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So far this thing seems to be growing nicely. There 143 posts and 309 comments that aren't spam as of this writing. Quantcast may be a laggy piece of shit, but Qntra has broken into the top 300,000 US sites. This is with roughly a week of stats missing due to persistent denial of service attacks and general fuckitry with the Quantcast tag. There's also now people contributing words to this things, rather regularly. Who would have actually thought a media startup is still a thing that could be done? Also, could be done without the mealy mouth appologias to why the "rockstars" you tried to build your brand on left. It's just a shame baseball season is over. I'll find things to write about here. RIP OT #18.
The dream of another I-70 series is gone, and other people did the writeups already on the perils of Mathenaging. Sure, the outcome wasn't ebola bad, but it stings. Then again the great psychological value in emotionally investing into a sports team is that allows one to suffer the psychic injury of defeat without the external costs of going through an actual defeat. It's a sort of tempering for the soul. You just have to be careful about overdoing it or you end up like Chicago, the Liberia of the Middle West. Continue reading
So for much of today Qntra was offline. The reason was that on its 13th day of life Qntra became popular enough to suffer denial of service attacks. For the record this blog was on the front page of Slashdot 3 times, 4 if you count the front page of beta, and manages to abide on shared hosting.
So again this qntra thing I'm collaborating on is now 5 days old. Behold a chart:
Now the numbers for traffic so far are modest, but… that uptrend. As Mircea Popescu mentioned when he gave the long form history and introduction, this is the sort of thing that takes time to grow into an anything of note. Here's a few other things to note:
- 21 Stories over the 5 days. Of those I've only written 6, while Cazalla has been a beast with 15. I'm starting to hit a bit of a rhythm though with the writing so maybe I can catch up over the next few days.
- Interesting stuff is in the works.
- Also, notice where I put this post. I swear this blog isn't being abandoned.
Earlier this week the demand for de-turdified Bitcoin related news and journalism surfaced once again. Cazalla showed interest in the project and I pushed him into it by offering to collaborate so long he it was clear he was going to be in charge. Behold Qntra.net Bitcoin's First, Newest, Best, and Oldest news source:
Recently there as been quite a bit of outrage theater over the fact that iOS 8 has some form of encryption enabled by default. Let us ignore that iOS 8 encryption as inspired a bunch of panic theater without introducing any security at all. Oh, you ask what is "panic theater?" well let me show you. Continue reading
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