Someone Pulled the Plug

Cross-posted from the Particls blog.

Guys sorry about the troubles lately. It seems all I have done this week is worked on the one part of Touchstone I can’t stand (a.k.a. Feed Adapter) and fought with the hosting company to get us the heck, back online.

I am pleased to report that the issues should now be over.

Symptoms may have included; inability to use the invite system, inability to launch Touchstone, and the inability to browse to /use the community site.

There is a silver lining, however, in that our server is getting a major upgrade and relocation to a better data centre, so hopefully these issues are now in the past.

Now if I could just get SQL Server access back, we’ll be right-as-rain.

Did I Write That Adapter?

Cross-posted from the Particls blog.

I’ve been running the latest build of Touchstone on my home workstation for over 2 days continuously now, with no errors. Its good to know that it seems most of the fu**ups features people have been reporting are actually a fault with the Adapters and not the core, and while this is a bitter-sweet victory, overall, I have been very happy with this outcome.

Chris and I have always worked very hard to get this developed as quickly as possible (while still maintaining some form of “life”) but recently we’ve really been burning the candle at both ends to get the major public build which will go to everyone on the mailing list (…so if your not on it). We are very close and it’s getting hard to keep the lid on the present when we are so excited about the future plans for client-side attention management deliverables.

I really hope Chris announces *some* of these ideas soon, because I think I’m going to explode!

Also, don’t forget to checkout, the Touchstone Community website (also available from the “forums” link on the top of the page),a collaboration point for developers and users of Touchstone to discuss things they love, hate and want to see in future releases of Touchstone.