gnuplot is nice when you’re trying to do something it was designed to do, but kind of painful when you aren’t. Anyway, I made some graphs out of visitor data collected since July last year (all of this is just my blog, not rotahall.org as a whole).
The X axis is always time, with the far left being July 2008 and the far right being March 2009 as of today. The Y axis is the percentage of people using a given thing, so that the whole length adds up to 100%. The white area is always unknown and/or others.
The first is the operating systems used.
The white is “unknown”. In reality it’s mostly phone browsers and spiders, but fuck it, I want an ethernet-enabled typewriter. Red is all of the BSDs combined. There seems to be exactly one person using FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD.
The number of Windows users is higher than expected. I blame idiots googling for pictures of axolotls.
The second is the distribution of Windows versions within the Windows users group. I expected more people to use XP than Vista, but it’s nice to see Vista isn’t even growing much anymore. There are a few people still using Windows 98 (that’s the red outline right above 2000) and 95. I’m pretty sure the one guy using Windows 3.1 is spoofing it, though.
I didn’t make one of these for the Linux users, because most of them end up being “other distro”. There are suprisingly few Ubanto users, though.
Next is browsers. I’m not sure what “Mozilla” is in this context, and I really don’t know what Netscape is doing there. Terras thinks people from 1996 are reading my blog, so: hi! Sell your stock in 2000, and don’t vote for Bush!
Finally, IE versions used by the IE users. This is abysmal. I’ve stopped showing content to IEs older than 7, so with luck they’ll go away. Again, though, I blame random googlers, not regular readers.
The bit of blue at the bottom is IE 8. I’m surprised how early they started coming, since the beta was only released earlier this month. Spoofed user agents, probably.
Anyway, just in case anyone’s interested. Making these was fun, but too much effort to turn it into a regular thing.