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March 25, 2008

Final server migration this week

I've been working on moving to the new server for nearly a month now, a process which has been quite slow because all the data has to be exported from a number of "legacy" applications and imported into a brand...

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Posted by wincent at 12:53 AM

February 26, 2008

Server migration in progress

The server migration from Rackspace to INetU is currently underway. My aim is do this very carefully, service by service, and keep downtime to a minimum; hopefully minutes rather than hours. Just in case there is any interruption during the...

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Posted by wincent at 12:01 PM

February 7, 2008

Upcoming DNS changes

In preparation for the server move at the end of this month I'll soon be migrating DNS servers. I'll be doing everything I can to minimize downtime, and hopefully come close to eliminating it entirely as there will be a...

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Posted by wincent at 10:27 PM

November 13, 2007

Temporary outage

The site was offline briefly last night due to power supply issues in the datacenter; generator power kicked in fine, but on switching back to the normal supply the cooling systems didn't come back online and as a result my...

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Posted by wincent at 11:22 AM

October 25, 2007

PayPal rolls out update which breaks all payment links

As of about 9 hours ago, PayPal has rolled out a new website and now anyone trying to purchase one of my products via PayPal will see a "Page not found" error upon arriving at PayPal. I've already contacted PayPal...

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Posted by wincent at 3:26 PM

September 5, 2007

Connectivity issues

I've just been informed that our local network provider will be changed over at some point this month (the exact date isn't known). This website will continue to be operational throughout as it is hosted offsite — so the store,...

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Posted by wincent at 10:59 AM

July 28, 2007

Wincent away until 5 August 2007

This week I'll be departing for a short vacation and will have limited or no access to email while away. I'm not sure of the actual departure date just yet but it's likely to be Wednesday, 1 August 2007. I'll...

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Posted by wincent at 9:57 PM

May 12, 2007

Bugzilla upgrade

Yesterday I performed a major upgrade to the Bugzilla feature requests and bug tracking database currently deployed at bugs.wincent.com. This is the biggest update ever since I first started using Bugzilla back in late October 2004, bringing many new features...

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Posted by wincent at 1:25 PM

April 27, 2007

Wincent away from 28 April 2007

I will be away this weekend (starting 28 April 2007) and will not have access to email. I'll be returning late on Tuesday (1 May 2007). There will therefore be some delay before replying if you email me during that...

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Posted by wincent at 11:20 PM

March 16, 2007

In Murcia

I will be at a congress starting today (16 March 2007) and will not have access to email. I'll be returning on Monday (19 March 2007). There will therefore be some delay before replying if you email me during that...

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Posted by wincent at 1:27 PM

March 15, 2007

Nightly builds now available

In March 2007 I announced my intention to make nightly builds available, starting with Synergy and after a couple of weeks of testing, Synergy Advance and then Hextrapolate, with other products to follow. First up, what is a nightly build?...

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Posted by wincent at 7:53 PM

January 26, 2007

Subversion maintenance

The Wincent public Subversion repository will be going down presently for maintenance. It will be up again shortly. Update: Maintenance has concluded, the server is now upgraded to version 1.4.3 and back online....

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Posted by wincent at 12:02 PM

November 8, 2006

Subversion maintenance

The Wincent public Subversion repository is currently down for maintenance. It will be up again shortly. Update: Maintenance has concluded, the server is now upgraded to version 1.4.2 and back online....

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Posted by wincent at 10:57 AM

October 28, 2006

In Barcelona

I'm in Barcelona for the weekend and have just organized 24 hours of WiFi access so that I can work from the hotel room and check in changes when necessary. Some of the work I want to do involves branching...

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Posted by wincent at 5:44 PM

October 17, 2006

Kagi store prices now set in Euros

A number of changes have just gone live to the Wincent store hosted by the Kagi payment processor service: I've switched over to the new Kagi store format which means that customers can now choose to display prices in over...

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Posted by wincent at 4:40 AM

October 6, 2006

Forums upgrade

The forums have been upgraded to the new version (7.0) of UBB.threads. Announcement here....

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Posted by wincent at 4:22 PM

September 24, 2006

Keeping up to date

There a number of official channels for keeping up-to-date with what's happening with Wincent products, both the public face of things (product releases and updates) and the behind-the-scenes aspects (development activity, technical articles). Please see this article for full details....

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Posted by wincent at 6:16 PM

September 13, 2006

Subversion repository maintenance

The Wincent public Subversion repository will be going down for maintenance shortly. The planned maintenance consists of shutting down the server, dumping all repository contents, performing the upgrade to the newly released version 1.4.0, reloading the repositories, and restarting the...

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Posted by wincent at 2:24 PM

August 20, 2006

Wincent away from Monday 21 August 2006

I will be travelling starting Monday 21 August 2006 and will not have access to email. There will therefore be some delay before replying if you email me during that period.

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Posted by wincent at 10:48 PM

June 28, 2006

Wincent away until Monday (3 July 2006)

I will be travelling starting later today (Wednesday 28 June 2006) and ending Monday 3 July 2006 and will not have access to email. There will therefore be some delay before replying if you email me during that period.

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Posted by wincent at 8:29 PM

June 19, 2006

Email response times: back to normal

Just over a month ago I advised that I was switching ISPs and that the lack of net access would affect my email response times. Today the new provider finally came online, so response times should be back to normal.

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Posted by wincent at 2:29 PM

May 31, 2006

Change of email address

At the end of this year I will be changing my email address. I wanted to post this article to give people plenty of notice.

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Posted by wincent at 8:40 PM

May 21, 2006

piratewatch.org moves to piratewatch.wincent.com

Effective immediately, piratewatch.org has moved to piratewatch.wincent.com.

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Posted by wincent at 1:42 AM

May 9, 2006

Email response times

I'm currently switching ISPs so at some point this month I expect my Internet access will be cut and I am not sure when the new provider will become active.

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Posted by wincent at 5:41 PM

March 17, 2006

Wincent away 17 March-20 March

I will be travelling to a conference starting later today (Friday 17 March 2006) and ending Monday 20 March 2006 and will not have access to email.

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Posted by wincent at 10:23 AM

February 1, 2006

Wincent away 3 February-5 February

I will be going to a conference starting Friday 3 February 2006 and ending Sunday 5 February 2006 and will not have access to email.

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Posted by wincent at 3:26 AM

November 7, 2005

Back to speed

Regular updates to resume this month.

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Posted by wincent at 11:19 AM

PayPal delays (updated)

PayPal has temporary problems with their systems.

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Posted by wincent at 11:14 AM

August 23, 2005

Forums online

The forums are now back online again, now on the new server. All of the members, threads and posts have been transferred across from the old server.

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Posted by wincent at 5:43 AM

August 8, 2005

New server, broken links, travel plans

A hard drive failure a few days ago has forced a server migration on me a little sooner than I had planned.

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Posted by wincent at 9:40 AM

May 22, 2005

Calling all developers: visit piratewatch.wincent.com

I've launched piratewatch.org to help developers find that sweet spot where they can invest a minimal amount of time in fighting piracy yet maximize the effectiveness of their efforts. The result: a stronger business which can afford to invest more resources into making great products.

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Posted by wincent at 8:12 PM

May 7, 2005

Server issues

Apologies to any who had trouble connecting to or using the Wincent server earlier this evening. Performance was poor for a couple of hours due to filesystem issues. They have now been fixed.

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Posted by wincent at 10:02 PM

November 7, 2004

New site layout

About the new site design for wincent.com, wincent.org and all their subdomains.

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Posted by wincent at 2:32 AM

November 4, 2004

Product and site news

As part of the site redesign, there is a new section (which you are reading right now), "Product and site news". This section (together with the Knowledge base section) takes over from the weblog at wincent.org, which has existed in one form or another since 1997...

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Posted by wincent at 7:38 PM