Over the next couple of weeks Blogdex will be undergoing some backend upgrades. Some machines have become free for my use here, so technically speaking we'll finally be in the year 2001. The following transitions will be happening:
Web server: Moving from a dual PIII-500 running Win2K and IIS to a dual PIII-1GHz running Linux/Apache.
DB server: Moving from a dual PII-200 running Linux/MySQL to a dual PIII-500 running Linux/MySQL with faster disks. This should be a significant upgrade.
The upgrade to Apache is already complete, so if you're seeing Blogdex.media.mit.edu as 126.96.36.199, you're accessing it from the new server. The transition from IIS perlscript was amazingly seemless, requiring a few simple query-replaces to change from IIS ASP syntax to Apache ASP syntax. I should be moving the database server sometime tomorrow.