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Bug Infestation, and a Question…

All,  thanks for continued feedback.  We are aware a major issues under the heading of ‘missing blips’ (home feed, all stream, etc.) and we are actively working it - not that that makes anyone feel any better about it.  Sorry.

On an indirectly related note, enough folks have suggested it that we feel we should ask the question, how would folks react to a Kickstarter campaign to: (1) fix all that is broken and keep Blip going for another 12+ months [$100K+], (2) do a major refactoring of the code to bring it into the current decade and improve performance/reliability [$250K+], (3) add an iOS app [$500K+], (4) aggressively pursue growing Blip, new content, new experiences, etc. [$1MM+].  Just throwing it out there to see how many folks would definitely jump on board.  Probably would be structured at $50-100 per contribution, maybe contributors would get a unique badge not attainable by any other means, and free iOS app (if it ends up being a paid app) - that sort of thing.

Feel free to throw up all over it if you are so inclined.  Send thoughts to  Thanks.

Migration Migraine

Hi All!  The good news is all the recent activity you have seen means that real live human developers are once again working on Blip.  The bad news is we managed to break a few things along the way.  Well, the developers didn’t actually break them, Blip just isn’t a plug and play fit in the new server environment.  It will take a few more hammer blows to drive this thing home.

A number of you have asked why the change in servers.  The simple answer is the old setup was breaking the bank, and no money means no blip.  The change had to be made.  We realize it is very frustrating for a service you know and love to be buggy, and we are working hard to fix it.

Short term you can expect us to fix things at about the pace we are breaking other things.  Mid and longer term, the future’s so bright…

Quick update on servers

Several of you have been kind enough to point out that we did not include server stability in the list from the last post.  We are experimenting with some configurations to try to get both performance and cost in balance, so that means there may be a few more days of spotty performance.   This is happening in parallel to the other dev work that was listed.

Thanks again for your patience!

Thanks for the feedback!

Thanks very much for the robust response to our request for feedback and bug reports at  Please keep them coming!  Wanted to let you know what is in the current development/bug fixing queue.  If you don’t see your own personal most important fix listed, it doesn’t mean it has been forgotten.  And you are welcome to pester us again at the support email.  I cannot give an exact timeline (they are always wrong), but this is the current active list.  In no particular order:

*reblips: not displaying and/or not getting email notifications

*incorrect date stamps

*missing/broken profile pics

*blips missing from /all stream

*Twitter integration issues

Please continue to post bugs and other issues to  Thanks! YouTube Search Should Be Working (Hopefully)

Hey everyone,

We are working to fix the broken search functionality when blipping a new song via YouTube.  In order to fix the problem we needed to upgrade from version 2 of the YouTube API to version 3.  We are also working to remove broken links that appear in the search results.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but please bear with us as we work to find a solution.  As you know, we are not actively supporting due to a lack of resources and bandwidth.

Please let us know if you encounter additional issues.