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26 November 2007 @ 12:52 am
The girl and I have had a wonderful, light-hearted holiday weekend. Can't complain about that!

Thursday and Friday we got out and did a bit of socializing. We had Thanksgiving dinner with lovely friends and all went quite well. Saturday we got out and did some shopping (gotta get started for Christmas!), and made it to a pretty low-key party at another friend's house. Sunday we headed to Dickens Fair and had a fine time. We were there for something like six or seven hours -- very unusual for us these days. Definitely a good weekend and a good break.

Was fun seeing a bunch of you at Dickens. Hope to see some of the same folks and many others at the final DHP on December 15th!

Note for programmery types: I recently started looking at Ruby on Rails. I knew I liked Ruby a lot, and I'm now starting to see why everybody raves about Rails. It's really impressive. Apparently there are even real high-traffic sites that run on top of it these days (Twitter, f'r'instance) and it's all tested and workable for big stuff. Neat!
geekgirlwarsop on November 26th, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
Not sure that I'd point to Twitter as a real application on top of RoR, given that the site has rather less than stellar uptime.
Noahangelbob on November 26th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
Sure. But I was just curious whether it was possible to scale Rails performance to a significant number of users at all -- it's often hard to tell what framework web apps use, and I didn't know anybody had ever scaled a Rails app to, say, more than a hundred concurrent regular users in a real-life setting. "Less than stellar uptime" isn't a good thing, but it may or may not have anything to do with Rails directly. You can screw up anything with a little dedication. I just didn't know if anybody had even gotten something that size lurching poorly on Rails.

There's enough good-looking data on scaling Rails, including from the Twitter folks, that I'm now pretty confident that at least somebody has ever done this.
Roman Mitzrmitz on November 26th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
Penny Arcade runs on rails, and it has quite a lot of traffic.
Krissyrightkindofme on November 26th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
That totally sounds like a euphemism.