WalkingRandomly turns 4 today

August 20th, 2011 | Categories: walking randomly | Tags:

This little corner of the web that I like to call home has been online for 4 years as of today.  I’d like to thank everyone who reads and comments on the stuff I put up here, I hope you find my wanderings interesting and/or useful.

I’d also like to thank all of the people and organisations I have collaborated with over the years while writing articles here. I’m not going to mention names out of fear of missing someone out but you know who you are.  The only exception would be Matthew Haworth of Reason Digital who talked me into starting this up during his University of Manchester farewell party.  He also provides me with web hosting (surviving three slashdottings so far), technical support and, on occasion, lunch!  Without Matt, there would be no Walking Randomly.

Back on WRs first birthday I gave out some stats (143 RSS subscribers and 250 visits per day) and so I’ll so the same today (1645 RSS subscribers and 800 unique visits per day)

Finally, here is a list of some of my favourite articles from over the last 4 years.  I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them

  1. August 20th, 2011 at 16:53
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    I still remember the old theme! It has been a few years that I’m following this blog, keep up the good work!

  2. August 20th, 2011 at 17:27
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    Thanks to everyone who pointed out the broken links. They should be fixed now.

  3. August 20th, 2011 at 17:27
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    Complex Power Towers was indeed a jewel ! …. A splendid route to fractals from complex variables. I can only hope that this unique example makes its way into complex variables text books.

  4. August 20th, 2011 at 17:28
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    Thanks Sander. I hope your blog is still around in 4 years time too :)

  5. August 20th, 2011 at 17:31
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    @Arkapravo Thank you :)

  6. Another lurker
    August 21st, 2011 at 00:06
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    Congratulations on the 4th.

    Usually don’t comment but visit the blog regularly. I have found the software roll up very useful and enjoy other articles as well. Also would like to point out absence of ads and clean layout. Keep up the good work.

  7. Dave Cable
    August 22nd, 2011 at 08:51
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    Congratulations Mike! Always an enjoyable and informative read.

  8. Matt T
    August 24th, 2011 at 20:08
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    Congrats on 4 years. I hadn’t seen the first link before — I don’t know where you saw it, but we used to use that in a Multidimensional Calc course at CU-Boulder. I suspect it’s a well-used example.

  9. August 25th, 2011 at 11:12
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    Thanks Matt. I definitely didn’t invent it but honestly have no idea where I found it.

  10. September 3rd, 2011 at 08:21

    Congratulations Mike. Keep up the good work.

  11. September 6th, 2011 at 06:17

    @lurker and Dave…thanks for your kind comments :)