Tantek had an idea for a community challenge to ship some sort of IndieWeb feature every day of December. Anyone can contribute, just make sure you blog about it!
On December 1st, I launched some major changes to the IndieWeb chat site!
I finally migrated the chat logs from a MySQL database to flat files. Now I can finally get rid of the database that was growing difficult to deal with. As plain text, the logs are only about 500mb, which isn't too bad. But since they're just a folder of text files, it's super easy to back them up! In fact, if you want to keep a copy of the logs, you can download them from GitHub!
The server commits the chat logs to that repository every 15 minutes!
As part of this migration project, I also knocked out all but one of the open issues on the chat interface! You can now join the chat from the new interface at chat.indieweb.org, which also means you can chat in all the channels from the web! I also fixed some timezone bugs and other minor issues.