It's time to praise Samuel Clay and Newsblur for accomplishing the transition of 01 July. Because of the transparency of posting real-time performance statistics, we can all see that the number of users and their intensity of use has multiplied, while performance has actually improved! And all this scaling has been accomplished while delivering a stream of new features and updates, and dealing with the support requirements of the host of new users who often don't yet understand how to use the product (how Samuel has time to answer so patiently, I don't know). It's very rare to see such a successful response to rapid growth--it takes both engineering expertise and business savvy. Thank goodness Newsblur is succeeding in welcoming refugees from Google Reader (such as me).