This email is to inform you that LangNet Symposium has exceeded its bandwidth allocation on the server of 5G per month. This is due to a 5,000% increase in traffic over the last few days increasing bandwidth usage in excess of 125GB per day which translates to 3.75 terabytes per month. Specifically, the access of video files appears to be the primary cause for this.5,000% increase in traffic! Wow! Ironically, this is great news; people really really care about the Lang.NET videos! Thought those numbers don't really suprise me, the quote that the hosting company gave me does. To make a long story short,
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Videos are back up! Enjoy!
2nd Video update: Woohoo! I got the videos moved to a new server! ... with the help of some great Microsoft people, of course. The links will be live within a couple hours, and once they are I will update langnetsymposium.com to point the the videos again. Thanks for your patience!
Video update: It's taken way too long to get these back up, my apologies; MIX08 was basically all last week for me ... and nothing really happened on the Lang.NET front. They will find a home on microsoft.com or silverlight.net, but either way I'm finding somewhere for them today! I'll keep you posted ...
With MIX08 breathing down my neck and Murphy's law in full force, Wednesday afternoon I noticed http://langnetsymposium.com was strangely transformed into a Mail Server login page. This was not that surprising to me, as I had 7 emails and 2 missed calls from our hosting company saying we were over-quota on bandwidth and disk space. Ugh.
Here's the exact message from our hosters:
I'm looking to find the videos a new home as we speak. the videos have found a new home on downloads.microsoft.com, though the links to the Silverlight videos will still work. The site should be back online on Friday, and the videos shortly after that. It sucks to not have them up now, but oh well ... go outside, spend time with your kids ... the videos will be there when you get back. =)
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Lang.NET was a ton of fun! The room was constantly packed and the talks rocked. Though, I think the most interesting stuff happened in-between the talks, as usual. =) Reactions From a informative overview from Mary Jo Foley, a handful of articles, and tons of blog posts from everyone who attended, Lang.NET was definitely buzzing the blogosphere. We passed around little surveys at the end of the event, and the feedback was great!
John Lam has a great wrap-up of Lang.NET on his blog, complete with his candid capturing of the event.
If you were at the event, you definitely saw me running around the whole time, pestering presenters and fiddling with electronics. If you didn't get to make it, all that work was for you!
This page lists gives you links to all the talks from Lang.NET 2008, preserved forever in Silverlight-goodness. You can also find convenient video and slide links next to each speaker/agenda item. You're welcome!
If you have any ideas on how to make next year's event even better, feel free to email langnet at microsoft dot com.