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Makin' shakes daily.
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Hi, on April 1st, 2017 we’ll be turning off the ability to upload files to MLKSHK and the ability to view posts without being signed into your account. At that point we’ll provide a method for downloading all of your files to your computer. MLKSHK will continue to serve files... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at mlkshk
Hi there. It's been about 9 months since we last updated you on MLKSHK and subscriptions. I am posting today to let you know that we are BRINGING BACK subscriptions so we can all contribute to keeping MLKSHK around for ourselves. If you can't wait get on over here Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at mlkshk
Hi there. It's been about 9 months since we last updated you on MLKSHK and subscriptions. I am posting today to let you know that we are BRINGING BACK subscriptions so we can all contribute to keeping MLKSHK around for ourselves. If you can't wait get on over here Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at My Blog
Hi all, You _may_ have received an email from Amazon telling you your Simpleform, LLC (MLKSHK) subscription had been canceled. If you have not, and are an Amazon subscriber, you eventually will. The folks at Amazon shut down the subscription service we were using because they have a new subscription... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at mlkshk
This was a weird year. We thought we were shutting down, and had made all the arrangements to do so, but then Andre got a job where they were fans of the site and it started to seem less of an urgent thing to do. Clearly the community didn’t want... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at mlkshk
I have two things to tell you: First, since July 2nd there has been a bug with paid subscriptions. If you purchased a subscription between July 2nd and today (July 31st) and your account does not show a paid icon please let us know by emailing [email protected]. I am sorry... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at mlkshk
We want to tell you that MLKSHK will not be closing! And not only are we not closing but we are going to be doing some good stuff in the coming months. We appreciated all the nice things you tweeted and mailed to us, and we realized just how special... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at mlkshk
LOL, Nope! When are you shutting down? September 1, 2014. It’s a Monday. Why are you shutting down? MLKSHK isn’t our primary source of income and it’s certainly not our primary focus. Despite earning very little from the site we still have to answer tech support, deal with spam, fix... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at mlkshk
Hi everyone! When we started MLKSHK one thing we w... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at mlkshk
117 likes, shared by GroggyGrognard on 2013-05-01. 108 likes, shared by pongping on 2013-04-11. 107 likes, shared by vlz on 2013-02-11. 104 likes, shared by algernon on 2013-11-12. 101 likes, shared by ffg on 2013-10-07. 99 likes, shared by RoninKengo on 2013-01-21. 99 likes, shared by andre on 2013-02-28. 98... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at mlkshk
We switched image serving over to Fastly. What this means is image serving will be MUCH faster, but image view counts are going to be very lagged. I hope to have them updating within the next few days. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at mlkshk
We have TWO sponsors for the month of August, and two more for the month of September. I could not be more excited about who is sponsoring us. These are friends and people I know. There won’t be any punching monkeys around here. Nor any behavior tracking. These are users... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at mlkshk
HELL YEAH. It costs a fair amount of money to keep the servers on MLKSHK running. We essentially break even every month with our subscriptions. Sometimes we make an extra bit of money, but then that gets used for our SSL certification renewal or domain name renewal or git repo.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2013 at mlkshk
HEY! How cool is this? A new MLKSHK app for iOS called Malt. You can get it on the App Store! [via] Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at mlkshk
Tonight at 12:00am ET we will be doing some maintenance on the database. This should not only fix the problems we were experiencing last week, but also speed up the site in general. The site will be slow. You might also experience problems trying to delete files. I am not... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at My Blog
We are experiencing HEAVY database load due to an unknown problem. More info as we get it. The database is currently clearing up, we just have to give it a bit more time. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at mlkshk
This weekend MLKSHK was pretty unstable. It started with a small issue of log files getting too big (since fixed) but then coincidentally we got slammed by some very popular forum hot-linking to 50 files at once AND RabbitMQ deciding to completely stop working. This meant SLOW buttons* and 500... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2013 at mlkshk
A guest post by tonyb It just so happens that I love MLKSHK. I love reading it - I love contributing to it. It’s my go-to tool when looking for that special animated .GIF, and it’s the last-funny-thing I read before going to bed. In return, MLKSHK seems to love... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2012 at mlkshk
[Andy mentioned something]( about Imgur’s most popular files based on views, so I figured I could find something for MLKSHK. So here are the top 20 files from this year based on number of likes received. Note that the first one was our full-page ad in Longshot Magazine that the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at mlkshk
So I had a problem yesterday where EC2 restarted all of my servers. They all came back except one which I rely heavily on for serving pages. Normally there would be two machines there, which is why when this sort of thing happened in the past nobody really noticed. It... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at mlkshk
I mentioned on Twitter the other night about a hiccup we had on our server and someone asked if I could give a high-level view of what makes MLKSHK go. First, we use the [Tornado]( framework. It is fast, simple to learn, and best of all: non-blocking. The architecture for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at mlkshk
…And How You Can Help We had some downtime this morning after a maintenance process got out of hand and choked the database server. Because of this the front-end servers couldn’t serve content and backed up a lot of processes. I was able to get the site back to normal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at mlkshk
Hey! Another one. Let’s see: 1. DNS outage this week: bad. New DNS server coming: good! That was unpleasant, but it was partly our service’s mistake, partly my own dumb mistake for setting the TTLs (time to live) so low. You can think of TTLs as a note to your... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at mlkshk
Our DNS provider has gone offline. We can‘t even reach their admin console. You can hit MLKSHK with this IP address: We‘re very sorry for this. I don‘t have an ETA yet but will keep you updated. All systems are back to normal. I updated Twitter and my personal... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at mlkshk
Hi Friends! It’s been a while since we’ve posted, for that we apologize. We’ve been extremely busy the past month and a half as we had to return to consulting to pay some of the bills. MLKSHK saw a tremendous amount of growth and traffic last month. Over 1 million... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at mlkshk