2010 in review

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:

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The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,000 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 51 posts.

The busiest day of the year was August 24th with 179 views. The most popular post that day was Best Programmer T-Shirts.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were wiredpakistan.com, koool17.webs.com, en.search.wordpress.com, en.wordpress.com, and google.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for programmer, programmers, how to have an affair without getting caught, 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, and system configuration utility services.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Best Programmer T-Shirts April 2009
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2

Blacklisted Phones February 2009
11 comments

3

99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast January 2010
16 comments

4

Make Your System Faster : All about System Configuration Utility > Services August 2009
5 comments

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The Safest Way to Have an Affair Without Getting Caught January 2010
3 comments

Ramadan2009

In Muslim nations and regions around the globe, this is the first week of the holy month of Ramadan, a time for followers to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity during the day, breaking their fast each sunset, with traditional meals and sweets. During this time, Muslims are also encouraged to read the entire Quran, to give freely to those in need, and strengthen their ties to God through prayer. The goal of the fast is to teach humility, patience and sacrifice, and to ask forgiveness, practice self-restraint, and pray for guidance in the future. This year, Ramadan will continue until Saturday, September 19th. (39 photos total)

Best Programmer T-Shirts

Java Programmers Change Lightbulb

Java Programmer Light Bulb Joke shirt
Front: How many Java programmers does it take to change a light bulb?
Back: You’re still thinking procedurally.  A properly designed light bulb object would inherit a change method from a generic light bulb class, so all you’d have to do is send a light bulb change message.

I Manage Programmers

Managing programmers shirt
Front: I manage programmers freakin’ primadonnas! !

Will Code for Food

Will Write Code For Food. shirt
Front: Will Write Code For Food.
Back: It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. — Isaac Asimov

Bigger & Better Idiots

As programmers create bigger & better idiot pro... shirt
Front: As programmers create bigger & better idiot proof programs, so the universe creates bigger & better idiots!

Multi-Threaded

multithreaded t-shirt shirt
Front: multithreaded t-shirt

Don’t Panic

I'm a Programmer shirt
Front: DON’T PANIC!  I’m a programmer

Programmers Never Die

Programmers never die: They just GOSUB without ... shirt
Front: Programmers never die:  They just GOSUB without RETURN.

PHP

PHP Pretty Hot Programmer shirt
Front & Back: PHP  pretty hot programmer

Do It in Binary

Programmers do it Binary shirt
Front: PROGRAMMERS DO IT IN BINARY

More RAM

Geeks do it with more RAM shirt
Front: Geeks do it with more RAM

Will Not Fix Your Computer

Fix it yourself shirt
Front: No, I will not fix your computer.

Future Programmer

Baby at Computer Future Computer Programmer shirt
Front: Future Computer Programmer

Programming is an Art Form

Programming is an art form that fights back. shirt
Front: Programming is an art form that fights back.

ASCII Stupid Question

ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI! shirt
Front: ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI!

Please Don’t Tell Mama

Please don't tell mama I'm a programmer-she sti... shirt
Front: Please don’t tell mama I’m a programmer — she still thinks I’m playing piano in a cathouse…

Definition of a Programmer

Definition of a programmer shirt
Front: pro’ gram mer (n.)  An organism that converts caffeine into code.

No Place Like Home

There's No Place Like 127.0.0.1 T-Shirt shirt
Front: There’s no place like 127.0.0.1

Programmer Riddle

Programmer Riddle 1 shirt
Front: Why do programmers always get Christmas and Halloween mixed up?
Back: Because DEC 25 = OCT 31

If Whitespace Was Truly White

If whitespace was truly white... shirt
Front: If whitespace was truly white… it would show up on a black background.

If You Don’t Like My Attitude

call:1-800-555-RTFM shirt
Front: Tech #710  If you don’t like my attitude call: 1-800-555-RTFM

Change the World

<I tried to change the world, but I couldn't fi... shirt
Front: <I tried to change the world, but I couldn’t find the source code>

10 Must Have Add-ins for Microsoft Office

Add-ins are software programs written in a special way with a purpose to extend the capabilities of larger programs. This helps in automating or simplifying your work.

Microsoft lovers don’t only love to use windows, but also in love with Microsoft office as well. This shows office’s popularity among users; apart from this, office has limitations as well making it a candidate for add-ins. Much of the add-ins are provided by Microsoft itself, but there are some third party add-ins available; some of them are free but you will have to pay for the rest.

Following is a list of some of the most popular add-ins for Microsoft Office:

1: Save As OR Print to PDF OR XPS

Most of you may have wished to save your documents (Ms Word/Excel/… files) in a PDF format. PDF file format was created by Adobe Systems for more than a decade ago. It is considered to be so flexible that it became an open standard.

An add-in is available to convert office documents in pdf file from Microsoft as well as from third party. You may download from the following links:

Both add-ins are available for free.

2: CrossEyes for Word

Formatting long documents is a hectic job in itself. CrossEyes makes your life easier by demystifying the Word’s formatting codes. This helps you identify the problems and resolve them.

crosseyesYou can download CrossEyes from here.

3: Microsoft Outlook SMS

You want to send SMS through your computer? Here is a way for it. Microsoft Outlook SMS lets you send SMS text messages through most GSM mobile phones, connected to a PC using Outlook 2003/2007. Sending message is pretty easy. You just enter the message in an Outlook-type message form and then send that message to a mobile phone. There is no need to use third-party software or a subscription to a mobile network service. All you need is to connect your cell phone to your PC. The add-in is provided by Microsoft for free.

You can download Microsoft Outlook SMS from here.

4: Personal Folders Backup

Outlook is considered to be one of the best email client by storing your emails, calendar items, contacts, everything in a PST file. What if your outlooks gets corrupted or that file gets corrupted? You will be losing everything you have in your outlook. The best way to avoid such situation is to back up this file on daily. Personal Folders Backup is a cool add-in to backup PST file at regular intervals. Its free, easy to use, and is provided by Microsoft. Just try it out.

You can download Personal Folders Backup from here.

5: MathType with Word

If you are looking for an equation editor to create mathematical notations in Ms Word, then this add-in is for you. MathType lets you create mathematical equations in not only Word, but it is that much flexible that you can use it with web pages, desktop publishing tools, power point presentations, etc. A really good to be used for people busy in writing scientific, or mathematical papers.

mathtype

MathType is a third party tool and you will have to purchase it before you use it. You can purchase it from here.

6: Lookeen for Outlook 2003/2007

Lookeen is a search tool for Ms Outlook. It helps you search all Outlook folders including archived folders, mails, attachments, appointments, tasks, notes, contacts, etc. You can even search all that at the same time. The search is really faster.

lookeenLookeen is a third party add-in and is available as a 14 day free download as well as available for purchase at here.

7: Total Access Analyzer

As the name suggests, Total Access Analyzer analyzes Access database objects and gives out hidden problems, forgotten objects, etc. It can create data flow diagrams by cross-referencing objects. The add-in is really helpful to document your code.

totalaccessanalyzerThe add-in provided by third party and is not free. You may purchase Total Access Analyzer from here.

8: OLAP PivotTable Extensions for Excel 2007

This add-in extends the OLAP PivotTable extension in Ms Excel to let you include Analysis Services cubes as well. It does so by providing a UI to do what is already provided by the Ms Excel. This means this add-in is just providing an interface to an existing functionality which was lacking interface.

pivottableThe add-in can be downloaded from here.

9: Blueprint for Outlook

You can find yourself that printing features in outlook are always limited. So this add-in adds some printing features in Ms Outlook so that you can print not only a single page but also the selected text, or an attachment etc.

blueprintYou may purchase it from here.

10: AddInSpy

You may use this add-in to develop new add-ins for Microsoft Office if you are interested in troubleshooting existing add-ins. This tool is provided by Microsoft for free.

You may download it from here.

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