The Opposite of an Update. A Downdate? Thumbnails now disabled.
After a month or two of no updates, have one less feature.
The little thumbnails you see next to each post have been disabled. It may seem like a step backwards, but it’s part of an interesting and much larger shift swirling around the underbelly of Wire.
To help with scaling, a lot of code is being tweaked to run less like a clock and more like warm butter. Soon the front page will update more gradually. It’ll make the site feel more alive and dynamic, which at the same time leading to much less load on the fragile server.