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Newsroom: Miscellaneous: New Online Tool Gives Public Wider Access to Key U.S. Statistics

2012 Jul 28, 2:35

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new online service that makes key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics more accessible than ever before. The Census Bureau’s first-ever public Application Programming Interface (API) allows developers to design Web and mobile apps to explore or learn more about America’s changing population and economy.

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Cache them if you can

2012 Mar 23, 1:19

New stats on HTTP caching on the web.

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iPod Godfather Tony Fadell Finally Reveals His New Product: A Thermostat. No, Really. | TechCrunch

2011 Oct 25, 5:37
An original iPod guy has a new company that makes... wait for it... thermostats. Weird. Well they look cool anyway.
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MAMA: The "average" Web page - Dev.Opera

2011 Jul 26, 10:00Opera has stats on what an 'average' web page looks like it in terms of HTML elemenets and attributes used etc.PermalinkCommentsweb development html statistics technical opera

Lessons of the Chewbacca Incident « Binary Bonsai

2010 Sep 27, 1:51Learn how to correctly generalize about the users of Reddit, Facebook, BoingBoing, etc based on the redirect HTTP stats collected from this sites recent popular post on Chewbacca.PermalinkCommentsstatistics internet web blog

The State of Web Development 2010 – Web Directions

2010 Apr 29, 11:51Stats from the State of Web Development 2010 web survey including: "Few respondents use any form of Internet Explorer for their day to day web use, but IE8 is the number one browser developers test their sites in. Google Chrome has jumped dramatically as the browser of choice for developers, to rank 3rd, at 17% just behind Safari at 20%."PermalinkCommentsie web browser chrome statistics development html technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Schneier on Security: The Effectiveness of Air Marshals

2010 Apr 11, 3:51"In fact, more air marshals have been arrested than the number of people arrested by air marshals." Its easy to get awesome stats like this when talking about lawlessness on airplanes given its great infrequency.PermalinkCommentsstatistics humor security bruce-schneier airplane

A Practical Attack to De-Anonymize Social Network Users

2010 Mar 8, 1:50Paper suggests history stealing to find what popular social networking site groups a visitor to your web site belongs to and stats on how easy it is to then uniquely identify the visitor on the popular social networking site.PermalinkCommentssecurity privacy social social-network paper research web browser css technical system:filetype:pdf system:media:document

Facebook Wants to Be Your One True Login

2010 Feb 22, 3:55Hilarious Internet illiteracy generates tons of confused comments on RWW: '... We've determined by looking at our traffic stats that people are doing Google searches for "facebook login" and coming upon RWW. They see the FB Connect button and assume that RWW is the "new Facebook." Sigh. The Internet Is Hard.'PermalinkCommentsvia:kottke facebook internet identity openid

Revised Font Stack | A Way Back

2010 Feb 5, 8:00Font stats on Mac and PC respectively.PermalinkCommentsfont statistics html css web design typography via:kris.kowal

One year after putting NFB films online – Here are the stats… – NFB.ca

2010 Jan 22, 1:23Canada's National Film Board gives the successful stats of its website on which you can watch their films.PermalinkCommentsfree video film canada movie internet statistics

For Consumers - Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington BBB

2009 Aug 17, 6:33Lookup the Better Business Bureau's stats on businesses in the Northwest.PermalinkCommentsbusiness washington economics

Common Web Server software comparison report

2009 Jul 1, 2:24Stats on HTTP servers and HTTP server response headers. "Current statistics are based on a sample of 84604 probed servers, gathered in the last 386 days."PermalinkCommentshttp statistics server internet http-header via:mnot technical

Eat Pants - Interactive Fiction Sessions from my Server Logs

2009 Jun 29, 4:19

I've looked at my web server logs previously to see if anyone had used my Web Frotz Interpreter and until recently didn't realize that awstats (the web server log report generator) was truncating the query from my URL, so I couldn't tell that anyone was actually using it. But after grepping the logs manually I've pulled out the URLs of visitor's text adventure sessions. If you'll recall, my Web Frotz Interpreter stores the game state in the URL so its easy to see user's game states in the web server logs.

I've put some of the links up on the Web Frotz Interpreter page. Some of the interesting ones:

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Setting Up AWStats

2009 Jun 26, 5:44A person with nearlyfreespeech.net hosting their web content recalls how they setup awstatsPermalinkCommentsawstats statistics nearlyfreespeech.net linux howto tutorial technical

Chromium Blog: DNS Prefetching (or Pre-Resolving)

2009 Jun 22, 2:55"To speed up browsing, Google Chrome resolves domain names before the user navigates, typically while the user is viewing a web page." In addition to noting what and how they do it, and how web devs can control it, they give a few stats on how much it helps.PermalinkCommentsgoogle dns chrome dns-prefetching browser networking performance technical

Secure Content Sniffing for Web Browsers or How to Stop Papers from Reviewing Themselves

2009 Apr 23, 2:22Review of mime sniffing based XSS attacks with recommended protections for both web sites and browsers. Also, surprising to me since I rarely see it in this sort of a paper, thought and stats on the compat. affects of their recommended changes for browsers. Very happy to see that in there!PermalinkCommentsweb security ie browser xss sniff mime firefox chrome safari html html5

Cursebird: What the f#@! is everyone swearing about?

2009 Feb 10, 6:34Real time stats on folks cursing on Twitter. Shows percentage change in usage by curse word.PermalinkCommentstwitter humor language swearing mashup

Amazon.com: A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates: RAND Corporation: Books

2008 Oct 31, 7:10Bruce Schneier pointed out this book: "A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates (Paperback)". Its 600 pages of random numbers. I'd get a copy if it didn't cost $90! From the stats page Amazon lists the 100 most used words in the book: "6 8 11 19 23 28 30 32 37 38 42 47 52 54 56 60 72 77 80 84 86 92 101 102 107 108 111 115 125 126 131 143 147 148 150 157 158 163 166 167 171 179 183 188 190 197 206 207 212 215 218 220 226 228 230 234 236 242 247 249 251 253 261 265 272 292 297 304 311 323 332 336 337 338 344 345 354 356 358 359 364 371 372 374 384 389 391 409 412 413 421 433 436 443 457 481 489 516 517 642"PermalinkCommentsvia:schneier random book humor math csc

mycrocosm

2008 Sep 16, 2:44Update via the web, email, or your phone, stats on day to day activities. For example send 'lunch time' to create a new time dataset named lunch and then send 'lunch' when you eat lunch and it will note all the times you ate lunch. I was tempted to use this to see a graph of when I add delicious posts but it doesn't support importing old data. Don't think I'll use it but it uses OpenID perfectly.PermalinkCommentsblog statistics openid social graph visualization tool
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