Code Organ

Code Organ takes the code of any website and turns it into music.

Code Organ works by choosing the key of the song based on how many times the letter designating that note appears in a web page’s source code, using a minor key if it appears an odd number of times or major if it’s even. It then picks one of ten synthesiser sounds based on which characters appear the most times in a page. Finally, the algorithm decides which drum loop to use by weighing the ratio of text characters to actual notes.

Artifacting ends up sounding like this.

Artifacting Swear Words

A list of swear words found within the Artifacting comments (and the number of times each word wad used) as of as of 7:41 pm MST May 13th, 2010:

Fuck: 49 (includes motherfucker, fucker, fucking, etc.)
Motherfucker: 2
Shit: 54 (includes shitbag, shithole, shitty, etc.)
Piss: 12
Tits: 1
Damn: 53 (includes goddamn, damnation, etc.)
Pussy: 7
Asshole: 9
Bitch: 19 (includes son of a bitch, sumbitch, etc.)
Bastard: 7
Cunt: 2

Come on folks! Let’s not be so shy. We need more motherfucker up in here.
Thanks for the idea Clusterfuck

2009: The Year In Blogging

Despite my lousy blogging habits in 2009 the blog continued to grow and I almost doubled my amount of unique viewers over the year. Below is a graph of my total number of absolute unique readers which totaled 206,881 over the year. The drop in late June was due to a serverside attack.

The top ten referring sites to Artifacting (with search engines removed) during 2009 were:
1. Yahoo Answers
2. Boing Boing
3. Facebook
4. Dethroner
5. Stumbleupon
6. Twitter
7. Reddit
8. Serious Eats
9. ui.
10. Sensible Erection

I found it surprising that there wasn’t a single personal blog on the list this year. Are personal blogs going the way of the ghost?

Below is a chart of referrals to Artifacting throughout 2009:

Below are the top ten most visited posts published in 2009:
1. I’m About To Whip Somebody’s Ass
2. Billy Mays Is A Sad Robot
3. The Coolest, Craziest, Kitty Cat Desktop Wallpaper On The Internet
4. Bell Pepper Teratoma
5. Crying Over Auto Tune Part II
6. I’m Dreaming Of A Chiptune Christmas
7. Fuckin’ Math
8. Another Word For Vagina
9. Definitive List Of The 99 Things You Should Have Already Experienced On The Internet (+10)

General stats for Artifacting are as follows:
Posts 1,086
Categories 66
Comments 4,290