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Off Topic: Looking for Sponsoring

April 15th, 2009

today and tomorrow is looking for sponsoring.
Why? Almost 2 weeks ago my current web host took my website temporally offline because today and tomorrow was causing too much server load. They told me that I have to upgrade my server package to a managed one, due to the growing numbers. This means some serious extra costs. That’s why I’m looking for some sponsoring.

My first idea was a PayPal donation button, you can find it in the sidebar on the right. Every micro-payment helps. Of course some larger corporate help is appreciated too.
If I look at my statics, I can see that some of you work for some really nice brands. For example, the third biggest traffic causing network in March was that big American sportswear brand. Others work in creative agencies, almost every known network is represented together with some well known independent ones. Maybe you guys can hoop me up with a nice monthly sponsor, which would get some decent space in the sidebar.

Any input is very welcome, shoot me an email: info at todayandtomorrow dot net.
Thank you all in advance!

I hope I don’t have to bother you again with this issue.
So to make this at least a little interesting, here is a little graphic, inspired by the Google Analytics paintings by Evan Roth, which shows you the top 500 cities (from almost 12000) where the visitors of today and tomorrow came from in March.

UPDATE 15/04/09 13:45: Here are some more numbers from March 2009: today and tomorrow had 587,183 pageviews according to Google Analytics. The server logs tell me that the server had 9.525.366 hits and 468 Gb of data was transferred.

UPDATE 16/04/09 11:06: Thanks to everyone who used the PayPal donations button! Also thanks to those who have send me an email with ideas and sponsoring offers. I’ll get back to you asap.
Ruben brought to my attention that the PayPal landing page is in German, although my account is in English. I’ve contacted PayPal to get this issue resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience!

UPDATE 17/04/09 11:12: The PayPal landing page is now in English. And thanks again for the support!

top 500 cities in March

LeadAwards 2009 Commendation

April 3rd, 2009

The reason why I was in Hamburg the last 2 days, was because of the LeadAwards 2009. today and tomorrow received a commendation in the category weblog of the year. The LeadAwards is one of the most import awards for print and online work in Germany. The big difference to other awards is the fact that you can’t submit your work or website, they have to find you. So I’m very happy with the commendation! Like I said before: content is king, so a big thank you to all those today and tomorrow content creators.
But that was only one part of my visit to Hamburg. The weather was excellent, which is quite important when you visit a city. I had really great time thanks to my private tour guide Miguel. I also had the chance to go onto the roof of the Flak Tower IV in St. Pauli. You can’t find a better view over city than from up there (but I really liked all the concrete), thank you Judith!

(The normal today and tomorrow updates should resume shortly.)

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Flak Tower IV at St. Pauli, Hamburg

Off Topic: Server Problems

April 1st, 2009

You might have noticed that today and tomorrow is having some server problems. Over the last few months, the traffic on this website quadrupled, even during the last few days there was a peak of almost 100.000 visits a day. It basically reached a point where my current shared web server can’t handle it any more. So I’ll have to invest in some bigger hosting package.
But that comes along with some serious costs. The google ads, on the single post pages, generate only a fraction of those. Therefore I’ll have to come up with some other ways to finance today and tomorrow. Sponsorships or donations through PayPal would be an option. But I don’t want it to be obtrusive at all.
I would like to ask your input on these thoughts. If any one has some good tips how to optimize wordpress for this kind of traffic, please leave a comment too.

I would also like to thank all the artists, designers etc. who produce all the great work which I can feature – collect – archive on today and tomorrow. Content is king!

So again, sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your comments,
Pieter

PS: I’m off to Hamburg tomorrow, I’ll have to leave you alone with this messed up server till Thursday evening.

UPDATE (April 3, 2009 – 1:17 AM):
Thank you all for the comments! And no this wasn’t an April 1st joke. The timing is pure coincidence.
My current shared hosting plan has unlimited data transfer included, so that can’t be the problem. I also have a wordpress cache plugin installed, but I will look into those other ones.
I’ll contact my host tomorrow and ask what’s the problem. Maybe the server can’t handle that many request per second or so.
It’s possible that a PayPal donation button will appear in the sidebar, we’ll see.

Kilometer

March 26th, 2009

Sebastien Tellier sounds and looks exactly how you would imagine a modern French pop singer. Yeah, even the English lyrics.

found at COÛTE QUE COÛTE

Frozen Bath

January 8th, 2009

Frozen Bath by Wieki Somers.

Frozen Bath by Wieki Somers

2D Chaotic Snag

January 4th, 2009

2D Chaotic Snag

This image shows the leakage from an electronic two dimensional chaotic snag. Mmmh …
You can find more chaotic images in this Flickr set.

Accident

November 21st, 2008

Accident by Ricochet Studio.

Accident by Ricochet Studio

Second Nature

October 17th, 2008

Second Nature is the title of an exhibition curated by Tokujin Yoshioka, at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo. The theme is: “Thinking about the future of design: Second Nature, from the depths of a sea of memories”. One of the objects on display is Venus, a natural crystal chair by Tokujin himself, which I just showed you a few days ago. For those of you who don’t know what this chair is about: this chair is build with natural crystals who grew on a synthetic substrate in a tank filled with a fluid. So here are the first images of the finished version.
The exhibition opens today, go!

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

You can find some more pictures of the exhibition here.

Venus – Natural Crystal Chair

October 10th, 2008

I am quite a fan of rapid prototyping projects, but I’m not sure if this one qualifies. Venus is the latest project by Tokujin Yoshioka, a Japanese designer. It is a ‘Natural Crystal Chair’, the production process is so different than any other chair out there. A substrate made of polyester elastomer forms the skeleton and is submerged in a tank, here grow the crystals on that substrate.
Amazing stuff!

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin YoshiokaVenus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Towards Paradise

September 24th, 2008

Gustafson Porter and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol are the landscape architects who designed this installation called ‘Towards Paradise’, for this years Venice Biennale Architecture. They used helium balloons to create these floating clouds over the garden of the Arsenale in Venice.
All I think of now is the music video of Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb.

Towards Paradise by Gustafson Porter

Towards Paradise by Gustafson Porter

Towards Paradise by Gustafson Porter

found at e-architect


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