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Published Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 6:38 PM EST
Nov 23 2010

I received an alert from my web hosting company about running out of disk space for kgbreport.com, which happens from time to time when I forget about checking the log file. Some people go through their logs to analyze trends, find out the source of page requests, etc. I only do that in self-defense, like when the Chinese were sucking the life out of one of my former church's web sites by downloading the same multi-megabyte mp3 audio file thousands of times a day, and I had to put on the webmaster hat to write defensive code for a month. That was not fun.

I feared the worst when I turned my homemade, SPITBOL-based log analyzer on the huge file, fearing I had pissed off some ubergeek who decided to ding me in the pocketbook with bandwidth overages from repetitive automated page requests.

So I was a happy camper when the program finished cruching the numbers and told me that I merely had a modest little blog with a decent readership. I wasn't overrun with spiders and other automated entities which inflate the hit count. Just people:

Analysed requests from Mon-25-Oct-2010 17:10 to Tue-23-Nov-2010 17:49 (29.0 days).
Total successful requests: 134,935 (35,105)
Average successful requests per day: 4,649 (5,015)
Total successful requests for pages: 38,106 (10,018)
Average successful requests for pages per day: 1,313 (1,431)
Number of distinct files requested: 2,769 (2,359)
Number of distinct hosts served: 4,252 (1,700)
Number of new hosts served in last 7 days: 615
Total data transferred: 5,006 Mbytes (1,340 Mbytes)
Average data transferred per day: 176,598 kbytes (196,095 kbytes)
(Figures in parentheses refer to the last 7 days).

So, thanks for listening to an aging curmudgeon's obsessive grumblings. It's appreciated.

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