Abby and I got an early Christmas yesterday, in the form of replacement phones for her aging iPhone 3 and my dying Motorola Tundra. We both now have iPhone 5s.
Also, numbers are changing, but not that kind of numbers. Our phone numbers will remain the same. The changing numbers are the ones you might have noticed at the very bottom of all my pages, in the form of a hit counter. For the last couple of days I have let it count from zero, which gave me an idea of how many hits my sites take every day without having to look up my stats. I was a little surprised to see thousands of hits per day, but I am aware that many or even most of those are search crawlers and spam bots.
As I got more interested, I looked at my stats page to find my site has been hit literally millions of times since 2008, the year I changed web service providers and migrated to WordPress. So as of today, the number you see at the bottom of each blog starts from the total as of this morning, 7606858.
Now, the phone thing: I am not a supporter of the smart phone culture, as I think it makes us all look like idiots, which we are. But my Tundra, an excellent and rugged device, was in the throes, so it was time. We chose iPhones because we are familiar with iOS and Mac OS. Regardless, I won’t be LOLing on Facebook, and you won’t hear a “you’ve got mail” blorp from my pocket.