Perhaps someone finally snapped and DDOS'd them.
Oh please tell me more about how the people helping to support the largest video database in the history of mankind -- available 24/7 at your fingertips for free -- are "plaguing" you with their relevant advertisements that take all of 5 seconds to skip.
If you really want to be a horse's ass, just get adblock and be done with it.
I hear really good things about the service, though, so kudos to DigitalOcean for that.
Nice potential-customer-service btw. Thanks! Although I did rather imagine you lot would be all over this thread :-)
Just to show you how much it shows up: my WIFE already recognizes it, just from hearing it when I'm working by her side.
I'm sure retargeting works in some context, but I'm guessing you are overdoing it in some cases. (I'm in Brazil, but I browse mostly in English. Maybe it makes me a particular case?).
Probably the #1 cause for people to install ad-blockers.
There are also WiFi routers that filter all traffic.
Should I post to HN every time my company gets hit?
 - https://www.digitalocean.com/
Given that it's a fairly new project and DigitalOcean is a relatively unknown cloud (relative to EC2 the other cloud-based builder in Packer.io), I wondered if they had also perhaps contributed heavily to the project. That's another good way to see a sharp rise in popularity from developers!
Also, they're popular enough now that I'm surprised people haven't heard about them (especially after recent funding)...
Similar to Rackspace's Cloud Servers.
While people might laugh at what you are saying in the mid to late 90's many of the well know dot coms of today (ebay for example) got publicity because of bad things happening. People trying to sell things they shouldn't on ebay "my virginity for sale" etc. Always made the news.
I don't believe this was the intent here for sure but I do note that they say: "There is an on-going DDOS attack against digitalocean.com. No hypervisors or customer virtual servers should currently be affected by this attack."
But yet it is on the front page of HN. And now more people know about digitalocean (which has gotten a fair amount of press on HN it's where I heard of them).