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This is it I guess! Time to hang up my hat and let the new guys do their thing. I’m not really leaving the site, so I’ll still be around. I’ll just be a regular joe! I can peacefully fade into...


And his little dog too! (Side note: I’m going to turn off comments on this for purely practical reasons. Having thousands of page requests returning a tree with hundreds of comments in it each t...


I already see word spreading through the grapevine, so I might as well make it official. Things are moving forward towards new management very quickly. You are probably going to be seeing a lot...


March 27, 2018

Follow-Up in Site Updates

Turning off comments on this one. I won’t shut down the site without following through on discussions about handing off the site to trusted community members. I don’t expect it to be a quick thi...


Oh my. This is hard. How do I even start? Hopefully you are sitting down for this. All right, here it goes… Prosebox is closing down. I’m sorry. I can’t do this any more. If you’ve noticed mor...


Yay! OK, I think that’s it for problems resulting from replacing the web server, with the exception of some really weird stuff happening when things are first starting up. OK I’m out. :)


February 17, 2018

Quick Site Maintenance in Site Updates

The profile image upload is still not working, so I’m going to take the site down (very very) briefly for a little maintenance. I’ll do it in about 15 minutes, so please back up anything you are...


I have to admit, with the weird issues I was fighting last night, I wasn’t entirely confident the site would keep chugging along. I’d start up the app server and the first request would hang for...


February 15, 2018

What an insane week. in Site Updates

I’m still trying to figure out what is slowing some things down but it’s at least working. I think. I apologize for the site being down for such a prolonged period! I’m just happy to at least ...


November 04, 2017

Quick Update in Site Updates

The site runs on https://www.prosebox.net, but I also have the https://www.prosebox.com domain. I seem to have let that .com certificate expire and have had a couple of people mention they’re se...


August 20, 2017

Maintenance in Site Updates

In 20 minutes I’m going to take the site down for some maintenance (database is growing and needs some more space to grow into). Please save anything you’re working on before then, or outside of...


May 06, 2017

Follow up in Site Updates

UPDATE: Well, the discussion on this entry has taken an unexpected turn. I never intended to stir up controversy here. I just wanted to promote something that was completely voluntary for those...


May 04, 2017

As promised... in Site Updates

As I promised in my previous entry, I am taking the chance to promote a wonderful cause to help support a fellow PB family member who lost her job as a result of having private writings from this...


May 04, 2017

Horrible News in Site Updates

I’ve just this morning learned about a beloved PB user losing her job due to content written on the site being sent to her employers. This makes me just… angry and sad. I’m still processing, tr...


April 23, 2017

Minor maintenance in Site Updates

UPDATE: Done. :) The outage earlier today reminded me that I need to set up some better server monitoring, something I’ve been meaning to do anyway. I’ll be doing that in the next few minutes. ...


My apologies for the Internal Server Error messages. I let the database server disk get filled up (not good) because backups were failing (also not good). Got the clogged pipes cleaned out and ...


If you saw security errors in your browser earlier today, my fault. Fixed now. I installed a new certificate, old one just expired. I meant to do that a couple of weeks ago and got completely d...


January 05, 2017

Prosebox survey in Site Updates

I have a huge favor to ask of the community. It should take maybe two minutes, tops. Would you please take this survey: Prosebox Customer Survey I know I’ve mentioned implementing a paid accoun...


December 06, 2016

Oh, Blessed Search... in Site Updates

After leaving a completely decorative and non-functional search box on the site since the redesign, much to the chagrin of many users, I have finally fixed and ported over the user search. There...


December 01, 2016

Full Circle in Site Updates

Well, I couldn’t entirely leave the site alone. I had SEO (search engine optimization) on my mind. Since https://www.prosebox.net has three years of history attached to it, it seemed kind of si...


More progress! I think this is slightly better than the last version. Unnecessary carousel feature gone, it shouldn’t show you old updates you’ve already dismissed every time a new one pops up....


November 26, 2016

A few little things in Site Updates

Based on some feedback and my own personal experience, I decided to split out an existing setting into two settings: Show main background color of other users to me Show side bars of other us...


I had a nice food coma nap earlier. Then I woke up cranky. As to the recent site changes, I’m just happy I didn’t break the internet, and that the majority of people seem to like it more than th...


November 21, 2016

Beta Site Checklist in Site Updates

Add “On This Day” feature Add choice between serif and sans-serif fonts Add option to turn off viewing of other’s personalization Fix some font inconsistencies Styling fixes based on some fe...


November 19, 2016

Beta style updates in Site Updates

I pushed out a few changes based on recent feedback. Highlights: Prosebox logo is now smaller than the Death Star Shortcut icons in the top right corner are bigger, require less laser precision...


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