DISCLAIMER — Crestone, Colorado (USA) – Dec. 5, 2014
!–> UPDATE: I will say a couple more things [at the END of this blog post, just scroll down, and enjoy the sand along the way ;-)] about the odd blog stats (previous blog post) and the weird radiation spikes in Latvia and my pondering if there could be a link between those and the accident at that nuclear site in the Ukraine. And I’d like to bring your attention also back to ‘Plume Gate‘, which got a little buried under the recent posts. More of my nuclear writings and tools can be found in the ‘NUCLEAR’ tab in the top banner.
But first things first:
Life is good. Last Sunday (Nov. 30, 2014), a friend and I went to the nearby Great Sand Dunes National Park, here in Southern Colorado (USA). It hadn’t been all that long (I passed by there on the road trip with Sebastian in October), but we got rained out that day.
This time, while the wind was freezing cold, it was a gorgeous day. (Sand is still coming out of my ears, it seems…). By the way, SLV = San Luis Valley. Blog Posts that start with that have more photos from this same region.
Here’s a few photos from that lovely day in the San Luis Valley’s sandbox extraordinaire:
Beautiful, yes? ;-)
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In other news…
Dec 5, 2014 9:15am– Couple Notes on the past two days’ four blogposts.
Blog Stats: This is quickly becoming my all-time busiest blog traffic week, thus far: 737 visitors yesterday (1379 views), and today shattering all previous views-in-a-day records, and it’s not even 10 am yet here. A Screenshot this morning:
I know, I can get a bi geeky about this entertaining WordPress feature….
Sadly, the very odd but apparent ‘blog access outage’ I reported on yesterday continues for what appears to be much of the world, actually. If what I see on this end is correct, then my blog is blocked (to non-special-proxy users) for some 90% of the world population. Given what I was writing about, it is most notable that there’s – now 3 days in – still no traffic whatsoever (zero) from the Baltic States and Scandinavia, and especially abnormal to have ZERO blog traffic from is the UK and France. Clearly access to my blog has not been restored yet. [This has changed since posting this.]
Screenshots taken around 10 am on this sunny Colorado Friday morning Dec 5, 2014, show the faint memory of a mellow but steady traffic flow coming from all these countries that suddenly, since Dec 3, dropped off the map. This is for the past 7 days:
And today, so far, just like yesterday (while yesterday it at least showed 14 views from Uruguay and 26 from Australia), much of the world remains in apparent AllegedlyApparent-Blog- complete darkness… I mentioned some of the countries I usually at least get some traffic from, on this annotated screenshot:
Anyways, enough about those blog stats. Maybe I’ll revisit the issue after the weekend.
[Last updated: Friday Dec. 5, 2014 – 11:00 am]
[Last updated: I made some small edits on Sat. Dec 13, 2014 during the week this blog was temporarily disappeared (in early-mid Dec 2014) to add some nuance.]