The old rule of 70% utilization accommodating an unexpected 40% increase in traffic is unraveling. At least eight times in the past month, we've experienced from 100% to 1000% sudden increases in traffic across many of our clients.
Pretty much everyone laughs at suffering of some sort or another, and everyone has a limit, a degree of suffering beyond which they'll find no humor. And everyone thinks that people who draw the line elsewhere are either hypersensitive or monstrous.
(You can't argue with qualifications like those!)
After the quality of the last couple of books, I thought that spoilers, even fake ones, couldn't possibly make my expectations for this one any lower. I was wrong.
It includes line rental and capacity, but no data transfer. Good grief.
The fandom angle isn't especially compelling, given that this kind of story plays out not-infrequently in other online communities, but it's an interesting example. The "Ms.Scribe" described goes to extraordinary lengths to ingratiate herself among the community's elite, making many others miserable in the process. There's no apparent financial profit motive, and she doesn't seem to fit the profile of the traditional trolls at (e.g.) Slashdot, (i.e., it's because their favourite game is to make the little people dance).
Even more astounding is that someone thought enough of it to write such an exhaustive chronicle.
Woman utterly ignorant of copyright law puts self-published fanfic novel on Amazon.
Here's an idea: let parents opt-in to ineffective censorship schemes. Isn't that what parenting is all about?
This is going to be so useful. If it takes off (as I hope it will), it won't be too long before we have tools to ease migration away, so it'll be safe too.
Too many Firefox extensions I can't live without now; I'd be using Opera otherwise.
Userscript proxy -- like an evolved proxomitron. Obviously less powerful than GreaseMonky (no browser access or XMLHttpRequest) but usable out-of-the-box with any browser.