It's been a long and winding road

Posted On 2015-01-02 by dwirch
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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.

Back end 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
  • 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.

Title Views Date Posted
Install Roles on Windows via PowerShell 13012 2/3/2014
How Not to Get Help on This Site 5531 2/11/2014
Updated: 9 Annoying People on Your Commute 4130 1/23/2014
Killing Disconnected Terminal Server Sessions from the Command Line 1762 8/26/2013
Living with the Surface 1231 1/27/2013
Getting Killed by a Penguin 905 11/10/2013
Install VB6 on Windows 8 52088 3/25/2012
Giant Windows Registry Hacks List 15292 6/23/2012
VBScript: Search Active Directory for User 9062 3/18/2012
Create a zero-byte file 16547 12/31/2011
How to spot a work-at-home scam 12734 7/31/2011
What is a VoIP Router? 12144 1/13/2011
Speed up Windows 7 with FSUTIL 16287 8/6/2010
Managing shares at the command line 7839 2/27/2010
Using FINDSTR to search file contents 7548 7/12/2010
Install VB6 on Windows 7 405286 6/23/2009
Disable UAC in Windows 7 81062 1/18/2009
Windows 7 Undock PC Option Missing 20306 7/18/2009
NoDriveTypeAutoRun and  AutoPlay 11388 8/18/2008
Micron Plans 256-Gbyte Notebook SSDs 10138 8/5/2008
"Use Cached Exchange Mode" Option is Grayed Out 8231 4/14/2008
Windows XP Setup.INI 19168 1/19/2007
How to clear Windows Explorer MRUs 18767 10/17/2007
Difference between RIPv1 and RIPv2 16311 5/31/2007
Acronyms for IBM 4314 12/4/2006
NTRIGHTS 2758 11/27/2006
Do desktops load before the logon script finishes? 2326 11/22/2006
MUNGE.exe (Resource Kit) 3131 11/1/2005
What are NTVDM and WOW? 2873 11/1/2005
How to Change the IP Range for the ICS DHCP Service 2773 11/1/2005

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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By: dwirch
Date: 2015-01-10

By the way, these figures are as of 01/01/2015, and will only increase as time marches on.

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