Some more 000webhost.com metrics

Thought I’d pass along latest metrics for a LAMP site I host at 000webhost.com for a friend.  Maybe 20 page views a day max . Plenty of downtime, but again .. it’s free.

Oh free monitoring provided by basicstate.com

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date          uptime       dns   connect   request      ttfb      ttlb

2010-03-26     87.91     0.002     0.071     0.071     0.989     0.989
2010-03-25     96.67     0.003     0.078     0.078     1.299     1.300
2010-03-24     95.65     0.002     0.073     0.073     1.077     1.077
2010-03-23     97.83     0.004     0.114     0.114     0.969     0.969
2010-03-22     98.89     0.004     0.090     0.090     1.096     1.096
2010-03-21    100.00     0.002     0.110     0.110     0.675     0.675
2010-03-20     97.80     0.004     0.071     0.071     0.822     0.824
2010-03-19     98.91     0.003     0.072     0.073     1.114     1.114
2010-03-18     97.83     0.004     0.078     0.078     1.056     1.056
2010-03-17     98.90     0.003     0.075     0.075     1.110     1.110
2010-03-16     97.83     0.003     0.078     0.078     1.112     1.112
2010-03-15     98.89     0.002     0.086     0.086     1.176     1.176
2010-03-14    100.00     0.004     0.074     0.074     1.333     1.334
2010-03-13     97.80     0.002     0.077     0.077     1.070     1.070

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minimum        87.91     0.002     0.071     0.071     0.675     0.675
maximum       100.00     0.004     0.114     0.114     1.333     1.334
average        97.49     0.003     0.082     0.082     1.064     1.064
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“The Descent” by Jeff Long

This is a book I am going to remember for a very very long time.  Jeff Long is suprisingly literary, a real treat.  Lovecraft. Journey to the Center of the Earth. Subterannean lost human(oid) races… Sprinkle bits of Hellraiser, and round it off with some anthropology, mysticism and a teeny Tao. 

Btw, this book is in no way related to the film of the same name..  this book is far more epic and thought provoking and relies less on the terrifying and shocking elements in the movie, though there are plenty of scenes of gore and sadism.  I felt at times that the first 300 pages of this 700+ page journey could have been fleshed out (no pun intended) to be a book unto itself.  Nevertheless, despite this shortcoming I am as affected by the Descent as I was the first time I read my first Lovecraft book.

 

Blasphemy, by Douglas Preston

Just some ‘fun’ reading, nothing literary about it. That said, much better than Brimstone (I’m still in shock wondering if I want to continue the Pendergrast tales after that one).. I’d give it a 3.85 out of 5 stars. Quick points;

  • Library book.  shows I wasnt willing to part with $ going into the read
  • 400 pages long.  300 pages in I predicted MOST of the ending.  THis always pisses me off.
  • last 15 pages redeemed themselves with a few thougthful twists.
  • Wyman Ford is back (from Tyrannosaur Canyon), this guys easier to relate to.
  • Preston revisits themes of mob hysteria (Reliquary, Brimstone), religious zealots (Brimstone), and subterannean (Almost every one of their books)

Not bad.  Was worth the 20-odd subway rides I spent riding.

Tamiya Ki-84 Hayate (Nakajima)