Yeah, yeah, I deemed The Hoff dead, only the rest of the world doesn't seem to agree. On Valentine's Day the AGB received more than 3,000 hits looking for this picture, the sad lovelorn dags. Because the picture was over 100K, this surge meant my monthly bandwidth went from fuck all to fuck me! 90.64% to be precise, and it's only halfway through the month.
To me bandwidth was one of those nebulous terms you hear about, but tend to ignore. Like free trade agreement or multiculturalism. But now? Well, I looked it up, didn't I.
Your bandwidth allotment
The amount of transfer you are allowed with your membership per month.
When your pages are visited or files are downloaded, the data is transferred and this counts as bandwidth.
Simple really. Now that I know what it means, though, two things leap to mind:
1) Bandwidth is a misleading term. To me, an electronic engineer full bottle on Schottke diodes, SCR firing angles and Darlington pairs, bandwidth represents a frequency range. No wonder I was puzzled. Bandwidth as used on the internet only came into circulation around 1994 but for some reason represents data usage. The turds! Why didn't they call it data usage or download tally or, if they absolutely must, byteage.
2) Better slow things down around here. Bailing furiously, I've mimimised the data transfer, optimizing the picture, as well as taking down Chopper Reads The Weather. Fingers crossed things settle before the end of the month.
Does anyone know what happens if you exceed your limit? Typepad goons probably won't come calling, but is there some other sort of nasty retribution they may exact? Is there even a chance this esteemed organ of record will go belly up?
Note: Organ + belly = tummy banana. As I said - esteemed.