What does a cooler have to do with it? - you'll ask. Probably hot
Romanian spring sun doesn't make anything good to me? Like climate
change or something.. So I need any kind of cooling in quite a bizarre
way, with a help of a CPU cooler fan? Nope, my friends, that's all about
something else. Cooler is such a periodical online magazine in Russian
with its author Alexander Chizhov, who periodically delivers us various
news from different areas of science and technology, shares music,
books, links, and reviews for programs, hardware, games, life
So, in the latest issue of Cooler from the 12th March a link to yours
sincerely's site was published. Looks like Alexander read only my texts,
and that's why in the description there was the statement "a little bit
Actually there used to be two editorials on such a kind in Russian -
Cooler and DZ
. But the latter more
than a year ago was bought by the yandex project
, and this hadn't had a
good impact on the editorial. Instead of long pages with interesting
issues, appeared various forums, news flashes, messages from readers,
new authors.. So, in my humble opinion, the editorial's original face
was lost. But Cooler remained the same. Keep it up, Alexander, and thank
you for paying a bit of attention to my activities!
But that's not all. Mentioning in the Cooler lead to another discovery.
The point is that about the new issue I found out from my own web site's
. I'm putting a link here so that
everybody courious can take a glance at it himself. I'm not that
paranoid to protect the statistics with password or hide it. I just
don't think someone can use it to make harm to me.
Ok, so whole my life in the majority of projects I aimed at
international audience. Documentation, texts for sites, some articles
about programming, and other things were usually written in English by
me. Often versions in Russian were added. Thus, for example, news for my
personal site are first written in Russian and then translated into
English. But the centericq documentation which recently looks more like
a book with various useful advices and humour, from the very beginning
and till now is written in English. I mean there was nothing done
exclusively for RuNet. The latter stands for a sector of the Internet
containing resources in Russian. So, having come on the 13th March to
the office, I took a look at the site referrers statistics. Guess what
was there? More than 1000 people came from Cooler's site during the day.
So I conclude there is no reason to misjudge RuNet.
In order to avoid further questions, gotta say that I use webalizer
generation. A very nice proggie indeed, and I haven't found anything
better so far. The work of this GNU licensed application is based on
analyzing apache logs. In theory it can be easily customized to use log
files from other web servers. The only feature webalizer lacks is an
ability to specify URL masks with regular expressions, but it doesn't
interfere me too much.
Since I've already started talking about the site statistics, here is a
small overview. Daily konst.org.ua
is visited by 300-400 people.
The majority of them come to download centericq. This fact is proven by
the most popular search string "centericq" with a lot of visitors type
at search engines to find the site. Also the main referrer is freshmeat.
Needs to be mentioned that the amount of direct requests surprises.
Direct requests mean cases when visitors get to the site already knowing
the URL or by selecting it from their bookmarks. Of course, this amount
is smaller than the top
section says, because it looks like webalizer counts the
total amount of requests for pages and pictures with the "-" string in
Finally, a couple of links. For those interested in Moldavian language
(such a funny mix of Romanian and Russian) it's strongly recommended to
take a look at a dictionary here
. But if
you want some of your colleagues to (pardon) shit in their pants right
at their work place, just send them this link