Life's not fair


Matt Paust

Matt Paust
Gloucester, Virginia,
December 31
Sorry - writer's block... BTW the "birthday" listed above is false. I prefer to keep that day private, but am not permitted to do so here, so I'm forced to lie.


DECEMBER 17, 2012 4:52PM

I feel the same as you, Margaret

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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:

Hey Guys,
(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.

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I keep hoping Open survives and gets better!! I don't think it'll ever be the same if it keeps going, but that's just me!!
White queen to Alice:
'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.'

White queen to Alice:
'It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.'

Hi, guys! Good to see your here. I feel lucky to have been able to post and then get back on this morning. They're still struggling. Maybe the new code is in Jabberwocky.
White Queen quote of course belongs to Lewis Carroll. I was researching Carl Jung, honest.
Happy Holidays Merry Christmas to Open Our Salon Salon!
I'm here! I feel like the Kate Winslett character in Titanic, floating on the headboard, waiting for a rescue boat to come back and pluck me out of the icy water. "Come back, come back . . . " I will be out of commish for a couple of weeks. I am completely hopeful Open will be open for biz in January when I get back.
It's certainly not a breeze navigating around OS, but I still keep trying and the past few days I've been able to do more on here than I have in months. I'm holding out hope that OS can be revived. I miss this place.
I have been unable to log in during the weeks that I tried. I gave up...miraculously I was able to get on today.