It's been a long and winding road
It's been ten wonderful years since I brought this site on line. Ten years. Wow. This is the longest job I've ever held. Let's see what's been going on here for ten years.
Fortypoundhead.com is hand built. I decided at the beginning that I didn't want to use an off-the-shelf solution to build this site. In my eyes, it would end up being a hodge podge of different things. This would introduce more headaches than it was worth. So I built it myself. I did try a few packages along the way, but none could fit what I needed.
So a couple stats on the backend:
- 47,198 lines of code, contained in 461 files
- 55 tables in MySQL database
It's no wonder why I have arthritis, eh?
Content, content, content
The big thing about this site is the content. While there doesn't appear to be much user activity, I can tell that a few people out in the world are getting some value from this site:
- 438 users
- 402 private messages
- 3,963 Ophion entries
- 6,793 posts
- 530 comments
- 206 forum posts
- 267 links
- 3,309 average visits per day
- 5,919,082 visits since 2005
- 69,257 banned hosts (caught in honeypot)
What are people reading?
When post on here, I cover a wide variety of technology-related subjects. Sometimes it might be a programming-type question, other times it might be geared more towards beginners. So I wanted to see what the most popular posts on the site were, over the last ten years.
By the way, did you know that as a registered user, you can post on this site as well? Maybe you could see your post in this list.
I hereby lift my glass in toast, and am looking forward to another ten years of helping other people learn to fish.
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