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Slogan painted on the side of an electric trolley car.
You can see and ride on the rail car that contains this sign at the Western Railway Museum in Rio Vista, CA.
We're going to insert some code now that should give us some better performance on Tuesday. Or it might break everything completely. It might mean that you don't see new diaries when you should see them. But the lure of the sweeet, sweeet speed is so high that your tech team is here on Sunday to see if we can pull it off.

Basically, we're trying to make our caching routine a tiny bit smarter so that we can better anticipate requests before tens of thousands of you make them. The problem is that it is easier to make it quite a bit dumber if we don't make it exactly right. We appreciate your patience and your eagle eyes to let us know today if this change will work or if we need to pull it back.

In other news, all our servers are back on grid power now. Woo! Thanks to all the unseen and unsung who made that happen in New York - those people are working really hard to make the rest of our lives as seamless as possible.

'50s era advertisement (on a restored electric trolley) proclaims:
Advertising, old school! And on the inside of that same trolley.
Buckeye chicken out for a stroll.
This is us, practicing our silly walks.
Unfortunately, this is the kind of thing that is very hard to test without, say, 10,000 actively hitting and using the site in the way real people do. Our robot testing says it will work... but robots are stupid and uncreative compared to y'all. So, while we watch to see if we have or haven't broken the site, and if we have or haven't made things better, we'll be practicing our All Technology Is Good dance.

Consider this an open thread, with a special dressing of technology.

Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:26 PM PT: What if I do an update now?

Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:26 PM PT: The chickens go through a lot more water on hot days.

Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:27 PM PT: Consider visiting the Mendocino Coast!

Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:26 PM PT (Jason Libsch): chicken little, is the sky falling?

Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:27 PM PT: Just a quick trip up 101.

Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:28 PM PT (Jason Libsch): strut!

Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:28 PM PT: See the grand redwoods.

Originally posted to elfling's Magical Mystery Tour on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 10:33 AM PST.

Also republished by KosBusters! and J Town.


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