Posted by Woodstock on 2012-08-15 12:53:57
Rated 6 for the wall of text! ;)
j/k, thanks for the information.
Posted by GAZZATROT on 2012-08-15 12:55:12
Christer your dedication to this site is heart warming.
I have nothing intelligent to add to all the tech speak you (very well) explained.
Other than thank-you.
Posted by Garion on 2012-08-15 13:00:37
great read. you rock my world :P
Posted by DukeTyrion on 2012-08-15 13:03:06
Thanks for the update, and the continued great work on the site.
Reminds me a bit of when we had some tech's reconfiguring kernels in Unix so that the flow of processes performed at their optimal rate.
Posted by OenarLod on 2012-08-15 13:11:53
A big thanks to BigC!
Posted by Niebling on 2012-08-15 13:28:02
Good read :) thx for all your hard work
Posted by The_Murker on 2012-08-15 13:34:20
Very well explained. Thanks for the info.
Posted by garyt1 on 2012-08-15 13:55:37
Great to read these issues should be sorted now.
Posted by the_Sage on 2012-08-15 14:20:16
While actively using the site, I'll often have 4-10 fumbbl tabs open simultaneously, with various teams, forum threads, and blogs. I guess I should limit that a bit then?
Posted by Kyyberi on 2012-08-15 15:13:06
Rated 6 as in that enormous wall of text there wasn't a single 6 in it. Almost every other numbers is, but no sixes. What does that mean?
Posted by Christer on 2012-08-15 15:16:27
Sage, the number of windows you have is pretty much irrelevant. Keep using the site in any way you prefer and I'll deal with keeping the servers spinning smoothly :)
Posted by Wreckage on 2012-08-15 15:22:57
Kyberri you are wrong:
"Remember how I said browsers open multiple connections to the server to increase speed? Firefox, for example, starts up to [b]6[/b] connections like this for each page load."
Thanks for explaining, Christer.
Posted by Emeric on 2012-08-15 15:27:28
Excellent explanation, thx.
That reminds me that there is a lot of work involved and some expensive hardware running the site : i'll go get back my gold badge :)
Posted by xcver on 2012-08-15 15:28:41
Thanks for Everything...and this :)
Posted by Purplegoo on 2012-08-15 16:02:43
I always enjoy this sort of thing. Understand none of it. But enjoy it. ;)
Posted by dfunkateer on 2012-08-15 16:48:10
Surely rating The Big C's blogs anything less than a 6 is blasphemy.
I demand to know who did this so we can burn the heretic!
Posted by CroixFer on 2012-08-15 17:26:38
Can anyone give more information on the "infamous Cease and Desist letter"? I never heard of this (probably because I am a newbie in terms of site longevity)....
Posted by pythrr on 2012-08-15 17:38:56
I am so happy there are people in the world who understand this.
And also those who keep the magic little people in my TV screen happy.
Posted by gibby33 on 2012-08-15 17:44:22
Thx for the read I really enjoyed it.
Posted by oryx on 2012-08-15 18:03:41
rated six for a very clear explanation of a complicated concept!
Posted by Dalfort on 2012-08-15 18:04:01
Thank-you for all the time you spend keeping the site/servers running AND then take the time to explain in laymans terms for us.
Posted by Dan-Da-Man on 2012-08-15 19:22:51
And this is the reason why this site kicks Cyanides ass, Thank you C.
Posted by Balle2000 on 2012-08-15 21:27:51
Wow, this web specs blog reads like an X-file novel. Reading about connection timeouts have never been this thrilling! :)
Posted by SavageJ on 2012-08-16 07:11:58
I love stories of applications with bad response times and none of the basic server metrics out of line! Thanks for the good work, C.
Posted by DatMonsta on 2012-08-16 09:05:05
Wow, even I understood what this wall of text means!
Big C, you are a wizard!