And what's with counters? Actually, it's a simple thing, nobody cares
about unless you have a commercial web site or trying to make a quick
buck on ads. I'm not. As you noticed, my web site is ad free and I'm
to keep it that way. (Well it's not like they beg me to put
somebody's banner or ad here :)
Well, as a normal man with a personal web
site, I expected to have millions hits a day here. For some
reason it didn't happen :). People just don't realize how much useful
and interesting information they mis! Anyway, when I just started the
web site, I wanted to see how many people would get there. My hosting
company provides that kind of service so I decided to use theirs. And
guess what? After a month, when site had first 200 visitors
(un-fucking-believable :)! ), I found that counter has been reset to 0.
Are you fu.. kidding me?
So I e-mail support and got a reply back saying: "Yes, sir. Sorry, sir. It's
never gonna happen again. Just some kind of technical backup optimization
problem". Backup what? OK, doesn't matter.
Exactly one month later this happened again. As a polite customer, I wrote
them again and said: " OK guys, Accidently, I'm a software guy and if you
don't mind I can give you a couple pointers where the bug could be". It was
not 30 secs later when I got a response from them saying: "If you're such a
fu.. smart ass, why don't you use your own fu.. counter and stop bother our
honest and hardworking programmers, working their asses off to make your
life a fu.. paradise. What a shame!"
So I got ashamed of myself and a few night later I had my own counter which
I use since. And just for the heck of it, I registered on some other sites,
that provide counters, just to see what would be a difference. And as they
say: "At the end there should be only one.."