Dear readers & customers,
for us at AETHYX MEDIAE it’s time to celebrate this month:
as of August the 8th 2018, we counted the 1,000,000th visitor at our oldest project, cipha.net!
It’s amazing in regarding the fact that we installed this counter back in 2006, when we ported the project from Greymatter to WordPress. Unfortunately, because this was an indie underground project, we never had the mood, time or resources to count visitors from 2001 on, when the project went live, to the aforementioned date.
What’s interesting too is: the number mentioned and the counter which you can still see live in action on the website on the lower right corner, these are really visitors, not page views. In this day and age both KPIs (key performance indicators) are confused very often. What a pity, the web is 27 years old now…
In page views, we are nearing the five million mark: right now it’s showing us 4,915,471.
We still want to thank anyone who still visits this intergalactic anthology antiquity!
As you may have read on our Where? page, we shut down the blog and released all of its content in eBooks, in 2017 also in books on demand via Amazon.
To be honest and that’s what impresses us even more here: cipha.net isn’t our first project to reach the infamous one million visitors mark.
The first project which achieved this milestone for us was zockerseele.com, our video game blog. It happened on April the 11th, 2011.
The counter here was implemented right from the start in 2005, shortly after we aquired the URL and published the system along with its first entry. So what we see here as counter data in the first sidebar is really what’s rolling in since the project was born.
zockerseele.com will also be our first project to reach the 2,000,000 visitors milestone. Right now we’re at 1,955,981. And due to financial and time problems we almost update nothing there anymore. In page views, zockerseele.com is even more impressing: 17,655,816. Never in our dreams would we have imagined to do a “no budget web project” with such figures…
We don’t know when but the party will be joined by gizmeo.eu, our gadget blog, as the counter there is somewhere in the 250,000s. As you may have read between the lines above this may take ages.
But hey, that’s how indie projects work! <3
Today we’re going to celebrate a little: if you like join us in Lisbon, most of the time you’ll find us roaming the streets around Bairro Alto or Costa da Caparica. We’re even sometimes visiting the small beaches in Cascais when we’re drunk, haha! Well, due to the fact that we have to get there by train this doesn’t happen very often. Of course we can’t guarantee that we’re still alive when you see or meet us but we’re living the indie dream and touching is explicitly allowed! <3 Just be prepared for a incalculable reaction. 😉
The Million Makers.
Nice to meet you!
Time to book us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
get drunk already,
the aethyx staff