Blog speed (or lack thereof)

As you have may have noticed, the performance of MajorNelson.com over the past couple of days has been less then stellar. So you are asking whats up with that? Let me tell you: During the Xbox Live maintenance, clearly you wanted to know what was going on and your coming here to find out. When that happened and we got Digged AND Slashdotted all at the same time it created a little bit (ok, a LOT) of a strain on the MN.com server. Add that to the fact that we were getting slammed with comment spam and you can see we had it more then a little rough. How much traffic did we see? At last count we saw 5.8 million hits in just two days. Either way you look at it, thats a lot of traffic. Unfortunately, Litheon (the web brains behind the blog) is in Japan on and not available to hop on and take care of business like he usually does. Fortunately for me (and you) Patrick and his crack team from Centracomm (my hosting provider) have jumped in and quickly started working on the server and getting things optimized. (Thanks guys.)  It looks like were going to be getting some new hardware soon, and new hardware always makes things better right? Bottom linething may be a little bumpy for another day or so with temporary issues here and there as the team works directly on the server to get it back on its little computer feet. If things get too sluggish, you can keep in touch with what is going on over at my Twitter site (until we bring that down as well.) Also, I will be leaving comments on for registered users only until we get things back on track.  Thanks for your patience.


Edit: Centracomm add some new hardware to the mix, so you should be seeing blazing speed now. We still have more work do to, but that’s a start.

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