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Bye Bye 2006, Welcome 2007

As we say bye bye to 2006, I would like to thank you, my dear reader, for reading my blog and spending part of your time leaving comments and feedback.

For me, the highlights of 2006 were:

I would also like to share with you some statistics from the past 12 months (as per Google Analytics and Feedburner):

Top 10 pages

The following pages received the most hits during 2006:

  1. Home page
  2. Format your SQL the easy way
  3. Oracle SQLPlus
  4. Saving/Downloading files to/from Oracle using ColdFusion
  5. Cool SQL function: EXTRACT
  6. Back to basics: outer joins
  8. HTTP POST from inside Oracle
  9. PRAGMAtism in Oracle PL/SQL
  10. Oracle Trace Analyzer is TKPROF on Steroids


Top 10 browsers

Internet Explorer was the most popular followed by Firefox:


Top 10 countries

Almost half of the traffic originated from the US and the UK:


Top referrers

Google was responsible for more than 65% of the traffic, and 10% of the visits were direct, i.e. from bookmarks or directly typing the blog URL:


The number of subscribers to the blog feed has been steadily growing:


In 2007 I will continue to blog about whatever I find interesting and useful to both you and me.

Here on the west coast of the United States, we celebrate new year later than the rest of the world. At the time of this writing, there is almost 12 hours till we welcome the arrival of 2007.

My next post will be next year 🙂

Happy New Year!

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Goodbye 2005, Hello Vegas

Well, here we are, one day before new year’s eve, looking back to 2005 and asking ourselves: What will 2006 bring? The answer is: nobody knows. I just hope that the new year will be full of health, wealth and happiness for all of us.

On a personal note, during the first 4 days of 2006 I will be in Las Vegas with my wife Jasmine and son George. I have never been in Vegas before, so it will be an interesting and exciting short trip for me, at least that’s what I’m hoping. I’m not a gambler, but how can you be in Vegas and not gamble?! I did set aside a few dollars for me to loose in the slot machines.

I started this blog in June 2005, and it has been my pleasure to share my experiences with you, and also learn a lot from you. I will continue to do that in 2006.

Thank you my friends. I wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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