I added a link to the site stats under the tmi section. Links to the left hand nav bar are includes, so it was just a matter of adding the link to

Ever since I started subtly including the link to quiet thoughts as my sig in some forums (nanowrimo, pens etc), I’ve had a few visitors that way. Don’t think many, but at least one person has mentioned it to me on one of those forums. Now I look at stats pretty much everyday, whereas before I might look once a week or fortnight.

I have 2 stats available: /stats and /stats/awstats. awstats look prettier so I tend to look at that, but I think it’s understated, plus it only gives me current month. stats give monthly summaries that I can click to drill down.

awstats say I’ve had a total bandwidth usage of 865MB up to today, and stats say 1.05GB. Control panel agrees with stats. So now this month’s the first time I’ve gone over 1GB. Luckily I have 4GB left.

As for visitors, I passed 200 on 15 Jan. Not sure what I did on that day, but there was a lot of traffic. Most common hits are the CA gifs on pens and the rotating image on each page. Basically, it’s an illusion, the so-called visitors are pages calling the images and not really actualy human eyes.

Almost all hosts are me anyway, I recognise which is the IP address of my work machine. The others are netvigator IP addresses generated everytime I logon. So again, it’s just me.


in hiding

I admit it. Workwise I like it a lot more here in Singapore. No bitchy non-team players, no hassle of stuff being pushed back and forth, no need to pretend or put up a front. I can behave like myself in the office, the people here are way way nicer, and I’m almost moved to tears when I heard them discussing issues and problems amongst themselves so it gets resolved.

Of course, I’m just covering. And like I tell the team, I’m just their pretend boss, not their real one. Heehee. So it’s more relaxed.

Been to Carrefour already on Wednesday, got a roast chicken, salad and a loaf of cranberry bread. That’s been my dinner for the past 3 nights. Lunch is something simple from the food court. Duck rice yesterday, soup bee hoon today. Not in any hurry to overeat this time.

The best thing about this time is I get 2 bottles of water and 2 cans of soft drinks everyday. I exchanged the coke for diet coke yesterday and asked for it to be permanentlyl changed. But they forgot and today I got another normal coke. I’ll keep it for the guys at the office. I can’t drink it all anyway. And since I’m on a business trip for this long, I can claim laundry, I didn’t last year, always washed by hand. Now this time, I’ve decided to have the shirts laundered and wash socks, underwear and small clothes myself.

Another year. Another round of travelling. It starts.