Promising things on the horizon for LetsMakeRobots.com
September 19, 2008
Hey guys. I just wanted to give you an update on the upcoming changes we've got planned for the site. A month or two ago, after being frustrated at how limited our access to LMR's webserver was, I messaged Frits and offered to host the website on my own server. That way we would have the access to develop all the kinds of things we have in mind to continue improving the site and implementing all the great ideas we get.
After doing some testing, though, it turned out that my current server isn't up to the task of hosting both my site and LMR without getting too slow. So I ordered a brand new, more powerful server that should be up to the task without a problem. I'm currently working on configuring that new server, and once it's ready, we'll be moving the site over there.
For the geeks here (who am I kidding, that's all of us :), here's the stats on the old server and the new one. The current machine is a single-core Athlon XP 3000+ (2.1 GHz, 512 KB cache) with 1 GB RAM and two 80 GB hard disks. The new machine is a Core 2 Duo E6750 (two 2.66 GHz cores, 4mb cache) with 2 GB RAM and one 250 GB hard disk.
I'll be keeping you guys up to date on the transition, and eventually we may be setting up a development blog to keep all these sorts of posts centralized. I want to keep you in the loop and involved with the status of the site, because this site belongs to all of us.