Posts Tagged ‘announcements’
We’re on our 3rd CDN trial, again as noted this is focused on improving the site image load performance time. As usual testing was done before flipping the switch on. Our particular interest is if European users are seeing faster page loading time with this feature. Please comment with your feedback.
Per the last trial, we have for some time now implemented a number of well-known tricks to optimize image delivery. This includes spreading the load between four hostnames, as mentioned by commenter dweazy – along with proper cache HTTP response headers, stripping JPG metadata comments.
For the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of beta testing a small VideoBox add-on program that is designed to block selected member comments from the movie review section. This application represents the latest response from the site to satisfy subscriber requests. Let’s take a brief look at the program, which is expected to be made available to the full membership within the next several weeks.
The Site-Ops team is moving one of our databases today. To facilitate this we’ve decided to put the site into maintenance mode for the duration of the move. Estimated outage time is 30 minutes or less. Outage will begin at approximately 10:30am PST. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.