I have a lot of respect for Ev for setting this site up. Back when I used Blogger it was useful. Kudos to him for having the guts to expose the problems he's experiencing and for the effort to maintain the site. As a whole it's a great case study for others who need to learn how to scale similar systems.

Still, I have to laugh when I see it. It's getting to the point where you could write a program that would generate messages for this blog. They would all sound like this:

Looks like Pro is having some flakiness due to the new setup. I'm working on it. Update: Should be better now. (Note, if you're having trouble getting to, try Or, just log in at and follow the link to your Pro blog. There are back-up servers handling that.)

Sunday, March 10, 2002 | Permalink | Filed in Weblogs


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