Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 - A Year In Review

Wow, another year gone by. Where does the time go? Well, considering I've written a year-end summary the past 2 years, I've decided to do it again for this year. So here it is, 2014 in review:

Statistics:

Top 5 Blog Posts (By Page View):

  1. An Opinion On The Future Of PHP
  2. It's All About Time
  3. PHP Install Statistics
  4. Introducing Recki-CT
  5. Why I Don't Recommend Scrypt

Bottom 5 Blog Posts (By Page View):

  1. When Rocks Falter
  2. Being A Responsible Developer
  3. FUD And Flames And Trolls, Oh My!
  4. Educate, Don't Mediate
  5. What's In A Type

Top 5 Blog Post Referring Sites:

  1. Twitter
  2. Reddit
  3. Hacker News
  4. Habrahabr.ru
  5. Stack Overflow

Presentations Given:

  • How PHP Changed The World Of Programming
  • Code Quality, By The Numbers
  • Code Review For Security
  • Beyond Design Patterns
  • High Performance PHP
  • Password Storage (And Hacking) In PHP

Conferences Attended:

  1. PHP Benelux 2014
  2. Sunshine PHP 2014
  3. ConFoo 2014
  4. NYCCamp 2014
  5. Google I/O
  6. ISTE 2014
  7. NEPHP 2014
  8. PHPNW 2014
  9. PHP Argentina 2014

New Github Repositories (notable):

Programming Languages Used:

  • PHP
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • C
  • Go
  • Python
  • C++
  • Haskell

Some Interesting Numbers (Blog):

  • New Blog Posts: 23 (-33%)
  • Comments: 449 (+42%)
  • Google Plus +1's: 759 (-16%)
  • Unique Visitors: 201,753 (+56%)
  • Unique Page Views: 626,347 (-8%)
  • Estimated Total Time Writing: Over 100 Hours
  • Total Ad Revenue: $99.91 (-10%)

Some Interesting Numbers (Photos):

  • Photos Taken (approximately): 27,000 (+58%)
  • Cameras Purchased: 1 (-50%)
  • Lenses Purchased: 6 (0%)
  • Photos Uploaded (Flickr): 436 (+192%)
  • Likes Received (Flickr): 94
  • Likes Received (Tumblr): 108

Some Interesting Numbers (me):

  • New Twitter Followers: 2892
  • Mailing List Posts: 7
  • Unique Trips: 13
  • Miles Traveled: 55,177
  • Countries Visited: 6
  • Cities Visited: 28
  • Mountain Passes Driven: 1
  • Lochs Driven Past: 7
  • Castles Visited: 3
  • Days Away From Home (Traveling): 86
  • Emails Received (personal): 29,697
  • Jobs Laid-Off From: 1
  • Jobs Started: 1
  • Managers: 3
  • StackOverflow Rep Gained: 18,378
  • StackOverflow Answers Written: 51
See you all next year!