I’m going to try to force myself to work on it this week. Even half an hour every day should get me close to finishing an update.
I wanted to bring something else up, though! While you’re all waiting for Tumblr Stalkr to adapt there’s a blog I think you might all like. It’s called I Woke Up to This. A friend of mine has an artist as roommate and he just draws the most ridiculous things in the middle of the night. It’s good entertainment. This is a favourite of mine.
I’ve been exhausted from work a lot lately. I’ve been having a hard time finding time to work on Tumblr Stalkr. I’m going to try to find the energy to work on it again, though.
I miss TS myself.
By the way, I really need to rebrand TS. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
But don’t worry, I’m reworking the guts of Tumblr Stalkr to avoid storing your information in my database. One guy actually suggested this idea to me literally a day after I came up with it myself. That guy’s pretty clever.
Anyways, I’m planning on using a draft to actually store your Tumblr Stalkr information. It’s actually a great idea because it solves a number of problems I’ve had.
I have to admit that after work I’m finding it difficult to find the time to get to work on Tumblr Stalkr, but I’m definitely trying. I’m also taking this opportunity improve small aspect of Tumblr Stalkr to make it better as a web service overall. One of those changes I completed today was updating the CSS of the site and its HTML structure. I had a few screenshot sent to me of Tumblr Stalkr bugging out and I couldn’t help but notice that it looked fucking awful on some screens. That’s what I’ve gone about fixing. Your Tumblr Stalkr experience once it relaunches should be identical to other users’ experiences (provided you use a modern browser that isn’t a version of IE less than 9, because I absolutely refuse to put myself through hell for a passion project) regardless of your screen size. I’m also installing proper handling for those of you who have literally a bajillion blogs. There will be a “More” button you can click, instead of the blogs running onto a second line and looking stupid. A “logout” option was suggested to me a number of times, so I’m factoring that feature into my design choices. There’ll be a gear icon in the top right corner that opens up a drop down revealing a “log out” option. As well as a button that says “help” that will link to some questions I get asked a lot.
I’m sure a lot of you just want it back right now, these changes be damned, but I think it will be important for the overall health of Tumblr Stalkr. I need to do everything right to make everything right.
uhm does anyone know another unfollower tracker besides TumblrStalkr?
It’s more like my gracious hosts were letting me swallow up all of the available database space on my shared server. To be exact, I…
They were much appreciated!
Second of all, I don’t plan on being down long. I’ll aim for being back up next week, but I make no guarantees.
In the meantime, I’ve been seeing some people suggest XKit as an alternative. Check that out, if you’re interested!
The database is literally too big and it was affecting others on my shared hosting server. I’m working to fix that problem.
Basically, I think the issues are coming about because my server’s limited resources are causing longer load times which is in turn causing my server to kill those executing scripts because it doesn’t allow anything to run for a period of time.
Just… just need to figure that out.
They appear to be mostly due to heavy usage. I’m also really busy right now, but I’m going to try to find some time to debug and solve whatever’s going on. My recommendations for getting Tumblr Stalkr to work:
Right now Tumblr Stalkr has been used on 80,000 blogs and these kinds of issues could keep arising as that number slowly grows. Most of these “outages” of sorts are caused by issues I could have never anticipated because I had never encountered them before. Tumblr Stalkr is both a tool and a learning experience for me.
I know this is inconvenient and really sucks, but I’ll try to get things back to normal-ish as soon as I can.