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7/19/2007 - All in the cache... again

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Since October last year I have been caching some of the old entries from users that had not visited the site for a while. 
It allowed me to iron out a few problems with caching pages, (as you can set various privacy levels for all your posts), and it also proved to be very successful in releasing a huge amount of database resources, (trust me things used to be a lot worse than they are now!).
The site has a little less down time for an overall increase in traffic of about 50%, (I don't have the stats handy so you will have to take my word for it).

I have increased the number of cached pages, (currently in the region of 90 000 pages), in the aim of releasing even more resources that will enable things to run even faster.

That coupled with the new server coming up in the next few days/weeks and we should be safe for at least another year.

The numbers are tiny, on average a cached page takes 0.1s to be generated whereas a non cached page takes about 0.9s. This might not sound like a lot but seen that we are building a few thousands pages a second it helps a lot.

What I am trying to say is, if you come across anything odd, please let me know.


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7/20/2007 - Technorati pings

You have technorati tags on your page. Are you experiencing any difficulties in pinging your blog? I have put every blog on my friends list on my list of favorites on technorati but for over a month now neither mine nor any other JH blog has been updated, even though I'm sending at least two pings a week myself. If you have any clue about what's going on, please get back to me. Thanks.
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7/20/2007 - Technorati pings

I am not sure what is going on with Technorati, I cannot claim my own blog, on their own forum many users are permanently complaining about the system not working but they don't seem to care.

I am not sure what their problem is and why they offer no real support.

I have opened a ticket with them, (as I cannot claim my blog), but they haven't bothered to get back to me.
It is on my blog by default, (one of my 'when in Rome...' rule), but I don't care much for them.
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