Saturday, August 16, 2008

Strangers in the Niiggghhhhtt.....BeeDooBeeDoooBee.

(I've gotta figure out how to type in music notes, so you guys will know when to sing the title.)

I like looking through my stats to see where my visitors are coming from and how they got here. This is really easy for me to do since I still average less than 100 visits per day. When I view the visits "By Location", I recognize most of them just by scanning the page..."Oh, Janiece stopped by; Hi Janiece!"...or..."Eric's visiting from work today...Stick it to the man, Eric."

Then, I'll see a visit from a town I don't recognize and I might take a closer look. More often than not, it's someone who clicked a link from a UCF blogroll, or maybe clicked on a comment I've made somewhere else.

And then, there are the GoogleSearches. Those are fun.

Aside: Someone in Houston found Polybloggimous because they were searching for Destroyermen: Into The Storm which I've talked about a couple of times. S/He has been back often since then...each time finding me by conducting the same search. You don't have to delurk or anything, but feel free to Bookmark the site.

So, back to the searches. For some reason, most of the visits based on searches show up from Europe, and for obvious reasons, they show up as overnight visits in my time. One of the things I like to do in the morning is look at my overnight stats. Before you start accusing me of being obsessive, remember, I rarely get more than 10 or 20 visits overnight, and usually, only 3 or 4 of those aren't immediately recognizable.

So, this morning I noticed one hit from Europe at 3:45 am my time.

Look, there he is in Hungary.


Let's take a closer look. Ooh! He's in Pecs, Hungary...how exotic? Visitors from foreign lands.


And he lives right there on Otemeto Utca. Knowing this makes the world seem a small place, indeed.


And what brought this visitor in the night? Check out the Search Words! I also find it interesting that the visit took place at 9:45 am Visitor's Time. Isn't that special?



Oh, BTW, I have Tania to thank for the comment responsible for drawing in this (probably) disappointed visitor. Thanks Tania!

17 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

Tentacles!

Random Michelle K said...

Hentai!

Random Michelle K said...

Popsicles!

Random Michelle K said...

Dental Floss!

Random Michelle K said...

Unsalted Butter!

Random Michelle K said...

Rocky Mountain Oysters!

Random Michelle K said...

Ramps!

Random Michelle K said...

Orange Jello!

Random Michelle K said...

Durian!

Nathan said...

Michelle,

I just finished addressing the box with your book in it. I may just forget it at home when I take Shawn's to the Post Office.

Random Michelle K said...

What? You don't want to know where all the durian hentai fetishists live?

Jeri said...

Nathan, is it possible to stalk while staying in one place?

Nathan said...

Jeri,

Clearly, the answer is yes! Emphatically, yes!

But there's a caveat. I'll stalk you to the ends of the earth...but only if I can do it from my couch...or maybe travel as far as the fridge.

If I can't find you on Google, GoogleMaps, Streetview, or some other search...it's probably more trouble than it's worth.

Anne C. said...

I always thought that was the location of the server, not the computer that's doing the searching. Handy if the server and computer are in the same location (like a workplace) but otherwise, misleading.
Is that mistaken?

Nathan said...

Thanks Anne for pointing out just one more instance of my understanding of the world...is mistaken.

I just plugged in the lat/long of your most recent visit, and it indeed points to some spot in downtown that does not match your UCF-given address. Likewise maps generated by Jeri's and Eric's most recent hits also show spots where their computers...were not (at least I think not).

:D

Jeri said...

Yeah, I think Comcast's gateway server for my area is in Bremerton, 20 miles south of me. That's actually nice from a stalking perspective - lots of burly, rowdy navy guys down there.

The other advantage to living close to Bangor nuclear sub base and the Keyport naval underwater warfare center is that Google Earth doesn't zoom in close at ALL in this area. For national security reasons, it blurs out pretty high in the air. No Google Streets here!

Tania said...

Hee! I do what I can. But I do not do what I could with horse testicles. Just felt the need to clarify the situation...