Posts from November 2, 2004

Online hell….

Online hell….

: Been down for two hours…

: Wonkette’s exit polls looking damned good for Kerry….

: Blogs moved the market….

U.S. stocks reversed course suddenly on Tuesday and drifted lower as chatter on the Internet speculated that early exit polls had Sen. John Kerry leading the presidential election in key swing states….

“That’s what we’re hearing,” said Lisa Hansen, head trader at Transamerica Investment Management. “Apparently the blogs are saying that Kerry is ahead in one or two of the swing states and that’s why the market dipped.”

Keith Keenan, vice president of institutional trading at brokerage Wall Street Access, said he’d heard vague rumors that early exit polls out of Ohio and Florida favored Kerry.

“That’s some of the chatter I’ve heard,” Keenan said.

: Will post as often as the internet allows me…..

: The good host who handles many, many of us bloggers said they maxed out on their bandwidth. I don’t know whether it was DOS. But there was a lot of traffic. Wonkette slowed to a crawl as well, on another host.

Blogs are big, all right. Too friggin’ big.

: Hinderaker is trying to calm the nervous GOP souls.

Attacked

Attacked

: 601am confirms that the host for many blogs — including Instapundit and this one — have been under dos attack. They seem to be putting out the fire.

: UPDATE: The wonderful Stacy from Hosting Matters says in the comments this is NOT a DOS attack. They are running at 100 percent on their pipe.

The non-est nonstory there is

The non-est nonstory there is

: Election day before the polls close is the biggest nonstory there is. There is nothing to say and the cable networks are proving it live.

The best thing about today…

The best thing about today…

: … is that we will have no more TV interviews with slow-talking, dull-eyed undecided voters.

Celebrity sells

Celebrity sells

: Amazon is looking for someone to create more lines of products using celebrity names. Knock off another middleman: Instead of endorsing products, own them. Do the George Foreman thing. Joan Rivers. Paris Hilton. [via the PaidContent jobs blog, which reveals all kinds of fascinating info on what companies are up to]