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10 Years old, Half out of date

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By , December 22, 2009 12:08 am

Sarah and I just announced (via Facebook on an Internets!) that we’re pregnant and have updated our http://paulandsarah.org/ website. Its been 10 years since the last update on that website, so going back and editing the “About Paul” page is a little embarrassing. I linked to the awful “User Friendly” webcomic, for instance. And listed “Hunchback of Notre Dame” as a favorite movie. I know I said that, back then, cause I hadn’t yet seen Titan AE for OMG-AWESOME-ANUMATAN example.

http://paulandsarah.org/aboutpaul is now a mix of 10-years-ago and slightly current infos, but needs a considerable re-write. Oh you plain .html flat files, you contain such a timecapsule of static data.

Back then, a java roll-over button (not javascript, but a full .jar) slowed down the site’s browser load-times. Now, my poor little server is digging out content from an overloaded database engine, slowing down the load-times. 10 Years of Progress!

Oh, BTW, we’re brewing a child. So that happened.

iRev’s insane server load – Let me show you it!

By , December 1, 2009 10:21 pm

iRev, in its current home of a Celery 1ghz, seems to always be under a fascinating heavy load. I’ve been monitoring that load using a Windows Sidebar Gadget for the last year. I put together the gadget from example gadget scripts on the web, and while its not perfect it shows whats going on in iRev reliably. Only significant bug: one must go into the gadget’s settings at start up and hit the “OK” button.

Install the iRev gadget if you wanna try: http://irev.net/iRev-Server-Load.gadget

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