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Monthly Archives: January 2008

From 0 to 100,000

There are plenty of blog posts in the world. In the first 5 hours, with just a handful of intrepid pre-release users QA testers, we added 100,000 assets to the system. That’s quite a bit for the first few hours, but we’re still small potatoes: Paul Querna commented that Bloglines gets 5-7M new posts every […]

Firefox 2 + XHR + Persistent Connections = Fail

Persistent connections are great. They save a lot of packets on the network, and they save lots of latency. Without persistent connections, you have to do a set up and tear down with every request. Persistent connections means that you can open a connection ONCE, then proceed to make multiple requests–as many as you like. […]

The trouble with versioning (v1)

Stop complaining. No one else gets it right, either. Versioning posts is hard. Google doesn’t do it. Bloglines beta used to partially do it (but they turned it off). But I want Assetbar to fully support versioning. It can make you want to hit your head against the wall. So what is this “versioning” business? […]

Happy Spammy New Year

To start out the new year, at 9:00 AM, everybody in my Gmail contacts was treated to a nice spam from aka  Sorry about that.  You’re not the 1,000,000th visitor to the site, and no, you didn’t punch the monkey. I couldn’t do any investigation because we were just about to get on a plane. […]