Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Overheated blog

Dear readers! Let me declare a minor interruption of new postings for a day or more. This blog has been overheated because of the interview with Czech President Václav Klaus about global warming.

When the interview was linked as a "flash" special report on drudgereport.com, which is by the way a politically neutral website, I was sure that the servers could easily withstand something like ten thousand visits a day - unlike the websites of the U.S. senate :-) - because it has easily survived the Instalanche. What I found impressive is the CERN server that probably has to send 10,000 times 4 MB of the LHC songs a day. ;-)

Today, as the links to the interview appeared on hundreds of blogs and especially the main page of servers like digg.com, I became less certain about the capacity of all the servers providing files for this blog.



Figure 1: Blog posts tracked by Technorati that contain "Vaclav Klaus".

If you're interested in recent stories about Václav Klaus, he's visiting Japan and will return to Europe on 2/17. If you open news.google.com and search for vaclav-klaus, you will see that he has been given another honorary degree in Tokyo, met representatives of the Japanese industry, and plans to meet the emperor soon. ;-)

Thanks for your understanding and "see" you soon.

3 comments:

  1. Anyone who purports to believe that Drudge is "politically neutral" is either showing deep ignorance of the blogosphere or vibrant contempt for his readers.

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  2. anyone who is hated by both Bill O' Reilly and Keith Olbermann is ok in my book.

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  3. Dear Richard, Wikipedia is among the sources that start with arguing that Drudge Report is left-of-center, but others say it's not.

    Wikipedia

    I really don't know which sign I would assign.

    All the best
    Lubos

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