It’s been a couple of weeks since the last update, so here’s another one – lest anyone think we have forgotten you or the continued frustrations with the current site. We had another test run of the new site this week, and we were all quite pleased with how well it went.
The old, rickety Balloon Juice database continues to present challenges, which the developers continue to meet, emerging victorious each time. With any luck, there won’t be a lot more database surprises. Apparently when I described the database as a clusterfuck, even I failed to comprehend the level of clusterfucked-up-ed-ness. Not entirely surprising, I guess, since the database might just be older than our youngest Balloon Juice commenter, or they might share a birthday, at least.
I continue to stand by my mantra that it’s not possible to accurately predict how long this phase will take, because you never know exactly what you are going to run into. That said, I am upgrading…
FROM THIS: Could testing start in a week? It’s within the realm of possibility. Could testing start in 3 weeks? Quite possibly.
TO THIS: If the front-pager testing hasn’t begun by October 18, we are going to see one surprised, disappointed, and cranky WaterGirl.
So – Ask Me Anything – and in the meantime, I will share details that may be of interest in the comments. If you prefer to ask questions by email, you can send email to my nym at balloon-juice.com.
Update at 4:30 pm Eastern: As always with the site update posts, I will be checking in for additional comments and questions throughout the weekend.