We don’t mind having many irons in the fire at once. At the same time we were working on the lag bug, we’ve also been experimenting with an infrastructure change to speed up our websites.¹ Yesterday, we rolled it out for Lists of Bests, All Consuming, and 43 Places. Today, we just flipped the switch for 43 Things.
We’re already seeing anecdotal performance improvements. In other words, the websites are moving like Greased Lightning! As with any changes, there may be some lingering bugs, so please let us know if you see anything amiss.
¹ Nerd info: we moved our memcache to Amazon’s ElastiCache, part of AWS.