Month: January 2015

Downtime Post-mortem

Late last night we suffered a major outage lasting four hours (7 AM – 11AM UTC). Our hosting provider (rackspace) was doing a routine maintenance job to patch our database server for a potential security vulnerability (GHOST), but after the maintenance the server failed restart properly. We ended up needing to restore our database on a new server from

New Calories Display

We’ve just made some fairly substantial changes to our web version’s nutritional summary display area. We found a lot of users were getting confused and frustrated with how we presented calorie targets and weight loss goals. Part of how we did this has to do with the history of cronometer. It was originally developed as