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Thursday: November 19, 2009

GLM gets some hardware upgrades, and there was much rejoicing.

It's certainly been a fun couple of days around here what with all of these recent server issues and 'SERVICE UNAVAILABLE' alerts. But my dear readers, I have some wonderful news. I am pleased to announce (to those of you who can actually who can see this post - DNS has not fully propagated, if you're reading this - congratulations!) that GLM has undergone some significant hardware boosts.

So, what are you looking at exactly? NOTHING. Nothing at all. Well, nothing that you can actually see on the surface that is. The backend code, structure, database and all of the fun magic (aka magical tiny lemmings) that go into making GLM work have been ported over to modern hardware and completely streamlined to make use of said modern hardware. The end result is a much faster and more responsive GeekLikeMe for you all to enjoy. Now if you'll excuse me - it's back to work on some new features and weekdaily link posting. Stay tuned!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:48 PM | Tags (8) | geeklikeme | host | issues | provider | server | update | upgrades | verbose |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Saturday: November 7, 2009

Server Issues and GLM Updates.

Well, as you can see we've been having some server troubles as of late. I'm still trying to work out these issues as to avoid any further downtime. So in the meantime, if you happen to see a message that says 'SERVICE UNAVAILABLE' just know somewhere behind the scenes tiny lemmings are furiously trying to get the site back up and running.

I guess I can also take this post as an opportunity to give you all a GLM state of the union. The redesign from June turned out to be a mild success as GLM has enjoyed a small boost in general web traffic more so than we used to get before. The big news is that I'm hoping to have several new features incorporated into the site before the year is out. Some of them relate to user-generated content (you might be able to guess where thats going) while some of the updates pertain to brand new features (no, I'm not telling what they are). 

So that's about it in a nutshell. Oh, I encourage everyone to use the 'Discuss' feature on every post - this place just seems to be too quiet. Help me liven it up with a little idle chatter. Cheers!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 9:33 AM | Tags (10) | comments | discuss | features | hosting | issues | provider | rollout | server | unavailable | updates |  | Discuss (2) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin

Thursday: July 16, 2009

More and more offers for free netbooks coming in the near future.More and more offers for free netbooks coming in the near future.

If of course, you just sign on the dotted line for a three-year contract with your respective provider.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 12:57 PM | Tags (5) | gadgets | netbook | free | contract | provider |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin

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