Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Muddy Museum/Chris Martin

For the taxpayers’ sake, let’s hope the new Indian Mound Museum is not another tourism building site in the making. The architect states the foundation of the building is being built up in order to keep flood waters out, but that still leaves parking in question during extreme wet weather. Perhaps we should be glad this isn’t Georgia where “lowlands” means “swamp with a chance of alligator.”


It would appear that after four plus months, Arby’s on Florence Boulevard is finally being restored after a fire damaged the newly remodeled eatery.


We recently published information on how to write the parole board in connection with Chris Martin. The AIS number published was incorrect; here is the correct info to ensure your letters reach Chris’ file:

Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
301 South Ripley Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Re: James Christopher Martin, AIS #298356


Our ratings? A few readers recently asked about hits to this blog each day. We use three different counters if one includes the FB counter. While we have 4K to 6K hits on an average day, it’s almost impossible to pin down a correct number.

The term “unique hits” refers to hits from one IP addy; however, a large employer (UNA or ECM) might have several individuals who accessed the site, while the counter toted up just one hit. Conversely, the term “page hits” refers to all hits on the site, and one individual might open several different blogs during a 24 hour time period.



  1. That's not correct. Because the tracker uses cookies then if several people from the same IP address, such as UNA, visit, they will each count as a separate unique visitor. In general you will have 2 to 3 times as many "hits" as you do unique visitors. You should try google analytics.

    1. At many institutions, especially ECM, etc., as many as 10-15 individuals will use the same computer at one station/location. So it is impossible to know how many actually viewed any site.