Lots to do

Have all sorts of new stuff to add here, should be interesting to see how things progress!

Testing Notification System

Sorry, a bland entry because the notification system is missing the links to be able to click on! So hopefully I fixed it (not sure how it ended up being broken!)

Let's see.

This will also have fixed the fact that most people weren't even getting notifies… Sorry about that!

DearDiary.Net Server Move

Hi all,
    The DearDiary server has now moved (back to the US in fact) and if you're able to read this then you're looking at the new server (the old one is switched off presently).

Hamipiks has NOT yet moved and is not serving pictures at the moment – but it will be moving shortly so please bear with me. The same goes for OpenFiction.

In order to work on the new server I've had to make a number of fairly major changes – some of which went ahead before the move, but some happened because after I moved the system it wouldn't work! Therefore if you find something that isn't working, that's probably why. The chances are quite high that I DON'T know about it if it's not working (cos everything I've tested is OK, but DD is a very big system and there's probably something I've forgotten) which means please let me know.

You can let me know via our Facebook page or by following send a Tweet to @deardiarynet via twitter.com – or by using the HELP button above.

Pictures stored on Hamipiks but no longer a Plus User?

I've just checked how many pictures are stored on Hamipiks and noticed that there's 349 Hamipiks users. Yet there are only 40 Plus account holders. That means there's 309 users who are hosting pictures on Hamipiks who aren't paying for the privilege.

It's fair to say that's not really anyone's fault but my own. But this entry is to notify those people that when DearDiary moves to its new home in a few days time, if your account is no longer a Plus account yet you're still using Hamipiks to serve pictures you'll no longer be able to do that as they'll be removed. I'll archive the images for a short period of time in case you wish to 're-Plus' after the fact but I'm not going to guarantee how long for – probably up to a month or so.

If you are still a Plus user you have nothing to worry about – although I shall probably rebrand Hamipiks at some point to be more DDCentric :-) One day, maybe. If you're lucky with a following wind.

If DearDiary is down…

Hi there,
    I tried to login to DD this evening just to see how stuff is going. It was dead.

At the moment I don't have any automated system checking scripts happening – though I do plan to get them back up shortly. But in the meantime if you try to visit the site and find it's not working, please do tell me.

You can use Facebook or Twitter to see if we already know about it, and if we don't you can use the same media to tell me.

Cheers,
Steve