Monthly archives: February 2007
Slowness This Morning: ESPN.com video link
Sorry about the slowness this morning. Our images server (which also serves up our CSS files) was being overwhelmed because ESPN.com linked to a gyroball video that Will Carroll had uploaded on The Juice. Our little web server couldn't handle serving a large file like that to that many people. I'd probably need a whole server farm to serve up video for ESPN.com.
Why Fairpole Changes So Slowly
The software that runs the Toaster is written in a scripting language called Perl. It's my favorite programming language, but I must admit, it does have its downsides. It works great, but the actual coding of it is difficult, as demonstrated here:
Downtime Is Over
Baseballtoaster.com and Toaster.TV will be down for about 10 minutes or so sometime between 12:01AM and 1:00AM on Friday, February 16. Our ISP is upgrading the operating system.
Since our ISP is on the East Coast, I assume they meant 12:01AM ET. Which would mean the downtime window would start at 9:01PM on Thursday, February 15, for those of us in the Pacific Time Zone.
Downtime is over.
The Technology Behind Baseball Toaster
About the Toaster
Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.