March 15th, 2002, 06:36 PM
New Database + Misc. New Features
* You may have noticed that the site was down from late last night, until around 1pm (est) today. I converted all of our databases from MyISAM to GEMINI. You should notice a HUGE difference in speed because of this. MyISAM type tables only supported table-level locking, while GEMINI ones support row-level locking. Very cool. (more details at NuSphere if you're interested)
* I've added a "print" icon to each post, so instead of having just being able to get a print-friendly version of the entire thread, you can get it for any particular post. I think this will be especially helpful for things like tutorials posted by users, etc.
* I've increased the number of PMs that each user can have in their boxes to 500. (I added another scsci drive last night, so I thought I'd pass the extra space on to you!)
March 15th, 2002, 06:41 PM
You Da Man!
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure...
March 15th, 2002, 06:43 PM
thanks a lot Great job!!!!!
March 15th, 2002, 06:45 PM
Excellent. I will have to try it on the mac browsers to see how the speed increases work there (I saw most of my slowdowns on that machine not on my intel type machines). =)
March 15th, 2002, 07:02 PM
The site is faster... SCSI rulez
March 15th, 2002, 07:03 PM
However... I noticed that we are unable to delete our own posts???
Some actions still are very slow...
March 15th, 2002, 08:01 PM
Nice. JP. Keep the good stuff coming.
Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
- Samuel Johnson
March 15th, 2002, 08:05 PM
Weeeeee! Good job JP Keep up the good work
March 15th, 2002, 08:10 PM
March 15th, 2002, 08:11 PM
It's probably 10 times faster...