Found Puzzled Over

Six Things I Discovered From Flickr Stats

Today, Flickr started offering statistics for Pro members; those of you with Pro Accounts can turn it on immediately.
I turned it on this afternoon, and now that all my stats are loaded, some of the many oddities of my Flickr photostream have been explained.

  1. The #1 search referral from Google’s traditional search to my Flickr photos is “my pokemons let me show you them“, of which at press time I am ranked #2. Oddly, I do not have similar ranking for the ‘correctly’ spelled “my pokemans let me show you them”.
  2. On the other hand, the #1 search referral from Google Image Search is for “jamie bell“. This is amusing because people are presumably searching for the actor from Billy Elliot/King Kong, and not the bassist for The Go! Team. (“pokemans” is #2, for whatever that’s worth.)
  3. None of my 2,665 photos are untagged.
  4. One of my photos has never been viewed. I’m unable to figure out which one.
  5. I am the #1 search result on Yahoo for “new haircut“. I never before understood why it had so many views, but now it makes sense, I suppose.
  6. My dismissive photo of a Mr. Six sign, taken at Six Flags Great Adventure, is the primary photo for the Wikipedia entry for Mr. Six. I feel used and slightly disgusted.

San Francisco By The Numbers

175: Number of hours the trip lasted, including all travel.

4: Number of hours I played Metal Gear Acid on the plane flight out.

19: Number of sessions I attended at WWDC.

3: Number of sessions I attended I would rate a 5 out of 5.

2: Number of sessions I attended I would rate a 1 out of 5.

2554: Number of lines of text written into my workblog in the “WWDC” category.

160: Number of kilobytes total in said workblog entries.

30: Approximate value in US dollars of all the free Odwalla Lemonade and Limeade I consumed at WWDC.

6: Number of online friends I had met previously and met up with again. (Nicole, Nastassya, Matt, Kevin, Brad, Susan)

3: Number of online friends that I finally met in person. (Hana, John, Suw)

1: Number of times I had someone say in realization, “OH! YOU’RE DAN DICKINSON!”

7: Number of times I was wished a happy birthday.

55: Number of pictures in my summary San Francisco Trip Flickr set (if you have full access rights).

121: Number of dollars spent on goods and services of personal interest. ($20 at Portal One, $10 at SVGL, $35 on a subscription to Make, $40 at the Apple Campus Store, $16 at Aardvark Books)

2: Number of times I went to an In-N-Out Burger.

0: Number of times before this trip I had been to an In-N-Out Burger.

103: Approximate number of phone calls made or received by my Sidekick during the last week.

50: Approximate number of text messages made or received by my Sidekick during the week.

3: Number of Apple events I went to. (Enterprise IT Cocktail Party, Stump, Campus Bash)

6: Number of times I went to the Sony Metreon.

2: Number of places on my body that ache in extremely painful ways. (Knee and very lower back)