Construction Complete?


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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18 Responses

  1. Avatar Maribou says:

    This comment is mostly to make sure those who only follow discussions w/ comments see Will’s note… but also while I’m here, to thank Will for this work he’s doing for the site (and all the other work he does for the site).

    Cheers, mate.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Your work is appreciated, Will. Thanks again for carrying the ball forward.Report

  3. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    What new stuff/features are we getting? Link to patch notes?

    I’m guessing nerf to Jaybird incoming.

    [p.s. thanks for the extra work]Report

    • Avatar Maribou says:

      @marchmaine It’s more a matter practical behind the scenes stuff with an end result of “everything won’t fall down and go boom” – not that there’s any great imminent risk of that; this batch of construction has been in the works for months now – but as the site grows, the size of the db grows, etc. the risk has been growing.

      Will will have more to say at some future point, I’m sure.Report

  4. Avatar Chip Daniels says:

    I’m just here to complain that we didn’t get an entire post on construction.Report

  5. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Welcome to the other side of the server migration! If you left a comment on Friday evening and it disappeared, it’s not coming back so you should write it again. It was not intentional – I tried every way I could think of to get people to stop commenting. There were only a half-dozen or so. My apologies for the inconvenience.Report

    • Avatar Pinky says:

      “I tried every way I could think of to get people to stop commenting”

      Put up 70,000 words on Hegel. That kills the action on any site I’ve seen. Then again, knowing the OT crowd, you could have simply retitled all the articles “Oh, Those Kardashians!”.Report

    • fillyjonk fillyjonk says:

      If you’ve ever read your child a book called “The Monster at the End of this Book” (which seems to be a much-loved Gen X childhood tome – I still have my copy), the “how do I make people stop commenting” thing becomes a bit….comical.

      You could build a brick wall. You could glue the website shut. But people will still keep turning pages….er, commenting.Report

  6. I don’t know what was involved, but thanks for doing the work to make this site go smoothly.Report

  7. Avatar greginak says:

    So Will tweets from Vegas then the server has to migrate….hmmmmm….You gambled the server away, right!!!Report

  8. Avatar North says:

    Thanks Will, you’re a champ.Report