Some June stats, and 4 good freebies

June stats 1

On this blog, according to WordPress, there were 2,043 reads, down from 2,735 last month. Sitemeter says the whole blog set had 7,754 visits reading 9,416 posts, again down on last month (7,877/9,921). The WordPress stats for English/ESL show 10,728 views, up on 10,231 last month.

The most popular posts/pages in June on this blog

  1. Home page 861 views
  2. Pathetic performance by Tony Abbott last night 106
  3. Sport and multicultural Australia 90
  4. Rich pickings on my Google Reader this morning 56
  5. Nostalgia and the globalising world 42
  6. Mormon Prof Mauls Monckton 41
  7. Monckton — the follow-up 38
  8. Germany 4, Australia 0 30
  9. Kevin 11 — will there be such a person? 29
  10. The Rainbow Warrior 26

Four good freebies

1. Fences

This does not replace the Windows 7 desktop, but does usefully modify it.


On double-clicking:


2. Process Lasso

“Process Lasso is a unique new technology that will improve your PC’s responsiveness and stability during periods of high CPU load. Windows, by design, allows programs to monopolize your CPU without restraint — leading to freezes, hangs, and micro-lags. Process Lasso’s ProBalance (Process Balance) technology intelligently adjusts the priorities of running programs so that badly behaved processes won’t negatively impact the responsiveness of your PC.”

lasso3.  Spy Shelter


  • Proactively scan when any spy program, keylogger or trojan attempts to store your private information.
  • Protect your passwords, chat, credit card.
  • Fast algorithm process does not slow down your computer when scanning for dangerous items.
  • Doesn’t need to check a signature database.

    4. PDF-XChange

    You can write on PDFs – forms, for example, with this excellent free reader.