Increase your productivity every day by following this 1 weird old tip.

$ sudo vim /etc/hosts

127.0.0.1       reddit.com
127.0.0.1       www.reddit.com
127.0.0.1       news.ycombinator.com
127.0.0.1       facebook.com
127.0.0.1       www.facebook.com
127.0.0.1       twitter.com
127.0.0.1       www.twitter.com

:wq!

Until next time!

I love having fun at Browserling, so I hired a comedian to write some new, original jokes and one-liners about web developers, web designers, web, and browsers.

Here they are! I hand picked the best jokes:

  • What did Times New Roman say to Comic Sans? ... I hate your type.
  • You're in a .class of your own.
  • Both my parents are web devs. They named me Bob... They named my brother, Bob12459.
  • What was the web developer doing in the bathroom?... Taking a crop.
  • You can't tell me what to do - you're not my web developer.
  • Say that to my interface!
  • If you can't make a web design... you may have a future teaching web design.
  • We were designed to be together. Mark it up to fate!
  • We sent a web developer to the store to get the newspaper. He came back with The Times New Roman.
  • I design websites for people... if you're on a budget, no problem... as long as it's a big budget.
  • Don't be self-conscious, but I love looking at your <body>.

This is a cross-post of Web Developer Jokes from Browserling's Cross-Browser Testing Blog.

Have fun and until next time!

Exciting news everyone! We just created a new logo and design for Browserling!

We put accent on the word "browser" instead of "ling" because Browserling is all about browsers and not lings. ;) Alien ship has a history. In the previous logo the alien ship was illuminating "e" as in Internet Explorer so we decided to use it as Browserling's mascot in the new design.

Here is the new design (click it for full scale image or visit www.browserling.com to see it live).


view full image | visit www.browserling.com

Just for comparison, here's the old design.

Browserling is an interactive cross-browser testing service that lets you quickly test your webpages in all most popular web browsers - Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

Until next time!

Exciting news everyone! I love simplicity so I just created a Chrome extension for Browserling. The extension lets you quickly access all the platforms and browsers with one click. No need to go to browserling.com first to start cross-browser testing. Just install the extension and you're ready to go.

Try it out now and let me know what you think!


Install Browserling's Chrome Extension

Give it 5 stars. :)

In the next few months I'll also be rolling out extensions for Firefox, Safari, Opera and IE. Follow @browserling and me for updates and until next time!

This blog post is a repost of Announcing Browserling's Chrome Extension from Browserling's cross-browser testing blog.

Six Years of BloggingIt's been another year and this blog is now officially 8 years old. I got catonmat.net in 2005 but started blogging in 2007. When I started blogging all I had was this big dream to create a popular programming blog. I worked hard and now 8 years later my blog gets visited by over a million people. Hard work pays off and dreams come true.

In this post I'll quickly summarize this year's statistics. Here are links to previous years' stats: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 years of blogging.

Here's traffic statistics for Jul 2014 - Jul 2015:


Statcounter traffic statistics for Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2015.

Catonmat was visited 1.32 million times and had 1.69 million page views. Quick comparison between last and this year:

This year: 1,318,518 uniques. 1,690,927 page views.
Last year: 784,992 uniques. 1,376,933 page views.
Delta: +533,526 uniques. +313,994 page views.

I've written some great articles this year that explains +half a million uniques this year. The traffic spike in April happened because of my new article series about my favorite books. I've about 250 articles in drafts so stay tuned for even more interesting articles soon!

Subscriber statistics: At 20,316 (email+rss) subscribers. Last year 16,343. Delta +3,973. subscribe.

Github stats: At 1,900 followers this year. Last year 1,700. Delta +200. follow me.

Twitter stats: At 4,850 followers this year. Last year 4,130. Delta +720. follow me.

Total articles written: 19. Top 10 most read articles:

My personal top 5 favorite articles:

Here are catonmat's goals for year 9:

  • Publish at least 10 parts of My Favorite Books.
  • Start a new article series about my favorite scientific papers.
  • Start a new article series about Linux networking.
  • Grow the blog to 1.5 million uniques, 2 million page views.

That's all folks! Now let's have some 8 year birthday cake,

And let's meet for cake next year again! See you!