An update on Fireballed.org For a long time, we ran Fireballed.org on a Mac mini in our data center. In fact, we launched it over six years ago. Here is the original link from DaringFireball.net announcing the service.
For all of those years, the service was ran on a single Mac mini. When other servers melted, a Mac mini server handled the traffic no problem. Some days, it would be accessed by a hundred thousand people on a single post. In the last year, it's been used very little. It seems like most sites can handle the Daring Fireball traffic. (This probably has something to do with so much content being on big sites now instead of individual Wordpress blogs.)
Today, we've decided to take down the Fireballed.org. It's been nearly a year since the last big spike of traffic due to a fireballed site. The backend process of caching and storing sites was beginning to show it's age. All past pages should still be available in the archives though.
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