Glad I was able to think of something interesting enough for the digg community to vote up so highly, but I was a little surprised to see that question submission has completely stopped. I’ve been sitting at 388 all weekend.
It was interesting to see traffic spike up to 67K pageviews for the day - it was mostly contained in a period of 5 hours. Also funny to see people try to mess with the server, one person wrote a script to submit the same question in a loop. Clever. I guess when you put up a server in less than 2 hours you forget to deal with that type of thing. Thanks to Conrad Walton for the help, and Josh Axelman for encouraging the idea.If you found this post helpful, please consider sharing to your network. I'm also available to help you be successful with your distributed systems! Please reach out if you're interested in working with me, and I'll be happy to schedule a free one-hour consultation.