This one doesn’t count

SiteMeter still counts the visitors to this site, as it has for 14 years now, with occasional interruptions and a disparity of 40,000 or so between the two databases it maintains for me. This, however, is a whole new level of fail:

SiteMeter domain expiration

I’m guessing the guy in charge of keeping track of the domain is the same guy who doesn’t answer your tech-support questions.

Addendum: Robert Stacy McCain considers the possibility that it was suicide.

Further addendum: The reports of its death may be greatly exaggerated.



  1. McGehee »

    4 April 2013 · 9:34 pm

    As low as is my regard for Sitemeter, even I can’t raise an ITYS for that.

  2. fillyjonk »

    5 April 2013 · 8:58 am

    Wow, this is the best “You had ONE job….” situation ever.

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  4. CGHill »

    5 April 2013 · 11:24 pm

    I note for record that I still can’t connect to it from the sidebar, owing to the usual DNS propagation issues; I did manage to get in through the IP address, though I’m not recoding 21,000 pages just so I can see a number.

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