Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



Almost Every 42 Minutes from Latvia

I have several blogs of minor viewership for contents other than writing in English. There are blogs for Kakuro, recipes, abstract art, cartoons, photography etc. I have noticed a strange common behavior in the "readership" of these blogs: Latvia

Its a country far away from me.

Several of my blogs get a hit from Latvia every 42 minutes. Almost. There are some pauses in this behavior and I don't know why it is occuring. Who, what and why this behavior eXists is veRy puzzling.

There are source references to site http://r-e-f-e-r-e-r.com

It would be nice if this web behavior went away. It is also a waste of the good number 42.


Rob Z Tobor said...

Interestingly Mr ESB in the last couple of days or so my own blog has been having the same problem. I have looked on the internet to see if there was any significance to this and as far as I can see it does not have any detrimental effect on your blog other that make folk think you blog is really popular if you have a pageview counter (which I do).

I do agree though it would be good if it went away, at present I look like I have hundreds of pageviews a day when the reality it is about 10.

Bumferry Hogart said...

I get exactly the same. I just thought I was a cult hero in Eastern Europe. Thanks for ruining my dreams of a world tour! hahahahaha. :O)

esbboston said...

Rob: Even in our odd siLLy worlds of fiction and factuality it is nice to know when there are real people reading our work. It evens appears that they pretend to be a variety of different browsers, so as to make you think it is multiple people. I think it is bizarre for people to program a computer to pretend its doing something human but to pretend to be a group of people, why, my brain just boggles.

B. Hogart: Yes, I too imagined going on a whirlwind papparazzi fiLLed interviews in the Baltic states, answering aLL my beloved fans questions as to my literary brilliance and whatz my favorite color and where do you get those grand ideas for recipes. But now its aLL illusions as I sit in the dark drinking this cup of coffee that I didn't even bother to sweeten or creamerize, sad. Then I read somewhere the hackers may not even actuaLLy be in Latvia but simply use remote computers to do their dirty dirty work. So my dream is twice shattered.


Rob Z Tobor said...

If it is any consolation the hackers don't actually achieve much if anything, and after they die no one will notice. I have sort of covered the same subject matter in my own post tonight, and make the point that we are greater than them because we create.

esbboston said...

Rob: So true ...

Marianne said...

I'm HUGE in Uzbekistan. Go figure. ;)

esbboston said...

Marianne: Uzbekistan? Huge? I am huge enough in the USofA, but why are we talking 'bout my level of obesity? Oh, sorry, you weren't, never mind .... hahaha

One of my favorite siLLy poems that I ever wrote has Uzbekistan in the title:

"Is Stan Back from Uzbekistan?" - The Saga of an Exotic Pet Broker in the Middle East

Link to poem

New Blog for My Abstract Art ... Come Visit

Click HERE for the Art of Ernest S B Boston

These are pieces that I have generated mainly using computer art tools. Enjoy !

Something New:

I am also in the process of linking my poetry blog entries together. This project is only partially finished. A "Poetry LINK" at the bottom of the blog entry points to the next older piece of poetry.

First poem in the series of linked poems ....

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

Turn Gold Out of the Darkness

Blog Archive

My Art

These are some of my abstract art pieces. They are available as prints, send me a note if you are interested.

Couch Glow

Couch Glow

Gold As Smoke

Gold As Smoke

Flowing Wood

Flowing Wood