Site Tweaks and Testing
The site has been having intermittent server issues even though I moved it to a very robust virtual private server (VPS) a couple of weeks ago. Mark Jaquith has been tweaking it under the hood, including an upgrade to WordPress 2.0, and the page loads at lightning speed at times but is still very sluggish when getting heavy requests. Mark temporarily removed inline trackbacks, which cause a substantial number of requests on mySQL, and will be experimenting with some other things to see if we can isolate the problem.
Update: Problems still not solved, as the site has been incredibly sluggish all morning on both the posting and viewing sides. We’re continuing to work this.