This day in 200nipples history 100% awesome covered in awesome-sauce with a warm awesome center…
At around 6am this morning our hosting company, Dreamhost, borked our site. It was down for the following 9 hours until just a few minutes ago. This is such perfect timing, let me count the ways…
- A went out today, because we have a new t-shirt going on sale tonight at midnight. This service has over 1700+ subscribers and our traffic on new shirt notice days is always order of magnitude higher than normal. (About 7k hits vs. 200-500) So all those folks got to see a big fat blank page for the last 9 hours.
- The new shirt notice that went out was the first one we’ve had in over a month, almost 7 weeks, actually, because we just changed our release schedule to the 1st of every month instead of every 4 weeks.
- It’s also the first new shirt notice we’ve had go out since we got covered in the local news paper, which gave us a huge traffic spike and had 100+ new subscribers to the new shirt notice service..
Brilliant. Smashing, really.
Yes, I’m passing the buck to my hosting company by publicly bitching. I could pony up more cash and buy better hosting, but honestly Dreamhost is down rarely. Like maybe once every 6 months and it usually never lasts more then a few minutes. It’s just that their timing was extraordinarily crappy this go-round.
Thanks for your patience. We’re all clear now. So cheers and buy the new design because it’s rad. Not as rad as this, but rad none the less.