Our thirteenth updates newsletter went out today.
Highlights from this week:
Friday saw us featured at webreourcesdepot.com. This brought in about 8x the previous traffic numbers and more or less killed the service.
Sunday saw us featured in a tweet from @smashingmag, bringing in about 4x Friday's traffic, most certainly killing the service.
The start of this week was a constant effort to kill off long-running tests to bring load down and examine how to stabilise the service.
Yesterday saw the deployment of batch task assignment, reducing the number of Apache processes needed.
Today saw the switch from Apache to Nginx, bringing the service back up to speed even under high load.
Expect the next in a week from now, October 24 2012.
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