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Old 01-03-2012, 02:38 PM   #1
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Bluhduh Baldy turned off a couple 'o features

Erem, um, sure is a lot of interest in Dakar! Woulda been nice if I'd anticipated the load but, um, no.

We're rushing around trying to put in faster disk storage to keep the site up but in the meantime I've shut off a few things like displaying who's online on the forum home page to lighten the load.

Sorry for the outages.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Did you know all of the links beneath the regionals subforum are broken?

(Okers, blokes, yanks)

This is important stuff, man!
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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Did you know all of the links beneath the regionals subforum are broken?

(Okers, blokes, yanks)

This is important stuff, man!
Yeah, so what they used to lead to was pics of inmates. So nominate 3 fascinating inmates with great pics, popular on the site, point me to the pics and this time I'll put 'em in permanent locations where they don't get nuked.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #4
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Yeah, so what they used to lead to was pics of inmates. So nominate 3 fascinating inmates with great pics, popular on the site, point me to the pics and this time I'll put 'em in permanent locations where they don't get nuked.
I'll nominate Hayduke. He's pretty dreamy.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #5
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Found some. None of Hayduke though.







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Old 01-04-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:51 AM   #7
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Thanks so much for keeping the site running for us, boss

Yes, the Dakar coverage is growing every year. Apart from the simple fun in following the rally in a way that's not possible anywhere else, be it on the net or on traditional media, you are providing a way for racer's families to get first hand news on their loved ones.
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:11 AM   #8
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Thanks so much for keeping the site running for us, boss

Yes, the Dakar coverage is growing every year. Apart from the simple fun in following the rally in a way that's not possible anywhere else, be it on the net or on traditional media, you are providing a way for racer's families to get first hand news on their loved ones.
+100000000

I think there is no other place where such detailed and up-to-date info on the Dakar can be found. The official dakar website is a mess, as always....

thanks baldy.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:13 AM   #9
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+100000000

I think there is no other place where such detailed and up-to-date info on the Dakar can be found. The official dakar website is a mess, as always....

thanks baldy.
Grrr, where is the Dakar coverage here?
As always,Thanx B....!!!
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:48 AM   #10
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Grrr, where is the Dakar coverage here?

That would be the Racing Forum.

You're 5,500 posts behind for the live coverage thread. The most important info is pasted to the cliff notes thread.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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Thanks so much for keeping the site running for us, boss

Yes, the Dakar coverage is growing every year. Apart from the simple fun in following the rally in a way that's not possible anywhere else, be it on the net or on traditional media, you are providing a way for racer's families to get first hand news on their loved ones.
Right back at you, 'cus I'm reading the cliff notes thread and see all the work youz are putting into this.

We optimized some queries this a.m., which we're hopeful will make a big diff. We've been anxious to install faster storage (SSD) but can't get it done fast enough for Dakar, but hopefully the optimizations we're doing will carry the day.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #12
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We optimized some queries this a.m., which we're hopeful will make a big diff. We've been anxious to install faster storage (SSD) but can't get it done fast enough for Dakar, but hopefully the optimizations we're doing will carry the day.
Thanks for the explanation Baldy. I was wondering if the hamsters in the basement were getting tired.
Removing the names of all the people online is no loss to anyone, IMHO, especially if you can pick up a little bandwidth there.
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Right back at you, 'cus I'm reading the cliff notes thread and see all the work youz are putting into this.

We optimized some queries this a.m., which we're hopeful will make a big diff. We've been anxious to install faster storage (SSD) but can't get it done fast enough for Dakar, but hopefully the optimizations we're doing will carry the day.
Eve-online, a big massively multiplayer online game with one massive server put a few RAMSAN DDR RAM-based solid state disks and database/item lookups went from 3-4 seconds or longer to sub-second lookup times.

I want one for my home server, even though it'd be like using an atom bomb to kill a fly.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:21 AM   #14
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Erem, um, sure is a lot of interest in Dakar! Woulda been nice if I'd anticipated the load but, um, no.

We're rushing around trying to put in faster disk storage to keep the site up but in the meantime I've shut off a few things like displaying who's online on the forum home page to lighten the load.

Sorry for the outages.
thanks for keeping things running, hopefully the small things turned off won't be missed.

the Dakar coverage via ADV is astounding this year! we've even heard of riders & assistance people IN the race hitting ADV to find out updates on riders that they can't get from ASO... we're becoming the source. it's pretty amazing to watch!

let us know if there's anything additional we can do to keep things running smoothly.
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:18 AM   #15
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the Dakar coverage via ADV is astounding this year! we've even heard of riders & assistance people IN the race hitting ADV to find out updates on riders that they can't get from ASO... we're becoming the source. it's pretty amazing to watch!

It's pretty incredible what the community here has built, and all on your back, Baldy.

Thank You.
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