September 19th, 2000

Stats

The statistics page has finally been updated. Better, it'll now automatically update everyday at 1:30 am PST.

The reason this was never done before was because it wasn't an integral part of the site, and I just ran the tool to generate the stats whenever I was curious. I would've run that nightly, except parts of the script were very inefficient as the number of users and posts grew. (in other words, it didn't scale worth a damn.) Anyway, I fixed it all up. The graphs are coming back soon, too.... I'm generating all the data for it again, but I need to sleep. Tomorrow.

Improvement

I made what I thought would be a minor performance improvement to the database configuration, and it turned out helping a lot more than I expected. Things are pretty damn fast now. (I still plan to get new servers, though.... :-))