On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...
> - the system still appears to be critically overloaded to a degree not
> resolvable by the simple storage system upgrade ARRL have announced is
> "coming soon."
> I do not know what hardware is being used for Logbook but it appears
> that the system is compute bound and should be completely redesigned
Yes, SSDs (apparently the "fix") is, at best, a band-aid - I predict
no noticeable difference.
Your use of the word "redesigned" carries with it the implication that
the system was "designed" in the first place. Without a shred of
evidence other than 20 years experience in IT, I strongly believe that
someone threw together a proof-of-concept system and the higher-ups
insisted that it go into production.
As I've said to my Div Dir several times now, the Board (not HQ) needs
to appoint a blue-ribbon panel of members with technical expertise
with a charter to 1) ensure that the current system is stabilized and
2) lay out a path for the next generation LOTW (actual implementation
would be left to others).
My preference would be that a new system would be one that accepts any
logs, DX or contest or the "3 QSOs a day" which so many claim is the
problem (it's not) and match them with their QSO partners for award
purposes and/or check them for contest purposes. Paper QSLs would
have to be entered as they are now in the "Online DXCC" system and
field checked, of course.
And note that unlike many others here, I've claimed (and paid for) 2
WASes, a 6m VUCC, and 4 DXCCs (plus a 150 Mixed sticker!) via LOTW.
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