Archive | November 18, 2016

A Million Plus Views Of This Blog!

by Anura Guruge

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Have a look at the “Blog Stats” in the sidebar (at bottom if you are using a mobile device).


1/2 million 664 days ago.


Yes, this was a landmark I was working towards.

No, I can’t ‘spike’ the numbers myself. WordPress maintains the STATS and they ignore any and all access of a blog from the same IP address (and range) as that of the administrator (i.e., me).

This is a lot of work, but rewarding. Knowing that you have at least 600 views a day, day-in, day-out, is quite nice.

April and May of this year was when I had my ‘meltdown‘. Hence the low numbers. In January & February of last year and this year WordPress had documented issues with their STAT servers. So I lost thousands of hits. C’est la vie.

But, I plugged on. In 2015, when I hit the 500,000 mark I thought it would take me till February 2017 to get to 1,000,000.

Around March of this year I recalibrated that to Thanksgiving 2016.

The last 2 weeks I had November 20th as the day. Beat that by 2 days.

No, I am not going to ease up. Now to the next million.

Thank YOU for your support. Could NOT have done this without all of you.

Thank YOU, a 1,000,000 TIMES.


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Think – Today: What Is A Consistory?

by Anura Guruge

redhatIt will be in the news this weekend, November 19 – 20, 2016. ‘Consistory’. You must have heard the word before. This blog has posts related to it. So what is it?

Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.

Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “U.S. Presidential inauguration on January 20” — This only came to be as of January 23, 1933 when the Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. Prior to that the inaugurations were held on March 4. In the 18th & 19th century logistics meant that the votes cast in November may not be fully counted and validated until December (if not later). Hence the March 4 date. But by 1930s this had become too long a ‘Lame Duck’ period. So the 20th Amendment. It is not documented as to why January 20th was selected. It might have been to coincide with it being the 20th amendment. That would have been cute. It can also be thought of as the last day of the 3rd week in January. The first inauguration after the ratification was in 1937. January 20, 1937 was on a Wednesday.

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