Self-Referential Post



Patrick is a mid-40 year old geek with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master's degree in Information Systems. Nothing he says here has anything to do with the official position of his employer or any other institution.

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13 Responses

  1. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    So we’re all agreed that we need more Megan Fox pictures, right?Report

    • Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

      We could probably get away with just bogarting the occasional bit from TMZ or something.

      Personally, Ms. Fox isn’t to my taste.Report

      • Avatar Will Truman says:

        There’s always the Outside the Beltway model. As best as I can tell, he makes money off of his entertainment/sports blogs with sporadic updating. He might make more off those than he does the principal site.Report

        • Avatar Rufus F. says:

          I used to love at my old blog to find what search terms led people there. I think my favourite was the unfathomable search term “plethysmograph homolka” (I’m not explaining either of those terms! It sounds like the name of a punk singer.)Report

          • Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

            My favorite search terms result in a visit at my blog was, “Polson MT bondage dungeon”.

            I’ve never written about bondage dungeons, but I have written about dungeons (of the “and dragons” sort) and I have written about Polson.

            Always made me wonder who was looking for kink there…Report

          • Avatar Jonathan says:

            One of my co-bloggers wrote an in-depth post on the Canadian government (well, a quasi-governmental body) looking into regulating the pricing of ISPs (the big Usage-Based Billing debate up here).

            In talking about internet use, he referenced Mexican Donkey Porn. You can guess what search string always winds up in our stats.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Drew says:

    Very useful post, Patrick. Thanks!Report

  3. Avatar Plinko says:

    Interesting that there’s not a single crossover between comments/view top 10, I suppose when you say critical things of other bloggers their fan base swings by to write one nasty comment and then doesn’t come back (and do so quickly and then stop), while the substantive discussions that drag out for days result in somewhat less comments, but lots of opportunity for those of us following the discussion to check in several times to see what’s new.Report

    • Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

      I bet the highest comment count posts represent largely two-four League regulars back-n-forth’ing in the comments.

      Comment analysis is going to be hard; the interface is klunky for that sort of thing. Not to mention the fact that people have different handles.Report

  4. Avatar Jason Kuznicki says:

    (Looks at the League trash folder.)

    All I have there are two old drafts of posts that eventually went up – “A Note on Athenian Pederasty” and “Why I Hate Politics.” A third, “What Would It Take to Un-Marry You?” I think eventually went into my Cato Policy Analysis “Marriage Against the State,” though in somewhat modified form.

    The rest aren’t mine.Report