At 9:32AM local time today, this Web log received its 50,000th visitor, which I consider a significant milestone. Visitation continues to trend upward, with this month (not yet complete) already exhibiting the highest number of visitors yet. Recently, I was also made aware that this log appears very near the top of some Google search results (which is only one way to measure success). As an example, a posting here is the 2nd item returned when searching for Mahalanobis distance.
I humbly interpret these events as evidence of the helpfulness of this log to readers. I'd like to say "Teşekkürler" to Deniz, who recently reminded me of this, among so many other things.