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Done. January 24, 2011

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This blog = dead. New one is here: http://therepublicisburning.tumblr.com/


2010 in review January 2, 2011

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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 Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 12 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 191 posts. There were 18 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was January 6th with 382 views. The most popular post that day was Let It Snow.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were grcade.com, ukresistance.co.uk, twitter.com, peoww.co.uk, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for iron man games, iron man game, new iron man suit, iron man suits, and tom clancy’s hawx.

Attractions in 2010

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


Let It Snow February 2009


Console-specific suits in Iron Man April 2008


Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. Review At Peoww March 2009


Gaming Related Motivational Posters June 2009
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Memorable Moment in Uncharted: Submarine in Forest August 2008

TEST July 16, 2010

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Just testing out the new(ish) WordPress app on my new iPhone 4.

That is all.

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls June 4, 2010

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Arguably the best music video of the year so far, in my opinion. 1:14 = ouch! Not quite sure if it tops Lady Gaga’s Telephone, though.

Left 4 Dead 2 May 9, 2010

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The Pax.

Some Interesting Pictures Of That Krakatoa Volcano (Or Whatever It’s Called) May 3, 2010

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Lightning caused by static electricity from the volcanic ash particles (probably)

Aurora Borealis

Space Invaders-Inspired Alfa Romeo MiTo Ad February 16, 2010

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Pretty cool concept, shame about the car. This is the full version of the advert, the one shown on TV is a bit shorter.

An Awesome Chiptune… January 20, 2010

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Bit Shifter – March of the Nucleotides live at Blipfest ’08

Originally appears on STFUAJPGM #4

A Podcast Approaches… January 13, 2010

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Done a podcast with some folk from GRcade:

Join Aaron, Graham, Matthew and Chris for a brief currently playing and hot picks for 2010. It’s a quick show that next week should be bigger(if some people aren’t on deadline). And was thrown together in mere minutes.

Download it here: http://www.archive.org/download/grcadegrcade/gr.mp3

And it’s now available in iTunes, subscribe here: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=350456576

Gundam October 29, 2009

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Some massive Gundam statue thing somewhere – probably Japan. Looks cool.

That is all.