The Radish Turns One!

Written by Natalie Luhrs

I'm a lifelong geek with a passion for books and social justice. Fuck around and find out.

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September 10, 2013


Your intrepid blogger on the occasion of her first birthday. So intent!

Today marks the first anniversary of the Radish! I honestly wasn’t sure I had enough to say about books and other issues to keep going for an entire year, but apparently I do!

Anyhow, to mark the occasion, I thought I’d list all my favorite posts from the last year.

And then, of course, there were all the posts I made that were, in one way or another yelling at people for all sorts of nonsense around sexism, racism, and people behaving badly in public. So I made a category just for them–behold, the Ranty Radish!

And since I was curious and stuck at work installing a ginormous piece of software, I decided to count how many total links there have been in linkspam.

That number would be 1,401. The least was 8 and the most–not counting weeks where there were two linkspam posts–was last week at 54. If we count the two double-linkspam weeks, then the number is 88. The average number of links per linkspam is 26.

Total number of posts is 226 and we’re holding steady at around 1,231 comments. Akismet has prevented 32,178 spam comments from going through.

But more important than all of those numbers are the wonderful people I’ve met over the last year.  I really enjoy belonging to part of a wider community of readers and writers and fans and I’m beyond grateful that you’ve all been so welcoming. Thank you.

And now, it’s time for cake!

Computer Cake!

This is a cake version of the very first computer we ever had (made out of computer parts, not cake–but cake-powered computer would be awesome, someone get on that). The occasion was my dad’s retirement from the US Navy, hence the message on the screen.

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