Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Digg dugg

My last entry about my dog eating my DSlite hit Digg (screenshot), Reddit (screenshot), and a couple of other big-traffic sites over the weekend.

Pretty cool, but the coolest part is that my server — a single commodity Linux box that cost less than $3,000, running about 15 other sites — didn’t even hiccup.

Reason #4453 to use Django? It’s fast. Crazy fast.

Oh, and to all the Diggers who suggested that I should kill my dog? Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.

Really, who goes to some random guy’s website and suggests that he kill his dog? Who are these people?

Digg really is the new Slashdot.


More stats, as requested by Pupeno in the comments:

  • Hits: around 40k hits over the last 48 hours; seems like about half from Digg. I haven’t calculated hits/second yet; I’d guess a peak around 50 or so.
  • Hardware: dual 2GHz Opteron, 8GB RAM.
  • Software: Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, Django.
  • Traffic: peaked around 120k/s; average seems to be around 30-40.