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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:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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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 11,000 times in 2010. That’s about 26 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 102 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 4 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 469kb.

The busiest day of the year was August 31st with 338 views. The most popular post that day was FIBA World Championships 2010: Day 3: USA Survives Clash, Serbia Bounces Back, Germany Hammered.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, stumbleupon.com, twitter.com, and kadmous.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for lebanon basketball, lebanese basketball, fiba asia stankovic cup 2010, you’ve got a friend in me, and nkotbsb.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

FIBA World Championships 2010: Day 3: USA Survives Clash, Serbia Bounces Back, Germany Hammered August 2010

2

Lebanese National Basketball Team : Our Pride in Sports July 2010

3

[SBC] Eminem, Rihanna and Megan Fox Fire up “Love the Way You Lie” August 2010
11 comments and 2 Likes on WordPress.com

4

3rd FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup: Lebanon on the Rise August 2010
4 comments

5

Baby, Let Me Love You Down: Usher Goes O.M.G August 2010
3 comments


Here are two videos that are bound to make all the programmers and IT people really happy on this evening. Feel free to laugh, especially at the second one, which I think is really well executed, especially that Lady Gaga herself hasn’t thought of a Floppy-Disk-based dress (that’s if she could find some lying around).

Enjoy :D

And So You Code ( Alors On Dance Parody)

Lady Java (Bad Romance + Poker Face parody)

 

 


Hello Everyone!

As you may have realized, our content has not been updated for around a week now- something which is agonizing to both Tom and myself. Truth be told, this lack of fresh content has been mainly due to a mix of Writer’s Cramp and getting ready to start our senior year of college next week, as well as Tom having a familial obligation. Therefore, please be patient with us as we get readjusted to the “normal” life, and I’m certain this will be a source of inspiration for some new content. We also have a lot of reviews coming up, with this being the high-season for album and movie releases, so we can guarantee that no matter what, you’re going to be entertained.

In the meantime, we’d just like to share some really exciting news with you all. TnT has been running for almost 3 months now and last night we received word that this little project of ours was reviewed by Kadmous.org, a wonderful website that specializes in celebrating Lebanese achievements and culture. Naturally, we’re thrilled about this and we would like to thank Lebanos for taking the time to check out our blog and write this review, and also for sorting out the few concerns we had straight away. You can check out the review (which is in Arabic) right here :)

And of course, keep checking back for new stuff! :D


Since we haven’t done this in a while, we present you now with a list of random, funny, and bizarre facts we adopted from PHIL BRODIE BAND’S FUN PAGE

  • You will have to walk 80 kilometers for your legs to equal the amount of exercise your eyes get daily.
  • The Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification back in 700.
  • Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than it does through the air.
  • A greenfly born on a Tuesday can be a grandparent by Friday.
  • Image via Wikipedia

    Mobile Phone Evolution

    There are more mobile phones in UK than there are people.

  • Termites are affected by music; the termites will eat your house twice as fast if you play them loud music.
  • One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water.
  • Thomas Edison got patents for a method of making concrete furniture and a cigar which was supposed to burn forever.

    A photograph of Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison...
  • A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water.
  • If you think of the Milky Way as being the size of the continent of Asia, our solar system would be the size of a penny.
  • The average driver will be locked out of their car nine times during their life time (yes, men are in the stats).
  • A Boeing 767 airliner contains 3,100,000 parts.
  • Belief in the existence of vacuums used to be punishable under Church law.
  • Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain.
  • An owl can see a mouse moving from over 150ft away by a light no brighter than candlelight.
  • The average person has walked 100,000 miles by the time they reach the age of 85.
  • Your hearing is less sharp after eating too much.
  • In the course of a lifetime, the average person spends 2 years on the phone.
  • In a lifetime, the average clean-shaven man will spend five months shaving and will remove 28ft of hair.
  • Beethoven was extremely particular about his coffee , he always counted 60 beans per cup. (more…)

This is a continuation of the post we had up last week adapted from the fantastic Thrillist where we gave you a list of 22 random facts that you may or may not have come across in your daily life. We now present you with a few more for you reading enjoyment. Here goes :)

  1. The average heart will beat 3,000,000,000 times in a lifetime. That is a lot.
  2. Mount Everest grows 4 millimeters a year. Good luck if you’re attempting to climb it in the near future.
  3. The most common lie is “I’m Fine.” Can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that.
  4. Golf is the only sport to be played on the moon. What about being bored out of your mind?
  5. But there is no superman!

  6. (more…)

If you ask any Internet savvy user (but Microsoft users of course), everyone will tell you that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are much better than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.

The IE team is now saying otherwise.

With rumors of IE9 to be released soon, Microsoft’s IE team is saying that Internet Explorer 9 is months away from being released, and that IE9 basically depends on hardware acceleration, as the Internet Explore 9 Platform Preview showed in an impressive performance.

Although Firefox 4 beta 1 is already out, and has its own GPU (graphics processing unit) acceleration, IE’s group program manager, Robert Mauceri, says that IE9’s harwdware acceleration is “a lot more comprehensive”, where IE9 accelerates much more on the page according to Mauceri, and the GPU is used as all text, graphics, video and images are being rendered.

According to Microsoft's speed test, IE9 runs faster Firefox 4.

According to Mauceri, some tests have shown that FF4 and IE9 are really similar, but in other features, Firefox and Google Chrome are playing catch-up to Internet Explorer. For example, as Mauceri said, Firefox’s new HTML5 parser uses a “separate thread from the one handling Firefox’s interface”, something already exists in IE8 by running each tab in an isolated process.  Google Chrome’s first steps into native code is nothing really special, as IE has had native code for years according to the IE group manager.

I have a good feeling about IE9 and I can’t wait until it’s out. What do you say?


Here is a bunch of random facts that I’d like to share with you on this beautiful Sunday. They’re taken from this website Thrillist.com which is actually pretty cool and updated everyday. Read along for some pretty interesting fun-facts and my comments.
1-Neilasparophobia is the fear of aliens. That means you can’t get past the first 10 minutes of ET.
2-In an average life, a human walks 3 times around the Earth. That’s a long walk!
3-The chances of a plane crashing are 1 in 11 million. That does nothing to lessen my fears of flying.
4- The average life of a web page is between 44 and 77 days. Let’s hope TnT’s pages get to live longer than that.
5-Barbie has had 125 careers since 1959. Talk about ambition!
6-Charles Dickens invented the word Boredom. I’m glad he gave the English language something other than A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol
7-The first calculator (not abacus) was invented in 1642. My life would have been so much more complicated if not for that invention.
8-Phobophobias is the fear of phobias. Wonder how long it took them to figure that!
9-In chess, there are 19651882910054400000000000000 ways to play the first ten moves. Wow.
10- Only 3% of adults get the recommended 8 hours of sleep. College students do not belong to that category.
11-The Big Bang Theory was developed by a priest. No comment.
12- Micheal Jackson’s white glove was a modified golf glove. And it sold for freaking millions!
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Somehow I'm not suprised


14-Scrabble was originally going to be called Lexiko. Somehow Scrabble sounds much better.
15-A glass bottle takes 4 thousand years to degrade. Plastic is no better.
16-Chocolate is good for your teeth
17-You can die from laughing. Sad, but true.
18-The average smoker loses 2 teeth every 10 years. And that is one reason why you should stop smoking.
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Maybe it's time to repaint the bedroom walls


20-An average bannana has more calories than a KitKat. See, junk food is health, sometimes
21-And finally. High heels were originally made for men. So don’t blame Nicolas Sarkozy or Tom Cruise for wearing platform shoes.

See, it's a fact