Beltway Traffic Jam

A quickie Friday linkfest:

  • Dodd Harris is sensing a pattern with the Democrats.
  • Donald Sensing wonders about selective amnesia in the press.
  • Michele Catalano dreams about Alan Keyes.
  • Wretchard has a handy-dandy list of cities that are “holy” to somebody.
  • Radley Balko opposes the doctrine of preemption when applied to DUI laws.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. Our Life says:

    Clearing the “Holy City” Air
    Najaf, Najaf, Najaf… Ever wonder my Muslims have so many holy cities? The Belmont Club identifies a few holy cities and points out that the United States has the most holy cities in the world after India. If you’ve been…

  2. Deskmerc.com says:

    Apocalypse Now was already taken
    So I made this….

  3. Taking Stock of Stock-Picking
    Many people liken the stock market to a casino — you “bet” on a stock — that’s wrong. The stock market is not a casino…it’s a racetrack.

  4. Media Matters Flashback to 1999
    This smacks of a thinly veiled attempt to raise questions about Bush’s character by repeating the charges made against
    him in a debunked book.

Bandwidth Relief

I sent an e-mail earlier to Annette at HostingMatters asking about upgrading my bandwidth to one of their more robust plans for a month, since the Nick Berg Google spike has me pushing my 13 gig monthly limit already. Upgrading to even their most expensive regular plan is reasonable enough–although far more than I need for my normal traffic–but one hates to buy bandwidth at $3 a gig. (It’s like cell phone plans in that regard.)

I just received an e-mail from Stephanie at HostingMatters with an very nice message: “Don’t worry about the bandwidth this much. We’re not going to bill people this month for extra bandwidth caused by this issue.”

That’s quite a generous gesture on their part given that some sites have had nearly a year’s worth of their normal traffic today!

FILED UNDER: Blogosphere, OTB History,
James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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  1. bryan says:

    even when they do charge you for extra bandwidth, they will do it on an adjustment, rather than upping your plan just because you got a big spike in a month. I’ve been very impressed with the customer service, despite the few weird outtages every so often.

  2. McGehee says:

    I’ve exceeded my modest bandwidth limit once before without being charged for the overage, but so far this month I still have plenty of headroom. Then again, even with the spike I’m only averaging 300-some unique visits per hour.

    Wasn’t so long ago that hourly would have been more than my daily average.

  3. jen says:

    Maybe they’re the Cingular of hosting – rollover bandwidth?

  4. Good Hosting
    James reports how understanding his hosting service (Hosting Matters) has been with the Nick Berg google frenzy: I just received an e-mail from Stephanie at HostingMatters with an very nice message: “Don’t worry about the bandwidth this muc…

  5. Traffic Update
    Reminder: Visit here and here and give money to a worthy cause. Below is a graphic from Hosting Matters showing the bandwidth on the server that my site is hosted on today. Kevin Aylward has an image for the server…

  6. Our Life says:

    Nick Berg Traffic Onslaught
    The World Wide Web has been slammed by people looking for the Nick Berg video. The Short Family Web Site has been feeling this pain since Thursday. Outside the Beltway, InstaPundit, Backcountry Conservative, and A Single Southern Guy in America…