Woke up this morning, checked the server logs, found slashdot
linking to Google Smackdown
. What other site can illicit joy and dread at the same time? Of course the Google API developer key maximum of 1,000 queries has been reached for today, which sucks. But maybe some will get their own key if they really want to try it out.
So far the server is doing ok with the blip in traffic:
I've mentioned it here before, but you can find the code for Google Smackdown in the new O'Reilly book Google Hacks
. (Which is currently ranked #10 on Amazon overall!)