This week marks a milestone for the BigBlueBall. This New Year’s Eve we are holding a 24 hour, BigBlueBall Launch Party. We are moving from a shared webhost to a dedicated, dual-processor server. We are switching from Snitz Forums to vBulletin; from ASP to PHP and from Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL.
Oh, and if that weren’t enough, we’re launching a fresh new design and a Spanish-language version of the site.
Our online launch party begins at 2am PST on Friday, December 31, and will run for 24 consecutive hours… one for midnight in each time zone around the globe. Back in the real world, we’re hosting a live launch party on New Year’s Eve at our Murrieta home. We’ll try to get things hooked up with the online party via IRC chat and webcam, so be sure to stop in and say hi.
Needless to say, I’m up-to-my-eyeballs in work, preparing for all these changes. It’s going well, but there is a lot of work still to be done. There are going to be some long nights this week. Very long nights.