Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Something is going on right now on the VPS where the production instance of http://kdm-manager.com lives. The system is currently inaccessible, but the webserver is still forwarding requests, so it's not down. Could be some kind of utilization thing.

More soon.

[Update]: as of  about a minute ago (Tue Aug 30 15:04:55 EDT 2016) we're back. The system didn't go down, but there was some kind of memory utilization issue that prevented the webserver (nginx) from responding to proxy requests. I'm looking at it presently.

[Update]: still no solid ideas about root cause, but it looks like only two (maybe three) users were potentially affected.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Change Log: 1.41.779

As of this release, the production instance of the Manager points at the GitHub repository.

Due to poor planning on my part, this is a non-trivial shake-up on the deployment side, so bear with me while I work through whatever issues arise as a result of the cut-over.

The Lonely Lady would like to personally apologize in
advance for the inevitable migration bugs heading your way. 
In other news, support for the Lonely Tree expansion is now live! Rather than trying to program around the infamous fruit typo, I chose to key in the Strange Resource cards as they are printed, so be mindful of that.

(And feel free to hit me up on the GitHub Issues or in the comments below if you can think of a better solution.)

This release also addresses a number of issues related to monster controls: the Hunting Party and Timeline controls for picking quarries and nemeses have been completely redone on the back-end

Finally, the "Backlog" heading, where I usually write a few bullet points about what's next for the Manager, will no longer be a feature of these change updates. To see what's coming down the pipe, in terms of features and fixes, please use the GitHub Issues tool.

As usual, hit the jump break for complete info on this release.

And thanks again for using the Manager!

Downtime Today!

Last Friday (08/12), I announced that there would be a production downtime in the near future.

The date/time for that deployment is approximately 14:30 Central time today, 2016-08-17.

In order to cut over from the old deployment to the new deployment of the Manager (and to do away with some long-standing hacks on the sysadmin side of the project), the application will be unavailable for approximately half an hour.

In terms of general traffic, Wednesday is the slowest day of the week for the Manager, so impact should be minimal.

The downtime warning will appear in the app shortly and it will go away when the maintenance/migration is completed.

Thanks again for using the manager!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Source Code now on GitHub!

After almost a month of downtime and radio silence, I am back with a few important announcements to make.

First and foremost, I have new details about the GitHub release of the source code for the Manager.

Relatedly, switching over from my local repo to the GitHub repo for the manager will require a production downtime, and I've also got some details about that.

Finally, I've got the next few Expansions queued up and ready to roll out and I've got some details about that, as well as support for future expansion content.

Hit the break for complete info!