PhugIt

[ Friday, June 27, 2003 ]

 
HyperRust Never Sleeps



Hmmmmmm, I wonder when my site received a plug at HyperRust.org. I’m going to guess it was sometime near 9:00 a.m. on June 18. Before that date and time, PhugIt’s site tracking report looked just like a string of ones and zeros when viewed on an hourly basis.

During the 8th hour of June 18, nobody visited the site. PhugIt then received 30 visits the following hour thanks to a mention at the unofficial Neil Young site that linked to my review of his recent Pittsburgh-area show.

Overall, it took less than two weeks for PhugIt’s visitor number to jump from 990 to around 2,700. In contrast, it took approximately three months for just under 1,000 people to check out the site from its start until the plug.

Thanks again to the readers of HyperRust and Thrasher’s Wheat, which also provided a link. Also, thanks to one reader who explained how Sun’s ‘singing’ was done with the megaphone during the show. Like the rest of the actors on stage, she lip-synced to Young’s singing throughout the show. That was obvious. However, she also apparently just held the megaphone to her mouth, while Young actually sang the lyrics during certain songs.

That was not so obvious from the Starlake Amphitheater lawn.

Read the review located lower on this page for an explanation of this article.




Here’s a chart explaining PhugIt’s site traffic.





Hour 6/15 6/16 6/17 6/18 6/19 6/20 6/21 Total
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1........0.......1......1........0......12.....11......3------28
2........0.......0......0........1........4.......6......2------13
3........1.......0......0........0........4.....10......5------20
4........0.......0......0........1......10.......5......2------18
5........0.......0......0........1........9.......2......0------12
6........0.......0......0........0........6.......2......1-------9
7........0.......0......0........0......19.......8......0------27
8........0.......0......0........0......20.......2......0------22
9........0.......0......0.......30.....14.......0......3------47
10.......1.......0......0.......36......30.....12......4------83
11.......0.......0......0.......70......19.....11......4-----104
12.......1.......1......2.......61......27.......5......7-----104
13.......0.......0......0.......81........3.....14......4-----102
14.......0.......0......0.......67........0.....12......5------84
15.......0.......1......0.......32........2.....13.....10------58
16.......0.......0......0.......52......27.....14.......1------94
17.......0.......0......1.......55......29.....11.......8-----104
18.......0.......0......1.......37......16.....12.......5-------71
19.......0.......1......0.......29........8.....12.......4-------54
20.......1.......0......0.......27......18.......7.......5-------58
21.......0.......0......0.......21......12.....10.......3-------46
22.......1.......0......0.......22......14.......9.......2-------48
23.......0.......0......1.......30......16.......5.......3-------55
24.......1.......0......1.......19......11.......9.......1-------42
---------------------------------------------------------.........6........4.....7......672....330...202.....82---1,303
Dave Sutor [6:10 PM]