Archive for October 28th, 2005
Here’s an embarrassing story. Right now the server this site and the rest of the OOKEE.com network resides on is getting hammered. It’s not quite a “slashdot” but for us it amounts to almost the same thing. Throughout the day some of the sites have been unavailable, and the rest have been slow. When I discovered this I started looking into it and learned that we have become the number one search site for something rather silly (proof for posterity). As of this posting we’re the number three item without quotes.
Understand that every once in a while there is something funny or strange or interesting that is simply NSFW (not safe for work) out there on the web. It might be something a poster to OOKEE.com, which is simply a linkblog, might want to share. However I decided a while ago that NSFW links were not things I wanted the site to be known for, so I password protected that area. You can only view the stuff with a password.
What I didn’t know, though, was that if someone made a comment in the NSFW section it would show up on the front page. Whoops! So Google found it and that was that. In the last half an hour alone that one page, which no one can view, has been hit just over a thousand times. That’s quite a bit for our poor little Apple G4 server.
To mitigate the situation I’m redirecting traffic here. It seems to be helping a bit (at least I can get to the sites now!). Hopefully a few people will stick around and grow OOKEE.com! Meanwhile I’m just embarrassed that the number one draw seems to be people’s insane quest for celebrity nudity. *sigh*Comments Off | Catergorized: geek