Top Website Posts, Tweets and Facebook Posts for 2017

Here is my annual review of this site and my two energy-related social media accounts. Like previous annual reports, this one is linked to the “About Tom” “category”. In February and March, this site was subject to at least one malware attack, inconveniencing readers and therefore messing with traffic results. I used Facebook, primarily as …

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Apology to Readers

This site was hacked at least twice recently. Malicious code was redirecting traffic and caused the site to be taken down for several days. The malware has been removed. Thanks for your patience. Post Script: updated March 13

Top 10 Posts in 2015

My two most popular posts over the last year (here and here) both focused on my Twitter dust-up with then provincial ombudsman Andre Marin over his ignorant statements where he encouraged Hydro One customers to default on their bills. Among Marin’s comments, he nominated my “blog for the Pulitzer Price for Fiction” and claimed that …

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Top 10 Posts for 2014

In 2014, like in 2013, investigative reports about Toronto Hydro drew the biggest audiences on Several posts on Toronto’s Union Street blackout of April 2014, Toronto Hydro’s inability to inform consumers with anything like useful information during the ice storm of December 2013, and “infrastructure renewal” in the form of gold-plated garbage cans were …

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Maintenance and Search Note

This site is undergoing maintenance work today, Friday and on the weekend. Service shouldn’t be affected if all goes well, but there is the potential for some impact on service. Two of the services that this site uses that deserve a special note of appreciation for good products and customer support are BulletProofSecurity and BlogVault. …

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Traffic Report: One Year Reviewed

One of piece of collateral damage caused by the DOS attack on this site last year, and the associated move off the disappointing hosting service ExpertHost to HostMonsters, was the loss of the site’s traffic stats database. A full year of data has now been accumulated. Here is a page documenting audience numbers and main …

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