Monday, March 01, 2010

SDS Status Report: February 10

The past month has been very dull for the SixDegreeSteam project, unfortunately. A lot of personal baggage has bullied progress to the bottom of the stack. However, with a new month comes a renewed working spirit. February wasnt completely without change for SDS, though. The general crawling was halted early in the month. The decision to do so was based on the fact that an accurate backbone has already been developed (the purpose of the general crawling) and that crawling on a relational chain basis, which is much more time- and resource-friendly, will likely replace a huge portion of the general crawling dataset upon client release. The SDS crawler has also reached a new version. SDS Local Server 1.6.1 reduces the residential memory to the SteamUser class, features a slightly modified database querying scheme to [fractionally] speed up present and future data acquisition, and utilizes a new community page wherein friend data is stored in XML format, speeding up crawling and reducing bandwidth consumption.

March is likely to be a very productive month for SixDegreeSteam. With any luck, the client will be ready for public use soon!


Unknown said...

FUCKING NERRRRRRRRRRD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~Desmond

Blake said...

Youre just jealous because my programs bring all the boys to the yard.