Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…monitoring clicks

I’m a sucker for stats who loves playing with spreadsheets more than almost anything. Probably my favourite part of blogging is looking at the numbers on my dashboard. Below is a summary of this blog in 2012, and all the wonderous things you’d be able to see if you had admin access.
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…in snow business

snowworldOne of my favourite photos from Mumbai

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…slumming it

Officially, Mumbai is the fourth most populous city in the world with 12.5m inhabitants. Unofficially, it has an estimated 9m more living the the slums of the city. Taking the official numbers, Mumbai has 20,694 people living per km². For comparison, London has 4,863 per km².

If you’ve seen Slumdog Millionaire, or at least the opening few minutes, you’ll probably have seen what a typical slum is like.

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…monkeying around

I sometimes criticise the lazy way in which white man has named places in Australia. Generally it seems like they’ve just had a quick look and used a description as a place name (Broken Hill, Blue Mountains, Mount Buggery) or they’ve just used a name familiar with them from back home (Newcastle, Victoria, George Street). Having come all this way, you’d think they could put a bit more effort into things.
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What do this woman’s foot, this baby doll and this man have in common?

footweltdeSource:  welt.de

SONY DSC       Source: disy.es

unibrowstereogumSource: stereogum.com

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