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Thank GAWD
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yay!

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The check is in the mail. Really, I sent my annual donation and hope your other readers will also show their support for this wonderful site you've created to keep us entertained and informed on snow days (and the rest of the time)!

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Looking at the stats, UHub visits are up by a fair amount today, but overall not by a number that should've brought the site to its knees. The problem was a concentrated burst of visits between 2 and 3 p.m. - which makes sense because that's when news about all the flooding was breaking - it's just that, alas, the server isn't designed for big bursts like that (the server has a sort of gauge for how busy it is; normally, it's between 0.70 and 1.50 - when I logged in to see why the site was so slow, it was up past 30). Longer term, I should look at alternate server architectures designed to handle such things, but in the short term, it just doesn't happen that often and there are other things I still need to work on first (like getting https working).

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I'm sure there's a sizeable handful of regulars who would be happy to help you do it for free.

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Been offering for years.. *shrug*

I get it tho, we break his baby, we break his income.

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