I just removed one hundred and twelve million rows from our database. I feel dirty.
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I’m in the process of rewriting search on 43 Places to use Ferret, which should be a bit faster and cleaner than our current search. 43 Things has already been switched over and Ferret seems to work well for us there, so we’re fully committing to it. The performance benefit may be small, but we’ll get to drop a gigantic, somewhat redundant search table from our database in the process. Smaller databases are the new big sunglasses; hipsters totally dig ‘em and one day all the kids will have myspace pics beside tiny MySQLs.