It ain't pretty being easy... (soopageek) wrote,
It ain't pretty being easy...

more on the bandwidth woes

Location: Emporia, KS

----- Original Message -----
From: John Jones
To: soopageek
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 1:51 AM
Subject: I have never know anyone run out of bandwidth on the 2nd of the month


I have never know anyone run out of bandwidth on the 2nd of the month so I checked your account  It seems the bandwidth has been used up by the subdomain by using 7.45 GB in two days At that rate you would need 128GB of bandwidth per month. I have emailed you to just let you know where the bandwidth had gone. Let me know if I can be of further help

John Jones

-----My Reply-----
Yeah, I posted a really, really good essay with 8 accompanying photos at and the response has been slowly growing over the past few weeks since I posted it.  It went ballistic yesterday, averaging something like 100 hits per hour.  I knew it was going to hose my bandwidth for February on the first day...  I've been monitoring the traffic logs off and on since yesterday morning.

Anyway, yes I do need some assistance.  I need to get some more bandwidth, but obviously:

1) tinyhosts doesn't offer any plans which fit my situation
2) this is not likely to be a long term thing, just an anomaly - unless I decide to start publising things like this more frequently, at which point I would need bandwidth like this on a regular basis

I need some short term solution, for the right now, though.  I'd hate to come up with the scratch for 128G worth of bandwidth for the month when there is a great chance that this will all die down within a week or so.  If we can arrange some sort of week-to-week basis for the remainder of the month that would be incredibly cool - then I can make some determination on what I want to do for a hosting solution on a regular basis beginning with the new month of March.

At any rate, please let me know.  The essay is currently linking to some really BAD, low-quality images hosted at a friend's site at the moment and I would like to get that predicament rectified ASAP.

Thanks for your help.  I'm kind of honored to be the first to blow their bandwidth on the second day of the month.


Yes, lossfound came through for me and is currently hosting the photos... but they are really, really, really low quality photos that are ugly and are annoying the shit out of me.  I decided, when re-linking the photos for the found_objects community to explain the situation and add a Paypal donation button.  I won't burden you by re-pasting it here, but if any of my friends have enjoyed those photos and want to make a contribution to defray the cost of keeping the high quality ones online and linked, I'd appreciate it if you stopped by the article and threw a greenback or two into the tip jar.

En route to Kansas City where I have to be by 8am... from there, who knows.  Maybe I'll have time for socializing?

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