Collateral Damage...

There's a website my husband reads. It talks a lot about bigfoot and chupacabrae.

Needless to say, it had a few issues with the whole bigfoot-in-a-freezer thing last week.

Interesting play by play of keeping your site up when the world is crashing around your ears: http://www.cryptomundo.com/breaking-news/welcome-back/

"The increase in hits (that got through) went from our average of 23,000-38,000 or so hits per day for a day like Monday, August 11th, to the incredible load we saw beginning on Tuesday night at around 6:30 pm Pacific, when the site soon began crashing through the 27.8 million hits leading up to “Bigfoot Friday,” as it now called by web admin people around the world, on August 15. Reportedly 85% of all the servers in the world with any link to “Bigfoot” crashed or slowed down greatly. We did. We crashed. We would upgrade something and go back online. Crash again. Go offline to fix it. On and on."

Along similar lines I also spotted this story: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/14/microsoft_servers_count/

Exactly how many servers does Microsoft own? Well, we still don't for sure, but it looks as if Redmond is running at least 148,357 boxes.

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