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Server Fun

August 5, 2009 by

Say you think Manhattan should be on the West Coast, so you move it. Daunting? Sort of.

But that’s what it’s been like to move a major part of Mises.org to a bigger, faster, more ginormous box, a process that has consumed us for a couple of weeks. The always-amazing David Veksler is getting married on Saturday (wedding site) so he has trained the young enterprise-software padwan Isaiah Houston, who has been an earnest and creative student.

As regards David, it’s not a good way to start a new life to spend one’s days before a wedding managing Mises.org from an iPhone. So David has had to depend heavily on Isaiah, and Isaiah has also had to get used to working with the old team of Brandon, BK Marcus, Doug French, and me, but he has been a great sport about it all.

The sticking point late last night was the blog–security is so tight these days that just managing server gives you the feeling of safe cracking–so we have done the DNS Two Step and moved back and forth, which accounts for why today some people will see what’s new and some will only see what’s old. In time, all things will come together for the good of all.

Here’s to the future, of David and Sarah, of Mises.org, of young Isaiah and the readers of Mises.org!


newson August 5, 2009 at 10:22 am

i understand nothing of all this, but a thank-you goes to the tech team for the user-friendliness of this site.

Mark August 5, 2009 at 10:27 am

It appears to have been a challenging task, but marriage will be harder. ;) Congratulations.

happylee August 5, 2009 at 11:14 am

The wedding website is touching. I enjoyed browsing it.

Conservative Economics August 5, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I have had all kinds of speed and loading issues with the site the past couple weeks. I am hopeful that what you guys are working on will eliminate these issues so I can happily browse and soak up Austrian goodness every single day. Good luck gentleman.

jeffrey August 5, 2009 at 12:40 pm

That’s right and that’s why we had to move. Essentially we woke up one day and realized that we were bursting at the seams and had to move to a new home. It was a bit late! but when you are working every day, making content improvements every day, sometimes it is easy to lose sight of the big picture. We finally did realize what had to be done but then the moving job only was all consuming beyond anything we had ever dealt with.

I suspect that we still have some caching issues to deal with but now we have a stable and large platform for future development.

S Andrews August 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Congratulations to David on his wedding.

BTW, I am having trouble downloading desoto.pdf from the books directory.

jeffrey August 5, 2009 at 3:13 pm

ok, try all pdfs now. Fast as something or other.

Chase Venters August 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I’ve been using Mises.org extensively over the last few days and found the performance to be absolutely stellar. Good job guys!

Plant Immigration Rights Supporter August 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

This is a wonderful site and the most informative site on economics or meta-economics available on the web. Thanks! I have found many, many books here that I would have never even known existed if this site did not exist. Congrats and thank you to everyone involved!

jeffrey August 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Can someone try any PDFs now? Tuned in a wonderful way. Say what you think.

Curt Howland August 5, 2009 at 8:50 pm

“Say what you think.”

Windows sucks.

I’ve made nice money over the the years, three systems in the past week, regular folks whom Windows crashes, creeps or get bogged down with malware upon.

Well, you did say “Say what you think”. I think you guys work yourselves to the bone making the systems at Mises.org work. Bully for y’all, you’re pulling the MS-Camel through the eye of the ‘Net needle. Not once in the 10 years I’ve been reading Mises.org has it failed to load. Not even Google has that record.

Slow, yes, but never just not there.

mhmjr August 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Jeffrey: I was able to pull down pdf’s fine just now, including desoto.pdf that was specifically mentioned as problematic for someone.

Artisan August 6, 2009 at 5:24 am

Mises.org gives to the net much credential for its flair of liberty.

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