Saturday, December 27, 2008

Perkins Coie using Rippers 0 on Boxing Day.

26 Dec, 14:06:49, Rippers 0
Seattle,Washington, United States
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Because my server only archives the last 500 page views and dumps anything older, I periodically review traffic to determine the origin of users. Well, imagine my surprise when Perkins Coie was found cruising the blog on Boxing Day. While the rest of us might be at home, recovering from the chaos of Christmas Day, fighting with relatives or playing with our new toys, this law firm spends their afternoon reading tidbits from a website with a rapidly-growing fan base.

Even more surprising is their use of Rippers 0. This could only mean one thing. They must be interested in copying the blog for some other purpose. Gee, what could it be? Could it be they are planning to publish the site in an alternate format? Maybe they plan to incorporate the blog into some training opportunities for other school districts. Perhaps they plan to have such a seminar outside, at Safeco Field, in bone-chilling weather. Send me an invitation and I would be happy to help with the presentation. Just let me know how many hats, jackets and scarves to pack.

I recall attending a few of those seminars and fighting the urge to fall asleep when their keynote speaker had me convinced I was developing a case of narcolepsy. Whenever a Perkins attorney opened their mouth, my eyelids would slam shut.

My records indicate they are most interested in the month of January 2008. Perhaps our readers would like to review the month and help the rest of us see what has them so captivated.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice, Mark. It was fun reviewing January, 2008. It's interesting to see how far the blog has come in the past calendar year. Whatever happened to the $20 gift certificate at Tullys? I had forgotten all about it. If it's still there I think I'll head into Edmonds and have a cup of java.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't stop at only reading January.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how Mark has the knowledge and technology expertise to track the viewers on the Blog. Having worked for a large law firm in Seattle years ago,I know that Perkins Coie is one of the largest and most expensive firms in the greater Seattle area. The Blog has their attention; I wonder how many hours of "research" will be charged out to the Edmonds
School District, funded by tax payer dollars. Great article, Mark; I look forward to another year of reading the Blog! said...

Sometimes a public agency has to spend a little money to find out how badly things are being managed.

I, on the other hand, would happily tell them for free.

Anonymous said...

Mark, I assume that you noticed that I was also "researching" the blog archives recently. Nothing to panic about. Just working on the book.

Anonymous said...

Are the tax payers footing the bill for working on xmas day? I suppose that would be at double or triple time????

Anonymous said...

To find out that the district is paying Perkins Coie, just do a public request for information.
For a sample of a public request just do a search on " sample of a public request" all this information is at your finger tips people.
and you don't have to pay for the information, you can just look at the information, and be done.