29 September 2008

The Curious Cat has meowed!

I asked myself, "Will this make me sound like I'm shouting to the world 'I'm a self-important, conceited bitch!'?" and the answer was "Probably yes," but I'm going to write it anyway. And let me hasten to assure you that I am not conceited at all, well maybe I am, just a tad! But truthfully, I'm just curious. So pardon me this little show of vanity or whatever you may call it, because I've been itching forever with it.

So the thing is, like your everyday, normal, average blogger, I have several tracking software running on this little blog of mine. And pretty much like the blog itself, all of them started out as experiments, lessons to teach myself stuff that I needed to know because my work demanded it. That was ages ago and I no longer need them, but I still do go in once a while to check whatever data they've faithfully collected for me - to oil my ego (or shatter it), and to appease the Gods of boredom.

But sometimes I become seriously curious about the 'people' I see there...Like today, I saw a person from Al Manamah, Bahrain searching on Google for "jerusha dignified cow" and I can't think of anyone I know who knows me in Bahrain, I am just dying to know more about this person, besides the fact that his/her operating system is a Windows XP, and that he is using Firefox 3.0.1, and that his computer screen resolution is 1280x1024, and he's got Javascript enabled, and his internet service provider is Batelco...

Oh who are you, mysterious person from the city of Manama in the Al Manamah region of Bahrain?!

There's another person from Islandia, New York, and another one from Atlanta, Georgia, whose absences are very conspicuous to me now and are causes for slight disappointments because they were almost like real people that I was used to seeing regularly. Then there are the IP addresses that I know by heart, and I can tell which friend it is and which part of the world that friend is from by just a quick glance at the decimalised numbers.

And I feel terrible everytime I see someone who's reached my page through a search done for "sexy girl(s) blog," "bad girl blog" (not that I'm not bad, just not that kind of bad bad..), or even "blogger help" (for I offer no support of any sort), and the ones looking for info or pictures of famous characters, for example, Samurai Jack, Thor, and more recently, Dorflein. And especially the ones searching for the 'my cup runneth over' song or the Bible verse.

To everyone who was looking for something, and you came in here because you were misled - I'm sorry. You can close me, and block me forever, and I promise I won't be hurt.

But./I'm late for dinner. Will continue later. If there;s anything worth continuing for..

24 comments:

Lucy said...

Interesting! I didn't know you could know such information. IP address..okay..OS..okay..Browser mm..okay..But Screen Resolution! and the searches!
I must sound medieval to you! :D

You must know by now I come straight to the url hehe..

Naupang^Fel said...

Eh! Banner lian tok dah la.. Thlahrang lem te tar treuh tur lom.. I kungfu thiam kha an la hre fuh lo a nih hi.. hihihihi

Anonymous said...

Those kind of data are not accurate. There are possibly many ways to make it seem like a person is browsing from somewhere else.

Jerusha said...
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Jerusha said...

lucy - not really, I know lots of people who deal with stuff like these every day who don't know that either :-)! It's such a big jumble I don't usually take the time to dissect all the data in there, but I could go in there now, and look at the visitor who hung out here around 12:18am...hmm let's see - Bangalore, used IE, OS Windows XP, Airtel broadband, screen resolution 1024x768, hung around for about 14 mins, and yes, directly got on here :-)

Jerusha said...

Ka nau - hehe min lo siam sak teh, banner lian pui thlahrang lem lian pui awm, I bialnu lem a sirah I dah bawk ang a :)

anonymous - yep, you're right. My own IP address is masked so well my visits would never be counted as visits from India, but certain other regions of the world :P I know lots of people do this, and yep, my Bahrain searcher may be sitting right next door, but I like the idea of exotic Manamah so I'm going to believe that's an unmasked address :P

Lucy said...

:D Huau a ni mai... :D

virgochhas said...

*ehhhh*...i hope u won't get a 'can i haf fran-ship with you' comment tomorrow...

:P

lolzzzzzzz

BTW, i never knew u can get all those info's... :O

wonderboy said...

Wow! Wow!! A ngaihnawm ka tih zawng tak a nia mahse I blog hi ka tlawh trih ta deuh reuh!! :D plz don't meow about my info!! Lolz

Jerusha said...

rams - fran-ship comments a ward off zawk dawn lawm, man lo e mai! An hlau ve deuh ang chu :P

wonderboy - haha I won't meow I promise! En uluk ngai ve lutuk mimal tak a chhui tur chuan, anmahni kan hriat leh an awmna kan hriat sa te hi a awl ani mai ah, chuti tih loh ah chuan ka khawih em em peih hranpa lo..

Calliopia said...

Funny but I've been wondering myself if I should come up with sth like this. I get pretty bugged when ppl come in regularly and peep in through the window but won't ring the bell, if you know what I mean. Like I've been having these longish visits from Apia, Samoa and Auckland, New Zealand and can't imagine who they might be. I've seriously considered turning my blog personal but that would make things so predictable and yawn-inducing..

Sekibuhchhuak said...

Hetiang 'zawhte' hi an awm nual anih hmel:-)

Calliopia said...

Apia, Samoa case just solved. Clicked on someone's nick here which led me to a post with Samoan dancers et al. LOL. Now xcuse moi while I track down my Kiwi Peeping Tom and another one from Singapore!

mesjay said...

You send shivers down my spine! With all the tools you savvies have, one can't be sure of privacy any more. Btw, my ego trip consists of googling my own name once in a while.

luliana said...

Holy female James Bond ehh?!! I bet you can find out the colour of my underwear :P

Mos said...

hi i'm from Manama, Bahrain. I have a date for you.

Kthnxbye.

DayDreamBeliever said...

heyy...this is interesting. I'm gonna learn how to do that! :) I get the visitor from Samoa too, hehe

Sekibuhchhuak said...

Samoa -ah chuan Mizo an awm a lawm:)

Calliopia said...

Ka blogah chuan a la ron inlar ve duh lo, min muchit tawk chiahin min ron awhfik vel ni ta berin k shia :(

Bingo, Jerusha, there's Mostafa your Bahraini randy dandy date. Of course you might have to share him with a few other (less) dignified cows :D *hyuk hyuk*

Jerusha said...

mesjay - My friends would absolutely find me being branded as one of the savvies as a subject of endless ridicule :-) But you'd be surprised how many people get their kicks from googling themselves. My best ego boost is seeing my page on the first page :)

boss lulian - ti kha ani mai! Kekorte rawng mai pawh ni lo, kekorte ha nge ha lo tih thleng a en dan pawh ka hria,..han ti mai ilah! LOL

Jerusha said...

daydreamer - Now, it seems mine is the only page this esteemed anonymous Samoan visitor has failed to grace :( haha Google Analytics ka lo suggest ang che, not because it's a relative :P, but it's pretty easy and comprehensive even for first time users.

Seki - lo va hre vel chur chur ve a, Mizo awmna ho chu. Nangpawh hi hetiang lamah hian I lo ril zek ani lo maw!

Jerusha said...

J - any luck with your secret Kiwi and Singaporean admirers? I have a slight suspicion as to who the latter one might be haha but I'll bet there's no connection at all, see this is what tracking data like this does to sane human beings..suspicions slapped on innocent citizens.

LOL@mostafa hahaah. I was actually thinking 'Amos' when I saw 'Mos' but Mostafa is brilliant. Aren't I the lucky one? I wish it's a rich oil sheikh who just wants to pay me millions and millions to maintain a fun sheikh blog for him :)

Jerusha said...

hi mos, how awfully gracious of you! Who's this date, when, and does it involve oil??? :PP

Moiamoia said...

who cares who he is...you have people in Bahrain who know you...I don't even have people who know me in Bagha...hehehe...always a welcome read after a day of tiring internet surfing...:-P