Dear Teen MeYou know what? Even as you, we'd both agree starting this off with a "Dear Timothy" is useless. We both know why I'm here to write this.Dear Teen Me by timmy64
You're gay. It'd probably help to sit you down and explain the mechanics of all of this to you; but, let's face it, you're gonna need a couple of years of denial to sort this out any way. Mum and Dad are okay with it, you know, and these days we're in a stable relationship. It won't be easy though.
I'd love to be able to sit here and say that the next ten years are going to be a walk in the park. I'd love to be able to tell you that it gets better, and that things will run smoothly. They won't. Things will get worse before they get better. Your first relationship, well, he's a drug addict these days. Oh, you will care for him, and I still do; but, you won't stay with him long. Fear will get the better of you, and you'll run. You'll keep running for about two years. You'll get another fling or two, and after a while the damage will start to pile up.
All Time Traffic Highs: AGAIN!As predicted in deviantART Reaches All Time Traffic Highs which I posted Feb. 2nd (2 days ago) we have in fact continued to grow at the predicted rate.All Time Traffic Highs: AGAIN! by spyed
As an update, here are the new broken records:
MOST PAGEVIEWS IN A DAY:
33,250,378 February 2nd.
35,316,045 *NEW* February 3rd.
36,834,635 Projected for February 4th.
Note: February 2nd had 1/2 hour of downtime due to unexpected maintenance. This is why we did not hit the 34,989,519 projection I stated in the previous news article.
MOST PAGEVIEWS IN A SINGLE HOUR:
1,997,429 February 2nd.
2,052,138 *NEW* February 4th.
As you can see, we continue to grow at approximately 5% per day, day over day.
This is not normal, at all. We are serving approximately 33% more pageviews per day than what we could during the timeout
deviantART Reaches all Time Traffic HighsWell, we fixed that bottleneck and you got the speed you requested. Site is blazing fast and the natural process continues...deviantART Reaches all Time Traffic Highs by spyed
... millions of new requests quickly filling up capacity.
It's really very exciting to watch. In fact it can be crippling to your day if you aren't careful checking google analytics like an ... analytical chip monk as Moonbeam13 so ... eloquently put it.
The Raw goods:
Pageviews are defined by one user accessing one page and any contents of that page.
Hits, which are not referenced here would be different in that they would account for all raw hits to internal servers.
All time HOURLY pageview record of 1,997,429 at 1pm today (Feb. 2nd)
All time DAYTIME pageview record of 33,323,352. Although we've averaged 32,500,000 for a time since we hit that bottleneck so this one isn't exciting.
What *is* exciting is the projected 34,989,519 for today!
We expect 5% growth like this per day until the site hits its
Spot: The Magic Man DepartsThere was a period of time in the life of deviantART where enormous pressure was placed on our team for an extended period of time that exceeded the concept of high stress, commitment, determination and above average will.Spot: The Magic Man Departs by spyed
In some circles it is recognized that start-up companies go through perhaps their most challenging pains in year two and three. If you've made it that far in a start-up, the idea is good, the business has reached some amount of validation and what you're left with is the challenge and responsibility of seeing it through its most formative years.
At deviantART we faced this challenge with no outside capital, we relied entirely upon our gracious and hugely supportive and loyal community to help us through the most trying of times. And to be blunt we relied upon and tested the raw guts of our core leaders in the company to take charge of a few critical areas and to perform for deviantART above and beyond any other responsibilities.
From my personal perspective two names
How's that? Crisis ResolvedThe following is the resolution to the news post from yesterday titled Quick Update RE: TIMEOUTSHow's that? Crisis Resolved by spyed
We've resolved the bottleneck that was kicking our butts yesterday within that hour time frame, actually 2. And then implemented a hybrid of option 2 and 3 to increase performance even further.
Site should be back to normal at this point, we're currently serving record high levels of traffic once again.
We're bracing for the growth, investing everything we've got and leveraging high level consulting relationships at every turn. But when reality meets preperation in uncharted territory sometimes you just experience "growing pains."
I will say that while I appreciate the technical feedback, it is very difficult for folks with outside perspective to really provide us with advice we can really use. If you do have real experience with IT matters, or if you know of someone with strong experience building top 100 level web properties we're in
I'm Timmy, better known as timmy64 on here. I have an Arts degree
My favourite art to create is journal CSS (despite my photography dominated gallery), and I don't mind viewing any type.
I also like dinosaurs.