Archive for October, 2004

Faster queries

October 30, 2004

I got a chance to work a bit on the Mobster queries. They should be a lot faster now. There is still a lot of optimization to do though. Updates will still only happen once a day and I’ve disabled the userartist and artist pages until I can get them fully optimized. By the middle of next week I should have some more progress made.

Stats import script

October 30, 2004

As a stop gap measure, I’ve switched the import scripts to run once a day instead of in real time. So, after you upload or sync with Mobster you will see your stats update by the next day. After I start work on the optimizations in earnest, this will probably go away.

Musicmobs growth

October 29, 2004

Those of you paying attention to the number of users may have noticed that we have been growing quite a bit lately. Mobster has been very successful and we’ve been getting a lot of great feedback. This is a very good thing, but unfortunately our server is starting to feel the load.

My plan is to start in on a round of optimizations either this weekend or early next week. Things will probably be pretty slow until I get them in place. Even with the optimizations our server is reaching the limit of what it’s going to be able to handle.

If you would like to help support Musicmobs, please use Mobster to buy music from the iTunes Music Store. Currently Apple isn’t supporting programatically constructed links so using Mobster to buy music is the only way we get credited. Hopefully this will change soon.

I’ll post some more news about the optimizations as they develop.

“Joining the Mob”

October 19, 2004

Check out this cool article about Musicmobs and Mobster from Playlist magazine. It’s great to see the word about what we are doing spread!

Mobster 1.0 for OS X

October 15, 2004

We are pleased to announce the launch of Mobster 1.0 for OS X 10.3+. It’s a significant improvement over the old version and I think you all are going to like it. You can get a breakdown of the new features and some screenshots on the new Mobster page. I’d like to thank everyone that helped beta test. Your suggestions were very helpful.

‘Last update’

October 11, 2004

Updating your stats with Mobster will now show up in the “Last Update” on your user page.

Software release

October 9, 2004

FYI, a major Musicmobs software release is coming in the next week or so.