[Cialug] Sparkfun Free Day?
tim_linux at wilson-home.com
Thu Jan 7 11:06:28 CST 2010
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:58 AM, Lee Henderson <leemhenderson at gmail.com>wrote:
> Unfortunately this is $100,000 or two hours, whichever comes first. Doesn't
> look likely that they'll hit the max at all.
It lasts more than 2 hours:
- Starts 9AM MST January 7th, 2010
- Ends 11PM MST January 7th, 2010 (or when we hit $100k, whichever comes
That means it started at 10AM CST, and goes until (no later than) Midnight
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Matthew Nuzum <newz at bearfruit.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Lee Henderson <leemhenderson at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> "SparkFun Electronics has been temporarily closed while necessary
>>> upgrades are installed and configured." Reads the website now.
>>> Wow they supposedly already prepared for this with recent upgrades
>> I don't think so. Last night I checked and they appear to have only two
>> web servers, one for dynamic content and ssl, another for static content.
>> There's over 2,000 people in the IRC channel so presumambly there's more
>> than that hitting their website. They just can't handle the number of
>> connections they're reporting.
>> Ubuntu.com uses 5 or more front end web servers for busy days and we don't
>> use SSL or dynamic content on our website (we serve from a static cache
>> updated at frequent intervals).
>> There was a contest to see how quick they can dish out 100k. I'll bet it
>> will be lunch time before they hit it.
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