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Hot shower [Jun. 11th, 2001|02:47 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Went and took a hot shower... great way to relax at 2:40 in the morning.

If I go on the road trip I'm thinking about, I won't be able to watch LJ for a week. I have a lot of work to do in 1) training dormando and 2) making everything even more robust that it already is (it's a lot better than it was a few weeks ago, but not as good as freevote.com was... I let that site go for 5 months sometimes without even looking at it).

I really hate LiveJournal the service. I want to focus on LiveJournal the product. I envy alanj and martmart ... they get to send in patches but not worry about the site being alive from day to day. I want to do that. :-)

Okay, back to LJ.

[User Picture]From: mart
2001-06-11 03:20 am (UTC)

Is that some kind of subtle hint that I'm sending in too much guff? )

The amount of time I spend hacking code depends on the following two criteria:

  • How many other commitments I have
  • How much I "really-should-be-studying-now-but-I'll-do-it-tommorrow".

Given that I have exams from Wednesday onwards this week, and then odd spots after that until the 27th, I've been submitting lots of patches!

I'm actually having to study with someone else today to keep me on task. I suck! :)

I doubt it helps much, but I don't envy your having to keep the site running in the slightest. It does suck, as does the grief you've been getting of late.

Now you've mentioned me, I might lose my low profile! Or not, probably.

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[User Picture]From: ladydiana
2001-06-11 07:23 am (UTC)


Why do you hate LiveJournal the service?

I'm in "Suggestions" (I'm not real clear on how you do the community thing and right now too depressed to care, you get the point), and if I knew more specifically what was bugging you, I could submit suggestions, perhaps...?

Just trying to help...
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From: jaffray
2001-06-11 08:14 am (UTC)
Think about it this way: My "real job" is doing non-LJ stuff for my employer (despite a little LJ stuff creeping in these days). Your "real job" is making sure LJ.com keeps running.

My job pays better, but yours is cooler.

Besides, when you have to deal with the breakage, it's a great incentive to make sure the software is robust and scalable and all that shit. :-)

Out of curiosity, how did you deal with the table limitation? Did you just compress more stuff, or is there a longer-term solution?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-11 12:00 pm (UTC)
altered the table to use 5 byte pointers instead....
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2001-06-11 10:30 am (UTC)
you're offically welcomed to wisconsin.

if for some reason that you're inclined, i think we can authorize a stop-over in milwaukee... and pay for it too :P

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[User Picture]From: shortypoke
2001-06-11 10:32 am (UTC)
during the summer, i think you and Chuck should keep up the "one of you is always gone on a trip" thing. woot!
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2001-06-11 10:33 am (UTC)
so you can jack his room and get m4d biatchz in there? :)
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[User Picture]From: divinechaos
2001-06-11 10:48 am (UTC)
Go on your trip, Brad. It looks like a great cross-country route, and sounds like a lot of fun (come to Canada instead; it's yummy). Even if you have to simply unplug the UPS'es and leave LJ down for a week. Just go. You do an immeasurable amount of work for all of the users here, that you've more than earned a little downtime for yourself and Livejournal.

Take care,

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