A few weeks ago I read that the semi-popular KIK messaging app was going to shut down. IT was said that they put all thier hopes into doing some kind of new bitcoin like digital currency thing and that they were warned by the US securities commission that it might not be right to do so. Or something like that. Anyhow it seems that they were not able to roll out this kik-coin thing in time to rake in the millions from an “ICO” – and so they ran out of steam and were pulling the plug, with some of team staying behind to work on the new digital token thing, without the app able to keep it’s bills paid. At least that’s what I remember from a couple of articles / discussions – that may not be accurate or the best way to put it – it’s just what I read between the lines perhaps.
So tumblr finally showed the true colors and went deep with the latest censorship announcement. All porn to be stopped in less than two weeks.
I logged into to tumblr and found the info on how to export my blog, pics and such. It took hours for it to finish collecting all my stuff and make it available as a download.
You may be able to import your tumblr blog into another platform like a wordpress site or wordpress multi-site, even without downloading a backup – but only if the API thing is working at the time, so I would start the backup / download process as soon as possible, and then move on the API import and see if that works.
We’ve moved the old chat aka the original chat to a new folder on a different web server for a while. We also had success and good feedback with the initial launch of the PT chat system that is running now in the peeps section.
We’ve been forced to move the OC chat rooms since the big G and other web browser companies are making it very hard for people to use the Adobe Flash player, which our old chat requires to work. Even those of us who keep using the flash player find it harder and harder to know when and how to tell out web browsers to activate the damn thing.
Launching a new text chat system this week.
Currently going by the alias PT Chat, aka Peeps Text Chat.
This one has a lot of possibilities, but it needs some testing to see if it can handle the kind of use that our rooms tend to withstand. It’s a nice start, and hopefully this system will serve everyone well as we work on our new complex system. The Xirti System is coming together, but it’s more complicated.
Sadly I am pulling the mv chat system down. There were several problems with the mv system, and we got several of them fixed and some great progress in making the future chat systems better. Our coding partners on this system have really dropped the ball with the updates that we requested so long ago. I’m not sure exactly what happened with these guys, but the last stack of updates we pushed out were mostly good, and then it all seemed to fall silent.
Unfortunately the extra servers needed to keep the mv system running are just out of reach of the current budget as well.
Very soon we will need to move some of the chat options around. We will be taking down the mv chat system, and will be moving the “old chat” aka “original chat” to a different site soon.
We will be deploying a new chat room system to test for a couple of months, but access will be spotty as we open it up for testing, then take it down for modifications, then reopen for further testing.
The NC / New Chat, aka peeps cams chat will likely stay shut down as we pare down some of the servers and systems we have been running.
Had the peeps cams chat aka the new chat up and running, then got some emails about it being down. Got it fixed up and then it crashed again. I was not surprised, as the underlying tech for this cool system is ancient in internet years. I got it back up and running again and then dig some digging to see if it was an issue I could easily get a clue about, when I found a terrible chunk of code that has been plaguing me for the past few weeks with another system I’ve been working on.
We finally got some new code put into the mv chat system! I believe this update will fix the biggest problem that our core groups of users were having with the user created rooms aka side rooms. There was a weird bug before where the option to kick people out of a user created side room was not working – this update fixes that!
Did some blog code updates that mainly deal with the theme/presentation of the pages and posts. You may notice a few subtle changes here and there, and many of you will likely not notice any changes at all since most of you stay in the chat rooms the whole time you are on site here. Either way, it was time for some code updates and I decided to tweak a few more things here and there within the blog area here while I was messing with it.
Quite surprised to see so many really want the “new chat” to stay up and running. We are working on several other systems, but the tekor system is not ready for public testing, so I worked out a deal with our hosting company that handles that particular server that the old new chat aka peeps cams chat is running on. It cost a couple hundred bucks, but I’ve got it up and running again for another 30 days.