29 Nov 2001 apm   » (Journeyer)

Argh!!! I was in the middle of updating the Suneido website when the server started giving errors and I couldn't finish the update. Now stuff is "broken" and I can't fix it! DataPipe hosts our site, and for the most part they've been pretty good, but it's frustrating in this kind of situation to have to wait for their tech support to get around to looking at the problem. I'm tempted to set up our own server but I'm not sure our internet connection is up to it. We're in a research park so the bandwidth is shared. Can't really afford to get our own dedicated connection. Maybe someday.

I was feeling pretty good about things before this happened. The site has been up for over a year, and I've managed to average a release every month. And so far the releases have all been pretty fair quality, IMO.

Progress is always slower than I'd like, but I don't really feel like working more than the 60 or 70 hours a week I already put into it. Suneido has attracted a few regular small-scale contributors, but so far no one else has really got involved in a major way. Not that I had any naive notion that masses of open source developers would immediately flock to the project. "If you build it, they will come." doesn't really apply! There are a zillion open source projects and so far, obviously, Suneido hasn't convinced anyone it's worth major investments of time. Maybe that'll come, and maybe not. In the meantime, I'll keep plugging away. I just hope our website comes back!

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