Little Green Molasses
Yes, I know we’re running very slowly today, but unfortunately there isn’t much I can do about it right away. We’re on a nice fast dedicated server, but only so many browsers can fit through one internet connection at a time, no matter how large the pipe. I’ve turned off our bouncing football logo and some of the other resource hogging features to alleviate the problem, and also reduced the number of days on the main front page from 4 to 2. A more permanent solution would involve a distributed server system with a caching scheme, but that will take some major redesigning.
Once the initial swarm of hits from the Reuters Photoshop Scandal tapers off, we should return to our normal speed. Until then, we’ll just have to relax.