August 2004 Blog Posts

  • Expansion Diary Part 7 - The Rush

    After weeks of testing and a small rollout we've finally put our new queue system into play for everyone.  What a rush!  There were glitches at first, when the new system was under heavy load for the first time, and we worked hard all day... but in the end it was and is AWESOME. I have a profiler running constantly which logs for me every query that takes 5 seconds or more to run.  I use this to keep an eye on what needs to be tuned, as well as to let me know what business activities are hitting at any...

  • food games

    So, you're in a low income bracket.  On Food Stamps.  But, you've got a home computer.  And you're not sure whether its the frozen chicken or the tortillas that go in the cupboard......  This software will help! http://www.wired.com/news/games/0,2101,64593,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_5