Looks like since I added an entry page last March the bounce rate went up by 20%. Not unexpected, but it bothers me a little that more than half of the people couldn't figure out how to proceed from there. So I tweaked it a little and hopefully it will be slightly easier, and maybe the bounce rate will even drop below 50%.
The end of an era:
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Server: Sun-Java-System-Web-Server/7.0 Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 07:58:57 GMT P3p: policyref="http://www.sun.com/p3p/Sun_P3P_Policy.xml", CP="CAO DSP COR CUR ADMa DEVa TAIa PSAa PSDa CONi TELi OUR SAMi PUBi IND PHY ONL PUR COM NAV INT DE M CNT STA POL PRE GOV" Location: http://www.oracle.com Content-length: 0 Connection: close
GeoCities, a free Web hosting service that achieved fame in the mid-90s, died Thursday at the Yahoo headquarters in Silicon Valley. GeoCities was 15 years old.
Back in the days I had a GeoCities account too, but that was mostly neglected because of my Tripod sites. One of them is still working too, too bad I didn't have one of those visitor counters that were so popular in that era.
Fast forward couple years, when I was at Cal it's full of Sun machines. Those Ultrasparcs were slow, the userland was strange and difficult to get used to. Over time the department that I worked for started to switch away from Sparcs and Solaris, and their coolness factor faded.
Sun Set at Oracle
In other news, Hong Kong soccer announcer 林尚義 passed away yesterday.
May everyone R.I.P.!
Finally did some web work this weekend. It's the first major update since around 2007 I think, and probably the first time I've had a separate landing page. One that will no doubt drive up the bounce rate :-)