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.