Archive for August, 2002

Post from cell phone

Monday, August 19th, 2002

Chemical spill on Santa Monica Blvd. Buildings evacuated; whole blocks closed off; police and fire everywhere. We are here. Naturally, this is the one time I go out without my camera…

Quote of the day

Thursday, August 1st, 2002

“I can’t answer a speculative question about a hypothetical situation that doesn’t exist.” –White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer

July breaks website traffic record

Thursday, August 1st, 2002

July was the busiest month yet for “My World,” as this website recorded 784 unique hits, 46 more than June’s 738 hits and 68 more than May’s 716 hits.

The record-breaking hit, number 739, occurred on Monday, July 29 at 3:19 AM Eastern time, when someone at USC spent 4 minutes and 5 seconds looking at photos from my Christmas ceremonies in 1999, 2000 and 2001.

The busiest day of the month was Thursday, July 11, when 59 unique hits were recorded after I sent out a mass e-mail early in the morning telling my friends about a bunch of updates and changes on the website. Curiously, the second-busiest day of the month was the day before that, July 10, when 55 visitors surfed by even though there was no identifiable reason for a traffic spike that day.

The slowest day of the month was last Sunday, when only 7 unique hits were recorded. (Weekends are usually less busy than weekdays.) The monthlong average was 25.3 hits per day.