Canadian Content has a new infrastructure


Andem
#1
Dear Members,

I'm happy to announce that Canadian Content is upgrading it's complete network and therefore will be implementing brand new, faster, more stable and state-of-the-art infrastructure.

Today, I purchased and installed a new Intel Dual Xeon Processor server with a capacity of network resources reaching over 4 times what we had before. This means that we're currently migrating especially resource intensive processes to the new server, but keeping the current services in place.. atleast for the time being. We're now working on a load-balancing system, and you should have noticed a very high increase in speed of Canadian Content over the past few hours.

We're still working on it, so its not yet at it's peak speed and there are of course going to be bugs to work out. However, for the time being, sit back and relax and enjoy the new flexibility. You may notice that actual posting and editing posts is much faster now.

Above all of that, this is a large dent in my pocket. No worries about that for now, but to help the site grow and increase the membership and popularity, I request users do something to help out. This is nothing financial, but just putting a good word out for Canadian Content. This can include:

- Telling your friends and family about the site and it's various sections.
- Submitting CC to web directories with similar listings. Forum directories would be a cool place to start.. but if you don't know of any, CC-Tech, CC, CC-Weather, CC-News, CC-Freeware, CC-Software, CC-Search http://www.canadiancontent.net/addbox.php , CC-Directory, CC-Country Profiles http://www.canadiancontent.net/profiles/ , CC-Mobility http://www.canadiancontent.net/tech/mobile/ , all fit into their respecitve categories.
- Writing thumbs-up reviews of the site on places like Alexa http://www.alexa.com/data/details/?u...iancontent.net or StumbleUpon http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/www.canadiancontent.net/ or other reviewing sites would be great.
- Placing a signature with a link to CC in your profile in other forums that you are a member of. (Make sure the forum allows it).
- Linking to CC from your profiles on other sites.
- If you have a web site, why not add a link to CC?
- If you know of anybody who runs a Canadian site, ask them if they will add a link to CC from their site.

Any help on promoting the site is really appreciated.

Enjoy the new speeds I will!
 
Sassylassie
#2
Andem thats great, I have no idea what the first three paragraphs mean but I'd be happy to spread the word about CC. I see the word infrastructure and I think woopy their finally going to pave my road.
 
FiveParadox
#3
Thank you, Andem!

I have noticed the increase in speed; it's wonderful! I want to thank you for how much you put into this site Canadian Content has become, by far, my favourite Web site on the Internet. Thank you for your continued service to this community we are grateful!
 
Jersay
#4
It has appeared slower for me? At times.
 
Colpy
#5
Wow!
 
jimmoyer
#6
Good job Andem.

Keep us posted on suggestions and ideas.
 
Kreskin
#7
Andem, do you have a banner? I will place it on select areas of this forum where I am the admin.
 
JonB2004
#8
Thanks Andem!

Its much faster now.
 
fuzzylogix
#9
Well Ill try to help out in any way possible except tell my family and friends--- I came on here to get away from them! Just Kidding!
 
Sassylassie
#10
I'd be happy to send a copy of the CC logo and motto with my income tax? If I get them hooked maybe just maybe they won't audit me this year. Fat chance.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#11
Looking good
 
Andem
#12
Another minor upgrade today which targetted specifically the additional growing pains CC is going through right now I suspect you'll find the site is exceptionally fast now Mucher faster, infact.
 
FiveParadox
#13
Merci beaucoup, Andem! I haven't had any speed issues lately.
 
feronia
#14
I don't mean to be a wet blanket, I know how Techs like their toys but could you please address the font problem and is there a way to find something in your new Style that is equivalent to "My Posts"? The small font is distressing on the eyes and many of us navigated by "My Posts".
Last edited by feronia; Sep 26th, 2006 at 11:39 AM..
 
Kreskin
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by feroniaView Post

I don't mean to be a wet blanket, I know how Techs like their toys but could you please address the font problem and is there a way to find something in your new Style that is equivalent to "My Posts"? The small font is distressing on the eyes and many of us navigated by "My Posts".


Until a latest posts is available go into your profile and list all subscriptions.
 
Daz_Hockey
#16
Hi, yeah, it's a fair bit faster, although, Andem, one question...

Hope this doesn't sound too personal BUT...

What's a German national with british heritage doing running a Canadian content community?. Just wondering. Very nice upgrade though, it doesn't look as "standardy" as before.
 
jimmoyer
#17
What pray tell is the time zone governing this board ???

I know it ain't EST.
 
Daz_Hockey
#18
Don't think it's GMT or BST as some people call it now
 
Kreskin
#19
You can go to My Profile -> Edit Options to change the time. I believe the board is set for GMT.
 
Kreskin
#20
I think it's two hours off. I put in Central time to be in sync with Pacific.
 
gopher
#21
Looks as if there's no more html, img, etc.


Or am I missing something?


BTW, why the change?
 
feronia
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Until a latest posts is available go into your profile and list all subscriptions.

Yes, I do understand that but what happened to the posts I was watching before?
 
Kreskin
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Looks as if there's no more html, img, etc.


Or am I missing something?


BTW, why the change?

Go to MyProfile -->Edit Options then go down to Miscellaneous Options and change to Enhanced Interface.
 
Andem
#24
Oops. Looks like its not the advanced interface by default..
 
Andem
#25
Hey Gopher.. no worries. Its fixed now. All user profiles had their profile set to simple mode Now I've got it default to enhanced editor. Take a look now!

Quote: Originally Posted by gopherView Post

Looks as if there's no more html, img, etc.


Or am I missing something?


BTW, why the change?

 
jimmoyer
#26
Are you using London GMT ?

What time zone are you preferring to use ?
 
Curiosity
#27
LOL JimMoyer

Shhhhh about the time.

I've returned to bed - not gonna go to work until the computer says it's time
 
gopher
#28


Let's see if the img works ...

... it does!

Thanx!!!
 
Andem
#29
Sorry guys, I have updated the system time
 
eh1eh
#30
What time is it?

I'm finding mine is off about well my clock says 5:16 pm, but the board says 7:32?

P.S. I'm on Eastern.
 

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