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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 11 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 91 posts. There were 19 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 554kb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 1st with 141 views. The most popular post that day was Donna Jean Summers, Rewarded Criminal at Large..

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for welfare, 8002357105, 800-235-7105, totally free porn, and evony game.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Donna Jean Summers, Rewarded Criminal at Large. October 2007
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Welfare Addiction February 2008


Soul Mate Scam May 2007


Evony: Age I – Browser Based Portable Plundering August 2009


Communication – 60% body language, 30% tone of voice. September 2007

Paradise down under

This week has been amazing. I discovered heliotrope, watched meteors at night, saw satellites cross the sky, discovered an indigenous grasshopper. The girls loved learning about Jupiter, constellations and using the World Wide Telescope to see our night sky before going out and seeing it in person.

I have been in Australia for about 2 months so far and really enjoy the tropical paradise of Queensland near Cairns. Our own back yard is populated with a variety of plants and trees, a variety of birds, some geckos, cane toads, and green ants as well as an interesting spider or two. Our street alone has a large variety of palms and other type trees.


These images open my Google Picasa web album “Australia” no matter which one you click on. There are captions for most of them in the album but to sum up these photos, this is just a small taste of this tropical paradise called Queensland.

In two days my fiancé and I will be getting married and I can’t think of a better place for such a great occasion. We could literally get married in our back yard, on any lawn on our street, or just randomly pick anywhere in the city and it would be perfect.

Our honey could very easily be on the patio under the stars since I discovered how incredibly bright the stars are here. There are thousands more and so much brighter as well the Moon appears so much closer to Earth. We have easily observed several satellites with the naked eye and several meteors due to the lack of light pollution.

Summer is in full swing but I have yet to witness a thunderstorm here even though it has rained at least 50% of the time I have lived in Queensland. Considering we are a little less than 17° south of the equator, it stands to reason that we experience an almost rain forest climate here explaining the lush green and flourishing ecosystem.

Until next time…

Do you want to date my avatar?

This is for all those that have  or are involved in a 3D virtual community such as Second Life, or have played an MMO. Most everyone else wont catch the humor in this, but if you are a member in an online chat service, you might…

Pixel Games

This is a totally rad production, IMHO. Created by and Patrick Jean, how many games can you name in this awesome video?

Evony: Age I – Browser Based Portable Plundering

Evony Game Screen in your browser

Evony Game Screen in your browser

Evony fills your medieval need to divide and conquer from any computer and any browser.

Are you at work on break and need an outlet for your frustration? Are you at home needing an outlet for your competitive and strategic spirit? Evony: Age I is for you.

Since the transition from beta to full release in May, 2009, Evony has millions of players taming the beast of competition and strategy. Some of the key features of the game:

  • Free to play
  • No installation program or software
  • Play from any computer and any browser (that supports flash)
  • Challenging Quests (over 220) with hundreds of items and techs.

Evony, with it’s clean interface layout and appealing graphics, make this game of intrigue perfect for kids and adults alike. (click images for detailed views) The style of game is Sim based in that you are responsible for the growth, health, and well being of your castle style city/cities and it’s inhabitants. Take care not to over tax your villagers lest they begin leaving, grieving and rioting in the village streets.

Evony game screen at map level

Evony game screen at map level

With so many villagers and army troops to feed you will need to gather resources from the surrounding valleys. Different types of valleys provide different resources such as lumber from forests, stone from deserts, iron from the hills, and food from lakes and swamps. Flat lands are for building another castle/city for the necessary expansion of your domain. Of course these valleys are not free for your taking, as you must defeat any rogue troops that have taken up camp and defend these resources.

Along with the surrounding available resources, you are provided with fields within your castle domain for farming, lumber and iron milling, and quarries for stone production. You decide how many of each and at what level they produce for you. Villagers are required for operating these fields as seen in the town level graphic above.

City level view

City level view

Each castle/city will have a need for basic types of construction such as a Town Hall to control the tax rate of your citizens, comforting them when they grieve or riot, levying them for food and gold when production is too low, etc. The level of your town hall and other buildings determine other aspects of the game such as the number of resource fields for production, the size and type of your armies, the number of hero’s you can employ and many other aspects. It is your job to keep all safe by defending your castle/cities and valleys from attackers and starvation while growing in size and strength for domain expansion and success. As your domain grows you will gain prestige, rank and titles. You will also be given the opportunity to either create an alliance or join an existing one which will give you strength and power among other players.

Your Inventory and achievments

Your Inventory and achievements

You will have a very nice display of your inventory, well organized, at your fingertips. Your achievements, items and awards are all conveniently in one place. If you find you are in need of certain items you have two options. Acquire items from conquering valleys and barbarian cities or purchase what you need from the shop.

Other aspects of the game include reports on your status, your plundering, your attacks on other players, troop movement, scouting efforts and transportation of resources. Chat is convenient and available on all screen views regardless of where you are in the game so that you can talk to your alliance members, chat with friends and other players in world chat and communicate privately for those times you are scheming.

This game is easy to use and easy to learn. You do not have to have experience playing online games or strategy games as Evony comes complete with in game information and help as well as forums.

Your quests and instruction for advancing

Your quests and instruction for advancing

The Quest guide is only a click away to get all the detailed information about your progress and next quest accomplishments as well as information regarding your next move up in the conquest for extreme ruler of the land.

Not just a game, there is a vast amount of educational information and history of medieval times incorporated into the game. Hovering your mouse over icons and graphics produce snippets of facts and history as well as background on strategizing and control of your resources. You are given detailed information as to what items, technology, rank, titles, and awards you will need to move up through your quests.

Game play is real time and continues to function 24 hours a day even when you are not playing. Your resources continue to grow (or diminish), your armies continue to march, your wealth continues to grow (or deplete) so that you are not required to be at the keys just to become supreme ruler.

This game is truly enjoyable and easy to play as well as satisfying, challenging and rewarding. Come play with us at

I am WolfSong of the Templars alliance on server 26.

Free Porn Update

This is an update to my “Free Porn” experiment discussing prostitution at Free Porn – Totally 100% Free.

I stated in that post that I would be taking a two week average view at the end of October 2007 to compare how my viewership changes from the presence of the post. I didn’t keep to my word and as of today, seven months have passed (incredibly fast I might add) and I am shocked to find that the following stats from this blog proved me to be wrong. My viewership did increase to an average of 472 views per day but not because of the “free Porn” post.

Top Posts

Soul Mate Scam, 4,063 views

Free Porn – Totally 100% Free, 2,777 views

The Big Picture on Gasoline Prices, 1,967 views

Top Searches

dragons tail, dragon tail, totally free porn

Other search terms used to find The Dragon Tail:
the dragon tail gone wrong
dragons tail
sex for cash free porn
calculate a love prediction
100% free porn
free world wide sex
totally free porn
dragon porn
dragon name on dragon tails
average us gas prices per gallon from 1960
the dragons tail
“evil to triumph” “good men to do nothing”
“gas prices in 1929”
i dont have wireless need my1purelove pi

Needless to say, I am pretty amazed. I have to thank all my visitors who came to view “real content” versus those that got hooked by my experiment. It tells me a lot about the kind of people that are truly interested in what I have to say. Thank you all for your patronage and viewership. Without you, The Dragon tail would be just another blog in the organized chaos we call the Internet.

By the way, although I have been in a state of “grunge” lately, I will be posting much more frequently and hopefully as often as was the norm for a long time

Get Involved – Become a social member of Dragon Tail

Go to and become a member of “The Dragon Tail” social network then get your network badge and wear it proudly. (found at the bottom right hand column)

“I Believe in Miracles”

Almost every guy knows that some of the most simple gifts go a long way with women. It’s not the gift, its the thought that counts. Simple pleasures can be more entertaining than elaborate and expensive entertainment. Flash and glitz and glamor can be too much at times, and with this in mind, I thought just a little music and a nice flavorful cheese on crackers might put her in the right mood. Nothing fancy, nothing complicated, just simple and relaxed.

What did I do wrong? What did I say wrong? Does a guy ever know? All I know is I am the mouse in this video.

381 years old and counting

Some things look better with age. This Bonsai, just over 2 feet tall is 381 years old.


Housed at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in the United States National Arboretum, Washington D.C. (see map)

Photo courtesy of the USNA.

Catlin Elm Grove

Photo courtesy of the USNA.

Left or Right Brain Dominant?

Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counterclockwise?

If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain. If you see the image rotating counterclockwise, then you are using more of your left brain.

Most of us would see the dancer turning counterclockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.


spinning woman

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies

uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

The author of this blog (me) saw the image rotating clockwise. I could not change it’s direction.

Please remember that we use both sides of our brain switching back and forth. One side does get more exercise than the other which gives us the primarily “dominant” side but we can also train ourselves to switch dominant sides with effort. In a number of tests I have taken, I have been described as either “whole brain” dominant or “right brain” dominant equally. It depends on the type of test, and the mood you are in.

I am not sure who created this particular visual test, but I dare say it was a guy. I am sure just about any silhouetted object would have worked fine, but not many guys would take the test if it didn’t appeal to them visually, which I am sure many women understand already.

Hope you had fun.


I’m a pretty big fan of all things space and space-science, so naturally I follow the schedule of the shuttle and enjoy, immensely, watching the launches, landings and all the events during shuttle time in space. Here is the link to watch NASALiveTV(quicktime)

If you prefer to use the Windows Media Player you can watch NASALiveTV(windows)

I’m not streaming the Show here because of bandwidth limitations on my blog server (since it is a live TV stream). I hope you understand. However, you can view the album of snapshots at my Rocket Website from which you can play as a slide show, view individually, or download any that you like. In the near future I may consider allowing folks to upload photos as well. Here is the link directly to my Video/Photo Gallery


Deleted Scenes

There are just some scenes that don’t make it to the final cut, and for good reason. Some scenes detract from the overall tone of the movie. Below is one example of why. (***Warning, Adult Humor/Language***)

Introducing, Gmail Paper

Is it free?

Yes. The cost of postage is offset with the help of relevant, targeted, unobtrusive advertisements, which will appear on the back of your Gmail Paper prints in red, bold, 36 pt Helvetica. No pop-ups, no flashy animations—these are physically impossible in the paper medium.

How about attachments?

All part of the deal. Photo attachments are printed on high-quality, glossy photo paper, and secured to your Gmail Paper with a paper clip. MP3 and WAV files will not be printed. We recommend maintaining copies of your non-paper Gmail in these cases.

Is there a limit?

You can make us print one, one thousand, or one hundred thousand of your emails. It’s whatever seems reasonable to you.

But what about the environment?

Not a problem. Gmail Paper is made out of 96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum, and thus, actually helps the environment. For every Gmail Paper we produce, the environment gets incrementally healthier.


Beta User Testimonials

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“I’ve always felt uneasy about the whole internet thing. With the help of Gmail Paper, now I’m taking matters back into my own hands, literally.”

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“Now that I have Gmail Paper, I understand the difference between labels and folders. I had one message with two labels, but when I tried to stick the paper version into two filing cabinets at the same time, it just wouldn’t go.”

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“It’s paper, plain and easy. I sometimes find myself wondering: what will Google think of next? Cardboard?”

Bill K., Armchair Futuris





Learn more at Gmail Paper

flowersFerry Halim is an exceptional artist. Creator of stunning web designs, artwork in pencil and digital form, and a pretty dang good web designer. He also creates games.

If you are like me, and you enjoy a simple yet challenging moment of mild relaxation, then you will like the game and artwork at Mr Halim’s website [here].

As a good blogger and following web mastering etiquette, I don’t normally include many links that take you away from my blog, however, this is one of those exceptions that I don’t mind at all.

The theme name to Mr Halim’s site is called “orisinal” (of which I have no idea what the meaning is behind the name) which is a wonderful flash website. As well as the games and artwork, there is an excellent e-card mailer where you create the card and build bouquets of flowers yourself (in digital art form) before sending it on to friends and family. [pictured]

Ferry Halim has created many digital projects [for the web] for company’s such as Lifetime TV, SciFi channel, and ITL-Infoway websites just to name a few. He has also designed many games for the Cartoon Network on the web.

Although the entertainment factor is aimed at the childrens market, his works and games are enjoyed by kids of all ages. This is one site I think you will enjoy both as a child and as an adult. The entertainment factor is a 10 out of 10.


I think Paris has been at the top post for far too long, so I am bumping that whiny spoiled brat with this post about my Web Site called

Please feel free to peruse the pages of my website and leave a comment or two. You can send me emails from within my website or comment about it here if you would rather.

I’m going to be adding a page to the site dedicated specifically to Second Life[.com] so check it often to see where I have been in Second Life. The photo gallery of my explorations in Second Life will have descriptions so you wont wonder what you are looking at.