Halloween 2004 Webcam stats
Here is the data as recorded from the halloween webcam itself - the webcam was (generally) operational from 1800-2400 for 33 days, from October 1st to Election Day on November 2nd. Note that these are the commands logged/sent by the perl program daemon ... in the analog real-world, things fail sometimes and it's hard to "know" if that occurred:
232,608 Total halloween webcam accesses (darn good correlation with raw Apache log data
48,023 Most webcam accesses in a single day - October 17th - got Slashdotted!
10,792 Most webcam accesses in a single hour - 2200-2300 on October 17th
204 Most webcam accesses in a single minute - 2209 on October 17th
10 Most webcam accesses in a single SECOND - 23:00:09 on October 17th
18,925 Number of time webcam was accessed within the 1 second throttle by more than one web surfer
119,513 Different/Unique IP addresses that accessed the webcam (14,812 were unresolveable)
815 Non-proxy hostname that used the webcam the most - c-67-174-116-184.client.comcast.net - this was the "Kerry-Bot"
250 Non-proxy hostname that used the webcam the 2nd most - 82-34-24-127.cable.ubr04.basi.blueyonder.co.uk
31 Number of IP's (including proxies) that used the webcam more than 100 times
124 Different countries that accessed webcam - based on very cool geolocation stuff
184,252 Total hits from United States
12,194 2nd most popular country - Canada
5,446 3rd most popular country - Australia
23,090 Total "ACTION" requests to turn some/all lights ON/OFF
1,408 Turn ALL lights OFF
1,268 Turn ALL lights ON
Hulk for President contest - votes cast by toggling a zone - can do more than one at a time
14,380 Kerry - despite efforts of "Kerry-Bot"
36,234 Total "ACTION" requests to pan/zoom webcam
1,079 Pan Right
1,038 Pan Left
811 Reset pan/zoom to defaults
2,357 Move webcam to one of the "targets"
668 Most popular target - PRES!
552 2nd most popular target - HULK
327 3rd most popular target - Clock
7,152 Update the Webcam ONLY
62,520 Different/unique images served up by the halloween webcam (some images are cached/re-used)
3,508 Different/unique images from 21:50:47 to 22:59:59 on October 17th - the /. crowd almost hits the theoretical maximum of one per second ...