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Started:January 24th, 2010 (12:11 AM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:85,428 / 1,202
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Old September 23rd, 2010, 06:16 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Two changes to report. I'm only mentioning these specifics for those technical enough to care

One, futures.io (formerly BMT) is now serving files through a CDN (content distribution network) where possible. There are about a dozen datacenters worldwide in the CDN, so there should be one near you (closer than Chicago for vast majority of you). The net result is pages will load faster. I'll be continuing to tweak it in the coming weeks and months, there is still room for improvement but I have to hire some more work done by our developer to get more efficiency for now. The moderators report about a 2-4x improvement in latency (ping times) with this change.

Two, bmcharts.com is now running off our new cluster config. It's serving as an intermediate test before we migrate futures.io (formerly BMT) to the new cluster.

On the bottom right hand corner of the bmcharts footer, you'll see "lb1" or "lb2" and "app1" or "app2". This tells you which load balancer/proxy cacher you came in from (lb1 or lb2), and then which application server processed your request (app1 or app2). There are also db1 and db2 for the databases, but that info isn't reported on the page.

This info will eventually be reported on the footer of forum pages as well, after we complete the migration. If you look at the footer of a futures.io (formerly BMT) page right now you'll see just the first part "lb1" or "lb2", as we haven't finished migrating everything yet for futures.io (formerly BMT).

Most web browsers will "lock on" to a particular load balancer (DNS A record) for an entire session, and will only change if there is a problem with it. But you'll see the application server change back and forth as you flip through pages.

The transition should be seamless, but please report any problems. The change was brought on by our datacenters hardware problems that I've been unhappy about, and since I was going to move the server I wanted to do it in a cluster to make things more modular, add redundancy, and scalability.

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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:02 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Thursday evening our old datacenter had an outage again. So, I decided to go ahead and make it a priority to move futures.io (formerly BMT) to the new cluster.

futures.io (formerly BMT) was down about 2 hours this morning (1:00am ET to 3:00am ET) while I did this.

There are still some problems, however. The site is running slow because I've had to disable all the caching, and I need some time to track down what the issue is.

But, everything else should be functioning, so if you see any problem please report it here. When you report it, please try to tell me which lb and app server you were on (at very bottom of page, it will show lb<x> and app<x> next to the page generation stats).

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Old September 24th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #113 (permalink)
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All webinar videos are now stored on the worldwide CDN, this should dramatically improve speed for all videos. Please report any problems.

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3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Old September 30th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Sorry for about 10 minutes of downtime today. Growing pains.

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3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 07:53 AM   #115 (permalink)
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If you are wondering what happened to the "Unread posts: xx (list, clear)" at the top right of every page under your user name --- I removed it.

I've been focused on improving the performance/speed of the site, and I recently discovered this addon was a performance killer. Big time. So, it is gone.

Please use the "New Posts" menu item off the navbar instead.

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


If you want to "clear" unread threads (reset to zero new posts), you'll need to use the Mark Forum Read option under the Quick Link menu now.

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


This should help speed up the forum.
Mike

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Need help?
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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 08:37 AM   #116 (permalink)
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I've been focused on improving the performance/speed of the site, and I recently discovered this addon was a performance killer. Big time. So, it is gone.

This should help speed up the forum.
Mike

Great Puppy Pict!

That makes so much sense, the program would have to keep track of all posts and who visited them, for every visit....

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Old October 1st, 2010, 08:56 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Great Puppy Pict!

That makes so much sense, the program would have to keep track of all posts and who visited them, for every visit....

Thx

And it recalculated it on every single page... not very efficient

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3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 10:26 AM   #118 (permalink)
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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.

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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:15 AM   #119 (permalink)
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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.

No bug with Firefox 3.6.10 or IE 8.0.7600.16385 for me.

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Old October 1st, 2010, 11:23 AM   #120 (permalink)
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I think that change caused a bug... IE is indicating a scripting error now when the 'New Posts' page is loaded, and the 'new' tag isn't being removed from posts on the list when you use 'back' to return to that page after reading a post, as it used to be.

Thanks for reporting. Actually, it is not related to the new posts I removed, although the timing and content would seem so. Instead, it seems to be an issue after I upgraded the Wiki from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4. I've opened a ticket with the developer as I couldn't figure out what the problem is at first glance.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

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