I don't use a hit counter on this site, but I do keep an eye on where the visitors come from using the ClusterMaps global tracker.
I compared a snapshot of my site:
against an easily three times more popular techie site authored by Stowe Boyd:
If you look carefully, you will notice that Boyd's site has a more densely populated visitor pin-cushion in almost every part of the world except for a few sparsely populated yet "Western" regions -- Australia, Scandinavia, and Northern Canada.
Those people must know something I don't.
Anyone game to start a drilling operation in Churchill?
Update: And then I find someone linking me from Hawaii, channelling some other kind of energy source. Hemp perhaps? Or more likely, like John Nash's Beautiful Mind, some people need the mathematics to keep from going completely stir crazy.