New Server News — not so great… [now OK]

A couple of days ago, Voo2do was migrated to a new, faster server. While I hoped the new server would improve performance for everyone, it’s been a bumpier ride than I expected. Although the response to the speedup has been quite positive, a few users have sufferred because something is amiss in the handling of non-English characters in task names. I have had to spend way too much time responding to crises–the server has become unstable a few times, and yesterday it mysteriously lost about half of the outgoing emails required for users to confirm their accounts.

I am still working on these problems, but I’m becoming less and less optimistic. I may have to move back to the older server, which though slower has been very reliable. If you witness a slowdown in the next few days, please accept my apologies, and know that I’m determined to make voo2do faster and better. Thank you for bearing with me, and I’m sorry for the bumpy transition.

Update 2/7/06: I’ve taken care of the international characters issue, and the new server seems to be doing well. Please let me know if you experience any slow, unreliable, or buggy behavior.