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Friday, 07 May, Year 13 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu


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It's been a year since I deployedi the cluster currently serving Trilema -- slightly longer, I suppose, as the title readily attests. Coincidentally it's also been a year since Roosevelt-socialism abandonedii most trappings of republicanism, in favour of ye olde & well familiar "popular democracy" rehash -- slightly longer than that, I'm sure (just as I'm sure it felt way the fuck longer on your hide even while I barely noticed).

So... maybe it's time for some illustration worth 10`000 paper monies (the sort nobody wants for anything) ? Do you think ? Yeah ?

Wellll, ok then! Here :


Up top, Trilema traffic, as reported by some uninvolved third party. Down below, the fantasy of financial situations in socialism, as self-reported. Notice any kind of pattern or anything in there ?

How is it, do you think, that today like every day, that this year like the first year, we're still divided by the same line, and in the same manner : you trying to pretend you're me, me actually being me. What gives ?

And... well, wouldn't it be easier on your meagre faculties if instead of struggling under the overwhelming burden of trying to pretend you're me (while trying to pretend you never heard of me, and so on -- pretense never saturates, but forever yields the need for itself) you'd just... well, you know, plainly, simply, modeslty come to your natural station on Earth ?

Wouldn't it be a simpler life, to prostrate yourself before me ? Instead of trying as best you can to hold on to this shot-through, raggedy pretense that no-oh-no, you're you, there's such a thing to be as this "you", somehow (impossibly) something else besides mere idiocy... wouldn't it perhaps be more satisfying, for being more in tune with actual reality, for being naturally true, for being the overpoweringly self-obviously fact of the matter ?

What if in place of this dearly bought paid (yet never delivered upon) pretense to an individuality that's just not within your purchase, what if instead of all the herpitty-derp you simply gave up ? Isn't it tempting, to sleep, perchance to dream... ?

Anyways ; my infrastructure's again reaching saturation capacity, like it was last time I had to look at it. I feel about as disinclined to do something about it now as I did then, it's true -- but then again in the end I did do something then, so who knows, perhaps I will again.

Or perhaps I won't. Tell you what : if you're trying to read Trilema but there's no Trilema available for you to read, just do what the rest of "you" do, whenever that happens -- meaning, all the time. Why don't you just queue quietly and wait.

It's what you're for, after all. Isn't it ?


  1. In fairness I mostly managed & oversaw the deployment, which in some peculiar views is not exactly the same thing. []
  2. In fairness, they didn't actually have the spit&vinegar to come out and claim it ; they go around pretending like "events" (by them imagined) in their unfurling forced their hand -- an altogether most Rapunzel take on things. The ever-raped, raped again, into something so unlike what they were of, or for.

    Feminine "points of view", what can you do. []

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  1. Some online "shops" already went all the way and provide now (free of charge even!) an online queue, as well. Literally, they show a timer as well as the visitor's "place in the queue", fully expecting visitors will wait. Apparently it works well for them, possibly it is exactly what consumers came to expect, anyway.

    So, they are way ahead of you - as usual!!!1 Why u so poor and no Q of your own?

  2. Oh, my god! I don't know what my position in line is!!!1 What can happen?!

  3. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 7 May 2021

    @Diana Coman What the fuck ?! What can possibly be the meaning of such a wonder ?!

    I am flabbergasted to within an inch of defenestration, do you have an example at the ready ? Or a more detailed description, I feel like Levi Strauss upon encountering a cache of live ouroboroi. It's supposed to be a concept, what the fuck!

    @pletzalcoatl Don't worry, you're third.

    I mean, that's what they say, right ?

  4. @Mircea Popescu Apparently there is even a dedicated product called "queue-it". Its stated usefulness is to "prevent website crushes from high traffic" and it's totally trusted by "hundreds of top enterprises" (archived wonder:

    Looking at this cache of live ouroboroi, I find with wonder that it gets even better: the thing claims (as a feature!) that there's a limit to the time you are allowed on the live website, too.

  5. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 7 May 2021

    Epicly idiotic. Basically these self-same morons took "their inherited right" to the net and turned it into the exact same gunk they turned every other item of that alleged inheritance.

  6. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Friday, 7 May 2021

    Nobody builds a website to handle hundreds of thousands of people just for a limited amount of time.

    Fucktard. Jesus.

  7. By the way: the venerable graphical endpoint (as seen in your first graph, the 2nd one is 1y DJIA on that date, unless I'm mistaken) has been retired ever since the day after you added it to the inbound subdomain, ten days ago. In fact this might be the last snapshot of it live anywhere.

    What a coincidence! And a pity, too. That thing has been around for at least ten, more like twenty years. It was always there behind the hopes and dreams, part of the skyline of the web, then of the web2.0. Plenty of sites are left broken ever since, of course (example) though as there is no real replacement I don't think that'll will ever get fixed.

    I wanted to ask: how many calls would that have been, as a rough estimate?

    I ask because that way we can find out how much it takes to break the back of Alexa, an Amazon subsidiary. You know, Amazon, the server space providers.

  8. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Tuesday, 18 May 2021

    You're not mistaken.

    I can't be arsed to awk specifically, but somewhere in the three to five million range for that day. I'm guessing the entire combined rest of "the internet" (or whatever's left of it) doesn't amount to that much. Certainly by the looks of that thing you give as an example they weren't in much danger of touching a call a second or anything like it.

    In other news, similarweb is now SMWB (on NASDAQ -- trading around 20 bucks on ~0 volume) so... who knows, maybe it's not an ice age. Maybe it's just what's-his-face doesn't know his business or whatever.

  9. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 22 May 2021

    Ah, meanwhile I even found the reference point for that "it's been a year" :

  1. [...] -- nude, rude and undisimulated -- of everyone else's hallucinations to choice, optionality, personhood etcetera. If it's not a tool for the teaching of the idiots that they're idiots, then what the fuck [...]

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