Technorati has finished the Election Watch site for now. It's not really complete by any means, but we worked 17 days straight on it, didn't finish everything we wanted to, but over the four days of the Democratic Convention, got about 4 million hits, and it was great that everybody worked so hard to make things stable and usable. Some of the guys spent nights in the office to make the deadlines, though most people would stay to the middle of the night, then go home and return early for the next round. Regardless, people gave it everything they had; Technorati folks are an extraordinarily talented and hardworking bunch.
It's nice too that the Republican Convention is a few weeks off, so that we can get back to solving some more of our stability and UI problems so that we can give the kind of service we have to for our users.
In addition, in the middle of that, I had to be away at BlogOn, the conference I helped organize last week at UC Berkeley. Though I spent a significant amount of my time there with three others getting Technorati work done. I hate splitting my time between two very intense projects... and I really felt like over the few days that it mattered.. I did them each in a half-asked manner. They were each 20 hour-a-day events, and I wasn't really giving either of them what they needed. I don't ever want to do that again. It was intensely unsatisfying.
But I'm pleased that despite my lack of singular focus, and doing less than all I could have done, both came off reasonably well. And the best part is now, after 17 days of round-the-clock work, I have three days to work out, recover, get a pedicure, read blogs, go to a couple of parties and movies, hang out with people I love.. and make delicious gourmet treats and drink nice wine.Posted by Mary Hodder at July 30, 2004 10:52 AM | TrackBack