Can you smell something burning?
OK, so nothing literally ‘burned’ but we did get a call late one night that our site was taking down the machine it was on and we had to do something about it ASAP. Why? Well, seems we got hit from various fronts: an article got Digged, a site that mentioned us got Digged, traffic was going up anyway, etc… Basically we had to upgrade.
Good thing then that the good folks at MediaTemple had already offered to sponsor some kick-ass hosting and we’d been in the process of migrating. We’ve been down for two days and some parts of the site will behave strangely until we’ve moved everything properly but at least we’re back online. Pfew…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jonathan (@first_day) is a tech-focused jack of all trades and the editor-in-chief of UX Magazine. He is also the author of Effective UI: The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software, published by O'Reilly Media. Through its partnership with UX Magazine, Jonathan is also a senior advisor to Didus, a recruiting and career development company focused on user-centered professionals. As well, Jonathan is Managing Director, Product Strategy & Design for Dapperly, a fashion-oriented software product startup, and he is the Principal of First Day, a small private equity and consulting company. From 2005 to 2009, Jonathan helped found EffectiveUI, a leading UX strategy, design, and development agency focused on web, desktop, and mobile systems.