If you live in the Colorado front range you have undoubtedly been following the hysteria regarding the sale world series tickets, or more aptly the lack there of. It’s a literal panic out there for tickets and having participated in my fair share of high pressure, high bandwidth launches I must say the Rockies and Paciolan (MLB’s ticket vendor) have botched this one good.
It’s funny because just today, The Times ran an article on just how unreliable web traffic figures seem to be. It’s a complicated problem. Just for this little site I have Stat Press, Google Analytics, Google Ads and a couple log parsing offerings from my hosting provider all giving me slightly different data, derived in slightly different ways. From the best I can tell I average around 20 hits a day, but my spikes are sporadic and quite significant. Predicting traffic is more complicated but there are plenty of tools out there to help so these guys have no excuse. A shout out to the Sponsor Keynote for providing a great third party load testing solution for just this problem.
I’ll be sure to let you know if I get any tickets