Hammertime Status – Here’s the latest on the Hammertime Release!

Entry 9 (08-01-2006 9:38PM Eastern):Ok folks here’s the deal… NG is still not back and we feel like crap launching without him here. So, it’s currently 9:38PM here, so we’re going to give him till 10PM to get here, otherwise we launch. So, if he shows up in 5 minutes, we go live in 5, otherwise, 10 PM max. So 22 more minutes tops!


Entry 8 (08-01-2006 8:37PM Eastern): Ok guys, Ehren is nowhere to be found yet, so we’re going to finish up these last few items and then we’re going live! Stay tuned cuz we’re very close now ๐Ÿ™‚

Entry 7 (08-01-2006 3:57PM Eastern): Things are going pretty well and we’re just adding some additional items and sorting out some last minute bugs we found when not logged in. We’re also waiting for Ghost to get online (He’s in Australia and it’s currently like 6AM over there) so he can fix stuff he’s in charge of. We’re getting there! At least we know we’ll be able to deploy at some point today lol!

Entry 6 (08-01-2006 1:23PM Eastern): Database and everything else has been imported and running well! So now we’re just going through everything and correcting any weird errors and optimizing things, and double-checking admin processes. For those asking about time limits, I’d say you have at least 5 hours of play time till it’s live.

Entry 5 (08-01-2006 11:54AM Eastern): We’ve finished pruning files that were no longer needed and we did a general cleanup of the live folder.. we’re now copying over the dev files to the live domain and preparing the converters and all that stuff. So far, so good *knocks on wood*

Entry 4 (08-01-2006 11:18AM Eastern): Ok, the update has begun… we’ve taken the site down and start moving stuff around. Hope everyone likes the splash page lol!

Entry 3 (08-01-2006 11:07AM Eastern): We’re now running backups, so it’s almost time ๐Ÿ™‚

Entry 2 (08-01-2006 10:11AM Eastern): Good morning everyone! We are in the process of adding some finishing touches to the site, and we expect the update to begin in the next hour or so! Once the update has started, you will no longer be able to access the site’s internal pages so don’t panic if you get some weird error messages at first. Once the update is complete (assuming all goes well with the live update) we’ll spend a little bit doing some final checks and then we’re good to go! So stay tuned and I’ll do my best to update everyone on our progress.

Entry 1 (08-01-2006 12:07AM Eastern): We’re currently still coding some final aspects of this project and we’re hoping to be able to start the transfer tonight before we go to bed. This means the site will go down tonight instead of during the day tomorrow. Then tomorrow we all get up and basically optimize and tweak until the evening or until we see nothing else that needs tweaking and we open the gates ๐Ÿ™‚

There definitely will be a few items that we won’t have ready for tomorrow, but they are some minor functionality items and shouldn’t really be a big deal not to have right away. There should be enough to keep everyone happy until we finish everything completely.

So, I’ll get back to working with Chaos and NG and I’ll update everyone when I have something new to report!

374 thoughts on “Hammertime Status – Here’s the latest on the Hammertime Release!

  1. Heh… all this time I havent been commenting because I did not realize you removed the “Must Register to Comment” feature.

    Looking forward to the update. Following closely on GreyCobra of course.

  2. WoooHoo!!! i cant wait… gonna go to work and hopefully after its close to ready or atleast i hope you have more said about its status…. i think i figured out what it is lol… cant foul me!!!!

  3. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Those of us old enough to remember the good o’l days of MC Hammer videos looping on MTV every 25 mins or so, are looking forward to the update with special intrests.

    Special request: 1st new tut should teach how to make the header image on this site ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Lol, this is sad, i keep refreshing the page over and over so i can be one of the first to see the new “Update”

    hurry up already =D


  5. Can we get a rough estimate when the “upadate” will come? So i can actually do my school work instead of refeshing this page? I want to stop but i cant.. It sucked me in!!!


  6. ok, five hours, that takes me upto 11:30, + the extra 1 hour for unexpected delays ๐Ÿ˜‰ that takes me to 12:30

    I might be out by then lol ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

    Oh well, i shall enjoy the parachutey goodness tommorow if i have to go ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. Wow, i remember looking at this blog 6 hours ago and it having 3 replies, i look now and its 33.
    Oh and Faken how could you betray my Psychicness, i predicted 6pm GMT mybe the Psychic wave got interupted and it was 6pm Eeastern lol.

    I think this is an even bigger response than v2.
    Just waiting to see how many responses the announcement on hammer time gets,

  8. I think p2l has got a lot more popular since v1 -> v2 with magazines etc + i think this has had more hype ๐Ÿ˜€

    Could be wrong ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. This just in, people all around the world are rioting from the downtime of P2L. Please dan before this gets any worse release Hammertime.



  10. What’s up with the counter on the front page? lol I stared at it for 5 mins but it keeps resetting. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m bout to jump out my pants, hurry up, I can’t wait.

  11. lol i turned onto the page and the countdown timer was at 6, i was thinking how lucky I was and then suddenly it reset at 1 lol. Just left a message with Dan telling him he is mean!

  12. It’s 3:36 here in GMT -5 Eastern Standard Time. I think that’s the timezone dan is in. I don’t know.

    Eastern USA baby, southern pride. ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. that counter is just pure evil. I was so glad that I was so luck only 12 seconds where left. 12..11..10.11 wtf? 10..9 oh it’s working again 8..45..46..44 WTF!!??

    nice,but evil =D

  14. Yes paul i get that too on FIREFOX!(stupid little issue).

    Dan, You have no idea how HOT it is in these freaking parachute pants!

  15. What kinda shower is that lol Ewwwwww did you wash or what?

    Anyone seen a Ghost – Someone in Ozzie land give him a wake up call.

  16. I can’t wait. Pixel2Life is the best place ever. Granted, im not always active on the forum, but I do use P2L of what its worth!

  17. Owh, when the website is released i will be in bed ๐Ÿ™
    Then when i wake up tomorrow i will have to get ready to go see my girlfriend, so probably wont be able to see the new site until around this time tomorrow.

    But to be honest, if i hadnt gone to the website today, i wouldnt have even known there was going to be a redesign :$

    And Donna, i think im starting to smell over here, so thanks for telling us to have a shower! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. lol David.

    Paul don’t worry too much you cannot see, I can’t see what you guysngals are seeing so I guess it’s all evened out lol

    Hoot they’re sexy looking metrosexual pink parachute pants you have on lol, amuse everyone and posts a pic

    *taps foot* Where is Ghost

  19. Dan is fishing, NG is taking a snooze and Chaos is sitting in a bubble bath, I’m on the Forums awaiting an Australian Ghost.

    To put you all out of your misery someone asked me on Messenger what does it look like, I’m still sworn to silence but so I cannot say too much but I did reply:


  20. Sorry Hoot but that’s life lol and sometimes it sucks., and sorry Matt have you blocked atm lol cus I don’t feel like 100 questions: How long? Is it nearly finished etc etc etc

  21. I use Windows Live Messenger and yes if your blocked you cannot send me anything. It’s private Hoot, only reason Matt got it as I got tired of 1000 messages a day what’s your MSN lol

    BTW I see movement did you all catch that?

  22. The Ghost has cracked from all the pressure and gone on a walkabout for a few months, however long it is. So Hammertime will be delayed for a few months. Oh well, i get all the traffic then when I release LostPhotograph.co.uk on saturday 5th august ๐Ÿ˜›

  23. *smacks Ghost*

    WAKE UP! =P

    Well….i’ll be playing TC:E if anyone wants me lol. + omg how many matts are there here? Its confusing lol.


  24. Okay everyone It’s not relesed yet so go get your self something to eat and a drink so you can do something else while you keep refresing lol

    BTW I think I posted on this one blog post more than on the p2l forums! lol


  25. Quote Riley (dEcade)
    “Okay everyone Itรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs not relesed yet so go get your self something to eat and a drink so you can do something else while you keep refresing lol

    BTW I think I posted on this one blog post more than on the p2l forums! lol


    Quote Paul
    “That makes two of us Riley. I just singed up for the forums less than 24hours ago”

    That should answer your question matt.


  26. I really do have more posts here ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think thats Dan’s master plan. I don’t even know Dan but I’ve already figured out his evil master plan.

  27. I think they are just saying “Ghost isnt here” blah blah, just because its more conveniant for them, they really are having major bugs and using him for coverage to get more time to make it better then ever >=D

  28. I don’t hear any music I can see the site, it’s looking kewl beans btw I think Chaos is out of his bubble bath now. Dan looks alive and well and NG is around somwhere but still no Ghost.

  29. I found the directory that the Site is in ๐Ÿ™‚ Now all i need is Username + password and I can see it…. Too bad I am not a hacker.

    /goes back to making ugly photoshop stuff!

  30. lol you guys stop snooping around trying to find things., go relax have something to eat, take a walk kick your shows off and feel the grass between your toes ๐Ÿ˜›

  31. I did Donna, Practice this morning! (cross country) we ran to a park and played tag on bear foot on the grass. It was a easy day.. tomorrow, lets just say the run is called “Hill Of Death”

  32. Since we’re all waiting and I don’t have to forums to post this in… Is anyone out there that can help me setup a shopping cart for a site i’m working on? Or know of anyone that can help?

  33. That tutorial confused me Donna. Might have been that before i was inexperienced or something but ya. Shopping carts aren’t really hard. Its a bit hard to integrate them to Paypal.

  34. I’ve actually read that one Donna. I’m just weekend web desinger these days and don’t think I can really do it quick enough. I’ll most likely give up before I can figure it out. I own a full time business that takes up 12 hours of my day ๐Ÿ™

  35. Honestly, I don’t like that fact that people would need to sign up before they can order. I rather have them just be able to enter their info and just order the product w/o making it too much work. Most “users” are too lazy to take one extra step like “sing up” for something. Sad, but ture.

  36. Donna, Thanks for the advice. For this project paypal is more than enough and will actually work better than a custom or downloaded shopping cart….. Thanks again.

  37. lol, dw im gonna go ina sec haha. No offence but ive been feeling so ill lately i dont think p2l v3 is worth staying up and feeling worse haha ๐Ÿ˜€

  38. I swear someone signed me up on some site, my e-mail has been getting tons of spam lately…*cough*prob wordpress*cough*

  39. I swear dan logging on and off of MSN over and over is some sort of sign, hes trying to tell me something, I just know it =P

  40. NG and I are both losing power due to a storm in Montreal. I’m back now, but NG is still off. Is this fukin BS or what? I’m ubber pissed right now.


  41. Man, my comments haven’t been posting. So I changed the name, used a different email, and I’m behind a proxy so now it works.

    So anyone know about when to be expecting this to be live? 9pm, 10pm, what?

  42. lol! thats when you use laptops ๐Ÿ˜›

    And if your modem has a backup battery like mine then everything is all good.

  43. yeah right donna. hammer.pixel2life.com… i saw the whole site with the forum. on the bottom of the forum is says skin copyright to ghost or something. there is new forum icons too lol

  44. i would like to .. the 20 latest tutorials are still on the middle just a little to the left side and on top. the forum skins is changed alot. umm what else new banner. i dont know if im allowed to show screenshots

  45. Well vibutx I surely hope your not in an unauthorized secure area, what with it being illegal and all and the logs will tell us.

  46. hey guys… just an FYI that playing in a secure area like that, even by guessing the pass is illegal and completely assinine. Stop being an ass and just fukin wait like the rest of the people are.

    I don’t see why people find it so hard to keep their mouths shut, it’s sad. Right now we’re all losing power and having a hard time, so could you guys chill and stop farting around?



  47. Thats a freaking nice layout man. Good job. Hope you release it soon so i have time to see the whole thing. before i just looked at the layout took screenshots and there was a login again and i couldnt login lol ๐Ÿ™

  48. okay, this is what im going to do.
    Im going to go play guild wars
    another mission
    and if its not ready by then
    im going to say
    Dan Message me on MSN when its done

  49. Leave vibutx alone, we are all anxious, im pretty sure about 80-90% of the people who visit pixel2life would have done exactly the same.

    Cya in the morning fellas.

  50. You know what’s even worse than waiting for HT, waiting for my parents to get back from the store with the crunchy (ones with little cripsies in ’em) Klondike bars.

  51. Aww ๐Ÿ™ been to bed and left Donna alone on MSN before she blocked me, she said it’s awesome but thats it :@:@

    2:35AM and i’m going to go on SitePoint and V7N as Neowin Forum is down as well :'(

  52. Ok folks here’s the deal… NG is still not back and we feel like crap launching without him here. So, it’s currently 9:35PM here, so we’re going to give him till 10PM to get here, otherwise we launch. So, if he shows up in 5 minutes, we go live in 5, otherwise, 10 PM max. So 25 more minutes tops!


  53. vibutx – How the hell did you guess the password? It’s not exactly an easy pass to guess. I’m having a hard time believing you guessed it at random.


  54. Dan: Here how it is. I was talking to my friend. i told him the url hammer.pixel2life.com i didnt know the username and he was bothering me to tell him to i just guessed and told him hammer. then he replys to me hammer/hammertime lol

  55. That wasn’t the password… wtf?! LOL! I wouldn’t have made it that easy. Unless the .htaccess password bit only saves the first 10 characters. Lovely… LOL! It was actually hammertimeownsyou


  56. T-Minus 8 Minutes and counting….

    Database importing…done
    Tables recounting….done
    Source sites merging…done
    Copying avatars…done
    Cache files..done
    RSS Feeds…done
    Forum Skin…done

    Hammer Time – Control Panel



    Hammer Time…iniated
    Check site integrity…done

    T-Minus 5 Minutes and counting….
    T-Minus 3 Minutes and counting….

    System Reboot for launch @ August 1st 2006 – 10:00 PM ( -5 GMT )

    Pixel2Life.com – v3 : Hammer Time…booted.

    All systems are go. Prepare for launch.

  57. Well that was exciting… we think the acelerator caching is blowing up from all the traffic. We’re waiting for the host to get on and disable it.


  58. Are we to expect less new tutorials on the front page now that V3 is up and there’s still some work to be done on it?

    Hope you had a good night sleep, dan – if you even had time for one ๐Ÿ™‚


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