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Thread Starter
Chief Bottle Washer
New Jersey
United States
Member #1
May 31, 2000
23599 Posts
Posted: April 12, 2008, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

I have FOUND and FIXED the problems that have been causing Lottery Post to run slowly and erratically.

Ever since the last major site update I have been baffled by the site's strange behavior.  The CPU usage on the server was skyrocketing, processor threads were becoming tied up, and the whole site would slow down and then crash.

This was probably one of the most challenging bugs I've ever had to fix on the site.  You don't know how something like this can tear at a person, knowing that there is something wrong, and with no clues on how to track it down.

I have been trying to fix this thing for over 72 hours, and probably amassed 6 or 7 hours of sleep over that time.  (Coffee helps.)

I do apologize to everyone who has been affected by the problems, and I'm relieved to report that they should not be bothering you further.  In fact, I think the site is a little better now that I have gone through it attempting to make everything I could find more efficient, in the hopes of finding the bug.


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    hotmama's avatar - BlackArt6
    United States
    Member #57581
    January 11, 2008
    7661 Posts
    Posted: April 12, 2008, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

    Thank you Todd, you are the greatest.  Don't what we would do without the Post!!!

      wpb's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
      Charlotte North Carolina
      United States
      Member #464
      July 9, 2002
      17447 Posts
      Posted: April 12, 2008, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks Todd!


        lilthing's avatar - Lottery-031.jpg
        Member #49383
        January 29, 2007
        7311 Posts
        Posted: April 12, 2008, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks Todd!!!!!

        I'm sure i speak for everyone when i say we appreciate everything your doing to keep the site up and running.

         For every action, there's a reaction :-Cheers 

          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
          United States
          Member #56506
          November 21, 2007
          6537 Posts
          Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks Todd!!!!!

          I'm sure i speak for everyone when i say we appreciate everything your doing to keep the site up and running.

          I Agree! You are doing a wonderful job of keeping this site running smoothly. Kudos to you!

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

            Shawn67's avatar - Lottery-061.jpg

            United States
            Member #45970
            September 1, 2006
            4763 Posts
            Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks Todd, as always. We appreciate all your hard work here.

              chefgaryl's avatar - Lottery-063.jpg
              bristol pa
              United States
              Member #34145
              February 28, 2006
              370 Posts
              Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:21 pm - IP Logged


                   Big man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                joola99's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg

                United States
                Member #54490
                August 20, 2007
                2345 Posts
                Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks Todd, I was cursing my computer thinking it was a problem on my end.

                You are awesome man!!


                  mybolade's avatar - praying hands.jpg
                  Detroit, MI
                  United States
                  Member #8705
                  November 15, 2004
                  1396 Posts
                  Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Todd

                    wyoming, michigan
                    United States
                    Member #53058
                    June 22, 2007
                    637 Posts
                    Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                    Thank you Todd!!!

                      lotterybraker's avatar - pyramid
                      United States
                      Member #34478
                      March 3, 2006
                      5940 Posts
                      Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                      I noticed some things that were happening but wasnt for sure if it was LP or on my end..you did a great Job..now..can you make my 623 come out tonight..hahahaha

                      "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

                        Jorli D's avatar - nw saucyelf2.jpg
                        United States
                        Member #2448
                        October 4, 2003
                        26470 Posts
                        Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                        Thank you Todd

                          United States
                          Member #58396
                          February 13, 2008
                          346 Posts
                          Posted: April 12, 2008, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

                          Thanks Todd.  I thought it had something to do with my new gold membership.   Bash

                            cadl's avatar - animal doggy2.jpg
                            United States
                            Member #1559
                            May 23, 2003
                            230 Posts
                            Posted: April 12, 2008, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                            thank you Todd--your tireless efforts are what keeps this the best damn website there is.

                              Tenaj's avatar - michellea
                              Charlotte NC
                              United States
                              Member #17406
                              June 18, 2005
                              4055 Posts
                              Posted: April 12, 2008, 6:33 pm - IP Logged