Where did Dear Kitty visitors come from?


This is a video about blogging.

Where did Dear Kitty visits come from in the past year 2008?

According to my GoStats counter, they were from

United States 780230 49.5%
United Kingdom 189059 12.0%
Canada 95294 6.0%
Netherlands 57427 3.6%
Germany 38337 2.4%
Australia 32741 2.1%
India 25956 1.6%
France 23514 1.5%
Italy 18260 1.2%
Brazil 17100 1.1%
Spain 15692 1.0%
Belgium 15244 1.0%
Sweden 13288 0.8%
Ireland 11483 0.7%
Denmark 11325 0.7%
Mexico 10097 0.6%
Turkey 9466 0.6%
Norway 9397 0.6%
Poland 9207 0.6%
Romania 8394 0.5%
Switzerland 7798 0.5%
Finland 7178 0.5%
Hungary 6975 0.4%
South Africa 6551 0.4%
Portugal 6464 0.4%
Philippines 6336 0.4%
New Zealand 5600 0.4%
Greece 5292 0.3%
Indonesia 5278 0.3%
Thailand 4980 0.3%
Saudi Arabia 4743 0.3%
Singapore 4577 0.3%
Argentina 4576 0.3%
Czech Republic 4412 0.3%
Europe 4381 0.3%
United Arab Emirates 4334 0.3%
Austria 3985 0.3%
Slovakia 3962 0.3%
Bulgaria 3880 0.2%
Malaysia 3776 0.2%
Pakistan 3638 0.2%
Colombia 3415 0.2%
Israel 3363 0.2%
Egypt 3260 0.2%
Croatia 3030 0.2%
Japan 2900 0.2%
Chile 2891 0.2%
Korea, Republic of 2881 0.2%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 2806 0.2%
Slovenia 2339 0.1%
Russian Federation 2196 0.1%
Lithuania 1929 0.1%
Peru 1884 0.1%
Hong Kong 1854 0.1%
Vietnam 1848 0.1%
Venezuela 1781 0.1%
Estonia 1674 0.1%
Puerto Rico 1556 0.1%
Taiwan, Province of China 1534 0.1%
Latvia 1360 0.1%
Malta 1316 0.1%
Kuwait 1162 0.1%
Morocco 1150 0.1%
Iceland 1019 0.1%
Lebanon 997 0.1%
Sri Lanka 980 0.1%
Bangladesh 953 0.1%
Ukraine 946 0.1%
Qatar 880 0.1%
Macedonia 818 0.1%
Ecuador 765 0.0%
Algeria 758 0.0%
Cyprus 717 0.0%
Costa Rica 708 0.0%
Serbia 693 0.0%
Jordan 691 0.0%
Jamaica 690 0.0%
Bahrain 650 0.0%
Trinidad and Tobago 581 0.0%
Bosnia and Herzegovina 572 0.0%
Dominican Republic 550 0.0%
Luxembourg 540 0.0%
Panama 521 0.0%
Georgia 510 0.0%
Guatemala 482 0.0%
Uruguay 439 0.0%
Tunisia 403 0.0%
Anonymous Proxy 351 0.0%
El Salvador 349 0.0%
Syrian Arab Republic 348 0.0%
Mauritius 330 0.0%
Maldives 329 0.0%
Albania 317 0.0%
Honduras 286 0.0%
Satellite Provider 277 0.0%
Oman 254 0.0%
Bolivia 244 0.0%
Moldova, Republic of 234 0.0%
Nigeria 231 0.0%
Kenya 224 0.0%
Palestinian Territory, Occupied 206 0.0%
Myanmar 204 0.0%
Nepal 201 0.0%
Afghanistan 192 0.0%
Mongolia 187 0.0%
Bahamas 186 0.0%
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 176 0.0%
Iraq 164 0.0%
Netherlands Antilles 161 0.0%
Bermuda 155 0.0%
Barbados 151 0.0%
Guam 146 0.0%
Sudan 145 0.0%
Yemen 140 0.0%
Brunei Darussalam 129 0.0%
Nicaragua 124 0.0%
Cambodia 122 0.0%
Tanzania, United Republic of 122 0.0%
China 120 0.0%
Paraguay 117 0.0%
Asia/Pacific Region 117 0.0%
Azerbaijan 114 0.0%
Cayman Islands 112 0.0%
Armenia 109 0.0%
Virgin Islands, U.S. 102 0.0%
Belarus 101 0.0%
Ghana 97 0.0%
Kazakhstan 93 0.0%
Fiji 92 0.0%
Uganda 86 0.0%
Senegal 82 0.0%
Reunion 82 0.0%
Belize 80 0.0%
Cote D’Ivoire 80 0.0%
Gibraltar 77 0.0%
Ethiopia 70 0.0%
Guadeloupe 67 0.0%
Namibia 66 0.0%
Faroe Islands 63 0.0%
Macau 61 0.0%
Grenada [see also here and here and here and here] 61 0.0%
Guyana 60 0.0%
Aruba 59 0.0%
Saint Kitts and Nevis 58 0.0%
Botswana 58 0.0%
Antigua and Barbuda 53 0.0%
Saint Lucia 50 0.0%
Monaco 50 0.0%
Lao People’s Democratic Republic 49 0.0%
Suriname 49 0.0%
Martinique 48 0.0%
Dominica 48 0.0%
Mozambique 46 0.0%
Somalia 44 0.0%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 42 0.0%
Papua New Guinea 36 0.0%
Uzbekistan 31 0.0%
Angola 27 0.0%
Madagascar 26 0.0%
Zimbabwe 26 0.0%
Montenegro 25 0.0%

Andorra 25 0.0%
French Polynesia 24 0.0%
Northern Mariana Islands 24 0.0%
Cuba 24 0.0%
Seychelles 23 0.0%
French Guiana 23 0.0%
New Caledonia [see also here] 22 0.0%
Kyrgyzstan 21 0.0%
Greenland 20 0.0%
Virgin Islands, British 20 0.0%
Haiti 18 0.0%
Mali 16 0.0%
Cameroon 16 0.0%
Rwanda 15 0.0%
Niger 15 0.0%
Liechtenstein 14 0.0%
Zambia 14 0.0%
Burkina Faso 14 0.0%
Mauritania 12 0.0%
Djibouti 12 0.0%
Malawi 11 0.0%
Benin 11 0.0%
Tonga 11 0.0%
Turks and Caicos Islands 11 0.0%
Anguilla 9 0.0%
American Samoa 8 0.0%
Eritrea 7 0.0%
Swaziland 7 0.0%
Bhutan 7 0.0%
Togo 7 0.0%
Cook Islands 7 0.0%
Cape Verde 7 0.0%
Solomon Islands 6 0.0%
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the 6 0.0%
Lesotho 6 0.0%
Micronesia, Federated States of 6 0.0%
Gambia 5 0.0%
Holy See (Vatican City State) 5 0.0%
San Marino 5 0.0%
Tajikistan 4 0.0%
Sierra Leone 3 0.0%
Equatorial Guinea 3 0.0%
Kiribati 3 0.0%
Congo 3 0.0%
Gabon 3 0.0%
Vanuatu 2 0.0%
Liberia 2 0.0%
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 2 0.0%
Marshall Islands 2 0.0%
Guinea-Bissau 1 0.0%
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 1 0.0%
Burundi 1 0.0%
Samoa 1 0.0%
Norfolk Island 1 0.0%
Montserrat 1 0.0%
Mayotte 1 0.0%

For a comparison, where do visitors to Links International (Australia) come from? Here.

Dabchicks, deer, pike, and fungi


This is a common teal video.

Today, to the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen nature reserve.

Already near the entrance, nuthatch sounds. And a bearded tooth fungus growing on a tree.

Along the footpath, pieces of a big treetrunk chopped apart by woodcutters. On these pieces, Trametes gibbosa and oyster mushrooms grow.

From a small hill, there is a good view of the Oranjekom pond. In spite of the cold weather, most of it is not frozen, attracting many birds. There are maybe 100 tufted ducks. Scores of mallards. Coots. Little grebes. Also some female pochards. There are also gadwalls, and common teal. Great cormorants. A grey heron on the bank.

Later, redwings and fieldfares in the trees. Also great tits and blue tits. A snipe [see also Fallow deer, both male and female, not far from the foothpath.

In a small canal, a big northern pike, standing almost still at the same spot of months ago.

A kestel flies past. Then, two male goosanders.

On a sand dune, winter stalkball fungi grow.

Not far away, Piptoporus betulinus.

Hymenochaete rubiginosa on a tree.

Canada geese on a meadow.

Trametes versicolor fungi.

Finally, a Phellinus ignarius fungus, growing on an oak.

UK Wild deer populations are booming – Problems and benefits: here.

Albino Fallow deer spotted in Sussex: here.

The Critically Endangered Junín Grebe Podiceps taczanowskii: here.

US ultra Rightist Paul Weyrich dies


This music video from the USA is called Dead Kennedys – Moral Majority (Live 1984). The lyrics are here.

From British daily The Independent:

In the conservative army that propelled the Republican Party to a generation’s dominance of US politics, Paul Weyrich was among the fiercest warriors. Others might do deals with the Democratic foe if they helped advance the cause. Not Weyrich. For him, compromise was a betrayal of core principles, a step back rather than a step forward. …

His conservatism above all was cultural. Weyrich in 1979 coined the phrase “moral majority” which, with the televangelist Jerry Falwell, he turned into a movement that became one of the most potent strands of the Republican Party. His signature issues were not so much big government and the Communist threat (though both greatly alarmed him) as abortion, feminism (“feminazis” he dubbed such activists) and homosexuality – all, in his view, acute dangers to the traditional values that had been the making of America.

Such was his influence, especially in the decades before and after Ronald Reagan took power in 1980, that many ranked him among the four main architects of that Republican golden age, along with Barry Goldwater, William Buckley Jr, and of course Reagan himself.

Unlike them, Weyrich lived long enough to witness the conservative cause sink to its lowest ebb in 40 years.