Blog Hits: Dirac Delta

The admin pages for this blog have a “sparkle bar” along the top that shows the hourly hit rate, which is usually a simple diurnal cycle: most activity happens during the Western Hemisphere daylight hours.

Yesterday was different:

Blog Hourly Hits - 2012-05-19

Blog Hourly Hits – 2012-05-19

In the space of about 10 minutes, my sleepy post about a bicycle saddle advertisement received 207 hits from “bike riding” at Yahoo! image search. For the last two and a half years, it’s been ticking along at about 1 hit/day, so I think that spike represents a nice example of a Dirac Delta Function in action.

I no longer even pretend to know what’s going on…


  1. #1 by Robert :-) on 2012-05-20 - 09:17

    You Dirty DOG!!!
    I was hoping to see some Free Energy stuff,
    the DIRAC SEA is a vast reservoir of “untapped by humans” energy that we are all seeking to exploit

    • #2 by Ed on 2012-05-20 - 12:51

      a vast reservoir of “untapped by humans” energy

      I’m sure it’ll eventually become too cheap to meter

      • #3 by Robert :-) on 2012-05-20 - 13:46

        That is most definitely the idea!
        However, if one created a device that could tap said oceans of power,
        it would be wise to let the govt. :/ get their slice off the top so as to
        not upset the tax structure LOL

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