Ryan: Is this still scheduled for today or tomorrow ?

Thanks
Martin Dufort
www.wherecloud.com

On Sep 11, 3:00 pm, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote:
> Hwee-Boon,
>
> That is definitely part of the plan and hence why we are aiming for
> that Monday / Tuesday. We know what a strain it can be to push stuff
> out at the end of the week.
>
> Best, Ryan
>
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 10:27 AM, Hwee-Boon Yar <hweeb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > One suggestion: similar to API changes, it seems more appropriate that
> > if you want to force it, to do it earlier in the week, starting
> > Monday, rather than Friday. That leaves enough resources and hands to
> > stock up water and non-perishable goods rather than on a Friday.
>
> > --
> > Hwee-Boon
>
> > On Sep 12, 12:27 am, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote:
> >> To give everyone an update --
>
> >> We have been able to work with our operations team to delay the forced
> >> update until around September 21st or 22nd (over a week away). Since
> >> thistwitpocalypseis based on the tweet count, it is impossible to
> >> predict exactly when it will happen and therefore we can only make
> >> projections based on current usage and possible spikes. With that
> >> being said, it *could* happen as early as Sept 16th (Wednesday), so
> >> please start updating your applications now to handle the change. We
> >> will be able to give you better estimates as the event moves closer
> >> and we will be sure to update the list when we know the exact time of
> >> the update.
>
> >> Let us know if you have any questions and be sure to stock up on water
> >> and non-perishable goods :)
>
> >> Ryan
>
> >> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 9:10 AM, Ivan Kirigin<ivan.kiri...@gmail.com> 
> >> wrote:
>
> >> > Call me crazy, but I store any data from a 3rd party in strings.
> >> > Typically, I used a text blob to store some serialized object (like
> >> > json or a python pickle) which maximizes flexibility. For the tweet
> >> > id, I think I used 64 chars.
>
> >> > In about 10 years, after I've cleared all the other higher priority
> >> > and more impactful optimizations, I might think about dealing with
> >> > this again.
>
> >> > Ivan
> >> >http://kirigin.com
>
> >> > On Sep 10, 5:48 am, JDG <ghil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >> and if they are, just store the twos complement of the ID in the DB and 
> >> >> do
> >> >> the math when you retrieve if it's negative. :)
>
> >> >> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 00:12, Rob Ashton <robash...@codeofrob.com> 
> >> >> wrote:
> >> >> >  I've always just stored as 64bit integers, I'd assumed that 32bit
> >> >> > wouldn't be enough.
>
> >> >> > Now, if it goes above 64bit then I'm screwed, because neither my 
> >> >> > language
> >> >> > or database have built in support for that! :P
>
> >> >> >  *From:* JDG <ghil...@gmail.com>
> >> >> > *Sent:* Thursday, September 10, 2009 4:21 AM
> >> >> > *To:* twitter-development-talk@googlegroups.com
> >> >> > *Subject:* [twitter-dev] Re: Alert: "TwitpocalypseII" coming Friday,
> >> >> > September 11th - make sure you can handle large status IDs!
>
> >> >> > if you were on signed32 you'd have had a problem a long time ago. not 
> >> >> > quite
> >> >> > sure why people haven't just taken to treating/storing as strings -- 
> >> >> > sure
> >> >> > there's a bit more overhead mem/storage-wise, but you don't have to 
> >> >> > change
> >> >> > your code every few months.
>
> >> >> > On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 16:45, Joseph Cheek <jos...@cheek.com> wrote:
>
> >> >> >> Twitter is in league with Al Qaida!  You heard it first here, folks!
>
> >> >> >> Ok, seriously, this message I wrote wasn't worth the electrons it 
> >> >> >> took
> >> >> >> to transmit it...  let's see if I can increase the s2n ratio:
>
> >> >> >> 4294967296, that an unsigned 32-bit int?  ok, fair enough.  i know 
> >> >> >> some
> >> >> >> of my apps use signed 64bit ints, but i'm not sure about the db... 
> >> >> >> will
> >> >> >> need to check... might be signed32...
>
> >> >> >> Joseph Cheek
> >> >> >> jos...@cheek.com,www.cheek.com
> >> >> >> twitter:http://twitter.com/cheekdotcom
>
> >> >> >> Nicholas Moline wrote:
> >> >> >> > And nobody thought about the significance of accelerating anything
> >> >> >> > called a *pocolypse to be on the anniversary of a date that 
> >> >> >> > thousands
> >> >> >> > died in a terrorist attack.... Tactful Twitter... Real Tactful
>
> >> >> >> > On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Alex Payne <a...@twitter.com
> >> >> >> > <mailto:a...@twitter.com>> wrote:
>
> >> >> >> >     Sorry, an error in phrasing. It was previously mentioned that 
> >> >> >> > this
> >> >> >> >     change was pending. We had not previously announced a date for 
> >> >> >> > the
> >> >> >> >     change.
>
> >> >> >> >     Normally, we prefer to provide more advance notice where 
> >> >> >> > possible,
> >> >> >> but
> >> >> >> >     I'm letting you all know immediately after our operations team
> >> >> >> >     informed me that it was necessary to make this change on 
> >> >> >> > Friday.
>
> >> >> >> >     On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 12:13, Hwee-Boon Yar<hweeb...@gmail.com
> >> >> >> >     <mailto:hweeb...@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
> >> >> >> >     > May I know when and where was it mentioned that it will be
> >> >> >> >     > artificially increased this coming Friday?
>
> >> >> >> >     > --
> >> >> >> >     > Hwee-Boon
>
> >> >> >> >     > On Sep 10, 2:49 am, Alex Payne <a...@twitter.com
> >> >> >>  >     <mailto:a...@twitter.com>> wrote:
> >> >> >> >     >> As mentioned previously, the Twitter operations team
> >> >> >> >     willartificially
> >> >> >> >     >> increase the maximum status ID to 4294967296 this coming 
> >> >> >> > Friday,
> >> >> >> >     >> September 11th. This action is part of routine database
> >> >> >> >     upgrades and
> >> >> >> >     >> maintenance.
>
> >> >> >> >     >> If your Twitter API application stores status IDs, please be
> >> >> >> >     sure that
> >> >> >> >     >> your datastore is configured to handle integers of that 
> >> >> >> > size.
> >> >> >> >     Thanks.
>
> >> >> >> >     >> --
> >> >> >> >     >> Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, 
> >> >> >> > Inc.http://twitter.com/al3x
>
> >> >> >> >     --
> >> >> >> >     Alex Payne - Platform Lead, Twitter, Inc.
> >> >> >> >    http://twitter.com/al3x
>
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Internets. Serious business.
>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Internets. Serious business.

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