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Mythic Beasts

Launch day – what happened to the website?

Liz: As you may recall, back on February 2 we launched a new product. This website buckled a little under the strain (as did some of our partners’ websites). At the time, we promised you a post about what happened here and how we dealt with it, with plenty of graphs. We like graphs. Here’s... Continue reading

Guest post from Mythic Beasts: how we dealt with those DDoS attacks

Do you remember the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks this website was undergoing a few months ago? They made the news (partly because it was just so bizarre to see someone attacking an educational computing charity) – if you want to refresh your memory, see this, this, or this. Pete Stevens, who runs marathons... Continue reading

A Raspberry Pi, hosting…Raspberry Pi

Liz: Here’s a guest post from our old friend Pete Stevens, who runs Mythic Beasts, the hosting company that keeps this website on its legs even though more than 100,000 of you visit every day. He’s in charge of a Raspberry Pi which has some of the best connections in the world. And we don’t... Continue reading