I sure am glad that I have a nice view from my window. It makes the fact that I haven’t left my nerd cave in 3 days a little less … claustrophobic. It also makes the fact that I may not leave for the next 3 a little less pathetic.
Being cooped up in front of a monitor for hours on end isn’t so bad when you can take breaks here and there to watch the sailboats swarm Lake Union while wondering what it might be like to have an actual life.
You know, a real life …a life that incudes things like gliding past Gas Works Park on a Tuesday afternoon, breeze in your hair, with a margarita in one hand and the wheel of 20′ sailboat in the other.
As it stands now, I could never go sailing for fear that I might get the always-attached-to-my-back laptop computer wet … or worse … be out of range of the nearest Wi-Fi router.
I mean, could you imagine … there you are, explaining to some 4chan moron why Selma Hyak’s boobs are better than Pam Anderson’s boobs, when all of a sudden …. (signal lost).
Oh man, just thinking about it makes my hands break out in a cold sweat.
On second thought, I don’t envy those sailboat people at all. I pity them. There is no way they get 105Mbps download speeds on those boats like I do here in the cave. If anything, they should envy me.
Yeah, you all know I’m right.
Last month, this website received somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million unique visits (mostly due to the Apple article), which translated to hundreds of millions of individual “hits”. This, in turn, tested the limits of my server infrastructure.
All-in-all, it held up admirably. Things stuttered a bit here and there, but for the most part, the server offered up my webpages to any and all readers. That’s right, folks, if you read my website in April …
Even though my primary web server has over 950 days of uptime (the last time I rebooted was September of 2009), I did identify some things that needed to be done to optimize things for the next 950 days of uptime, and this is the week those changes shall be implemented.
I just took possession of new steel (a brand spanking new server) which I need to literally build up from the BIOS, and once I get it running, I’m going to change the current design of the “blog” to something a little faster and cleaner.
Therefore, if you arrive here sometime in the next several days, and things look a little different, just remember, you were warned.
It’s also important to keep in mind that I really didn’t have much choice but to make these changes. After all, if you want respect, you’ve got to take it.
Now, either make your move or get outta my way, fools, cause imma bout to edit some PHP files up in this biznatch!
(Why can’t I just make a “new layout coming soon” announcement like a normal person?)