For Rap Genius, on a bad day, that amounts to a tiny imperceptible tax of about 10ms per request. Heroku's Ugly Secret by James Somers (Ft. Andrew Warner, ATodd, Chrissy & LEMON) 41

It’s non-zero because the router DOES queue requests when all your dynos are down or restarting (such as when you deploy)

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Heroku log format Heroku's Ugly Secret by James Somers (Ft. Andrew Warner, ATodd, Chrissy & LEMON) 41

Here’s a typical line of log output:

2013-02-13T20:47:22+00:00 heroku[router]: at=info method=GET path=/annotations/for_song_page?song_id=1373 host=rapgenius.com fwd=“129.138.136.18” dyno=web.112 queue=0 wait=0ms connect=2ms service=5983ms status=200 bytes=64144

Notice queue is 0 (it’s always 0) and the time spent queuing in the dyno is (I think) lumped in with overall service time

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What? Heroku's Ugly Secret by James Somers (Ft. Andrew Warner, ATodd, Chrissy & LEMON) 41

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Contributor Guidelines (Remix) Style & Formatting Guidelines by Rap Genius Editors

Contributor Guidelines (Remix): A nice little essay on what it means to be an RG user.

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Rap Genius for Beginners, Style & Formatting Guidelines by Rap Genius Editors

Rap Genius for Beginners: The rules of RG; the Dos, Don’ts and Limits.

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Put a backslash before the last one Style & Formatting Guidelines by Rap Genius Editors

Example:

[text of the link](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Shapiro_(lawyer\))

turns into

text of the link

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“Kanye is our white whale,” Moghadam admits. Chasing Kanye by Ray Rahman (Ft. LEMON) 12

Tom Lehman’s “white whale” is rumored to be Vanilla Ice

UNTRUE!!

(My white whale is Paul Graham)

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“Don’t nobody bring me no bad news.” Making Yourself a CEO by B Horowitz (Ft. 2 Chainz) 2

A reference to one of the musical’s most famous songs

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One of the fastest growing web sites in Y Combinator's history Why Andreessen Horowitz Is Investing in Rap Genius by Marc Andreessen 12

Shoutout to Paul Graham, RG God/Father!

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"group annotations" Why Andreessen Horowitz Is Investing in Rap Genius by Marc Andreessen 12

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