Who doesn't love a good list?
In this post:
- List posts, e.g. a ranking of Speed Nite movies.
- My retrospective favorites
- Popular (highest-traffic) images on this site.
Travel galleries, stories, and information.
A compilation of things that set gen-y apart (or as they would say, "a part") from others.
The final speed night
A few years back, Connie, Erik, and myself did car/motorcycle movie nights and shared our thoughts on how they measure up to some agreed-upon criteria that only vaguely echoes actual quality. If you're looking for a full-throttle quiet night in the media room, check the top or bottom of our list.
Popular images, decade
Popular images, yearly
Here are the top seven images for each year, based on direct web traffic.
I retroposted just a few things from 2000, one event was a backpacking trip.
Once again, not much content from 2001, E3 (omg Gamecube!) and a Tahoe trip.
E3 and skiing once again.
2003 visits are dominated by mine and Rob
's photos from the Cedar Fire.
Getting a little more diversity here; E3, skiing, PB Block Party, and a Celica suspension change.
E3 and some wheelies out in the canyons.
In 2006 the retroposts end, I think my first photo was Ty
playing Wii just after launch. A trip to Amago also got some clicks and check out that cool mp3 player.
managed to headshot himself from a punt rebounding off a tree and the diagram happily got some visits. There's also a smattering of events and car work.
The renovations began in 2008: bare floors and big splashes.
People like MS paint I guess, my unofficial Maui map somehow drew traffic. My stained/polished concrete floor how-to got some attention. The rest are assigments from photo class.
2010 had some great Axis and Allies Anniversary Edition battles (that are pretty tough/boring to convey by blog/photo). Renovations and car work continued and it looks like a screenshot made the cut.
2011 saw the original release of Skyrim and Valentino Rossi on a Ducati - I quite like my composite of Rossi, Marco Simoncelli, and Cal Crutchlow bombing down the 'Screw.
Beer theme for traffic in 2012: the first Blind Lady Ale House Cape Run, homebrewing, and a visit to Lost Rhino in Virginia.
Good balance for the 2013 hits: brewing, surfing, bike work, renovations, video games, and E3.
My most successful night surfing trip dominates the 2014 traffic with some cute dog and toddler in there.
Good year for video games. Borderlands, Far Cry, and Fallout. I guess renovations and weimaraners weren't as exciting.
My Colonel Bliss boss battle was grabbed by a rando on Reddit so that got a bunch of clicks. Video game screenshots seem to have taken over with Witcher 3, Warframe, Helldivers, and Cities: Skylines drawing internet interest.
Dying Light got the attention in 2017 with the ill-fated brawler Paragon sneaking in (at the time of this writing).
I grabbed a couple screens from Altered Carbon and they got some taffic. So did Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World, and photos from the Gloomhaven tabletop game.
I have no idea why Viscera Cleanup Detail was my most popular image from 2019, but there you have it. Divinity, Barotrauma, Dying Light, and Payday join the video game fray with an original Risk of Rain 2 meme slotting in.
My epic California/Vegas/Raiders theme fantasy avatar rightfully takes #1. What's better than a bear with a football and 40 surfing over, uhhh, Texas, Arizona, Zuck, Hortler, an AoE siege engine, confederate pride, and I'm not sure what else? Byleth and Edelgard represent Fire Emblem Three Houses while amazing moments from Divinity 2 and a napkin drawing of an autoencoder make the cut.
Things moved away from video games in 2021 traffic and toward current events - namely the Boomerkrieg, the Ever Given incident, and the GME squeeze.
Machine learning, Elden Ring, and veranda construction.
Last updated 2023-10-02