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The Chinese Goatse Incident

On April 17, 2013, someone from (a sort-of, kind-of Hong Kong version of 4chan) decided to create a post featuring music and pictures of various Hong Kong and Japanese pop idols. The problem with this? They hotlinked to an image hosted on the same server that hosts what you’re reading now. The resulting load from the traffic crashed the server. After putting some caching in place to handle the load, I decided to have some fun by replacing the hotlinked image with goatse.

It didn’t take long for our friends in Hong Kong to notice and post some tributes:

You’re welcome, Hong Kong!