Recap of January stories

Wednesday 1 February 2012, 11.55pm HKT


Recap of posts published in January 2012 and stats.

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THE STORIES

Altogether 35 posts in January:

Yappy Hew Near! Remember me still? | 01 Jan 2012
“I think your posts are really different (in a good way) so it takes getting used to and after some time, I got accustomed to it. You’re subtle about revealing parts of yourself in ways most people … don’t know how to be.”

Personal rating: Most unnerving to read and write.

WordPress review of my blog for 2011 | 01 Jan 2012
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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My Geek Code | 02 Jan 2012
Like all things geeky, you’re forced to decode manually there — a Nineties drag in this day and age. Srsly.

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Me old looks | 02 Jan 2012
Found two Polaroids of meself the other day.

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My honorary balls freeze solid (and fall off) | 05 Jan 2012
If you’ve ever wondered how cold this subtropical toilet bowl called Hong Kong can get, wonder no more.

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Total semi-recall | 06 Jan 2012
Friend of mine managed to switch on my unswitchonable ‘idea’ lightbulb above my head and wants me to set the record straight on certain things if I only just write something about them.

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Notes: The Man Who Would Be Spy | 06 Jan 2012
You never knew who you’re working with until you knew. Son of a Spaniard and a Chinese, he stood six feet tall, took horseracing winnings that equalled to his monthly salary, and nearly became a spy for the Allies.

Personal rating: Most enjoyable to write.

Liquefied liquidity | 06 Jan 2012
What is the new definition of liquidity in many countries today?

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Lifehack: You might be stupid, but the thieves ain’t | 06 Jan 2012
The next time you consider using an electronic appliance, consider these two lifehacks. They could save your worthless valuables or your miserable life.

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What’s with me on Facebook | 08 Jan 2012
Well, whaddaya know? Research has shown that The Naked Listener is preferred by young birds 58% more than comparable brands of hilariously unfunny blogs.

Dolce and Gabbana in doofus and gabble | 09 Jan 2012
We don’t mind being dissed by everybody else, just as long it isn’t by haute couturiers — that really hurts us to the shallow core of every single one of us.

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Bad moon rising | 10 Jan 2012
We ourselves make our own Soochow Shit for others to pick up after. And then we have the nerve to bitch about others trashing our own place.

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Showers and seagulls: the haute couture furore continues | 12 Jan 2012
I avoid making remarks on craptastic incidents, which I think it’s much better left to mainstream media to handle, since they f@#k up so much better than I possibly could any day of the week.

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Venetian Pauper’s Blood Orange Salad | 14 Jan 2012
My life is one long emergency, so I try to be a couch potato whenever I can. This Venetian snack is long on snob appeal but short on effort and cash outlay. You won’t go back to eating oranges the old way.

Most liked post of the month.

What kind of looter is The Naked Listener? | 15 Jan 2012
More to the point, what kind of looter do you think I am? Click, flick and dick around the poll to find out.

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The Agony Broccoli writes (1/4) | 15-16 Jan 2012
I’ve encountered the same kind of concerns many times before when a very nice reader wrote in, so figured those concerns must be typical issues for people thinking about relocating to another continent. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.

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Thai-style ginger mackerel with Venetian blood oranges | 16 Jan 2012
Looks like some of you nosey parkers are really keen about what nutritionally challenged food (and foot!) I put into my big mouth. Another low-effort recipe for those hungry nights.

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This blog blacks out because of SOPA/PIPA | 18 Jan 2012
Two foggoty pieces of U.S. legislation managed to do the impossible: got the entire Internet to go on strike for 12 hours.

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Final post before blackout | 18 Jan 2012
An example of how censored post would look like on this blog.

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Blog resumes, hopefully reuncensored | 19 Jan 2012
You didn’t know what happened to the Internet??? You just don’t deserve the unfunny lulz on this blog.

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Counterbalancing the SOPA/PIPA | 19 Jan 2012
A brilliant suggestion from a lawyer in Australia to counterbalance the SOPA/PIPA.

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Who’s our guardians’ guardians? | 20 Jan 2012
It took nearly 6½ million people to change the minds of just 18 politicians to stop censoring the Internet. And one of the politicians is himself an Internet pirate.

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Ratta’s bother | 20 Jan 2012
Somebody in my inner circle seems to be going through a spot of bother at work. Hopefully this post will also give school leavers and first-time employees an idea of working in ‘the real world.’

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Year of the Salamander – err, I mean, Dragon | 22 Jan 2012
It’s the Year of the Water Dragon a.k.a. the Salamander With Big Dreams, and Chinese New Year is for everyone, not just for the Chinese.

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Brrr! It’s a cooooold choggie new year! | 23 Jan 2012
The first day of the Chinese New Year and it’s freezing in subtropical Hong Kong. And I’m keeping my watered-down Frank Zappa moustache for the moment.

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It’s still choggie new year! | 3-part feature | 24 Jan 2012
Yes, folks, the Chinese New Year is a three-day legal public holiday here in Hong Kong. (Are you jealous yet?) Scenes from the second day. Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Personal rating: Most enjoyable to read.

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Choggie new year again! (More?) | 25 Jan 2012
That’s right, peep’l, we’re finally more brain-damaged than our previous rulers. It’s now colder and wetter in subtropical Hong Kong than it is in temperate London.

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Choggie new year follow-up | 26 Jan 2012
Everyone was dying to come out of the woodwork by the third day of the Chinese New Year. As expected, our overimaginative but under-promiscuous womenfolk refused to don anything but summerwear even in the face of wintry conditions.

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Disgusting food I eat, enjoyably so | 28 Jan 2012
One of the more brain-damaged aspects about me is that I really enjoy that almost-mediaeval English partiality to boiled meats. And one of my dishes would make a darn good prank too.

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SITE UPDATES

Site updates: About, Testimonials | 05 Jan 2012

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FACEBOOK

Just to say The Naked Listener’s Weblog Facebook Page has 37 likes so far (one more than in December 2011). Be a sport, gis’us your support, and click the Like button there!

(click on image to go direct the Facebook page)

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TWITTER

My Twitter account is still inactive, that is, cyber-squatting until I get a smartphone. My jetsetting lifestyle and constant partying doesn’t allow me to stay put in one place to buy one.

(click image to go direct to the Twitter page)

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STATS

(Ignore, unless you’re a stat wonk.)

Total pageviews:

This month:

Pageviews in January: 7,145 (or an average of 230 clicks daily)
Busiest day: 19 Jan 2012 (292 pageviews)

All time:

Pageviews all time: 70,905
Busiest day all time: 22 June 2010 (505 pageviews)

Total posts, comments, etc:

Posts in January: 35 (34 stories, 1 site update)
Posts to date: 858

Comments to date: 823 (or average 60 comments per month)
Most active comment day: 23 August 2011

Total pages: 13
Total categories: 15
Total tags: 892

Most views, comments and likes:

This month:

Most views in January:
How well do you know your guitars? (640 —> 940 pageviews)

Most views this year (2012):
New party is no party, not new, not with-it (6,153 —>6,445 pageviews)

Most comments in January:
Yappy Hew Near! Remember me still? (8 comments)

Most likes in January:
Venetian Pauper’s Blood Orange Salad (6 likes)

All time:

Most views all time:
Week 13 Roundup (11,348 —> 11,361 pageviews)

Most comments all time:
Yahoo removes POP access unless you pay for it (28 comments)

Most likes all time:
Venetian Pauper’s Blood Orange Salad (6 likes)

Total shares:

Total shares to date: 112 —> 132 (+20)

Top shared all time:
Facebook security problem (again) (45 —> 53 shares)

Total subscribers/followers:

Total followers to date: 123 —> 132 (excludes RSS subscribers) being:—

WordPress.com blog followers: 32 —> 43 (+11)
WordPress.com comment followers: 15 (unchanged)
Facebook followers: 76 —> 74 (–2)

Note: RSS subscriber stats are technically unobtainable.

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