egoeccentric- Officially The Biggest* Irish Music Blog

*Does not mean, best, most popular, or a thinly veiled allusion to the christmas weight I'm still trying to shift.

Irish indie-zine Cluas.com have published a study on the size (in kilobytes) of Irish music blogs, and I am proud to triumphantly announce that egoeccentric has come out trumps and been declared the biggest of them all.

According to the study, the egoeccentric homepage has a total of 2.1 megabytes of content, compared to the other end of the scale (Cluas itself) which has a paltry 97 kilobytes. The main beef here being that the bigger the homepage, the longer the loading time. This leaves people still using a dial-up connection (all four of them) with the unenviable wait of approximately eight minutes to view our homepage.

Apparently the main causes of the problem are images, with posts per page coming in second. This page has for some time carried the thirty-five most recent posts on the main page, with older posts being archived (and still clickable through the magic 'view older posts' button at the bottom). Ever the considerate souls, we have now reduced that number to twenty posts, and hopefully these cyber-calestentics will shave some precious seconds of our loading time.

As far as images are concerned, on closer inspection we seem to be amongst the more 'colorful' of sites on the Cluas list, for this we hold our hands up and plead no contest. But is this necessarily a bad thing? Are readers having problems with loading times? Please let us know, and if this is the case swift action will be taken (click for a view of the future).

Hopefully too many people didn't take Cluas' oh-so-friendly advice not to check out our page, and if you are perchance a visitor directed from their link, welcome- and congratulations on having such a good computer.

As a thank you, here's a video of someone falling over:


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6 comments:

February 7, 2008 at 6:15 PM Evil Bob said...

Oh god the future looks so bleak and horrible. A desolate wasteland where lone rebels will wander in their quests for...um...postmen. Or something.

Surely we aren't that much of a threat to the mighty Cluas are we?

Damnit now my "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" post has been relegated to the second page already. GRR and stuff.

February 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM Gardenhead said...

What's that coming over the hill?? Its egoeccentric!!!! Its fuckin huge.

February 7, 2008 at 8:07 PM red said...

Congratulations on being so fat. Apparently I'm just overweight- also because of the pictures. I love my pictures though, I'm not going to change a thing. I also like the look of egocentric a lot.

February 7, 2008 at 8:34 PM Evil Bob said...

Hey thanks red. I've just checked your blog. GOing to add it to our list of stuff we like.

February 8, 2008 at 3:38 AM aoife mc said...

As I've previously stated, y'all look good, internet flabbiousity or not.
And Evil Bob, I'm also upset that the Silverman video of fucking matt damon has been pushed to the next page. Twas v funny. V funny!

February 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM ctrl/alt/delete said...

oh my god is Rosie O'Donnell , oh no wait its just egoeccentric.