azlano 2.0 > 2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 39 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 320 posts. There were 33 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was March 2nd with 533 views. The most popular post that day was Less Than 12 Hours To Go.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were funtastickodesign.wordpress.com, en.wikipedia.org, twitter.com, saluran07.blogspot.com, and adlankhalidi.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for azlano, problem solving, raya wishes, selamat hari raya wishes, and proton saga.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Less Than 12 Hours To Go March 2010
7 comments

2

The Proton Saga RED Show Car January 2008
51 comments

3

Hari Raya Wishes September 2008
5 comments

4

Proton Exora Prestige and Prime April 2009
9 comments

5

The Problem Solving Flowchart February 2010
2 comments

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Google Discontinues the Nexus One

Due to that, I now officially own a limited edition smartphone! LOL

Click here for the full story -> Google Discontinues the Nexus One Android Phone.

Honestly whilst I understand why the sales have been poor I still feel this is a wonderful device to own and use everyday. Especially when powered by Android 2.2 it feels much faster & stable.

So long Nexus One, long live Android! 🙂

PROTON’s 25th Anniversary Website

As PROTON officially kicked off its 25th Anniversary celebrations recently with a Gala Dinner, some other events also followed suit. There was the launch of the Limited Edition ‘tiger inspired’ Exora, Persona and Saga. Last week was the refreshed Exora with a new interior colour scheme and exciting Plum Red exterior colour. Today, the official 25th Anniversary website went LIVE and it certainly looks like a happening place to share your stories, participate in contests and read about what’s new relating to the celebration. Click HERE to access the site and be a part of Malaysian automotive history! (and see if you can find my story in there somewhere!)

Go to http://www.proton25years.com for more details.

Featured In thinklab Blog

Back in early August I made 2 posts: ‘thinklab Conference @ National Art Gallery’ and ‘A historic event to remember’ in tribute to a design event organized by thinklab. Throughout the event a lot of photos and videos were taken and I’m grateful an excerpt of my presentation is being published online as part of the thinklab initiative.

“In today’s challenging environment, it is clear the functions and disciplines of old will have to change. Adaptation to new technologies and methods should now not only be of interest, it is a must. Design is one of the disciplines which need to evolve itself at a surgical level and this is due to the nature of the business, which is best described as trend ownership. Designers of today must adapt to new ways of working and also in new ways of thinking. Design plays a critical role in the current economic climate and Designers need to prepare themselves for the future. This is ‘The Next’ as we move towards design sustainability and innovation.”

Azlan Othman


To read the full blog post please refer to this link: Thinklab Designer Series : Part 3 / Azlan Othman

My sincere thanks go out to all the folks at thinklab for all the support and hardwork. Your efforts are indeed appreciated by the design fraternity. Keep it up!