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Errands, mouse, sleep? [Jun. 17th, 2001|05:09 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I went downtown to do some errands. I bought a cable to hook my phone up to my laptop (which should arrive tomorrow?). It rang up at $40.00 instead of the $109.00 marked on the box. Which is good, since I coudl've bought it online for $40. The online store wouldn't ship it to me, though, since my credit card billing address is in Oregon, and I wanted it shipped to Seattle. I also bought a analog antenna sleeve so I can roam in Montana and other states without digital roaming. Oh, and at the Oregon coast.

Happiness is driving through the arboretum in the sun under the trees with the windows down, sunroof open, listening to Modest Mouse. Traffic sucked before and after that, but that made the drive worth it.

I should nap now ... I've slept about 5 hours total, but in little 1-2 hour chunks. So tired. Blythe and her sister want me to come over to their parents house for free food and beer. They're eating at 7 or 8, so I might do that if I have energy.

I'm feeling really pressured to finish a few dozen LJ projects before I leave on The Roadrip. I need to make sure the site's damn fast and reliable before I leave and throw it all on dormando.
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[User Picture]From: solace
2001-06-17 05:34 pm (UTC)

Montana

where in Montana are you going?

i lived there for 18 years, just moved from to the Twin Cities about a year and a half ago.

if you can, i'd say try and hit Glacier, Yellowstone, and head down to Jackson Hole ;)
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[User Picture]From: paigelynn
2001-06-17 05:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Montana

I live in Montana, but Brad's not gonna meet me *pouts*
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-17 06:24 pm (UTC)

Re: Montana

You're not even going to be there.
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-06-17 05:48 pm (UTC)
Modest Mouse is good music.. I just have to get past the singer's voice.
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[User Picture]From: solace
2001-06-17 05:51 pm (UTC)
yep, that's my big hurdle too

great musicians, voice hurts me ears
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[User Picture]From: blythe
2001-06-17 05:49 pm (UTC)
yah.. and a ride to and from dinner.
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From: evan
2001-06-17 09:29 pm (UTC)

Re: hey!!

Back off. He's mine.
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[User Picture]From: nder
2001-06-17 09:50 pm (UTC)

Re: hey!!

I can't believe that this is how I find out you're cheating on me.. i.. i i'm crushed...
and after all the pizza I let you eat yesterday..:(
i'm so damaged now.
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[User Picture]From: starblazr
2001-06-17 08:32 pm (UTC)
I hope you have a car charger for you cell phone, because, if you're phone is digital, and you're roaming on analog, it will eat up the battery like there is no tommorow (read: i can last 3 days if i'm always on the Sprint network, and only 24hrs if i'm roaming, and this is 100% idle. if i use it only for 15/30mins roaming it cuts my idle tiem down to like, 15 hrs or less.

I have a kyocera qcp-2035 and sprint CDMA service, but, when you get into chicago you'll have VStream again (i found that out by taking my einstein PCS phone down there and getting Access Denied messages when I tried to use it (I had no roaming because it's a prepaid phone and einstein is a very small locally owned company (IIRC)..
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[User Picture]From: chris
2001-06-17 10:06 pm (UTC)

Arboretum

When I worked on the Eastside I used to make that drive every day to that 'secret' onramp to 520 right before the water, and then back again when I came home, to skip all the traffic on montlake and 23rd. It was always a nice way to start and end the day.
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[User Picture]From: jnala
2001-06-17 10:15 pm (UTC)
What are the dates for your trip?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-17 10:43 pm (UTC)
June 24th - July 5th, approximately.

The return date isn't decided yet.
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[User Picture]From: jnala
2001-06-17 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, you're leaving about when I'm coming back from San Diego.

Guess I'll try to do some of the stuff I'll need to talk to you about before you leave.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-17 10:54 pm (UTC)
Can you get me your X-LiveJournal and userinfo patches again, merged with the latest CVS?

The interest one, too, I guess.... but that one I'm having doubts about because LJ's current interest similiarity code was locking up the database too hard, so I had to take it down. If yours is slower, that's no good. :-/
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[User Picture]From: jnala
2001-06-17 11:10 pm (UTC)
Well, I could optimize it more, so it might become little faster rather than a little slower, but it's not going to be much faster than the old code.

"Locking up" the database? Why would it be holding any locks at all? Or do you just mean chewing lots of CPU?

Maybe this could go on the directory machine? Seems like a similar function.

Or maybe a replicated copy of the database without logtext and talktext could be made for highly-DB-intensive functions for paid users only? Interest-matching (and directory stuff, for that matter) would seem to be a sensible paid-user function, since it's something that would cost us serious cycles if a couple hundred thousand people could do it without chipping in.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-17 11:18 pm (UTC)
My mistake... Whenever I say "locking up" the DB, I don't mean locked up as in a dead lock.

I mean it as in, "the request took longer than it should have, so the user reloaded and now two queries are processing, and that query requires temporary locks on a bunch of other tables, so other parts of the site are slow, so more people are reloading unnecessarily, and the server is doing tons of work and not finishing anything in under the maximum of 2 seconds that's allowed for web transactions."

Putting stuff like this on a replicated database is probably what I'm going to do.... we have two running now.
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