That certainly sounds like the intelligent way to approach things. Thank you for all of the effort you and the other people on the LJ team have put into making this such a great site.
We understand, and we appreciate it.. the site pretty much rocks all the time as it is, in spite of occasional breakage, thanks to you. :)
Excelent progress! I had no doubt that y'all have been working to make things better. Will you be posting the format for the new database like you did the old one? Just curious as I'd lile to look it over.
Of course. All our code will continue to be Open Source.
When we update the main site to the new code, the schema page will automatically update to show the new layout.
thanks for all your hard work, it's greatly appreciated.
hey as far as I'm concerned all you guys are doing an awesome job! :0) keep up the good work.
could the conversion script/proccess slow down (quite temporary) the site for the other users?
and how soon before we start to see major speeds up?
As always... thank you. :)
seeing new comments appear almost real-time is fun :)
whee... it was 3, then 7, then 8, hehehhe what number will I be?
Jumping on the me too wagon. What they said!!
A really good, straight-up post. Appreciate the communication and the work. Still keeping my fingers crossed for the directory. :)
Thanks for the update!
I can't wait for LJ to permanently rock.
Sounds like a plan! :)
Good work so far!
we appreciate your hard work...
i just wanted to say that the site already is a perma-rocking site.. just becasue it exists in the first place. you guys could of long since by now sold this out and well.. the site addy could be http://livejournal.msn.com
in which case.. people would have to die.. quickly
thanks for all the hard work and.. yeah.. dont give up... this site is already a highly addictive drug for at least a few ten-thousand people... and a casual drug for the other couple hundred thousand. we'd be lost without or lj fixes and stuff...
I second all of that..
and add my thanks for all that you do
you guys rock. 'nuff said. :D
You so own me. You rock. Thanks a much.
Dude when that directory gets back up I'm gonna dance a jig.
Understand, Brad. sounds like a workable (awesome, in fact) plan of attack! Keep up the good work. :)
Thanks for this awesome site, man.
I appreciate the hard work.
2002-01-12 11:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan, and an excellent plan at that!
Question: Wouldn't generating the friends list involve hitting a lot (all) of the clusters? Each hit would be more likely to be in the cache... it seems like a bottleneck could develop eventually. Is there a present though or fix, like keeping a journal of each user's friends page on their cluster? Same with comments?
2002-01-13 12:28 am (UTC)
A bottleneck will develop eventually, but we'll deal with it once we encounter it.
I just got a cable modem this week so now I understand better what you are dealing with.
I hope everyone has patience since you just beautifully explained that you are working on speeding the system up.
LJ's growth has to be hard to keep up with. Though things don't always work right, I've been around long enough to know that when it doesn't it bothers you personally and will do all you can do make it right.
Thank you Brad for all that you and the LJ team does! :-)
i know it's a drag but i highly reccommend changing the text on the status page every hour or so just to keep the angst level down. it does wonders when something's funky & does antiwonders when it's not updated. thanks for the hard work & i was thrilled with my so far first & only experience using your support system, i don't see them that snappy very often.