Yesterday we finished a long-needed upgrade of our Quizlet servers. If you've ever been studying on Thursday night, you might know that Quizlet slows down when there are a lot of people studying for their Friday exams. We've upgraded from having 2 servers to 3, and all of them are better-tuned and have better hardware specs. It doesn't sound that exciting, but let me tell you I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and you should experience a much-needed upgrade in the general swiftness of the site.
I haven't updated in awhile, but I have been working on Quizlet quite a bit. You might have noticed the new home page for logged-out users, the new subjects pages, and a few features pages. There are a bunch of new features I'm working on, some involving some interesting math, so I can't wait to put them up when they're ready.
Last time I posted, I was about to leave for MIT. I'm here now! Cambridge, MA is a great place to be. I'm absolutely loving this place--the people, the excitement for learning, the quirkiness, the sheer genius of the people walking around. I get to paint and do whatever I want to my room (including my door). It's all awesome. Photos are in order, eh?
The other day we had a fire in our kitchen (not our fault! broken oven!) and since we have a webcam in our kitchen, we could watch the firefighters putting it out from outside in the rain (everyone had to evacuate the building).
(Photo by Mario Bollini)At the beginning of the year, the people in my dorm built a 109-foot wooden rollercoaster in the courtyard. It was excellent.
Last weekend we took a bus to an apple orchard and had tons of fun picking apples and buying apple cider and taking fun pictures.One other note: The iPhone project has been put on hold temporarily, but I think it'll be starting up again in the next couple weeks. A lot of you have been talking about it, so we're really excited to get more work done on it.