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My first year in blogging


WordPress.com prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog and I want to share it with you.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

This is my first year as a blogger and I’m very happy with it. I didn’t post very often (25 posts means that I could put together only 2 posts per month), but it was challenging and entertaining at the same time.

Blogging takes a hell lot of time. Moreover, my blog is written in English, which is a foreign language for me. Blogging on technical topics requires checking the code you post thoroughly. Finding something new to blog about is not always easy and I want to avoid writing about topics that are already covered in thousands of articles and blogs.

Posting on this blog is difficult and time consuming, but I enjoy it a lot. I hope I will be able to keep writing at this pace (or a better one) in 2012.

Just a few words on WordPress: it’s a great blogging platform, hosted in an outstanding manner at wordpress.com. If you want to start a blog, choosing the right platform today is a no-brainer. Thanks to all the folks at wordpress.com for the great work.

The Spaghetti-Western Database


Today I noticed in my WordPress site stats that somebody landed on this blog from a search engine with the keywords “spaghetti dba”.

I found it hilarious that somebody was really searching for me that way, and I performed the search on Google to see how this blog would rank.

The third result from Google made me chuckle: The Spaghetti-Western Database Trailer. And here is the video showing on that page:

Awesome. I love Spaghetti-Western movies and I love databases, I couldn’t ask for more!

The video is a trailer to the site www.spaghetti-western.net and… Oh! Wait: is that a NoSQL database? #fail

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