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Top 10 Posts of 2010

Well hello 2011!

Had the itch to write a blog post tonight and realized I hadn’t come up with any top 10 lists yet this year! So here’s a no brainer, top 10 blog posts that generated traffic for me this year.

  1. How To: Watch Hulu in Canada. The Definitive Guide. In July I came up with a method for watching Hulu in Canada (internationally actually), without the use of a proxy. I posted about it on Reddit, Lifehacker picked it up. Over 200,000 people read the LH post, 17,000 visitors made it to; Hulu freaked (I’m assuming) and closed the hole.
  2. How To: Watch Comedy Central Videos From Canada. Again, no proxies required. As far as I know this method still works just fine.
  3. Revisiting Mobile Redirection Using .htaccess ReWrite Rules. A bit of .htaccess magic that redirects mobile browsers to a given URL. The post is almost two years old and it still pulls in quite a bit of search traffic.
  4. .htaccess Mobile Browser Redirect. Same as #3, older method. I’m surprised the search engines have started redirecting all traffic to the newer post.
  5. 5 Reasons Tim Hortons Sucks. Self-explanatory.
  6. How To: Watch Hulu in Canada. A New Method. In November I came up with a new workaround to watch Hulu internationally. As far as I know this method stopped working about a week after I posted it.
  7. How To Delete All Contacts From Gmail. It’s not really as difficult to do this anymore, but the post is still relevant.
  8. iWatch. The iPhone Watch. I took a picture of myself wearing an iphone around my wrist as a watch, gets a bunch of traffic from Google image search for some reason. Lulz.
  9. The Best iPhone App – Taskbar Notifier. Another older post, my mini-review of the “taskbar notifier” app for jailbroken iPhones.
  10. Firesheep: A Valid Reason to Fear WiFi or How To Hack Your Wife’s Facebook. Firesheep is a tool for sniping sessions over wifi, it’s very bad.

Based on this list of posts, it looks like a good New Years resolution would be to write some content that actually garners traffic.

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Lifehacker Hulu Hack Coverage

Lifehacker reposted my Hulu Hack a few days ago. Over 130,000 views to date!

The instructions are a little more straight-forward if you’re on a Mac.

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Every Websites I’ve Worked on

Out of curiosity I compiled a list of all website’s I’ve ever touched in any sort of “developer” capacity – not including personal projects. Here they are in alphabetical order. I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting a good 6-12 from the early years of my career.

  1. Advance Electronics
  2. Aikins LLP
  3. B&D Auto Recycling
  4. Compusense Software
  5. Folkway Music
  6. HipHopDX
  7. Imperial Soup
  8. La Historia
  9. Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
  10. MixtapeOne
  11. My Winnipeg Wireless
  12. Pitblado LLP
  13. Place Louis Reil
  14. Richard Hines Photography
  15. Roughstock
  17. Shania Forums
  19. Shelter Canadian Properties
  20. TAG Warehouse
  21. Tesco Food Training Program
  22. The Evil Collector
  23. Thin Air | Winnipeg Internation Writers Festival
  24. UniqueFlowerDesigns
  25. United Way Winnipeg
  26. Weewerk Records
  27. Westco
  28. Western Canada Lottery Corporation
  29. Write Away – Stationary with Character and Style