But I sense they're still fighting to keep this place, trying to figure out how to transfer the database from the old platform to the new. As long as there's hope I'll keep coming back.
I pledged to stay away until Dec. 19, which is Wednesday, so I'm breaking my pledge to bring this bit of news, conveyed to me from Alysa Salzburg by email via Monsieur Chariot -- at least our network's still good. It's a message from Jacob Sugarman posted on Facebook. I must have missed this one, as it seems to contain new information, and I know some people here don't do Facebook, so here it is:
(Takes deep breath, meticulously straps on aforementioned body armor).OK, so it appears that despite their best (and repeated) efforts, our IT team was unable to transfer Open to the new database. As it was explained to me, the software is simply too old and creaky to complete such a drastic migration (what works for one's Jewish grandparents, apparently, does not necessarily work for out-of-date operating systems). They're currently developing a new approach that should be more successful, but it's going to require more time to investigate.
As of now, there is no concrete timeline for when Open will be restored to its past glory -- or even its decrepit but functional state of two months ago. What I can say is that I promise to keep you abreast of any and all developments. And if I have nothing new to report by, say, the end of the week, I will let you know that too.
We'll get there, I promise, it's just going to take a little time. I understand if you can't, but I sincerely hope you'll hang around.
Alysa says Jake posted that message on FB because he was unable to log on here. Frankly, I'm surprised I've been able to get as far as I have with this. Maybe things are looking up.