User Agent Analysis

As part of a suite of software tools we’re developing to analyse our disparate sources of tracking data, I have been looking at log files (e.g. those produced by Apache Web Server) and in particular, how to breakdown and analyse … Continue reading

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Basic Log File Analysis With Analog

A common technique for getting data summaries out of log files is to use a log file analyser. There are a small number of freely available applications that do this type of analysis, one of which is called Analog. This … Continue reading

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Fishing with a broken net

We have talked about how we can collect data from our webservers, that we have a (presently growing) range of webservers in the ecosystem we want to observe, and that we can only observe a limited number of those webservers. … Continue reading

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What’s in an IP address?

I want to take a moment to talk a little more about the technical disconnect between technical tracking approaches and actual people and their actions, and perhaps float an idea from another field that might be of interest to this … Continue reading

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Sifting signal from noise

Think of this as Connecting The Dots part II, as I want to pick up on some of the specifics touched on in that post. My apologies, but this is the tip of an iceberg and is quite a long … Continue reading

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