September 27, 2004
When it rains, it pours...

Last week was geektacular. I was linked to on Slashdot about the GLAT and on Fark about the page on cleaning pennies. This has blown through any previous high number of visits to my site.

At last check, the cleaning pennies page has been hit so much I've burned up around 30 Gigs of data transfer. Yikes.

While it is nice to have lots of visitors and read nice comments about the page, the bandwidth management is an issue. Watching the spread of the link from page to page and from the US outward to the rest of the world is interesting.

In other news, the new Wired magazine arrived in the mail today. I was reading it in the bathroom while I watched the girls take a bath tonight. There were so many frickin' ads it was hard to find the content.

I started ripping out the pages that were ads. I only ripped it out if it was an ad on both sides. I pulled out half the pages... Above you can see the pile of ads on the left and the remaining magazine on the right. Remember there are still a ton of ads inside that have content on one side.

How much would it cost to have an ad-free version of the the magazine?

Posted by michael at September 27, 2004 10:01 PM