Cyberborean Chronicles 2.0

Well my dear readers, Cyberborean Chronicles is moved to standalone hosting here at The old version at is still available for historical purposes and all archives (posts and comments) are imported into new version. Comments in old version are turned off; please submit your comments here.

RSS of Cyberborean Chronicles now is

Slashdot effect in action

A day in the blog’s life.

It’s not a 04-01-joke, it’s like the Slashdot effect looks. Someone mentioned my old article (“Anicent tags museum“) in a comment to the Slashdot post and it resulted in a traffic that Chronicles usually have during a whole month.

I am on Twitter

I finally got on Twitter:

Feel free to follow me or invite me to follow you.

You also can view my twittering at the sidebar on this blog.

Twittering for real geeks »

Sourcecode posting on WordPress

Thanks to new WordPress feature, sourcecode quotes in the blog posts now looks awesome:

[sourcecode language=’java’]
* HelloWorld
public class HelloWorld {
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println(“Hello world!”);

One year of blogging

Well, Cyberborean Chronicles got one year old today. A good occasion to look back, summarize my blogging experience and get some conclusions on it and on the whole blogosphere.

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Blogosphere statistics

David Sifry (CEO of Technorati) posted interesting analytics in his regular “State of the Blogosphere” report (Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth, Part 2: On Language and Tagging):

  • Technorati now tracks over 37.3 Million blogs
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour
  • English, while being the language of the majority of early bloggers, has fallen to less than a third of all blog posts in April 2006.
  • Japanese and Chinese language blogging has grown significantly.
  • Technorati now tracks more than 100 Million author-created tags and categories on blog posts.

45% of new bloggers give up during first 3 months after they started! Fortunately, the “Chronicles” is five months old, so it passed that critical point.

I was surprised to discover that English is not a primary language of the blogosphere and that its Japanese and Chinese parts are nearly so large as the English one.

My blog in IE

Yesterday I tested and reviewed some piece of software and it was Windows-only, alas. So I had to go and run a windows box. With fresh impressions of that software I durst to post the review right there and also to see how my blog looks in IE.