What your name means

Results for “Julien”:

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed… even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you’re so lucky, you don’t really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You’re sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don’t get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It’s easy to get you excited… which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don’t stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

Take the test!

Thanks to Christine for the link.

Wii’b Analytics?

Nintendo WiiThe Nintendo Wii gaming console just launched very succesfully in Japan and North America at about $250.00 a pop. If you had not pre-ordered, you’re in for a long, cold, queue outside gaming outlets just to get one.

Once you get past the revolutionary control system – where you have to swing the controller as though wielding a tennis racket/sword/golf club/bowling ball, etc – you notice that the Wii includes the embedded version of the Opera web browser.

Bowser in Super MarioThis “Web Bowser” (I think I just coined that, actually) as I like to call it, is the way to access the Wii Shop Channel, a site on which you can buy/download games and also surf web pages. Using Opera.

For you non-gamers, Bowser is a reference to the Super Mario video game series’ super-villain.

What does this mean in terms of Web Analytics?

It had to happen one day, boys and girls : this console handles Javascript and cookies! ;-)

… and therefore…. ?

That’s right, you can track web traffic, click and other regular WA-related info, from a gaming console!

However, unless i’m proven wrong, no Web Analytics vendor has clear support for alternative browsing platforms.

While the Sony PSP and the Nintendo DS fall into the “mobile devices” category, there is currently no Web Analytics segmenting for “gaming platforms” such as the Wii or the PS3.

(bonus points to Python fans who answered “she’s a witch!“)

Check your user agent logs for the following string:

User Agent: Opera/9.00 (Nintendo Wii; U; ; 1038-58; Wii Shop Channel/1.0; en)

On a side note, the Sony Playstation Portable or PSP has a user agent of

Mozilla/4.0 (PSP (PlayStation Portable); 2.00)

and the Sony Playstation 3 answers to

Mozilla/5.0 (PLAYSTATION 3; 1.00)

Happy Wii gaming/surfing :-)

NOTE: the Wii will be available in Europe on December 8th.


Do RSS and AJAX Make Pageviews Obsolete?

Just to provide more backing to Better Know a Web Metric : the Page View, here is a story I just found on Digg.


Remember when web site traffic was talked about in terms of “hits”? You’d read about how many millions of hits Netscape got per month and other sites bragged about getting 30,000 hits a day.

My comment on this story:

RSS and Ajax are two tools that work great together when it comes to publishing content. They still need a receptacle in the form of a document…
With RSS and Ajax, you essentially track clicks and site interaction, which means taking a measure of your site’s usability instead of an in-depth traffic analysis.

read more | digg story

SEO tips from Matt Cutts (Google)

On his “SEO Egghead” blog, Jaimie Sirovich offers a compilation of the best SEO tips written by Matt Cutts (Google employee).

On a side note, Jaimie appears to have an upcoming book on SEO with PHP (WROX ed.), co-authored with Christian Darie.

this story got spotted on Digg and the main comment (although overly enthusiast, as usual on Digg) called for moderation so I went ahead and posted a reply.
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