Geoff Chappell - Software Analyst
No pages at an obscure technical site are ever really hot, but many nowadays attract more than 100 views per month. There are nearing 2,000 pages at this site. Most are very detailed descriptions of functionality in Windows. Though they are the sort of thing that may be the key to some advanced programmer being able to complete his work, they are beyond arcane to everyone else. I am astonished that any of these pages get looked at even once a day.
This site had 13,782 visits in September 2010, from 10,335 unique visitors. For the last two months or so, many pages that used to get most of their visitors from the results pages of Google searches, as with Missing Icons in Notification Area, are no longer listed at all by Google. Server logs confirm that such pages aren’t being read by Google. Quite why Google has stopped finding these pages, I have no idea. All I can do is jiggle things in the hope that Google starts seeing what it has stopped seeing. Ah, the mysteries of software run at servers! Looking ahead to the wonders of cloud computing or even just of software as a service, I must ask: why do we want a world in which all software, or all that matters, runs at servers, beyond inspection?
There follows a list of pages that were each viewed at least 100 times in September 2010. The faded titles are just index pages which I presume are viewed only or mainly on the way to others, especially while moving from one Table of Contents to another. Two of these index pages are just the skimpiest of placeholders, pending my writing an introduction. The rank in brackets is from the previous month.
|1||(1)||Licensed Memory in Windows Vista||8,287|
|2||(2)||Geoff Chappell, Software Analyst||1,518|
|5||(5)||Licensed Processors in Windows Vista||316|
|6||(10)||Installed License Values||312|
|8||(7)||Edit Boot Options in Windows Vista||285|
|14||(20)||About This Site||167|
|15||(21)||Windows Diagnostic Infrastructure||158|
|16||(18)||Boot Options: pae||147|
|17||(22)||The Advanced Boot Options Menu in Windows Vista||142|
|18||(22)||Boot Configuration Data (BCD)||140|
|19||Memory Limit for Hibernation Support||132|
|23||(17)||The First Run Page in Internet Explorer||119|
|27||Support This Site||114|
|27||Windows Kernel Exports||114|
|29||The Windows Explorer Command Line||113|
|30||Boot Options: truncatememory||112|
|31||Viewing the Firmware Memory Map||108|