I'm getting hammered with traffic right now and I just upgraded my service to the maximum that I can in an attempt to keep this site alive.
If anyone wants to help out a little, I figure a dollar here or there will add up enough to help out. So if anyone wants, please make a paypal donation to help the website survive this.
Paypal (cash only): firstname.lastname@example.org Unfortunately, I don't want to pay the fees for credit card payments, so I will have to deny any credit card donations. (If you don't want to donate, but want me to get a warm and fuzzy feeling, you can do a credit card donation - I'll know you care, but deny... unless it's a HUGE donation, then I'll take it!)
I don't know if anyone has mentioned it yet since I receive 404 errors trying to read the comments, but you are experiencing what is known as the 'Slashdot effect'. An article was posted on Slashdot (http://slashdot.org), a geek news and discussion site, about your Cooking for Engineers site along with the link. Your site content seems to indicate you're 'one of us'. Hang in there, the traffic from Slashdot will drop off in a day or two. And congratulations, you seem to be surviving the traffic; Slashdot has been known to completely overwhelm many sites mentioned in their articles.
Joined: 10 May 2005 Posts: 1639 Location: Austin, TX (USA)
Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:11 pm Post subject:
I occassionally will sell some of my unused gear on ebay (computer parts, camera equipment, books, etc.) and if I accept a credit donation of $5 now, I will be paying 3% to paypal on every transaction I make in the future. In the long run, it doesn't seem worth it...