Some Hickups Today

Update: Things are back to normal now.

Early this morning the process that pulls yesterday’s ranking data into the interface was delayed about five hours. Your account may look wonky, and be really slow, until this completes. It should be soon, but I just wanted to let everyone know what was going on. We do have your data, it just may not look like it at the moment. Everything will be back to normal in a few hours. Thanks for your patience.

Since we’re talking backend things at the moment … might as well update everyone on what we’re working on. For the last few weeks we’ve been updating the entire architecture to be much more reliable, flexible and scalable. Part of this process is getting everything on Amazon’s cloud. We’ve been on Slicehost up until now, but are running into some issues with them, as you may have noticed today :( Amazon will not only allow us to scale the way we aggregate and process your data, but they also provide us with quite a few utilities to take advantage of in the process.

Again … thanks for your patience as we make this transition. Things will be a LOT better here shortly!