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June 29, 2005

Hearsay Exception: Blawgcoop Throttled!

In a first, Dreamhost, my host for this domain,, and others, sent me an email today that said in part:

This is just to let you know that per your request, we have now “throttled” your domain

I was sort of expecting that, since earlier I'd noticed a certain Hearsay Exceptions Movie was getting a lot of hits. It turns out someone named “Will” at MSNBC found it interesting (scroll down a bit), and apparently, lots of people follow links from Will's site. Will was kind enough to link to another version of the movie hosted elsewhere, and after a bit of adjustment, things are now back to normal. (I had the “throttle” threshold set pretty low and simply raised it to accommodate the extra traffic.)

For the record, this cool movie originated with Energy Spatula—one of her classmates made it for evidence class and was kind enough to share it with her, then I posted it on Blawgcoop because she wasn't sure where to host it. I'm telling you, this guy should make a whole series of Law Schoolhouse Rock videos! His audience wants more!

Being the geek that I am, I only hope that someday I will create something remarkable enough to shut down this website. You know you might be a web geek when...

Posted June 29, 2005 10:32 PM | meta-blogging

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Hey, cool. And it was nice of MSNBC to consider your bandwidth, too. More than you can say for some places like Slashdot.

That also explains all the referrals coming from yesterday since MSNBC linked directly to that URL. I couldn't figure it out.

Posted by: Steve at June 29, 2005 11:14 PM

That is seriously one of the best things I've seen all month. BarBri should play that for us.

Posted by: Curtis at June 30, 2005 01:48 AM


Posted by: energy spatula at June 30, 2005 08:12 AM

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