A graphical look at Slashdotting
We took a look at our bandwidth graph from our colo provider this morning. This is what it looked like. In this graph, time is increasing to the left, so you can see bandwidth from some of the activity last week and the quiet period of the weekend right before the Slashdot storm. We had capped our bandwidth at 10 Mbps and up through this morning we were using all of it. What's amazing is how fast it starts.
We had some people ask us about using Bittorrent for distributing future images. We didn't have time to get things setup this time around, but we'll be ready next time. Hopefully, nobody experienced excessively slow downloads from our site.