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This is my ‘visual DNA’

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

I found this on – it’s a visual personality assessment based on a series of sets of images from which one must select.  Simple idea, interesting application, and in my case, fairly accurate assessment.  Have a go.

Youniverse Personality TestYouniverse Personality Test

From whence you came

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Every Monday I get a clever little automatic email from the blog, which contains a PDF with data about the performance of this website over the last 7 days. It contains helpful info, such as how often certain pages are bouncing (fortunately almost never) and which pages generated the most traffic. For instance, I can see that over the last week there were 258 unique individuals who visited AntarcticDoctor 950 times, and about a quarter of those downloaded the April SANAE 47 newsletter. It helps me get an idea of the impact of the blog, and also insight into what technical features work, as I get a breakdown by browser type, connection speed, etc.

One thing I really enjoy is the map page, that shows visually where all you readers are located. As you can see above, even over the space of only one week, all seven continents are covered (well, I’m in Antarctica, aren’t I?) and apart from the obvious quantity of traffic from SA, there is also significant interest from many other corners of the globe. So, while you’re all out there looking down here at us, here’s looking at you!

This is the life for me, for me

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Just have to share a particularly pleasant moment – I am sitting in my office, replying to the kind positive feedback from around the world to our newsletter, with a glass of sublime Allesverloren 2004 Port in one hand and a plate of olives at the other.  Ah, the rough life of the Antarctic explorer…