jul 19

shashdot effect

 Just one thing to talk about today: The SlashDot Effect. Unless you've been hiding under an Apple IIE, you know SlashDot.org is the ultimate geek forum/blog/community. It's so popular that when a page gets linked on SlashDot, it occasionally causes the hosting server to crash. This is known as The SlashDot Effect. My friend Peter had the brilliant idea to measure and record the SlashDot Effect. He built the SlashDot Effect application to catalogue the effects on a server of links that get posted to SlashDot. Of course my goal now is to now crash the SlashDot Effect application. Link to it!

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