World’s Most Complicated Hit Counter

Hit counters are found on very site on the internet – though they barely go by that name anymore. Modern hit counters are invisible, fast and do more than keep track of the number of times a web page was loaded. Suites like Google Analytics record which geographical region a visitor is from, what operating system they use, and how much time they spend on the website.

The hit counter I built may not do any of those things, but it does keep track of hits, and in the most complicated way possible.

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