So I'm just banging out my intro slides for the MySQL conference. Ya know, the one to whet people's appetites about why they should care about LiveJournal's backend.... I hadn't looked at the logs in a while, but damn it's busy lately: 40-50M hits/day 766 requests/seconds at peak hour. And those are all dynamic mod_perl requests.... the static files are Akamai. Rockin'.