attack of the nerds

Sites I host were affected by a what many believed was a DoS attack  this past weekend. Denial of Service attacks are never fun, but I’m of the mindset that it wasn’t a DoS attack at all. I think another user with the same provider was running some scripts (maybe email spam, maybe not) that were using up a large amount of server resources. It slowed many of the sites I manage, including this one, down so much many people got internal server errors.

On top of that, I had a bunch of MP3 files I uploaded a long time ago that I had forgotten. Some site in China linked to them and wasted some 4 gb of bandwidth as ever person under the age of 30 in China downloaded the files.

Those two problems, coupled with a busy weekend have thrown off my posting schedule. But do not fear, regular programming will resume shortly.