R2's Day: Brain Dead

Republibot 2.0

This is going to be one of those posts that is scattered all over the place.   First, though, a significant announcement-

We are about to change servers.  Yes, finally.   Although over the past year, we've made significant speed and reliability improvements,  I have felt that we could do better.  I could do better.  
Thanks to Melchizedek, we finally came up with a configuration that I liked, but it wasn't quite practical for a couple of reasons.
Now, I think I've got it.

A little background on the site.  There are 3000 (Yes, 3k) articles on Republibot, most of 'em by Kevin... and most of them non-trivial (In the length and complexity department, not the content....)  That's a lot of stuff.  Needless to say, the database performance on a shared hosting setup was excruciatingly slow.  We are moving to a cloud-based server, with all the goodies that implies.

And for less money.

Anyway, the copy of the database on the launch site is a couple days old- but go check it out .  <--that's a link.  USE IT.    Any comments or blogs posted there will be wiped this weekend when I do the cutover.... so please, keep the genius to a minimum.  Do not use the tabs at the top of the site to navigate, those will bring you back here.

 I was able to troubleshoot Kevin's computer in under five minutes with my temper intact last night.  This is a first.

I've been thinking... what would a Republibot sponsored superhero be like?

You are invited to think about that one too... comment below!