Today, Ayende wrote about calculating the most popular blog posts using SubText1. Though his methodology was quite unscientific (rating a comment as worth 3 1/2 aggregator views, and a web view as 1 1/2 aggregator views), it makes enough sense for an unscientific calculation.
Taking his approach, here are the top ten most popular posts on my blog.
- ASP.Net, CDO, and ‘The transport failed to connect to the server.’
- Installing Linux on Virtual PC
- Top 20 geek books (and three of my own)
- Selective searching in Windows XP: When search all doesn’t search all
- Copying an ADO RecordSet in Visual Basic
- CodeSmith Templates for Wilson’s O/R Mapper
- New (kind of) CodeSmith templates for Wilson’s O/R Mapper
- Compiled version of ASP.Net CSSFriendly Control Adapters (RTM 1.0)
- One less reason to use IE: Opera is now free!
- Changing the autogenerated password format in the SqlMembershipProvider
It’s funny to look back on this. Among the posts above, one is in a programming language I almost never use (#7), one is on an operating system I almost never use (#2), one is among the shortest posts ever (#9), and one doesn’t really work as much as I thought when I wrote it (#10).
Still, thanks to all those few but faithful readers over the years.
1 At the time this post was written, this blog used the SubText blog engine. We’ve since converted to WordPress.