People from far away places visit my blog late at night

I’m still working, so I checked in with my blog and saw that people from far away are checking in too:

Welcome, friends!

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  • Charles Martel

    I am going to let slide that you think somebody visiting you from San Francisco (bottom item on your screen capture) is from a far away place.

    On second thought. . .

  • jj

    It’s interesting – but I don’t know how that works.  I occasionally spot what I assume has to be myself on the list of who’s reading and from whence they hail, because it’s the only entry from this corner of the country – but it’s not reflecting me within a hundred miles of where I am.  I guess it shows where you’re being routed through or something.  Some days that’s right down the road, other days it’s Portland, Oregon which is 240 miles away!
    Portland, which they tell me is very nice, but (at least along the I-5 corridor) greatly resembles Elizabeth, New Jersey to my eyes, figures in my life only as a place through which I drive as quickly as possible when on my way to Topanga for a few weeks.
    Where I actually am is a small place, and I don’t believe I have ever seen its name on the list of places from whence people are tuning in, so I wonder about the precision of that widget.  Or, as noted, I just don’t understand it, and it reflects where the routing goes more than where the comments originate.
    China’s a surprise, though.  I thought the free internet was pretty much blocked from there.  Given the room’s general attitude about our rapacious, shark-and-rhinoceros destroying, superstitious, Tibet-stealing entirely sleazy Commie, murdering little sewer rats, notable only for out-breeding cockroaches is not particularly positive,  I’m surprised at that one.

  • Bookworm

    I was surprised about China too.  I have to assume that the PRC officials are watching me to pick up helpful tips on running their country,

  • Gringo

    Off topic. I recommend this new Ray Stevens video: Mr. President.

  • Mike Devx

    Great video, Gringo, thanks! (Maybe Book will give it top billing by posting it!)

    I would love to see it go #1 on the country charts.  Wouldn’t it be something if it made some kind of a splash on the pop charts?  I remember when Ray Stevens did “The Streak” in 1974 and it went big.  May lightning strike twice.

  • Ymarsakar

    You can bypass blocks if you have proxy servers. Just depends on how much people want to spend on quality blocks vs good proxy servers.

    Proxy servers work by grabbing the data off the net for you, and then routing it back to you in such a fashion that it doesn’t trigger the national firewalls. Regular users don’t use it much. Hackers, internet security specialists, and global trackers often use them though.