My Year in Numbers

Here are some statistics for the year 2010 relating to me. Probably not that interesting, but here you go.


My primary domain is Most of my correspondence is via this account. I don’t include my work email here. At work we recently moved to Lotus Notes so I suppose I no longer send email at work; we’ve to  call them ‘notes’ instead. I don’t have any stats for that. I would imagine given the complexity of reading emails notes with Lotus Notes getting statistics would almost be impossible. 

Sent ~1400 messages (
Received ~6000 messages (

(The lower graph includes previous years, but I thought it was interesting to see how my email traffic is increasing year on year).

SMS Usage

So I’ve sent and received what I think is quite a large number of text messages. However, speaking to the yoof I had to revise this opinion. Kiddies today send this kind of traffic on a daily basis. 

Sent: 3140 messages (35505 words)
Received: 2965 message (42670 words) 

Note I include ‘x’ as a word. It’s pronounced Kiss or Kiss Kiss.  A kiss at the end of a SMS can make all the difference. Especially when sending SMSs to your boss.  

Without giving too much away, the following two graphics depict the kinds of words I send in my SMS messages. I have not included ‘x’ in these pictures as no one wants to see a giant picture of an ‘x’.

Prominent words in outgoing SMS messages:

Prominent words in incoming SMS messages:


I posted 1021 twitter status updates.  I would have done a graphic for this too, but everyone seems to be doing that. 


I like Evernote a lot. I throw all kinds of stuff in there. From receipts, instructions manuals and menus, to my personal diary entries (more on that later).

Notes create: 384


I’ve not been using this as much as I wanted to. I think if more friends used it I would use it more. Still I like the idea and I think it’s going to go places in 2011. 

Checkins: 223


The most physical of the numbers in this list. I’ve really got into running this year. I love it. It does not love me. My knees have been quite bad recently so I’ve had to cut down lots. I use the Nike+ system to monitor my runs. 

932.67 miles made of 146 runs.

The graph below shows how the runs were spread out over 2010. I went a bit crazy in the summer.


I use Spotify for music. It’s worth £10 a month to have access to all that music. I use the iPhone client the most. I have all my Spotify clients scrobble to Unfortunately, there is a big gap in the data for the beginning of the year. Sorry.

Tracks listened to: 8580

The graph below shows how the listening is spread out over the year. I’m not sure what the big spike is. I’ll look into that and get back to you. reputation

2010 saw me join I like the site and had been using it as a spectator for a while. I decided to give something back by depositing my pearls of wisdom. As you can see from the graph I kind of got a little bored. I promise to be more active this year.

Web Search

Google can keep track of the web searches that you do. It’s quite scary, but looking back at the data can be interesting. I don’t have the tracking on all the machines I use for search, but the graphs below show the lion’s share. 


I have purchased the following applications for my iPhone/iPad from the iTunes AppStore.

The Cloud Wi-Fi Finder, Labyrinth, Tumblr, NYTimes, Toiluxe - central London edition, Let’s Golf!, WorkSnug London, OffMaps, SnowRemote, BlockChalk, AudioBoo, Distances, defriended, Digg, Chambers Dictionary of the English language, Vodafone Navigation, Chambers Thesaurus, Instapaper Pro, WhatsApp Messenger, Gangstar: West Coast Hustle, I Am T-Pain, Nike True City, Flickit Pro, Sleep Cycle alarm clock, WordCrasher, Friend Focus, AutoStitch Panorama, Metro UK, allRadio, HourFace, Babelshot (photo translator), CameraBag, Advanced Bubble Level, StoreRanks, VirginTrains, PositionApp‚Ñ¢, ToonPAINT, Quickoffice Connect, Happening, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, myStarbucks UK, Pocket Informant LITE (Calendar, VLC Remote £0.00, Chomp., DriveSaver, WhatBus, ooTunes Radio - Recording and Alarm Clock!, Digital SLR Photography Toolkit For Dummies, iPlane - Leeds Bradford International Airport, Assassin’s Creed II: Multiplayer, The OscarsÆ, Zen Bound‚Ñ¢ Lite, NextBuses, MyBus, iSimples, Angry Birds, MicroCars, SpongeBob Diner Dash Lite, ScribbleLive, Opera Mini Web browser, We Rule, TrueHDR, Mapzen POI Collector, Plane Finder £0.00, Lonely Planet London City Guide, Lonely Planet Paris City Guide, Lonely Planet Istanbul City Guide, Lonely Planet Barcelona City Guide, Lonely Planet Amsterdam City Guide, Lonely Planet Rome City Guide, Lonely Planet Berlin City Guide, Lonely Planet Copenhagen City Guide, Lonely Planet Vienna City Guide, Lonely Planet Budapest City Guide, Lonely Planet Stockholm City Guide, Lonely Planet Munich City Guide, Lonely Planet Moscow City Guide, Vancouver Travel Guide - The Sights, mopho, iBooks, GoodReader for iPad, The Guardian Eyewitness, Evernote, Syncopy, Netflix, IMDb Movies & TV, TweetDeck for iPad, ABC Player, AdobeÆ Ideas 1.0 for iPad, eBay for iPad, Numbers, Mocha VNC Lite, Granimator - The Wallpaper Creator, Molecules, Instapaper Pro, Feeddler RSS Reader for iPad, Urbanspoon for iPad, Marvel Comics, TIME Magazine, TIME May 10, USA TODAY for iPad, Backgrounds HD, NPR for iPad, Wikipanion for iPad, PCalc Lite Calculator, Yahoo! Entertainment, Simplenote, Dropbox, Twitterrific for iPad, BBC News, ArtStudio for iPad, AIM for iPad, FlickStackr, StreamToMe, Amazon Mobile, sobees for Facebook, Pro HDR, MacUser Magazine, N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance HD, NDrive UK & Ireland, Hipstamatic, WIRED Magazine, Pages, Air Video - Watch your videos anywhere!, GoodReader for iPad, Reeder for iPad, FatBooth, PhotoGrab, iMovie, SimCity‚Ñ¢, AgingBooth, Barcelona Metro 09, Eliminate:GunRange, Enigmo 2, Feathers Visage, You Gotta See This!, Camera+ ‚the ultimate photo app, ShutterSnitch, WolframAlpha, Nike+ GPS, Flight Control, Osmos, Plane Finder AR, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Nigella Quick Collection, LogMeIn Ignition, Geometry Wars‚Ñ¢: Touch, Friendly - Facebook Browser, SABMobile, myNZB, .03 seconds Pro, traveline south & east, TuneIn Radio, TuneIn Radio, Scanner Pro: scan multipage documents, ReaddleDocs (documents/attachments viewer and file manager), LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Momento (Diary/Journal), COMMAND & CONQUER‚ RED ALERT‚ for iPad, SCRABBLE for iPad, SimCity Deluxe for iPad, TETRIS for iPad, TETRIS, ScrabbleÆ, RAGE HD, QI, The Incident

Diary Entries

I use evernote to keep a basic kind of diary. I have made 26 entries this year. Again, I could do with doing more this year.

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