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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2007, 03:36:28 AM »

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I was born in Tokyo, moved to MA when I was 7, moved around a bit within the state and a brief stint in New Hampshire, was overseas for a year, and now live in Oakland.  I would love to live in Melbourne, Australia at some point in my life.
Along these lines, I'm thinking it could be fun to see who are the CelticsBlog posters who live closest to the North and South Poles...?  :)


Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #61 on: September 08, 2007, 07:52:59 AM »

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I was born in Tokyo, moved to MA when I was 7, moved around a bit within the state and a brief stint in New Hampshire, was overseas for a year, and now live in Oakland.  I would love to live in Melbourne, Australia at some point in my life.

I'd love to visit Tokyo some time in the future, seems like an incredible city and an amazing country.  I've heard that Westerners are in a stunned daze for the first few days they are there.

Melbourne is another cool place I'd like to go.  Apparently, it has the highest quality of life of any city in the world.
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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #62 on: September 08, 2007, 10:20:31 AM »

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I'm in the US now, but was born in Tokyo if that counts

It definitely counts, 3.0...who would I have to argue with? ;D
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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #63 on: September 08, 2007, 11:34:38 AM »

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massachusetts, by way of mos eisley, tattoine ;D
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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #64 on: September 08, 2007, 11:57:16 AM »

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I live in Bermuda now,

I have one question after having been there twice.  How, pride, do you Bermudans not kill 3/4s of us Americans who rent mopeds there and make left and right turns directly into traffic because we can't get used to driving in the left lane?   ::)

Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #65 on: September 08, 2007, 11:58:22 AM »

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I only did presently.

Concord, NH-->Centralia, IL-->Ilsan, South Korea.
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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #66 on: September 08, 2007, 12:44:55 PM »

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Born and bred and bleeding green all my life in Masachusetts. ;)
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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #67 on: September 08, 2007, 01:15:42 PM »

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I live in Bermuda now,

I have one question after having been there twice.  How, pride, do you Bermudans not kill 3/4s of us Americans who rent mopeds there and make left and right turns directly into traffic because we can't get used to driving in the left lane?   ::)

this happened to me in antigua, but i was in a rental car! lol not only do u drive on the opposite side of the road, u sit on the opposite side of the car while doing it! almost hit cars, people, goats, dogs, etc! the force wasnt strong with me that week, lol.

Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #68 on: September 08, 2007, 01:21:24 PM »

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Hilarious post, DL

Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2007, 01:42:33 PM »

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North Conway, NH / Kennebunk, ME / South Boston, MA / Florence, NJ  / Bangor, ME (next year)

With quite a few stops in between (NY, OR, ID, etc.)

I live in Hamilton Township Roy, were practically neighbors.

Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2007, 01:46:00 PM »

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North Conway, NH / Kennebunk, ME / South Boston, MA / Florence, NJ  / Bangor, ME (next year)

With quite a few stops in between (NY, OR, ID, etc.)

I live in Hamilton Township Roy, were practically neighbors.

Nice.  You're basically right up the street.  Let me know if you want to get tickets when the Celts are in Philly.

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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2007, 01:46:46 PM »

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This is a wonderful thread. As Jeff indicated, we regularly receive visitors from over 100 countries around this old world. I would expand a bit on that. The numbers Jeff provided reflect a very short range sample. I would add that internet visitation numbers are notoriously skewed also and the issue becomes greater the further away from the U.S. the statistics are gathered.

For an example, we know we have some "unique visits" and "unique visitors" that may in fact represent dozens if not hundreds of individuals connecting to CB on multiple occasions. So for instance, when we see visitors from Yemen, we don't know if we are seeing one American abroad just checking in, or a large number of local persons as well who love basketball and are hooking up with us on a regular basis.

Here's another interesting tidbit. Any sampling of CelticsBlog visitation will produce a list of at least fifty language variations. Yep, that's not a typo folks. The top ten include two forms of English, two forms of Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese and a large number of computers that are configured to handle many languages. After those ten, the list becomes truly fascinating.

There's an interesting offshoot from this as well. You wouldn't believe how much our auto-translation service is used. Thanks to Google providing developers like myself with access to their technology, we currently offer automatic translation of around 99% of everything in this website into nine different languages.

It is not a perfect system. The translations are not always the best and are for the most part "read only". Still, they have expanded the usability of CelticsBlog in a major way and many people put them to good use. When Google finishes the testing of their new Arabic translation system, I look forward to adding it to our website.

In my years, I've done some touring of the Earth. I won't recount those excursions here other than to say they occupy nearly all of the top rankings of profound experiences I've been granted in this life. Thus when I come to CelticsBlog, there is nothing more special to me than seeing the constituency of this assemblage. Yo Denmark, Yo Yemen, Yo Puerto Rico. Thank you all for the blessing of your presence in this place.

BTW, I'm originally from Kentucky, USA. Naturally, that explains my obsession with basketball.
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Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2007, 02:00:28 PM »

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Plymouth, MA

Me too, what part? I live in South Plymouth. Don't worry, I have no intentions of staging a rendevous behind Marshalls or anything like that.

Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #73 on: September 08, 2007, 02:08:13 PM »

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South Hadley, MA but currently going to school in New York when it is looking like a great time to be a Boston sports fan. 

Re: Where are you from?
« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2007, 06:19:34 PM »

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This is a wonderful thread. As Jeff indicated, we regularly receive visitors from over 100 countries around this old world. I would expand a bit on that. The numbers Jeff provided reflect a very short range sample. I would add that internet visitation numbers are notoriously skewed also and the issue becomes greater the further away from the U.S. the statistics are gathered.

For an example, we know we have some "unique visits" and "unique visitors" that may in fact represent dozens if not hundreds of individuals connecting to CB on multiple occasions. So for instance, when we see visitors from Yemen, we don't know if we are seeing one American abroad just checking in, or a large number of local persons as well who love basketball and are hooking up with us on a regular basis.

Here's another interesting tidbit. Any sampling of CelticsBlog visitation will produce a list of at least fifty language variations. Yep, that's not a typo folks. The top ten include two forms of English, two forms of Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Portuguese and a large number of computers that are configured to handle many languages. After those ten, the list becomes truly fascinating.

There's an interesting offshoot from this as well. You wouldn't believe how much our auto-translation service is used. Thanks to Google providing developers like myself with access to their technology, we currently offer automatic translation of around 99% of everything in this website into nine different languages.

It is not a perfect system. The translations are not always the best and are for the most part "read only". Still, they have expanded the usability of CelticsBlog in a major way and many people put them to good use. When Google finishes the testing of their new Arabic translation system, I look forward to adding it to our website.

In my years, I've done some touring of the Earth. I won't recount those excursions here other than to say they occupy nearly all of the top rankings of profound experiences I've been granted in this life. Thus when I come to CelticsBlog, there is nothing more special to me than seeing the constituency of this assemblage. Yo Denmark, Yo Yemen, Yo Puerto Rico. Thank you all for the blessing of your presence in this place.

BTW, I'm originally from Kentucky, USA. Naturally, that explains my obsession with basketball.

tp for the very cool and interesting facts on the blog. thanks for sharing bob!