OMG, I’ve been slashdotted!

Wow.  I came in and yesterdays (and Wednesdays) post were on the front page of /.

I know that because I came in and found 40+ messages waiting moderation.  My first thought was that it was comment spam.  I looked at the first of them, realized it wasn't, so I figured someone had picked up the article.  Wandered over to slashdot, and what do you know, I'm on the front page 🙂

I'm wading through the comments right now, but I do want to point any slashdot readers to my comment policy.  It's on the front page, but people might not click on it.

The bottom line is that I try to be REALLY tolerant of comments.  I've only moderated three or four non-spam comments in over 200+ posts and 2500ish comments.

But I do request that the discussion remain civil, "Microsoft is teh suk" posts will be moderated.

The other thing that will be moderated is foul language.  I don't tolerate it on my blogs comments, this is a family blog, and I feel pretty strongly about this issue.


Comments (11)

  1. Akaina says:

    So then by OMG, I’ll assume you mean Oh My Gosh 😉 j/k

    We love you Larry

  2. Akaina: No, I mean "Oh my goodness, I’ve been slashdotted".


  3. Moose says:

    How about "slashdot is teh suck" :-P.

  4. Esther, for you, anything’s possible 🙂

  5. Jeff Parker says:

    Chuckles, I seen that as well I know the blogs here could handle the /. traffic unfortunately they also took down one of my other favorite sites today. The boolpool post about Knuth’s Volume 4 The Art of Computer Programming dropped bookpool to its knees today. I try to order a new book every friday. So that way I get it by next friday. Have you read any of Knuth’s books Larry? Just curious how they are. I have never read them before.

  6. I’ve got a 2nd edition of the first and second and a first edition of the 3rd on my bookshelf.

    They’re interesting reference manuals, but I never go to them. The problem is that they’re REALLY math heavy, and very light on practical solutions – they’re good to have, but as general purpose books, I’d prefer the Sedgewick algorithms book, or other alternatives.

  7. 1. In Soviet Russia, Netcraft confirms a beowulf cluster od Windows 3.0 digitally signed by old Korean hot grits imagining you is dying… in Japan!

    2. ???

    3. Profit! (you insensitive clod).

  8. Eberlin says:

    Slashbot Rhyme

    I make a dash to the Slash to the D-O-T

    Coz them news for nerds makes sense to me

    So let this serve as a warning to the spammers and trolls

    You may have a fat pipe but you ain’t got bawls.

    There’s a new manifesto by ESR

    And the stats of the watts of a hybrid car

    I gots love for Perens and miguel, et al

    And I voted CowboyNeal on the Slashdot Poll

    I’m Microsoft bashin’ like every single day

    Coz the OS got holes and Exploder’s teh gay

    Now SCO’s talkin’ trash so I give firefox a ride

    To reply as a Coward so I can hate on McBride

    I will flame you with language I won’t say to your face

    And I bet you can’t guess who gots all your base

    There’s one way to know if your server is rotting

    Just post a link and you’ll get a slashdotting

    You can mod me down coz I’m a karma whore

    And I’m a decorated veteran of a recent flame war

    Where they fought about an app with a K or a G

    And a heated debate on what was meant by “Free”

    As a slashbot, when Linux receives a threat,

    My palms begin to sweat and my evil bit is set

    You best believe I’ll be posting a rant

    And I’ll be surfin’ Slashdot ’til my mom says I can’t.

  9. Anonymous Coward, you didn’t work in the welcoming of our new overlords. Neither did you find Osterman’s ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to his newsletter.

    YOU FAIL IT!!!!!!1

Skip to main content