I just got a notification from the migration company I hired to move P1xels to the new ISP and into the Amazon S3 Cloud. They have finished the migration (it has taken a week!), but I went to check and there are issues, i.e., images missing.
The whole reason for moving P1xels is to preserve this amazing curated history of iPhonic art, iphoneography, and mobile photography, I filed a ticket explaining the issues and I think I’ll just give them a day or two to sort out the issues before I begin posting again.
Over the past few years, a lot of work has been done behind the scenes on P1xels in terms of a redesign. We also had to fix a badly fractured and corrupted huge (250 MB) database due to malware attacks in 2012 and also the PixelEx app which inexplicably split the site in two (I wasn’t aware – some novice offered to write the app for free – I said “OK!”).
Most likely what is going to happen (and remember, this is P1xels, so plans subject to revision) is that this site will become a static repository as a subdomain, i.e., http://pixelsatanexhibition.p1xels.com. Comments will still work, it will be searchable, etc., and it will stand as the repository of six years of our history. The new site will be http://p1xels.com. Users will have their own pages and galleries and we will bring back forums for the community.
Facebook is not the best place for our work and our community, at least in terms of a permanent archive or even for forums. It is fleeting, transitory, unsearchable, and, while fun (who doesn’t like a whole bunch of likes?), is very limited in reach. I am very excited that we have completed the first huge hurdle toward the new P1xels experience in moving the site into the cloud and I can’t wait to see you all on the new site.