We moved house again this morning from Ireland to Germany. The move is to take advantage of ever increasing hardware performance and has meant that we can cut back the complexity, cost and associated performance hit of our Amazon server infrastructure. We are now on a lean, latest generation setup. Fewer machines, less cabling and better performance. There is a downside of course - firstly some problems reaching the site this morning, particularly for people overseas who need to wait for the information about the change of address to propagate through the web's DNS (Domain Name System). For me this has caused problems with my Android app which stubbornly refuses to change. So far performance has significantly improved, most notably in the speed of searching, which includes the Last 50 page. We won't get a true picture of the benefit until the dust has settled. Tonight at peak time will be the acid test, and I'm sure we will need to adjust to make the best of our new home.