Clearing out the dead wood.
Just a quick note to let readers know that I’ve cleared out a lot of the Interesting Links posts that are automatically generated here when I bookmark pages on Delicious. This site included posts with links dating all the way back to 2006 — I’m sure a good portion of them are broken or irrelevant at this point.
With over 2500 total posts on this blog, the 400+ Interesting Links posts made up a good portion of the WordPress MySQL database that powers this site. I’m betting that removing the very old posts — more than one year — will speed up site response time, especially after I optimize the database to fully clear them out.
The downside is that anyone attempting to access these old posts — most likely from search engine results — will get an error message. Oh, well.
If you are interested in seeing my bookmarked pages, they can always be found (and searched) on my Delicious account.