Archive for January 2009

Tracking time of access with Google Analytics

by Ulf on January 21st, 2009

A friend recently asked me if it was possible to use Google Analytics (GA) to report on the distribution of the hour of the day at which visitors drop by his web site. Nothing fine-grained, just a number from 0 to 23 along with the number of visits during that hour. Having recently read a blog post on how to use GA to detect the browser’s installed JRE version with some custom JavaScript, I figured this shouldn’t be too hard.

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Shopping as Microsoft would like you to

by Ulf on January 16th, 2009

Microsoft recently announced an Apple Store knockoff – the Retail Experience Center. It’s located on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, and isn’t open to the public, but it’s supposed to show how to market and sell Microsoft products (and presumably PC-related products from other manufacturers). Revealing is this picture that shows how much stuff they would like you to buy: shopping carts full of it. That’s the kind of consumer spending that should help the economy out of its slump.