ChessCube Award

// September 11th, 2008 // Uncategorized

My company, ChessCube, has been nominated for an Adobe MAX award. The Adobe site sums up what Adobe MAX is all about:

“MAX is an experience unlike any other — an opportunity to connect with thousands of designers, developers, partners, executives, and Adobe staff for education, inspiration, and community. MAX 2008/2009 will be held in San Francisco, Milan, and Tokyo. Be sure to mark your calendar for this important global event.”

We have made it to the second round of judging for two of our applications: ChessCube Chat & ChessCube Cinema. I am really excited about this. They had over 700 entries and could be one of the 15 finalists that get to present their creations at the conference.

On a more serious note though, our database server has been giving us major problems. One of our database tables got corrupted on Monday and we only managed to figure out what the problem was today. The lesson to be learned here is: don’t always try and fix something yourself. Bashing your head against a brick wall won’t solve anything. Rather call an expert you can trust and get them to take a look, they will figure it out faster and minimize the mess you have to clean up after they have fixed the problem. I had fiddled with the problem for too long and we have 4 days of database queries that need to be recovered. Fortunately, our expert knows how to fix it and as I write this post, I am waiting for him to give me the go ahead to fire our chat server back up.

Hold thumbs for us at Adobe MAX. Maybe I will on my way to San Francisco to collect an award in the next 2 months.

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