Saturday, November 1, 2008

Overstream Blog Moves

The Overstream Blog is moving to this logical location :). Please change your bookmarks and feeds accordingly.

This blog is closing down, although it will remain here for historical purposes.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Future Plans

[max] Previously, I have indicated that I be able to disengage from my day job around beginning of September, and (re)start Overstream development. However, it appears that this disengagement process (through no fault of mine, actually) is taking slightly longer than I have hoped, so I am still in the process of arranging that. I hope it won't take too much longer.

Meanwhile, we've gotten many emails from people proposing interesting new features and collaborations. It's clear that Overstream needs to expand to be able to implement the many awesome features you guys have requested and to offer more stable maintenance service. So, besides considering the technological development roadmaps, I will also be reading some business books and/or looking for a business person to join our team - with the goal being to set up a revenue stream (yes, currently there is none) which will give us the money to hire more people.

That's a lot of upcoming challenges, but I hope we will be able to conquer them all :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Back from Vacation / YouTube Probs Fixed

As many of you have noticed, Overstream had some problems playing YouTube videos for the last 3 days or so. Of course, this just had to happen when I was away :) Well, I am back now, and everything should be working again.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

On Vacation Next Week

I will be on vacation next week, getting some much needed rest. I have left a friend to admin Overstream and try to address any emergency issues that come up, but other than that most of your emails and comments will be answered when I get back.

The system seems to be fairly stable overall, and I certainly don't expect any problems. See you guys in a week!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Should Be Mostly Propagated

The working on the new server should be visible to most users now. If you still see "Under Maintenance", try closing the browser and opening a new one.

Everything seems to be working fine. If you notice any strange things, please tell me (e.g. by commenting here).

By the way, the previous server had a problem with sending emails (because of the broken clock a lot of its emails would get thrown out by the mail routers). If you registered within the last week but still haven't received your code, try resending it now via this link.

I am having some problems with my emails at the moment actually (e.g. contact at, this will be the last thing to be fixed.

Transferring Site Now

OK, we are down for maintenance. This should take 1-6 hrs for the DNS propagation to the new server.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Maintenance Downtime Later Today

OK, it looks like everything is ready for the move to the new server. The planned maintenance downtime is 1-6 hours. Again, you will get a different amount of maintenance time depending on where you are because DNS propagation is involved. The maintenance is planned to start on March 12 around 5pm Tokyo/Japan (8 am London/England, 4am East Coast/USA, 1am West Coast/USA, find your city).