Today is Thursday, and on Thursdays in Sweden it is a tradition to eat pancakes. I ate 6 pancakes today. But this made me think about how many pancakes other people eat. So I googled, and this is what I came up with.
I ate 6 pancakes, You ate X pancakes? Graph made using GD for perl.
Here we can see that eating just a few pancakes is the normal thing to do, and that eating two pancakes is the most popular thing to do. Then there seem to be some who use 10 as a big number if they have eaten a lot.
However, I thought I had to examine this further. So I continued checking number of google hits. As I expected, 20 was the next big number for those who wanted to brag about how many pancakes they ate. But then nothing happened until 33.
I ate 6 pancakes, Olivia Wilde ate 33 pancakes. Graph made using GD for perl.
Why is eating 33 pancakes almost as popular as eating a few? The answer is that a lot of websites writes that Olivia Wilde (known from House and Cowboys and Aliens.) once ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes.
Olivia Wilde at a San Diego Comic-Con panel for Tron Legacy in July 2010. Image from Wikimedia. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
I try out a new theme for my blog. This means that I now remove Claudia Ciesla (Model and Bollywood actress) from my header image.
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My Sinclair ZX Spectrum became 30 years. Happy Birthday! We have had a lot of fun together for the last 30 years. I hope we can have fun for another 30 years.
My Zx Spectrum
We must perform a Quirkafleeg
I have spent many hours writing programs and composing music using my Speccy, but even more hours have been spent on fun and very playable games. A favorite is, Jet Set Willy. In this game you collect things (cleaning his house) before you get to go to bed. There are many difficult rooms to visit before you succeed. You can only go left or right and you can jump. It may sound simple, but it is very playable and fun.
Some of my other favorite games are listed here.
We are now back from our trip to Dublin. More images can be found at the berka.se blog.
I am tightening my SPAM filters now. I get so bored with all the offers for medication I don’t need. So if You want to reach me, don’t make your mail look like SPAM.
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It started in November and in December another previously unknown girl grabbed the top spot of the top-10 searches. This time I had heard about her at the Letterman show, but never seen her. How stupid are people. Why do they come to berka.com and search for it??? Just think how much bandwidth are wasted by the internet morons.
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What a hysteria. I noticed an increase in traffic and thought that someone was spamming my search function, or maybe doing some strange DOS attack. There was way too many searches from users with IP at AOL that searched for “kobe bryant accuser” and similar searches.
I didn’t know who Kobe Bryant was, or what he had done. (I’m not following the NBA.) But now I know that he is accused of rape, and is a famous basket ball player.
How did all these people looking for information end up here at berka.com? Well, someone started, and then came the search bots, and looked at my 10-latest-searches listing, and now I am listed as number one at Google when searching for “Kobes accuser pic“.
Yeah, this was fun…
A very interesting thing happened in our top 10 list of search words. “Emma” and “Watson” were words that ranked higher than “Britney” or “Pamela” ever has.
What happened was this. We show the 10 latest searches, and someone had searched for “Emma Watson nude”. Then the Google spider came by, and suddenly we were ranked number one at Google, when searching for the words “Emma Watson nude“.
This meant that every moron searching for “Emma Watson nude” at Google came to our site and couldn’t find any nude pics of Emma Watson, so they used the search function here. Finally the words “emma” and “watson” reached the top ten search words.
For how long will this traffic continue?
Who the #¤%& is Emma Watson?
She is an actress from the Harry Potter movies.
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Spam is really annoying.
Now I have closed my e-mail address “webby (at) berka.com” since it was getting too much spam.
Find my new (temporary) e-mail address here.
I made a fun x-mas card script.
Try it here!
Paste all of the URL into the location bar of Your browser. Don’t miss the last part of the URL!
Change the parameters “cardto” and “cardfrom” if You want to use it Yourself. (Space must be replaced with %20)
If You want it in Swedish, just remove the “lang” parameter.