Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Woke up this morning and was so weak that I needed to lie there for another half hour. It'd be better to have more obvious symptoms when I'm sick instead of these borderline things that I'll most likely not stay home and rest for.

On a different note, I think I've found out why the Geocaching website is so slow. Apparently, when I'm logged in and I do a search by zip code or search by state, it crawls and times out because it has to check every cache against my list of 1400+ finds so that it can separate found caches from unfound caches. If I log out and do the same search, the server is fast! (Okay, I exaggerate but often, it is the difference between timing out and not timing out.) So now I'm a one-user Denial of Service Attack? :) The situation gets worse near the weekends because everyone is doing those same searches and most are logged in when they do that. Perhaps it would be a good idea to have some cut-off point of # of finds, beyond which the server just returns unfiltered search results all the time. I wonder how other big-hitters run their queries.

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