Stan’s Obligatory Blog

Happy Thanksgiving

6/17/2003

Filed under: — stan @ 12:45 pm

Something amusing happened here. Stan has a collection of screen shots of failed dot-com web sites, and someone discovered it. Apparently, they found it amusing, and at about 4:30AM Friday, they posted a link to it from a site called Kaliber 10000 [www.k10k.net]. And the hits started rolling in. We got ten days’ worth of traffic in the first fourteen hours. During that time, the Internet echo chamber took over, as people who had seen the link on Kaliber then posted it on other sites. As of noon on Saturday, there were 20 sites that had links to the gallery. Our site is self-hosted on a DSL connection, and the outbound bandwidth was saturated for most of Friday morning. Now it’s down to manageable levels, but it’s still lots more than we usually get. And it picked up on Monday morning when people got back at work.

Statistics for our web server are at cosmo.pasadena.ca.us/stats/usage_200306.html

The gallery itself is at cosmo.pasadena.ca.us/stan/dot-com

Here is a list of the sites that posted links to us:

www.k10k.net
www.sensibleerection.com
i.hoder.com
www.ultimateinsult.net
www.verybigdesign.com
www.yasuhisa.com/could
www.newstoday.com
www.totalfark.com
j-walk.com/blog
x51.org/analog.html
cruise.dnswild.com/~reddwarf
www.braincast.nl/
www.butn.net
www.geocities.com/Pipeline/Curb/6900/main.htm
www.graphicdesignforums.com/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=60&TopicID=616&PagePosition=1
www.morebettermonkey.com
bolg.hessendscher.de
www.pbump.net
blogdex.media.mit.edu
www.jasewells.com
www.nickfinck.com
www.humor.is
finaldraft.keenspace.com/fdnews2.html
www.kungfugrippe.com
www.leuschke.org/log
www.livejournal.com
www.idletype.com/
www.kieranchapman.net/ramblings
www.momsbox.com/
apex247.com
www.milkandcookies.com
www.davidbowie.com
www.breedveld.org
www.catch.com
www.jengajam.com
www.microphonehead.com
www.tilveran.is
www.xzox.com
www.exego.net
pub127.ezboard.com/fcartoonandillustrationparadise66133frm35
www.bloggerheads.com
www.collisiondetection.net
www.modcult.org
raisehigh.org/blog/blog.shtml
www.sixdifferentways.com
killtheweb.com
www.ibiblio.org/jimray/blog
presurfer.meepzorp.com
mike.essl.com
perso.wanadoo.fr/cremaster/page4.html
www.bluephod.net

And after all, who wouldn’t be flattered to have their site linked from sensibleerection.com or ultimateinsult.net?

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