As mentioned in a previous post, a Pigeon raced against Telkom today to transfer 4GB of data over a distance of about 70km.
To no-one’s (well maybe the management of Telkom 🙂 ) surprise, Winston, the pigeon won by a lot of bandwidth to spare. It took Winston only 2 hours 6 minutes and 57 seconds to transfer the data from Howick to Hillcrest.
Congrats to Winston, hope he got a nice bowl of yummy seeds to munch on. The question now remains – will carrying data between Howick and Hillcrest become Winston’s full-time job.
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Looking at my blog stats this morning, I almost fell off my chair. To give you some idea, the traffic on this blog is less than 50 pageviews (around 40 visitors) a day and yesterday and overnight it skyrocketed due to a Pigeon I wrote about.
The Pigeon article alone has almost 4000 views at the moment and here is some graphs that show my blog traffic over the past couple of days:
Blue: Pageviews – Yellow: Visitors
From: Google Analystics
This is from WordPress Statistics.
So where did the traffic come from:
Yes, as can be seen, I got Slashdotted and my blog survived. Here is the story on Slashdot: http://idle.slashdot.org/story/09/09/08/1414248/SAs-Largest-Telecomms-Provider-vs-a-Pigeon?from=rss. It was even on the front page of Slashdot for a while.
What I am really glad about is that I moved this blog not so long ago to a new host. If this was the old host, it surely would not have survived. My new host, Dreamhost, handle this kind of traffic without any problems.
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