The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 97 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 138 posts. There were 189 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 38mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was December 23rd with 114 views. The most popular post that day was Two Beautiful Women Renders.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, wessquire.net, and mystufie.co.cc.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for film roll, women renders, beautiful women, girls render, and clay matthews wallpaper.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Two Beautiful Women Renders February 2010
Adobe Photoshop – Hitman Signature Tutorial February 2010
Rei Anime Signature & Avatar April 2010
World War II Signature January 2010
Chris Johnson – Rolling Stone Cover July 2010
Thanks is due to each and every one of the over 100 people that visited my site on both Sunday and Monday! Steadily increasing in visitors, and that is because of you! Thanks for spreading my site around, and sharing with friends. Please do not be shy, request any graphics that you want done. It has been almost a year since I began my blog, in which it has steadily grown and grown. First times that I crossed the 100 visitors per day was Sunday, quickly followed by another the next day…unbelievable! In July, I had nearly 900 visitors; this jumped to 1409 in August and has crossed over 1409 already in September! Thanks to each and every one of you, and I hope that you enjoy the graphics arts that are shown here. I am open for freelance graphics design work so please feel free to contact me with requests. Again…thank you! Without you, my site would not be growing in users. I appreciate the visits and enjoy reading the comments. Until later, this is Ryan Paterson, aka Agent_Nothing, signing off.
(p.s. Rob-I’ve got a few ready, just can’t decide which to press).
Well, as of today, I am unemployed. If you, or anyone you know, know of a job opening available, please contact me. Most of you that see this site know me in some fashion or another. I have worked as the lead technician of my **Previous** employer for over eight years. I have in depth knowledge of circuit level board repair, component knowledge, experienced in all things computer related. Within the next few months, I will be acquiring my degree from the University of Phoenix: Associates of Art with a focus on Graphic Communication and Web Development.
Today starts a new chapter in my life’s story.
Wish me luck.
I just felt it necessary to write this to those of you who continue to visit the site. I really appreciate it! Even in my absence, the hits have been growing. I have been inactive over the last month because of two factors. First, my schooling has become a little more exhaustive than previously imagined, and my business role has shifted recently. Both of which will be behind me in due time. For now, if you would like to see where my work efforts have been spent, please visit http://idacomusa.com/joomla. I’ve been busy there making the largest online database of phone guides and manuals ever, and at the same time have it controllable through a user base, globally manageable, and built on the Joomla! system.
School is going good. This semester looks like I will be able to acquire two A’s. About half-way done with these courses, and then on to the next. University of Phoenix online is where I am taking courses, and so far I have been enjoying the experience. Save from one grade that was below my standards of approval, I have received all A’s and two B’s. In a very short time, I will have my Graphics Design degree that I have been wanting. So if anyone out there wants to hire an aspiring, accomplished, and experienced Graphics Designer please contact me! You never know, right? My program is for the Associate of Arts with a focus on Graphic Communication and Web Design. Hopefully I will have some doors open for me then, before going the next step and ;acquiring the next level of degree.
I’ll be designing some pieces very soon, as I am missing the thrill of it. Thanks for reading this! Please check back and comment often.
I just had to share this with my readers. It is an amazing list, and has shown me a few new sites that will be added to my favorites. Noupe is one in particular that every GFX’r should go check out. Simply Amazing!
The sequel that was never made….
Well, the voting has begun for the SDOTY contest at HiddenDesigners. Please go vote, I could use the help very much!
I am curious to see what response I get from posting this for everyone to see. This is an assignment in a current course of mine through the University of Phoenix. Please let me know your thoughts on the topic.
Many issues come from the question, “should the U.S. continue to use capital punishment?” Whether the use of lethal injection as the practiced method for death penalty. Whether some states can broaden the crimes punishable by death. Whether to have those sentenced to death are left in prison for life instead. I believe these to be the principal issues raised from the debatable question of capital punishment.
Lethal injection is not a highly regarded method for the death penalty. It is amazing that doctors are not performing, nor consulting, the executions; rather simply “qualified” technicians become executioners. As for the types of pharmaceuticals used, “any qualified anesthesiologist could propose more reliable techniques” (Bonchek, 2007 p4) for capital punishment. The drugs being administered should go under review by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and all state departments of health. With the technology available today, the United States should pursue an updated, more humane, method, and enforce this once available.
I believe in a true democracy of the land, where those who vote determine the course of action. If certain states vote to expand the crimes punishable by death, then enforcing it should be mandatory. In 1995, Louisiana became the first state to restore capital punishment for the rape of a child under 12, and shortly thereafter followed suit by Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas (Savage, David G. 2008). Crimes against humanity, such as rape, and murder, deserve capital punishment. Capital punishment is a debatable topic, with supporters on either side. It is my belief that certain crimes definitely call for capital punishment. I expect to see more states legalizing this form of punishment for additional types of crime; especially with the national prison overcrowding that is currently happening.
According to a research document written by Paul Cohan, and Kenneth wood, the average cost to house an inmate in 1993 ranged from $20,000, to $40,000 U.S. tax-payer dollars (Cohan,P. & Wood,K. 1993). Albeit hard to put a price on any person’s life, it does come into account when referring to those already sentenced to death. In 2009, 52 inmates were executed (Snell, Tracy L. 2008); according to Cohan and Kenneth’s math, this could potentially cost more than two million dollars. Of those executed, all but one was conducted by lethal injection; Virginia performed one execution by electric chair.
With the science available to doctors, the United States should research a more humane, respectable method. If the voters decide to include certain crimes to be punishable by this measure, then I believe that this should be enforced. I believe that after one is sentenced to death, the punishment should be handled rather efficiently, instead of have one wait on death row for years.
Bonchek, L. (2007). Lethal injection: let’s be honest about the death penalty. Plos Medicine, 4(6), e213. Retrieved from MEDLINE with Full Text database.
Savage, David G. “Death for rape, an echo of the past: In a busy month for criminal cases, Scotus looks once more at capital punishment.” ABA Journal 94 (2008): 24+. General OneFile. Web. 22 Feb. 2010.
Cohan, Paul, and Kenneth Wood. “Between a rock and a hard place.” American City & County 108.7 (1993): 56+. General OneFile. Web. 22 Feb. 2010.
Snell, Tracy L. “Capital Punishment, 2008 – Statistical Tables.” Bureau of Justice – Capital Punishment Series (2009) Retrieved from http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov Web. 22 Feb. 2010.
I won the SOTW #64 contest at PremiumRenders with the following tag from the Book of Eli