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Blog 'Year In Review' - Fun with Analytics

Blog 'Year In Review' - Fun with Analytics

Two motivations for this Rants & Ramblings post:

  1. I haven’t taken the content marketing aspect of my blog very seriously and have been curious about who actually reads the content.

  2. Have been wanting to see how this site’s analytics capabilities have evolved (note: Squarespace, at the time of this writing).

Let’s see what we find out!

Traffic

Overview

  • By Device Type: 60% Desktop, 37% Mobile, 2% Tablet, 1% Unknown

  • By Source: 43% Direct, 32% Google, 12% Facebook, 11% LinkedIn, 3% Others

DEF CON 26 - My Thoughts and Reflections

DEF CON 26 - My Thoughts and Reflections

I was recently in Las Vegas for DEF CON, the world's largest Hacking Conference (Site, Wikipedia). For four days, 20,000+ nerds descended upon Vegas and put security professionals on edge. It was my first time participating in DEF CON, and it won't be my last.

Over the course of my week in Las Vegas, I caught up with old friends, met new people, learned about the Hacker world, was exposed to novel ideas, had fascinating and thoughtful discussions, lived it up Vegas-style, explored the famous city's culture, and ate too much unhealthy food (*cough* Typical West Coast).

I've been left with a lot to ponder since coming home from DEF CON…

To-Do List from 2012

To-Do List from 2012

I've recently taken to finishing up notebooks with incomplete pages that are strewn about the home.

The notebook I am currently using to chronicle my dreams was one that I used sporadically throughout 2011-2014. In this journal, I found to-do list I'd written in 2012 while pondering and planning the future. Reading this today, in 2017, I am surprised by how many of these items I have actually completed.

Canadian Youth Mobility Agreements - Did You Know?

Canadian Youth Mobility Agreements - Did You Know?

Traveling around the world as a visitor, student, worker, or whatever other circumstance. It's a dream for many of us, isn't it? However, due to national borders, we are often faced with all sorts of challenges imposed by the systems in place for traveling. Similarly, my partner and I have been considering different places where we could do long-term traveling / short-term working, but come up against the wall of visa issues and poorly laid-out information on public resources.

Thankfully, in Canada, we are very fortunate to be a part of a group of countries who have set up an agreement that simplifies this all.