year in review

This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2011. Thanks for reading!

I wrote 74 new posts this year and included 36 pictures in my posts.

The busiest day of the year was February 18th with 599 views. The most popular post that day was a six year old solves the subset sum problem: a post on an operations research science fair project.

Here are my top* 10 blog posts of 2011

  1. a six year old solves the subset sum problem: a post on an operations research science fair project
  2. Bracket Odds for March Madness: A tool for picking a winning bracket
  3. How can ice cream trucks be profitable when gas costs $4 per gallon?
  4. is anything really exponentially distributed?
  5. what operations research has taught me about having a baby
  6. a few more thoughts on operations research and coffee: multiobjective decision analysis
  7. how to visit all 30 MLB baseball stadiums in a record amount of time
  8. a few thoughts on operations research and coffee
  9. how to (optimally) prepare for a zombie outbreak
  10. how to choose a good academic family

The top 10 search terms used to find this blog in 2011 are:

  1. plantain
  2. punk rock operations research
  3. roomba algorithm
  4. opt art
  5. composition notebooks
  6. plantains
  7. plantain recipes
  8. subset sum problem
  9. punk rock
  10. tsp art

Many variants on “punk rock” were lower on the list, including punk rock stereotypes, punk rock lego, punk social network, punk rock blog, punk sewing blog, and punk christmas tree.

* top = most-read

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