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Welcome to the all-new

AsianAve!

If you hadn't guessed, I work here. Feel free to send me any comments you have, I'm happy to hear them - criticism, too. We've made our share of mistakes, but we're listening, and fixing, and have been toiling away in the background. It took longer than any of us wanted, but I think you'll be very pleased with the results.

I've worked for CCI (the company behing AsianAve) for over 6 years now and I've seen quite a few ups and downs. We're all really excited about the changes that've been happening and what's coming up - the best is yet to come!

Personally, I live in Brooklyn, NY (born in NY and raised there) and love to eat (hey, I'm Chinese) and barbecue and ride my bike around the city. Most of the time, though, I seem to be working. ;)

Enjoy the site!

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Performance

Posted October 09th, 2007 at 02:05pm

Well, it took us a while to figure it out, but we've successfully re-tuned the webservers so they should be able to support a good 100% additional traffic in total - i.e. 2x the amount they take now. Hopefully you'll see this from your perspective in a faster, more responsive, more consistent experience on the sites. That, and a lot more people using it. ;)

 

Let me know what you think!

100 down...

Posted September 11th, 2007 at 02:39am

Well, I finished the Century! I rode 106.5 miles in total on Sunday. That was awesome.

 

I've put in over 900 miles this summer, and my goal was to hit 1000 by the Summer Equinox - that's September 23rd. That gives me almost 2 full weeks to ride less than 100 miles. Assuming I don't break my leg or something (*knocks furiously on wood*) this'll be cake. :)

 

Back to work this week - lots of work to speed things up and make them run more smoothly. Things are getting better, but much more to come...

Ugh.

Posted September 06th, 2007 at 11:20pm

Went on vacation to Vancouver, to visit family. I go up most summers, so nothing new there. My grandparents live up there, as well as some uncles, aunts, cousins, etc. I never have enough time when I go up there (although some of that is because I seem to be working every time I'm up there *cough cough*), but partially also because you can never get enough time when you only see large chunks of your family once a year.

 

I spent several mornings at my grandparents' nursing home. We took them out once, but it was really hard on them and as much as I know they wanted to go out more, we were really worried about them. My grandfather has lost a lot of weight and really is so thin and bony it's a little scary. We have to wonder how much longer he'll be able to hold on.

 

I also saw my cousin and her family, which was really great because it's been 3 years (yikes) since I've hung out with them. Her oldest daughter has leukemia, and has been undergoing chemo for a while, so it was wonderful to get to see her. She's doing really well, which made me really happy.

 

I took a bunch of great photos while I was up there, too, which I may post if I get the chance.

 

Of course, now that I'm back, I'm swamped. Taking time off from work always means I get crushed when I get back, and this time is no exception. Traffic's doing well and growing, but that means my team has to scramble to keep up with things, building servers, tweaking configs, etc. The biggest challenge is managing multiple sites; it's tricky keeping them all running smoothly; as soon as one is stabilized, it seems like the next one starts acting up. But we're working on it. Long story short: the site's been a bit slow recently, but we're aware of it and my team and the dev team are both working hard to make the site faster.

 

Ah well. Back to work, and then home. This weekend I'm riding in the 100 mile NYC Century tour, which will be the most I've ridden on my bicycle in one day. I'm excited, but a little nervous - I should be training and instead I've been sitting here fixing technical problems. ;) wish me luck!

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