Forum OpenACS Q&A: Somewhat OT: Bootcamp revisited
Here's an article in NY Times about some of his recent work that takes MS Powerpoint to task: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/14/magazine/14POWER.html?ex=1071982800&en=799ad449b398c2d7&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE.
It might be interesting to look at the mentioned 28 page pamphlet if we every redesign or extend wimpy point. It actually might be worth reading for general UI improvements to the site.
The link is holding up pretty well, considering its now mentioned on ./, of course that may have more to do with the big news of the day.
Which version of OpenACS is he running?
It is still on the front page of Slashdot and breathing (even though he has a lot of "visual information" on his site).
Is there a way to check?
I emptied my cache, and just tried that link from the /. front page, it came up in about a second. The front page of the site is fast as well.
Your best on hits info is to inquire directly. They do mention Jin and ACS with a link to openacs.org.
I don't know the early history of the site, but DVR (David Rodriguez) is the primary maintainer now. furfly just hosts the site.
13/Dec/2003 Hits: 68.7k, Traffic: 1.10 Gigs
14/Dec/2003 Hits: 457.8k, Traffic: 7.81 Gigs
15/Dec/2003 Hits: 436.8k, Traffic: 7.41 Gigs
16/Dec/2003 Hits: 228.4k, Traffic: 3.92 Gigs
17/Dec/2003 Hits: 209.2k, Traffic: 3.60 Gigs
18/Dec/2003 Hits: 155.7k, Traffic: 2.49 Gigs
19/Dec/2003 Hits: 135.5k, Traffic: 2.08 Gigs
20/Dec/2003 Hits: 52.2k, Traffic: 0.82 Gigs
This isn't an especially large event, but it's interesting in that the event lasted much longer than a typically Slashdot event. On other sites we host that have been slashdotted, the traffic has been a bell-curve shape with a single peak.
Here, the peak traffic on the 14th and 15th was at around 2 PM EST and had a substained data transfer of nearly 4 Mbit/sec.
We don't monitor response times, but the site never went down and the load on the server never exceeded 4. As luck would have it, this is our least powerful server -- it's a Dell 2450 with a single 733-MHz PIII CPU and only 1-GB of RAM. It has 4 18-GB SCSI drives on a hardware RAID 5 controller. It's a shared server and hosts a few other sites in addition to Tufte's.
Would it be possible to share this on the OACS website under why AOLserver? Or something to that effect?
It would be a nice thing to point to when people ask why they should use AOL.
Certainly -- not a problem. I got permission to share this data publically.