16 Oct 2005
ajazzy web stats
over the couple of months, i've been experimenting with analysing web stats. as much as i like modlogan
i can't seem to bring myself to write text parsing things in C. c'mon, that is probably the worst language to do pattern matching. drupal's
stats are alright, except that it get overwhelmed by spammers very easily.
i went through a couple of iterations with using a postgresql database, using mod_python
now i know why it is so painful to do web stats well, and why people are actually paying for someone to do the hard work
. figuring out what you should throw away, and what you shouldn't is pretty difficult.
i should stop wasting my time on something as mundane as web stats :(
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