I Got Groklawed

Submitted by C B Wright on

Apparently someone posted a comment on Groklaw that referred to this comic, which prompted a lot of people to come over here and take a look, which prompted the database to slow down, time out, and then crash. I had to reboot the server.

Not that I'm complaining. Please feel free to recommend, link to and visit this site so often that I need to upgrade the server. That's the kind of trouble I like.

Everything seems to be running normally now...

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The database came a hairs breadth to crashing again, so I've added a new file caching module to Drupal in an attempt to further improve site performance. Hopefully it takes some of the stress off mysql.

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

The file caching almost works.

Apparently anonymous users don't see site updates as quickly.

Hmph

File caching was not ready for prime time...

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

Don't apologize!

That's the kind of trouble I want to have! :)

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.

So, a week later, is there

So, a week later, is there any evidence of a continuing increase in readership or was it just a spike?

Just a spike...

Just a spike, I'm afraid.

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Writer, former musician, occasional cartoonist, and noted authority on his own opinions.