Interesting stats

As a follow up to Matt’s September wrap up post, I thought it would be fun to post some more technical stats about the current WordPress.com infrastructure:

  • 80 physical processors
  • 139GB of RAM
  • 91 hard drives with a combined total of over 15 terabytes of storage space
  • 2000 database queries per second spread over 40 MySQL instances
  • Over 8 million objects stored in memcached serving over 8000 requests per second

The best part is that this is just the beginning! There are many more exciting things to come. Next up — expansion to 2 additional datacenters in the US.

OS X not so fool proof

Yesterday my Mac Mini let me know there was an available security update. Should be easy enough I thought so I clicked the “Install” button. After about 2 minutes of installing I received the error that the updated failed to install and had been moved to the trash. If I wanted to attempt to reinstall the update I should remove the package from the trash and click on it. Again, seems easy enough, so I tried.

Nothing happened.

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BBQ and free wifi

rudys_sign.jpgDuring my trip to Texas last week, I discovered that the Rudy’s BBQ in New Braunfels has free wifi! BBQ and free Internet access — doesn’t get much better than that. Needless to say, I made multiple trips to Rudy’s during my visit.

When I am not in Texas, I get my fill of BBQ and free wifi at Memphis Minnie’s. If you’re ever in San Francisco, you should check it out.

Photo by: Andrew Timm