Sunday, November 23, 2008

Statistical proof that I am running out of steam

I started this blog just under a year ago as a way to basically kill time. My job at MPIA was rapidly diminishing as the Saint Luke's IT dept slowly took over my turf in anticipation of its complete take over later that Spring. As you can see from my ridiculous 21 posts in 24 days last December, it was working. Time was being killed. The dip in February directly corelates to me starting the new job and suddenly finding stuff to do, but on average you can see that while I did start with a full head of steam, I have been slowly dwindling in my devotion to blogging. When you think about the fact that this entry is nothing more than a post about how I don't post anymore I think you'll agree that I have nothing to say. To accentuate the seriousness of the problem I actually took time to create this nice bar graph with a line of averages to visually demonstrate the attenuation of pointless but presumably witty banter.

I think the graph says it all. I do not blame writers block. I do not blame laziness. I do not blame the financial crisis. I don't actually think that this phenomenon has a specific man made cause, much like global warming. That last statement was purely at attempt to validate this post by making a politcal/scientific observation but in true blogger form offering no weight of evidence to substantiate the claim. I just put it out there.

Stay tuned... I will probably post something else... later... at some point. In the meantime enjoy today's Douglas Adams quote over to the right which unlike my blog ALWAYS generates a chuckle from those enlightened enough to understand his humor. I mean humour (He was British after all).


The Irascible Neufonzola said...

When you feed your statistics into a MIDI tone generator, it generates a melody almost but not entirely unlike the melody to "Funkytown".

The Unabashed Blogger said...

"presumabley witty banter"

1st mistake- spelling it wrong (presumably)
2nd mistake- thinking it's witty.

Percussivity said...

1st mistake - rub the hangover out of your eyes. I didn't misspell it. :-P

2nd mistake - I didn't say I think it is witty, I implied that I presume it is witty. A presumption is sort of a hypothesis based on some evidence, but not a conclusion.

A Pilgrim's Porridge said...

Unabashed that is just wrong. When did we stop reading the blogs for interest sake and begin bashing one another for the sake of grammar. Blogs, by their very nature, promote bad grammar (not that Percussivity promotes that).

Maybe the economy and the shorter days are getting to you.

Oddly Correct said...

what happens when you do post again? The quote will not be to the right, directly. All kinds of confusion to follow. Chaos. Bailouts.

PS Sophie Miles plays a mean funkytown on the ukulele.