Shivering on the 49th Parallel
Monday, May 5, 2008
Earlier this morning I was preparing for this very post (since I decided that I hadn't been typing enough for the past few months) when I was sidetracked by the horrific blue iguana slaughter that started making the rounds and this one got sidetracked.
The Caymanian Compass had a front-page story about a visitor who was detained over the weekend for a public display of affection... with his same sex partner. Some people at the bar didn't like it and ultimately he got a ride downtown to the police station before they realized that there was no crime and let him go. I was wondering what, if any, fallout there would be from it.
First up was the RSS feed from Cayblogger who as usual has a terrifically wicked rant. Seriously, do yourself a favor and read his blog archive.
About an hour ago I tried to send the link to the Cay Compass online edition story to a friend of mine back home, but for some reason I was unable to connect to the site and neither was she.
A few minutes ago, Giles sent me this link to Perez Hilton's site which explains the website outage at CayCompass. "The Digg Effect" as it were. At first glance I had no idea who Perez Hilton was. Was he Paris' little brother? Who knew? As soon as I clicked it and saw it was a celeb gossip site, I realize why I'd never heard of him before: I go out of my way to avoid this type of stuff like the plague!
I'd like to see the website statistics for the website for today just for shits & giggles!

Monday, May 5, 2008 2:02:42 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [3] | Cayman | Links#
Monday, May 5, 2008 5:24:43 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
How surprising - I went to the Cay Compass site. It was down due to technical problems....
Monday, May 5, 2008 6:29:10 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
No, it's not surprising that the web server that hosts is offline... but I think you're probably not reading it correctly. The website is down because they reaped the whirlwind of people clicking on the link. So many clicks, probably in the millions, that the server couldn't keep up and in the end failed.

Caymanian Compass reported the news, they didn't make the news.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 7:17:11 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Cayman Free Press Web Development Manager Bronwyn Robbins said statistics showed 662,991 hits Monday.
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