Just as the article says:
A rough, unpolished version of the site is on the brink of going live. There is (was?? Fingers crossed!), one bug that kept cropping up: There was an error coming up when trying to edit the priority queue once the draft had started. As you can imagine, this is a bit of a deal-breaker.
Anyway, we think we have fixed it now. We'll do another round of testing tomorrow (or today rather, it's past midnight here Down-under) and if the Footballing Gods are in a happy mood, have a beta site up and running tomorrow. Hoping to disappoint plenty of wives and girlfriends this weekend...
Right, so quick update:
We're going to upload the site to the live servers within the next 24 hours. However, there are still a couple of issues playing up (we just feel that getting it on to the live servers will help with the testing and diagnosing). Hard to say much more than that (partly because we're not 100% sure how the coming weekend is going to turn up) other than whatever we do upload will be a highly unpolished version of the idea in our heads.
More updates tomorrow.
We just got back from the world cup in Brazil, which has been an absolutely fantastic experience! Football culture is alive and well and one of the best in the world and we're glad to be a part of it.
A frequently asked question while I was there (both on this blog and outside) was what our plans are going into next season. So rather than continually giving the same reply over and over I thought I would just post it here.
As long time followers will know, last season was when we started development and launched. It took until a few months Into the season until we were ready to go but I'm happy to say that everything is in order now, and if we do go ahead, we can all jump in from the very beginning! As of right now, however, we are not 100% sure we will be going into next season. Here's a quick rundown of the main factors that we are looking at:
If you're wondering why I always put my name in the topics of these things, it's not because I have a huge ego. I do have a huge ego, but I do it so that my name gets better search rankings in google. My goal is for people to be able to search for "Tynan" and for my site to be number one. Soon. If you want to help, like the almighty Magnus, you can link to my blog and put my name in the link.
Today Doug, Steve, Steve's (ex?) girlfriend, Todd and I headed down to Canyon Lake, TX to do some tubing. You see, I bought the sweetest tube ever to bring to the lake. The thing actually flies 15 feet in the air behind the boat. I think I wrote about it before, but I'm not sure. Anyway, the first time we tried I skipped along the water, but didn't really take flight because my weak human lungs couldn't inflate the tube enough.
Today before going to the lake I bought two different pumps to ensure that the thing would actually inflate. As it turned out, the boat rental place had a sweet air compressor, negating the need for our own pumps. Oh well... you owe me one (two?), Wal Mart. Our rental boat was a shoddy looking boat most certainly manufactured before 1990 which was apparently very fast. The interior was a coccoon of brightly colored vinyl couches covered by a weathered bimini top. I climbed aboard and with the help of Todd, tied the monsterous tube to the boat.