A different type of server!

Over the next couple days you may experience some strangeness with Woody Boater.. Insert Strange jokes here. Strangerness than the normal strangeness.  We are replacing and upgrading the engine that drives WoodyBoater.  As in Woody Boater has graduated to being on a dedicated server. Yup, this little monster of a 13 year old site can no longer share a server with others. We have been limping along for about 6 months and its great effected search, and other stuff. Speed etc. I made a design choice a while back that I was not going to conform the sites design to reduce the size of the home page. Yes I know it would help, but the design is so usable and what you all like, that a larger engine would be better, yes cost more, but like our boats, design is paramount, just throw a larger engine in there to push the old design forward.

The first Woody Boater page

Okay, to many this is gobbledygook. but in a nutshell, how this all works. The design of the site, like a boat is the hull and do dads that make it unique, the engine in the bilge is the SERVER, and we need a V12 to move this sucker through the slog of data it tows along. As in your images, comments and over 5500 ish stories,

Load that pixel sucker in.

So, what to expect over the next couple days. Not much, they say at my speed shop, you wont notice a thing, but we may loose a comment or such during a special time. Sunday night I think, during the Super bowl. That is the time of the engine transplant. We will be in the waiting area waiting for the digital Drs to do their thing. So, thats the news from the engine room. Full Speed ahead! WHAT? did you hear that? I smell megabytes leaking?

Goodbye old shared server.

AND NO THIS WON’T AFFECT THE CR-APP! That thing is a mess. Thats old design. Thats next on the list.

ugh!

 

 

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20 Responses to “Transplanting Engines. Pardon Our Digital Dust.”
  1. Mike K

    is it time to make a request?
    the comments used to be time stamped so when i checked
    back mid day i knew what was new. some replys are back near the top. im concerned im going to miss some snarkey mfine post, or worse a troy picture.

  2. tparsons56

    Must be the weekend for swapping servers as we are doing the same thing. Based on the crappy cold weather and the Super Bowl not being until Sunday night there is nothing better to do.

    Speaking of the Super Bowl I think we need a Woodyboater Commercial. You can show us driving or posing next to our boats with some of Troy’s “Friends” and maybe throw in some puppies [no monkeys]. I’m sure with some advanced photo shopping you could even make us look suave and sophisticated!

    • floyd r turbo

      That looks like a couple of powerful server blades right there. Did you “borrow” some horsepower for home? Our tech support guys set up a “ghost” server on our gov’t server farm that we kept loaded with every piece of rock music from ’50’s thru ’02 that no one could see or access but us. We would copy it to our home harddrive every few months to get the latest songs. So that politician who said her emails were lost is full of it cause everything is backed up.

  3. Kelly Wittenauer

    So THIS is the gigantic, expensive, super-secret project X you’ve been working on!

    • Matt

      This is nothing compared to the Super Double Secret project. COMING SOON! Covid crap is slowing it down.

  4. Rick

    Maybe I can get you some space on the Oak Ridge Summit Computer? WoodBoater is in the national interest right?

  5. m-fine

    Thanks for the warning. I will stock up on extra bacon this weekend and maybe pull out some unread Brass Bells to keep close at hand in case there is an extended outage!

  6. Ron in Seattle

    Matt,

    Please put up the “DONATE HERE” button so we can all help bring it up to speed!

  7. John Rothert

    I know nothing of this stuff…but I do know the super secret and you can’t get it out of me!

    John in Va.

    Went boating yesterday…

  8. Don Vito Corleone

    Are you sure? I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse.