How many times have you seen The Hunt For Red October?
Remember Jack Ryan's line as Jeffery Van Pelt signs Jack up to recover the Russian sub? "I'm just an analyst", sayeth Jack.
So am I. Most of my professional career was spent as a management consultant. I loved digging through mounds of nonsense in an attempt to identify a clients real problem. I hated symptom solving. I had to know the details.
After retiring my brain went on hold for several years, and then I began this blog.
As night follows twilight, I wanted to know more. Being simple minded, my first thought was how many people come here? So I added a peg counter.
That wasn't enough, so I devised spread sheets. How many per day, then how many by day of the week.
After a very short time I realized that this was way too male, and clearly I had too much time on my hands. So I got over myself. For a while.
Last week the counter died, and I said good riddance. That didn't last.
A month or so ago, on MOTR's blog Abnormally Normal I found IT.
If you have a lick of curiosity about your own blog, I highly recommend it. It answers many of your most curious questions. Everything but why. Click on the bug at the bottom of the page, and look around. It will tell more about you than you ever imagined.
Tells from where, when, how long, by day, by hour..... The analyst in me is doing back flips.
So now I either have to get rid of it quickly, or find something more productive to do.
Don't be too surprised if you see it gone in a few days. Information overload may take over before I begin. Better yet, I find a more useful use for my time.
8 hours ago