Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Colorjive down for a few hours

We haven't been off to a good start. At around 9Pm local time the server went down and Colorjive disappeared off the web. Unfortunately everyone had gone home and there was no technician left to fix the problem. I sent out messages to the team. It was picked up by Ostap, who immediately went back to the office to deal with the issue. After a few hours of work, Colorjive was running again. Problem solved.
I must say that I'm pretty proud of the team. Once the problem became clear, it was swiftly acted upon. And special thanks to Ostap.

My apologies about the inconvenience. A few accounts may have been deleted. If so, I'm afraid you'll have to register again. But only empty accounts that were created right before the outage were affected. All user's images have been recovered and are available again.

We're investigating what happened exactly and will take measures so that it won't happen again.

Monday, September 28, 2009

We're Live

Colorjive just went live. Here's a picture of my eldest son Noa doing the honors of launching the site.
So now we're off on a whole new adventure...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I'm very excited that we managed to connect COLOURlovers to Colorjive. In case you don't know: COLOURlovers is an international community of designers and artists. Its website contains close to a million color palettes created by members.
We now made it possible to search the COLOURlovers palettes to inspire your project. Each palette is instantly matched to the closest paint colors of your favorite brand. I don't think something like this has ever been done before...

Monday, September 7, 2009

Beta badge

I've been thinking about adding a beta badge to the site. It's kind of fashionable for web 2.0 applications to carry a beta badge. Ridiculously, some applications carry it for years.
Beta indicates that it is prototype software. Not fully ready yet. But as far as I'm concerned, no software is ever ready. In a sense, all software is beta. And if all software is beta, the term looses its meaning.
Beta also serves as a disclaimer of sorts: don't blame us if things go wrong, this is only beta software! But isn't that just hiding behind the beta badge to avoid responsability?
On the other hand, when softare gets released to the general public, things may go wrong. You never know and the proof is in the pudding. Looked at it that way, the beta badge does make sense.
I'm not sure yet whether to go with beta or not. We'll see....