It's Over 9000

5 min read April 14, 2024 999 words
The Backdrop In early 2024 a user decided that they /really/liked my Blackbox API. They and many others decided to blow my little cluster out of the water and ship an astonishing 3 Billion requests in a single month. All of this was handled timely with only 6 old E3 servers and some caching magic. Funny enough, this wasn’t even the first time my cluster had handled a rush like this.