5 Sep 2001 jooon   » (Journeyer)

The Slashdot effect

It's almost unbelievable how many people there are that read that site. The Shakespeare Programming Language that I and my friend Kalle wrote as an assignment in a syntactical analysis course got slashdotted. The student web server, where we had our homepage, died in perhaps 10 minutes after the article appeared on slashdot's front page. We redirected the traffic to another web server and just put up a temporary web page. In under 24 hours we had gotten 300 000 unique visitors according to the access log. Pretty cool. I tried to describe to my father that I just had some fifteen minutes of geek fame. He didn't understand why, but thought it was funny that his son was an Internet celebrity for fifteen minutes. Now I have put the web page on sourceforge. Just in case something like this happens again, at least our student web server won't die. :)

We also received a perl script that translates brainfuck to SPL. It doesn't work quite right though, but when it does, we can have all those nice brainfuck programs, like DeCSS, in SPL.

Trust metric

Just had a peek at Badger's advogato stats. Before the the change:

Master 378 persons, Journeyer 753 persons, Apprentice 332 persons.
Master 392 persons, Journeyer 1251 persons, Apprentice 649 persons.

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