2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 87,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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6 Responses to 2012 in review

  1. Your tool is great! One of my clients has a recurring problem of Excel file corruption on its network…I was wondering if it would be possible to run the style tool in command-line mode so that we could clean the entire network using a generated batch file. Don’t hesitate to contact me privately if you need more information….


    • XLGeek says:

      Have you checked out command line based version of the tool? Let me know if it doesn’t cover your scenarios.

      • I did a search on your blog and could not find a reference to the command line version…were can I find it?



      • XLGeek says:

        Check out this post. Let me know if the bulk cleaner doesn’t cover your scenario. See comments specific to the bulk cleaner version in this post for more details. I’m interested in your stats post processing if you can share.

      • I just took a look at the readme…I will definitely propose this to my client sysadmins.
        If I understood correctly, we would need to load on instance per folder we wish to monitor?
        In terms of footprint, I did a quick test pasting 14 corrupted files (between 600-700k each) and it hovered in the 80-120 mb of memory usage and now stays at 100Mb while idle. Can I use this figure to calculate memory requirements for multiple instances running at the same time?

        I don’t think they would mind sharing the stats with obfuscated files names. On a somewhat related topic, do you take donations?


      • XLGeek says:

        Hi Luc, if you use the latest multi-folder version then you will need only one instance and you need to specify only the parent folder. Memory usage works like this: all new or altered files are stuffed into the buffer the moment they get detected – copied to the monitored share or saved by the user. Subsequently they are processed one at a time to avoid any memory pressure on the hosting machine. I have to support the lowest common denominator scenario which sometimes is some dedicated guy in finance or accounting running the console app that monitors the network share on his machine for everyones benefit. .Net garbage collector ensures that there are no leaks once the file handles are released. We can connect off line tomorrow if you have more specific questions.

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