2010 – A Year In Numbers

Here in the UK we track the passage of the days, weeks, months and years according to the Gregorian calendar and it’s now less than 48 hours before the monotonically increasing number that is the year clicks over to 2011. Of course, whilst widely used, the Gregorian calendar isn’t the only type of calendar in active use; 2011 will also be 5772 for followers of the Hebrew date, 1433 for the Islamic date and 1390 for the Persian date. That’s not taking into account the Mayan Long Count, the Bahá’í date or UNIX epoch. But I digress.

2010’s been quite a year for me and as the remainder of this year slowly ticks away, it’s time to wrap up the past 12 (Gregorian) months. But rather than the usual write up, I thought I’d indulge the inner geek in me and review the year in number form, which, in no particular order, looks something like this.

89,413 … miles of flight I’ve clocked up in 2011 according to my Dopplr account

5,047 … photos on Flickr, 3,378 of which are geotagged

8 … Gigabit Ethernet ports on the ground floor of my house

122 … blog posts written and posted

Spiekermann House Numbers

3,544 … Tweets on @vicchi according to TweetStats, though oddly not a single one in February; that can’t be right can it?

2 … roles held, moving from the Geo Technologies group of Yahoo! to the Ovi Places group at Nokia in May

2,896 … checkins on Foursquare

7,446 … mails received in my corporate Inbox since joining Nokia in May

8,884 … mails received in my personal Inbox (after spam filtering)

2,959 … status updates on Facebook

sweet sixteen

25,166 and 17,313 … page views and unique visitors to my blog

14 … cities visited over 32 trips

513 and 120,584 … links hosted on my vtny.org personal URL shortener and clicks on those links

19 … conference and convention talks

1,117 … bookmarks on Delicious

1085 … British Airways tier points

5 … mobile handsets carried

11 … Apple devices including MacBook Pros, iPhones, iPods, Time Capsules, Airport Expresses and an iPad

6,490 … tracks scrobbled on last.fm

Hymn Numbers

… so that’s 2010 almost done, dusted and all wrapped up and my final post for the year. The usual ramblings will resume next year, shortly after the sound of my New Year’s Resolutions being broken.

Photo Credits: Stewf, Rosino and lets.book on Flickr.
Written and posted from home (51.427051, -0.333344)

Written by Gary

Husband, Father, geotechnologist, map geek, coffee addict, Sci-fi fan, UNIX and Mac user.

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