I might be inviting the “Reddit Hug of Death” but I thought I’d share my ~30-year-old Mac SE/30, which is currently hosting a website you can visit right now – URL in the comments
So as noted in the title, there’s a good chance that I’m about to nuke my [poor old Mac](https://i.imgur.com/TczuETy.jpg) with a flood of incoming traffic, but hey, what’s the fun of setting up a web server on a 30-year-old computer if you don’t tell anyone about it?
Here’s the URL: www.rhyal.com
Take a look, sign the guest book at the bottom, and please be patient – it’s not exactly a speed demon, plus Comcast (my ISP) has been a little freaked out about a sudden surge of inbound traffic on port 80 to my home IP address this weekend. In fact, this morning I noticed a HUGE flood of hundreds (maybe thousands) of incoming requests from a Chinese IP address – someone in China is doing a brute-force content scrape on my Mac SE/30, not realizing that it’s so old & primitive that there’s literally no content to scrape. WELCOME BACK TO 1989, SUCKASSSSSS
**UPDATE:** Despite my fears of a total meltdown once this post got some attention, my trusty Mac has happily [served my simple page to 4,000+ visitors overnight](https://i.imgur.com/lUXqyOJ.jpg), and is still humming along! Amazing what this old machine is putting up with in its retirement 🙂
**UPDATE NUMBER TWO:** If anyone is curious what’s happening onscreen during all this, here’s a short video showing incoming requests being processed from all over the globe: https://youtu.be/jKFc2NUgl3k