Things are going well! We've sent out 2225 invites since Monday and I'm going to try to speed them up a wee bit more. People must have noticed that we're adding people faster because the waiting list has been busy lately. How many of you are out there anyway??!? At the moment, we have 15,600 users and 17,797 people on the waiting list. Wow.
Jess and I would like to say a big Thank You to the folks that have been answering questions in the forums and helping newbies in the Help! chat (go Helpers!). I don't think that we would have been able to accelerate the invites if it wasn't for you all. Waiting list people - there will be a link to the Help! chat in your invitation in case you have trouble getting started.
We'd also like to thank all of the volunteer editors - the pattern and yarn databases are looking really good (SO MUCH better than they were at the beginning of the summer). You guys have managed to do a great job even though I keep changing things on you ;) And we can't forget all of the users! Thank you for entering your projects, owning up to your stash, starting and joining groups, participating in discussions... Ravelry is a fun and useful place because of you!
Oh - and I just remembered that I never posted the hardware pr0n for the geeks out there.
We've got two big (dual quad core Xeons) from Silicon Mechanics
that are virtualized into a bunch of hosts (all running Gentoo Linux, of course!)
with Xen. Sometime I have to post a writeup of how I built this thing - it has been a really fun and challenging project so far!
Ravelers helped choose the hostnames - we've got names like swift, felt, thrum, gusset :)