I’ve got an unexpected free evening… and a modified seat to try out… but
it’s raining! And unicyclist.com is down too… it’s as if the world is out
to get me!
What’s going on with the site? It was slow this morning, whinged about low
memory and now doesn’t seem to respond at all… the symptoms of being
DoSed? Here’s a big “GRRRRR!!!” to whoever is stopping me from my usual
/me wishes there was more I could do to help than buy t-shirts and hit the
“donate” button when the site comes up again…
I think I might have found the cause and implimented a solution for that. The problem was that too many people are downloading the huge 132 MB mUNIac video that was posted in the gallery and is available at http://www.muniac.tk. The Apache web server isn’t very good at handling large files as far as memory is concerned, so too many downloads resulted in high memory usage on the server. The solution for this is to move that file to an FTP server, which is good at transfering big files. Of course I made it seamless where the end user will probably not notice anything different and can click and download it easily as normally done, so download away (while I monitor the server).
More on the subject. When I had my first unicycle, a 24" United, I was waiting for a rare Miyata seat. They were extemely hard to find at the time, and I think less than 5 were available for sale. I finally found one and placed the order for it. The night before my seat came in I taco’d my wheel. I then bumped up to the United/Monty which I own now.