Spent time at justin.tv, working on scaling issues

So, justin.tv (a week-old streaming 24/7 videolog) is having some teething issues related to scaling.   Spent a wonderful couple hours at the justin.tv apartment talking with Emmett, Michael, Justin and eventually Kyle too.   The overall conclusion is that the current AJAX+proxy chat has to go, to be replaced by an XMPP based flash chat (which is nice since it will be embeddable).   For now, until something better comes along, the website will be balanced via Pound, and continue to run on lighty+Rails.  The Amazon EC2 grid is holding strong for hosting, and S3 is ideal for storing the archive of FLV movies.

So, a productive evening!   Thanks guys, and I’ll see you tomorrow at 8pm for poker .. woot!