Why new Season 38 games will not appear in the J! Archive for awhile

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Why new Season 38 games will not appear in the J! Archive for awhile

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Hey gang, in an attempt to realize computational speed improvements to the J! Archive, I have been rewriting the J! Archive backend core over the summer break to accommodate changes to the structure of the J! Archive database. The work represents the most significant changes to the code that runs the Archive since I first wrote it in 2004. The work was intended, as one simple example, to cut down the number of SQL queries needed to access a game's data from about 77 queries down to about 5 queries, and to promote efficiencies that could be had by indexing tables. I had hoped to have all of the rewriting finished by today, or at least enough that new game entry would be possible. Unfortunately, the work is not yet complete, and worse, preliminary results show that the expected speed gains are not being realized, and that the new database regime appears to actually be slower. I need some more time to investigate to determine whether it is worthwhile to continue to pursue this rewrite, of if it should be scrapped. During this time, the Archive will continue to remain accessible for older games.

tl;dr, today's game will not be in the Archive in a timely manner. Sorry, and please bear with me as I try to get this sorted out.
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Well, let's just hope there aren't any pre-emptions any time soon.
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Thanks for the heads up!
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Thanks for all the hard work, Robert.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:21 am Thanks for all the hard work, Robert.
Ditto. Sounds like a huge task, and I hope you don't have to scrap all that hard work.
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At least I figured out where the time increase was coming from and got that sorted. So all the work is justified. Figuring it out cost me a day, but at least now I'm back on track.
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I blame Mike Richards.
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Bamaman wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:07 pm I blame Mike Richards.
Always.
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squarekara wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:19 pm
Bamaman wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:07 pm I blame Mike Richards.
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I'd like to echo the thanks and admiration, Robert. the J-archive was the most valuable resource I had while preparing for my appearances, and continues to be an oft-visited site now that I'm "just" a fan. Cheers to you!
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skrambler wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:36 pm the J-archive was the most valuable resource I had while preparing for my appearances, and continues to be an oft-visited site now that I'm "just" a fan.
Can we add your quote to the list of player testimonials that revolve on the splash screen?
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Until when will the j-archive be fixed?
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You'll probably be able to see new Season 38 games as soon as Monday or sooner. Some aspects of the Archive will take longer to bring back online or to optimize for the enhanced speed. We've made a lot of progress but there is still much to do.

The hindrance to providing a good estimate is you never know how long it will take to overcome the next snag.
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Robert K S wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:06 am The hindrance to providing a good estimate is you never know how long it will take to overcome the next snag.
Can you at least tell us how many more snags there are going to be?
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opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:33 am Can you at least tell us how many more snags there are going to be?
The snag rate is very predictable. It's between one and two per day, because they generally take a half-day or day to solve.

Yesterday I had to rebuild the correction suggestions table and that took all afternoon and evening as the MySQL server crunched away.
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Will I get a refund on my j-archive subscription due to the delay in getting this week’s games in?
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Bamaman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:54 am Will I get a refund on my j-archive subscription due to the delay in getting this week’s games in?
Bad news for you. Our records indicate your dues are not paid up and your membership is not in good standing.

Although maybe that's just because that particular table of the database got wiped.
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Bamaman wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:54 am Will I get a refund on my j-archive subscription due to the delay in getting this week’s games in?
Wait. There is J!Archive subscription?
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 11:42 am Wait. There is J!Archive subscription?
All the perks and benefits you've been missing out on, all this time! Bamaman, tell 'em what they'd have been getting!
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I got the deluxe subscription package that comes with the Football Phone.
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