Server Storage Upgrade

A little over a week ago we upgraded from AWS's standard EBS storage to the new General Purpose SSD backed volumes and the speedup has been tremendous. A set of queries that was taking ~28 minutes is down to a little more than ~2.5 minutes, which shifts the feed fetch bottleneck to be mostly the download times.

In addition to speeding up the background tasks like fetching feeds, scoring, and grouping, you should also see an improvement in completing requests made in your browser. FeedsAnywhere already makes judicious use of prefetching your next page, as well as keeping previous pages in cache in case you need to go back, but activities such as viewing similar items or waiting for unread counts to update now have a shorter delay.


j/k selects the next/previous item in the list
n/p in title view, selects the next item without opening it
space/shift+space moves to the next/previous page
shift+m open/close the main menu
shift+o open/close the options menu
enter select the highlight entry from a menu


enter,o in title view, expands or collapses the selected item
shift+a marks all items in the current page as read
d go to the item's list of similar stories
i/u designate the item as interesting/not interesting
m marks the item as read or unread
s adds or removes a star from the selected item
shift+s open/close the item's share menu
shift+u marks all items in the current page as unread
v opens the original source for the item in a new tab

Go To a New Page

g then h go to the homepage
g then i go to the Interesting items view
g then a go to the All items view
g then s go to the Saved items view
g then p go to the Popular items view
g then f go to the Select a Feed page


- decrease the font size
= increase the font size
esc close any menu if open, otherwise deselect all items
? open/close a decription of keyboard shortcuts