Someone on the site Reddit linked to a story where someone threatened a site legally for removing an image that he was hotlinking. Someone quickly wrote “THAT’s not hotlinking, THIS is hotlinking” and linked to the entry about hotlinking I wrote in the first days of 2007. Someone else was taken enough by this to then make this weblog entry a story of its own on Reddit, and suddenly it shot up the charts. Again.
I’ve been through many Slashdottings, Diggs, and BoingBoings, and I don’t recall this level of pain before. To wit:
That’s a T-1 line maxing out. Serving a blog entry. All day. Happy Valentine’s Day!
In all, 35,000 people have visited me today. A few were around to get my opinion on videogame documentaries, but others have apparently learned for the first time my little tale of an unforgettable anus seared into the minds of hundreds of thousands.
I think the goatse story is timeless, so I don’t really go “dude, that’s so old” if people link to it. I write a lot of the entries to be unrelated to the moment, and apparently this one has the qualities people look for. That is, a butt.
Anyway, excuse me… I’m going to go throw an icepack on the machine.
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