Archive for January, 2011

2010 in review – Happy New Year!

2 January, 2011

While it might be snowing on this page, Edith picked up a mango fallen from a tree outside our block of flats this afternoon…

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2010. That’s about 14 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 6 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 33 posts. There were 5 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 28kb.

The busiest day of the year was May 11th with 79 views. The most popular post that day was Is C++ the worst 1st programming language for maths majors?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for funny pictures, funny, confused cat, total unimodularity, and funny pics.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Is C++ the worst 1st programming language for maths majors? May 2010


Total unimodularity and networks October 2009
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Cosets and normal subgroups March 2009


Bipartite matchings via linear programming September 2009
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Bellman-Ford algorithm for shortest paths and potentials September 2009