We've had a bumpy couple of months on the IT front. If you recall from the summer, we had some serious page loading issues that were making the site difficult to access. We figured if we're going to get that fixed, let's upgrade the very obsolete board software at the same time. That ended up being much more complicated than expected, and we ended up having to switch hosts. And then we had two bouts of security warnings, requiring temporary migration to brews-bros.xyz, and then migrating back. We don't have anyone in house that knows how to do this stuff, so I hired someone to do it for us. Simon put in a ton of hours, and now things are finally running smoothly.
The bill has come in - $1,300 total, which is a lot, but there was a ton of work involved here. Simon earned every penny.
Many of you have already donated, to the tune of $620. I really appreciate it, thank you! If you haven't donated or want to donate more, please use the donation button at the top.
We still haven't done the actual site upgrade. We are going to let things sit or a bit and make sure it is stable, and then we want to get the upgrade done. Any donations over the current need will be saved for that project. I don't know any details, but I suspect mobile access will be improved by the upgrade. We'll see.