New Linodes are fast!

In April, 2014 Linode rolled out a major infrastructure upgrade for their VPSes. When I saw that their update included SSDs (among other things) on all new instances, my mind instantly went to this dog-slow Tomcat application I currently have running in an Amazon EC2 m1.medium instance. I bought a shiny new Linode 2048 and […]

Erroneous XMLUI Caching on DSpace 1.7+

We’ve been using DSpace as an outputs repository at ILRI since 2009, and since then we’ve gone through six major versions of DSpace. Starting with version 1.7 we switched our repository to the newer XML-based user interface (XMLUI), which was much easier to customize than the previous JSPUI and allowed us to have different themes […]