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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hello to Oregon State University.

I love google analytics, but I always forget to look at it. It's such a fantastic interface. Unfortunately, I can't see the individual IP addresses of the people who are hitting my blog, but I can see the cities from which I'm getting traffic.

Can you believe nearly 1/2rd of my traffic comes from Corvallis, Oregon? Something like 25 hits a day. (Yes, I average around 50 hits a day on my blog.) So, what's in Corvallis? The only thing I can find is the Oregon State University - which incidentally has a Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, where they do some Illumina related Sequencing. Coincidence? Maybe.

Anyhow, I just thought I'd say hi to whoever it is in Corvallis that likes my blog. (=



Anonymous Cedar said...

Hey Anthony. Seeing as how we're being called out down here at OSU, I better fess up as a lurker. I'm a 2nd year PhD student in the Botany department at OSU working on microbial ecology of ectomycorrhizal mat-forming fungi. I'm currently using the Solexa platform for environmental barcoding of soil fungi and bacteria.

No chip-seq stuff here, but I enjoy reading your general bioinformatics and solexa entries... just trying to keep up on what solexa is being used for.

As for all the traffic from OSU to your blog, it all may be caused by me using the firefox extension "SpeedDial" to view the the front pages of a lot of bioscience blogs I peruse. The extension will refresh each page every hour or so and probably registers as a new hit to your site every time.

Anywho, thanks for the shout out. Great blogging, keep it up!


June 27, 2008 9:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Anthony said...

Hi Cedar,

Thanks for the comment - that certainly explains the ~24 hits I get a day from you: one every hour.

Not that I mind the hits, but wouldn't it be easier to subscribe to the RSS, and then view the subscriptions using Google's RSS feed viewer?

Anyhow, thanks for the introduction. I hope your work is going well - I'm very interested in the barcoding work, so maybe it would be worth doing a guest blog entry or something. (=

Finally, I feel l I've been trying to stay away from blogging about the really cool stuff I've been working on, as I know there's competition out there to get this done. As I get better at writing publications, hopefully the lag between cool-stuff generation and blog postings will shorten (I'm also a 2nd year PhD student.) With any luck, though, I'll be able to talk about that stuff soon. (=


June 27, 2008 10:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Anthony said...

Hah - I just realized, there's no link to the RSS feed for my site.

I'll try to fix that soon!

June 27, 2008 10:31:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Gregory said...

Cool - I've been meaning to bug you about RSS (er, politely mention it) but I keep forgetting.

July 3, 2008 6:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Anthony said...

No worries - it was there all along, but I'd never bothered putting a link to it. That's what I get for being lazy!

July 3, 2008 4:59:00 PM PDT  

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