There's an interesting conversation going on in the forums right now, in which we compare Australian and US development methodologies, I get busted for getting my XML lingo all mixed up, and kevotheclone flags his next move in his quest for complete and total domination of the Awasu world
But another thing that came up was the impact Awasu can have on your computer when it's updating lots of channels. People often think that Awasu is chewing up all the CPU (since that's what they see in Task Manager) but this is usually not what's causing the problem. This question comes up periodically so I've added an entry to the wiki about how to make Awasu run faster.
Everyone should take a look at either disabling their search index, or deferring updates to off-peak times (throttling channel updates is generally not necessary). We need to have the default configuration the way it is so that Awasu works the way you would expect, out of the box, but changing these settings will make your Awasu run noticeably faster. And that can only be a good thing... 😎