuxmachines.org, and google.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for ubuntu one windows client, evolution exchange 2007, kubuntu server, live mesh linux, and ubuntu one windows.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
What is missing from Ubuntu?: Manageability May 2010
Ubuntu One, Live Mesh, and Dropbox: A Comparison May 2009
Configure Evolution to to access MS Exchange 2007 May 2010
Introduction to Altiris Deployment Solution 7.1 February 2010
Frustrations w/ OpenSuSE and enabling SSH access October 2007
Was on vacation so I wasn’t around to blog anything but saw several interesting stories floating around from a Google Alert.
In several blogs, basically reposting each other in regards to a rumor that Symantec was available for Merger and Acquisition following the purchase of McAfee by Intel. The following links have information:
Didn’t have time to blog much this weekend but wanted to pass along a couple of links:
“How to choose a DLP Provider” by David Storm, where he states 10 questions to ask before choosing a DLP product. Good news, Symantec DLP is successful at answering all of these questions.
Symantec announced Data Loss Prevention Standard: More on this to follow as I wrap my brains around how this affects people and what it means
“8 Steps to a Data Security and Backup Strategy” an article from Symantec on DLP and Backup. Interesting read
I travel a lot for work, my wife says too much. So in honor of that I have started a new blog on places I’ve eaten and sights I’ve seen.
You can find it here
This blog has been pretty quiet lately, so I thought I would drop a few notes to discuss what’s been going on in my life:
Work: Been doing a lot related to developing a new practice within ITS. I have started working with Symantec’s DLP product and have done several Risk Assements/Proof of Concepts which has opened up my eyes to the amount of data loss that is occuring within companies, and most of the time the company doesn’t even know it. DLP is a great product but is only a leg of what CEO Enrique Salem calls “operationalizing” your security. The other parts of this include DLP, Control Compliance Suite, Symantec Endpoint Encryption, and Symantec Endpoint Protection. We at ITS are working on a team to handle these products and I am currently doing some of the heavy lifting to get this up and runnin.
Kubuntu/Ubuntu life: Been doing a lot of thinking in regards to Ubuntu and how it relates to the enterprise. Also started back to think about Kubuntu and KDE docs again. Starting to contribute again to the whole process.
Personal life: Travel with work is keeping me busy. Also my family is keeping me busy. Interested in what is going on family wise? Follow our blog
I am caught up in the bashing of the President way to often, even here on this site. I have at times forgotten to pray for our President. To pray that he makes wise decisions and that he seeks Godly council when he needs to make those decisions. It was easy to pray for President Bush, a guy who wore his faith openly and publicly. He was one of “our” guys, Christians could claim him, not only was he Republican but he admitted more openly then some presidents did to being a man of faith. I remember there were bumper stickers and pray for the president clubs. I don’t see this for the current president and have been convicted of late to pray for him.
Just because I don’t agree with the President, just because I don’t think he isn’t making the right decisions doesnt’ mean I shouldn’t pray for him and it shouldn’t mean that other Christians shouldn’t be praying for him either. Don’t pray for bad things to happen for him, don’t pray for his defeat, or for him to fail. We as a country can’t afford his presidency to be a failure.
So next time you as a Christian start to bash the President, say a prayer for him. No that doesn’t mean you can’t be critical of him, but as the leader of the our Country, he needs our prayer just as much as the last guy did.
Is because I’ve been sharing a lot more through Google Reader. My shared items feed can be found here.
I like how Google Reader provides a very easy way to follow blogs and to share thoughts on what I am reading for others to read them.
A posting on Slashdot has made me smile. Apparently a recent report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project indicates:
when we look at the overall reasons why Americans don’t have broadband, availability isn’t the biggest barrier. Neither is price. Those two, combined, only account for one-third of Americans without broadband. Two-thirds simply don’t want it. The bigger issue is a lack of perceived value.”
The funny part is the amount of people on Slashdot who think it is just those that are old (60+) who don’t want high speed Internet. I would argue against that.
I have friends who don’t have high speed, and in fact I have at least one friend who doesn’t even have an email account. They don’t want it and don’t need it. Also for a long time the only high speed connection I was at work. I did everything via dial-up because it was too expensive. In fact my “high speed” connection is the slowest speed that AT&T DSL provides, because it is the cheapest.
But back to my friends who don’t have high speed. The reason is they spend more time connecting with real life friends and doing things in the great outdoors, then hooked up to to the Interwebs. They probably have never heard of Twitter, FriendFeed, or Identi.ca. Only one has a Facebook account and there is no need for the others.
I think people who don’t have a high speed connection are people that either a. have a job where they don’t sit in front of a computer all day (a farmer, an electrician, a construction worker) or they grew up in families that didn’t value technology as much as mine did.
How many people that read this post, don’t have cable, or satellite? I know several people. Does that make them less connected? Nope, they talk with friends over cell phones, and in person.
My friend Robert Scoble recently posted a blog article on how to socially network once you are fired, or if you looking for a new job. And I disagree with him…..
Robert’s first point is “Your blog is your resume” and I would disagree with him. Your resume is your resume…. Let me give you an example…. If I’m looking for another instructor to join my company I will not go searching different blog sites to find who can write the best how-to articles, or who can write the best article. I would be looking for an actual trainer, someone with experience training, not writing how-to manuals. Also I would hope that person would send me a resume complete with references and other ways of verifying the individual was actually a good trainer.
Secondly, Robert argues one should remove all LOLCats from our blog… Sorry Robert, your blog should be able to personal and fun but it shouldn’t be all LOLCats and stupid drinking photos. I will search for you on Google/Facebook but you should be allowed to be personal on your blog.
If your blog is nothing more then getting yourself a new job, consider other steps to get that name recognition on whatever you are doing. Submit an article to a magazine, post some blog posts, hang out in forums, call companies, do a job search. I will not find you and hire you based only on your blog. An example: I am a Symantec Consultant/Trainer and if you are looking to be a successful consultant spend time on the forums, either forums.altiris.com or juice.altiris.com or other Symantec related forums helping people out. That’s how I will find you, not a blog post…..
Again the statement that kids/hobbies shouldn’t be more then 1% of your public persona is something I disagree with. I have this blog and also a family blog, my flickr stream is full of family pictures…. Facebook is full of personal information. Does that change who I am? Does that affect my job? I doubt that… Does it mean I’m stupid as to what I post on those services? No, I have a real life and demonstrating that I am a real person with a real life makes me a better worker and a better person.
I think this advice is geared more towards those that exist within the same bubble that Robert does and want to continue to exist in that same bubble.
And Robert, a search for Robert Scoble blog on google and live search both turned up your old worpdress blog as the first two links, so you might want to take a look at your own SEO.
A little delayed on the announcement but for those interested, KDE 4.1.3 is available in the unsupported updates.
See the announcement here