Growing Pains

If you’ve stopped by Adaptistration anytime in the past several days, you’ve probably noticed it moving v-e-r-y slowly at times. That’s the result of the blog being so damned popular that the amount of daily visitors is necessitating opening up some new hosting territory. On that point, it is genuinely humbling to know that so many folks are finding the content useful and I thank everyone in advance for patience while the hosting upgrades roll out.

tall rulerI wish there was a firm target date for when the work will be complete but the best estimate at this point is a few weeks.

In the meantime, if you begin to experience normal loading times for the site, pat yourself on the back for being one of the fortunate ones to connect via the new server and once again, thanks to everyone for bringing about good problems to have! We’ll pick back up with normal content tomorrow.

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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1 thought on “Growing Pains”

  1. Hi Drew,
    I think that this slowing down not only affects your site, but computers in general. I know my MacBook Pro runs slower than it did five years ago and it’s due to everything loaded in the hard drive. So, don’t feel to bad over the amount of speed that enables your site to be read; Between networks and servers as well as hd content (not to mention some wireless network connections), there’s nothing any of us can really do to speed up the loading time of web pages or any documents on a computer, save having the ‘latest, greatest’ machine all the time. In my case, with a first generation Intel Apple, I’ve gone as far as one can with its OS so until I get a new Mac I can’t even use the newest cat in the family-Mountain Lion. Yours for faster computing.

    William D. Wright

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