Maintenance: Tomorrow @ 1:00am (Thursday, Feb 19, 9:00am GMT)

To be clear, the maintenance is actually tonight for anyone in the US, since it’s in the night that follows today, and before tomorrow morning and WAY before tomorrow night; but if we’re speaking technically, it is actually tomorrow because today ends at midnight. So the next time the moon is high over California, that’s when we’ll be changing things up. Glad we got that cleared up.

Tonight’s code change has quite a bit packed into it and we expect the maintenance window will last about 2 hours. The update includes performance enhancements, some bug fixes (including the fix for stats showing up wrong), and an updated site design. I’ll write some more about the design changes in another blog entry after we’ve pushed it live and everyone has had a chance to take a look.

Some of the bigger changes are:

  • Blipping will be faster
  • Adding a message to blips is now optional
  • Stats will be properly incremented
  • Playlists will load faster
  • Improved site design

There’s also a bunch of stuff under the hood, so it’s something to look forward to. We’ll keep the window as small as possible, opening the site back up as soon as we know everything is working properly.

-ian

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4 Comments

paeix  on February 18th, 2009

Will that mean the playlists will load faster for the iPhone app I’m testing too? It so slow that I can hardly use it. Then the songs have lots of blank spots throughout… I need to send in my formal evaluation soon.

Yan  on February 18th, 2009

@paeix yes the playlists on the iPhone should load faster as well as a result of this caching. I’m not sure what you mean about the blank spots, but definitely include all your findings in the report you submit to us

RadioRider  on February 19th, 2009

Will reserve comment on new site and give it a chance to sink in. However this “Stats will be properly incremented” Does not seem to be true since listener counts are still NOT correct.
Already cleared my cache.

Nathanial Rias  on May 31st, 2011

I used to be wondering what’s up with that bizarre gravatar??? I do know 5am is early and I’m not trying my best at that hour, but I hope I don’t look like this! I’d nonetheless make that face if I’m asked to do one hundred pushups. lol

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