Nick Wilson caught my eye on his new podcasting blog communicontent.com when he stated/asked “Ruby on Rails doesn’t scale?”. Its no secret that we’ve been shifting the NotSleepy shop from a PHP on the front, Java on the back setup to Ruby on Rails for the past few months. In fact we started a new RoR training side business with David Black, and have been building a new suite of tools from scratch in Rails. The experience has been nothing short of revolutionary for me and has been more liberating than switching from briefs to boxers in my teens. So when someone claims I’m not going to be able to scale this thing I felt my heart sink.
Its been widely known that cross linking your own sites will result in a penalty in Google. Just before leaving PubCon Vegas one of my bots notified me that something was seriously wrong with 2 of my sites. Yesterday when I got home I started trying to figure out what happened. DUH! Somehow in the heat of trying to do too many things at one time I had a brain lapse and decided to link to a page on siteB from siteA. They weren’t just on the same C-class, they were on the same IP. Boom! Both domains rendered useless.
It hasn’t happened yet but I’m predicting the legal filings next week if he doesn’t have a heart attack when he sees this. Thanks to Rae for making me laugh hysterically and vomit at the same time. My favorite part:
Have you heard about Michelle Shepard? She’s leading the team in the Northeast.