November 25th, 2003

Blip

Sorry for the brief slowness that just happened.

We've been finding and fixing old, slow database queries left and right lately. We thought we were mostly done, but we just found another one. We rushed a temporary fix live (hence the proxy errors everybody got following the slowness) but we're working on a permanent fix now.

We won't stop until the site is reliable and fast all the time. We're making progress: normally we get all slow on Mondays, but yesterday was wonderful and we even hit an all-time bandwidth limit.

Watch lj_backend if you want more geeky talk.