Dave Winer cited my post on node.js. Apparently, he’s relatively famous.
My Linode had so much traffic, that it generated an “excessive disk usage warning”. I’ll check my logs. I have a 100% text site, but didn’t install the caching plugins. The Linode should have been able to handle it. The size of the Apache log was 4x my daily average.
I couldn’t tell if he was serious (“FSK has some valid criticisms of node.js.”) or hostile (“FSK is a fruitcake, for saying that node.js sucks!”). However, this post shows that he may have a clue. On the other hand, some of the followup comments on his Twitter feed, show that he may be a fruitcake. (“FSK’s criticism of node.js is invalid, because he didn’t enable caching on his WordPress blog.”) I figured that I’d enable caching when/if I need it. I’ll have to look at my Apache logs. Maybe I set a record, even compared to my old Blogger blog.
It looks like I did have a problem. I ran out of memory. I’ll try to see how much traffic was dropped. I have to reboot. Apparently, it’s still messed up.
People cite the original post but not my followup after the 2nd interview.
Here’s a tip for blogging and SEO. A post on “X sucks!” does well, especially when X really does suck.
It is interesting to note the polarity of opinion. Some people are very angry, that I criticized node.js. Some people agree with my concerns, such as this guy. It isn’t random. It’s the good vs. evil conflict. If you’re intelligent, you’ll understand my points. If you’re evil, you get hostile. If you evaluate Rails and node.js solely based on hype/emotions, they are awesome. My analysis contradicts the pro-State brainwashing, and the result is hostility.
A sucky language with good hype can be very popular. That’s the nature of the Matrix. Some projects in Rails or node.js may even succeed. They may have done even better with a proper language/framework. If you throw enough labor at a lousy plan, you may get something that works. That doesn’t prove it was a good plan.
People don’t get angry at random nonsense. People get angry at forbidden truths. People get angry at things that challenge their pro-State brainwashing. Notice the extreme hostility in some of the comments on my node.js post. That isn’t evidence that I’m wrong. That indicates that it’s an important subject.