One idiot was ripping the site with enormous speed and connections per second. Something I haven’t tuned the site for, have no money, have no only intentions to support such behaviour and will not tolerate it.

Yes, the site contains gigabytes of pictures, yet it’s free. Want more and right now? Donate. Want to have all the pictures on your disk and immediately? Donate more and I will upgrade the hardware. Do not want to pay? No problem. But behave.

The recent couple of weeks I was busy tuning the performance. Pages load almost 5 times faster now. But I had no time for updates.

Apparently this DoS attack (effectively it was a DoS attack, and obviously not the first time) will keep me busy protecting the site from rippers for a couple of more weeks. Yes more fun…

I’m sooo pissed off…

See Site performance, Server errors, outages and tunings forum thread.