So I was inspecting my sitemeter stats and noticed a weird trend.

3 government isps searched my page for posts for the same period of time.

Feb 11 2009 from 11:57 pm to 8:00 am.

Now the questions


Did someone in guv'mint see something cool and email the search string to friends in guv'mint?

Is the guv'mint after me?

What was so neat on the blog that day?

Why three such disparate agencies hitting the same period of time?

The first hit came out of http://ogdaa.blogspot.com/ (that evil heathen the Knuckle Draggin Wirecutter - he sicced em on me) Look out Wireman the Guv'mint is lookin at you.

If anyone has any thoughts I'd love to hear them and if one of you guv'mint folks want to fess up and keep me from holin' up in the bomb shelter with the canned goods that'd be OK too.


Ride Fast said...

I used to sort of worry about govt hits. The I realized:
1) Govt people surf the net, too.
2) It's probably my fault or someone who links to me. We do get rather fired up politically now and then.

VC said...

So, you think it's safe to come out of the bomb shelter?

VC said...

Figured it out and it's so stupid I am too embarassed to fess up.

Horse-farmer said...

Hey, just to let you know one of the ways I destress at work is to hit my brother's blog "Oleragtop" and then to yours and Knuckledraggers.
I work for the VA in one of their clinics.
Glad I am able to relax and laugh a little after getting yelled at by a bunch of crabby ole men who can't hear a thing.
Keep up the good work,
A 21 year retired military medic, and getting ready to retire from the VA too.
Celebrate Life

VC said...

Well thanks for the heads up. It's good to have a friend in the east.

Well, I didn't want to have to admit how dumb my 'discovery' was but here we go...

A search string like the one I 'found' -- http://throwtheball.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-02-13T16:08:00-08:00 -- happens when a reader clicks on the older posts link at the bottom of the page in order to see the previous page of inanities. I figured that out while...nevermind.

So what my paranoid alter ego (who is still in the bomb shelter with the canned food and dirty books) thought was a purposeful search was actually a click out to see more of my posted daily insanity.

So, to add further pain, remember that I am a Senior Tech Engineer at the world's second largest software company.

Damn, embarassing. Really.

I need to drink more.

Good luck with the second retirement.

wirecutter said...

Okay, you figured it out and clued me in. I guess I better go dig up all the ammo I stashed.

VC said...

Wireman - bring that ammo over here I'll shoot it for you.