You may have noticed that the site has lagged or been down lately. There are several reasons for this, but the most interesting is that we are growing. Our basic web stats for the past two weeks show:
Successful requests for pages: 398,014
Average successful requests for pages per day: 30,580
Average data transferred per day: 952.31 megabytes
Some of this traffic comes from search engines crawling for URLs, spammers looking for a mark, and misdirected search results (a number of people came in looking for “amerika sex,” and I am sure left disappointed). But on the whole this could explain why our server is sweating a bit more of late.