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|A major Sino-Japanese
school of Mahayana
Buddhism, named after Mount Tiantai
in south-eastern China where its first monastery
was established. It is usually known now by its name as
used in Japan, where it saw its greatest growth and influence.
Tendai first arose as a consequence
of study of the Lotus
Sutra, the Saddharmapundarika Sutra ("The
Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful Law") which is a key
text in Mahayana Buddhism. The Lotus Sutra was first
translated into Mandarin
|A system of notation
devised by the Hungarian Rudolf
von Laban (1879-1958). It marks spatial, anatomical,
and dynamic elements, and contains no language, so can
be used quite generally for recording any kind of human
movements, but its principal use is in ballet.
Laban published it in 1928 and called it Kinetographie.
The name Labanotation was given to a slightly modified
form devised in the USA.
It is written on a staff
of three lines, reading upward. Unlike music...
Lou Lord (person)
|Folky singer and brief darling of the
indie world with her song "His
Indie World." Grew up in Boston,
MA and briefly attended the Berklee
College of Music. Spent most of her time busking
along the Red
Line in Boston in Harvard
Square and Park
Street. Eventually met Tinuvial,
who introduced her to Slim
Moon, and lo and behold, she was signed to Kill
Rock Stars. After a bunch of successful singles,
EPs, and compilation appearances, she found her way to
major label Sony.
lag problems and (potential) solutions
The Nefarious Everything2
Lag has several potential causes:
The E2 MySql database seems to have an upper limit of
~300 queries/second, at least for the type of queries
which we do. When queries are sent which take a large
amount of sorting or handle large amounts of data (ie
doing a user search on pseudo_intellectual)
it takes longer than the 0.003 seconds each query is
"allowed" - this means everyone else has to wait.
Web server saturation
What you can do: Turn off nodelets that
you don't care about -- many of them take a decent
amount of code running behind them.
If you're using
most of the time, try using the Java
Chatterbox and save Everything from having to
generate the other 100lbs of HTML. If you're not around,
turn off the Java
Chatterbox so that it doesn't take system resources.
Use the "expensive" features on E2 sparingly --
don't reload your user
search every minute to see if any Reps have changed.
Don't sit and chatter on ENN
or the cool
a node rather than searching for a node you know
want to create -- searching is a lot of string
comparisons and sorting.
E2's web server currently runs 60 Apaches.
That's roughly how many simultaineous connections it can
handle. When request #61 comes in, it has to wait until
there is one available to process the request. This is
what causes the most severe lag (>30s pageloads), and
can be triggered by database saturation as each process
blocks until it's db transactions are complete.
If you start hitting extremely long load times,
Please be patient or try again in a couple
minutes. Don't hit reload over and over again, as
that can compound the problem -- especially when
everyone is doing it. A lagged-out web server is like a
line at the DMV
-- when you hit reload, you get out of line and go to
the back again.
One perl script written without any sleep()s in it
can take up more resources than 100 normal users. They
can be auto-noders, auto-linkers, personal statistics
managers, chatter-bots, etc etc. Also, a wide array of
data-harvester bots have visited us, and the only one
allowed to stay is Google's.
Once detected, they're fairly easy to weed out -- via
IP's, User Agents, query patterns, etc -- but until then
they can ruin the party.
Please, if you write bots, join Edev
and try to make them as friendly to the system as
possible. Use generous sleep()s, use the XML interface,
and the bot will play nice and you (and others who use
your 'ware) won't get your IP logged and banned.
E2 is doing stuff in the background
At roughly 7am server time, E2 begins purging nodes
marked for death on node
row. Deleting nodes is an expensive process, partly
because of the table locking, and because of the
softlink work required. The server's just going to be
slower at that time, despite the fact that it's serving
< 1/4 of the traffic during peak hours.
There are a few other jobs which the database
takes care of which can slow down performance --
maintaining the "other users" list, updating the
nodelets, or sending out the Everything
Daily Report. Most of these jobs take a second or
so, but monopolize the database while they're working.
Sorry, you'll have to wait.
Everything2 is trying to handle it's growth as best
as we can with the resources we have. Emailing me
saying "The lag is really bad" helps zilch,
because I KNOW -- I'm sitting with a term open on the
server watching the train wreck. If you're a mod_perl
guru and know some tricks which can save us CPU cycles,
please post on Edev,
or msg me.
assuming, of course, you can get the
page to load
voting user looniness
are colored by strength (whiter = more
followed; darker = less
followed). If you don't like it, turn it off in your user
aid in your search for the correct node, a non-hit will
show which type of node each link is, if it is not an e2node
you don't have any votes left (or never had any at all),
you'll notice a ?
where the +/-/0 vote options are. This is to
inform/remind you that you don't have any votes
(left); you can't vote now! And note that it
links to the E2 FAQ. If you don't like this, you can
turn it off in your user
Votes now reset at midnight, server
time (the time in the bottom of the Epicenter
Heaven is now available to all users. Any writeups of
yours that were deleted will appear in Node Heaven
within 48 hours or so.
you have the other users nodelet turned on (who
doesn't?), you may see some symbols by some
users' names; that indicates have extra abilities. (See
Power Structure of Everything 2 for more information
has formed a business deal with
We-Spy-On-You-And-Do-Not-Complain-About-It, Inc. to
create a feature that monitors what all users are
currently doing, and informs others in text. Visit your
settings and enable the "spy" feature to see what
your fellow noders are doing.
nick is bolded, in case you forget who
Also, since we like spying on
everybody, we've increased the limit from 60
users displayed (which is why the lower level users were
not always displayed).