“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.”
Come visit while I liveblog the above game. I won’t be doing too many of these – but most folks are out and I have the family connection to Ukraine so what the hell.
“I live mostly in my plane. I go and go and go in freedom”
Out of the 6+ Billion people on this planet…there are some super rich folks. This russian cat…my o my. Buying 100 million dollar paintings and living in a 737.
Before I die, dude like this will live in space. BTW, I don’t envy him…just find it interesting all the different way folks live on this planet.
Being at the World Cup and helping produce World Cup Blog has been awesome so far. We currently have a Brazilian Fan Video that Nick took a few days ago. It is currently on the homepage of YouTube as a featured video. To this point, it has been viewed 76,000 times.
I would agree with MattH as the title of this posts suggests – it is a bit of a walled garden. WCBlog has gotten about 51 visitors from this video out of 75,000+ views…very low. The average blog that links to us sends more traffic.
The YouTube API is still awesome…it helps us store and share the videos bigtime. The offshot is that we are sharing with the youtube community…which is also fine. Check out the comments on the Brazil video – all spam and mostly nonsense.
We have a cluster for WorldCupBlog and are running a pretty hacked up version of WordPress to make it all go. The past few days our traffic skyrocketed as we expected, but our servers were not able to handle the load, hence, we installed the WP-Cache plugin.
At first, we were seeing random errors that we could not duplicate…the errors were certain pages would come up 404 – page not found. The random part about it was that the page was a legit page, but was coming up not found. Reloading a few times and it would come up. Duplicating the error was difficult and not consistent.
Solution: Some of our servers were not set on the exact same time as our DB server. We set all of them to equal time, and the error went away. Yahoo. So if you are ever using this plugin on a cluster, make sure everything is synced. We probably should have had it like that, but as things progress, it is easy to forget details.
It’s been a huge day. Challenging, test of patience, awesome. A lot of life smashed into 24 hours. Sitting here listening to the Garden State Soundtrack and playing this World Cup game while the rest of the WCBoyz sleep.
Got off the phone about 1/2 hour ago with RadioIslam. They interviewed me for about 40 minutes on my World Cup predictions, security here in Germany, and other random stuff. Nick was sleeping on the couch and snooring and Peter and I got his arse to bed as the interview started. Kinda funny. Sleep walking Nick.
WCBlog is growing like mad – I predicted that the growth curve would be steep, and it has been. We had some almost meltdown’s the past 24 hours or so…but I hope and pray we make it through. We are all doing out best to make things work smoothly.
About 36 hours or so till this WC starts. Can’t wait – been a long time coming and preparing. Hope all is well wherever you are. One more game before bed. 🙂
- New BnA Homepage : This one is a bit more graphical and has a lot less links on it. We are hoping to make it a bit more simply for a 1st time visitor as well as help folks understand what we do quickly.
Regards from Berlin