Another day, another domain and fresh new design!

It’s been literally years since I’ve (re)designed a website. It was my primary creative hobby for nearly a decade, one that I set aside in recent years as I focused on other creative endeavors. Now, at long last, I’ve donned the mantle of CSS once again and given this site a much-needed refresh.

First and foremost, I finally bought jonthysell.com and have directed it here as this site’s primary domain. Though to keep external urls working I’ll keep jon.thysell.us redirected here for as long as I can.

Second, I’ve upgraded my hosting here with WordPress to give me more reign over the site’s design, which I’ve customized throughly over the weekend. Wow, it feels good to flex that CSS muscle again.

Finally I’ve started updating the top-level pages with up-to-date content, including removing my resume as these days it only entices recruiter trolling. Not like I’m not leaving Microsoft any time soon.

There’ll always be a few niggling things I need to fix (I still don’t know what if anything I want to put in the site’s footer), so the site’s not 100% complete (it never is), but I’m happy with the changes overall.

I hope you like it too.

/jon

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 32 posts. There were 15 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 685kb. That’s about a picture per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 31st with 50 views. The most popular post that day was The Hacker’s Diet with OpenOffice.org.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wikipedia.org, jeremy.zawodny.com, ask.metafilter.com, facebook.com, and community.livejournal.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for p90x spreadsheet, pdnsd ubuntu, punish pad, hacker’s diet, and punishpad.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

The Hacker’s Diet with OpenOffice.org August 2009
36 comments

2

Setup a persistent local DNS cache on Ubuntu Jaunty with pdnsd and OpenDNS September 2009
6 comments

3

PunishPad August 2009
13 comments

4

Interest in an OpenOffice.org P90X spreadsheet? April 2010
6 comments

5

Resumé August 2009