And we are BACK! Thanks for your patience everyone. All the duplicate snipts...– Dan Wasyluk (@danosphere)
Maintenance Update #4
The patch is ready to go; but in a last second decision to give myself a safety net I decided to re-script a few things just in case something goes wrong no code is lost. Everything should be good- data integrity and reliability is my top priority so I thank everyone for their patience as I ensure this is done correctly and reliably. I am doing my best to have the site up and running ASAP after I...
Maintenance Update #3
I’m pretty sure the maintenance patch is complete but it is very late here on the East Coast and my eyes are a bit bleary- so I’m going to wait til the morning to double check the patch and then roll it to the live site when I’m sure it covers all the issues I discovered during my audit. Thanks again for your continued patience, @danosphere.
Maintenance Update #2
Tried to fire the site back up just now but the system was still experiencing issues. I’ll iron out the final issues and flip the switch back on tomorrow night, I can’t bring the site back online while this duplication bug exists; thank you for your patience. As always, if there is critical code you need access to I can always directly access it for you while in a maintenance period-...
Updates are taking a bit longer to than anticipated, we’ll be back online within 24hrs. Thanks for your patience. *** STATUS UPDATE 1/9 @ 10:43pm EST *** Another quick update, still working on the maintenance. Hoping to be back online ASAP. Possibly by tomorrow night at the latest. Sorry for the inconvenience while I work to resolve these issues. Thanks for your patience.
Short Maintenance Window
Currently performing some additional cleanup and maintenance during off-peak hours tonight. The site should be back up and humming tomorrow AM (Eastern Standard Time). If you need immediate assistance I can be reached at anytime via @danosphere. Thanks for your patience as Snipt.org continues to mature into a stable, scalable code hosting platform.
Spam Cleanup Complete
You should now find that almost all of the spam on Snipt.org has been removed and it should remain that way. I will be working hard over the New Year’s holiday to add additional user-curation and reporting tools so that Snipt.org can really become a solid community repository for code. Thanks for your patience, those spammers are nasty ones!
I’m are pausing the remainder of the cleanup efforts until tomorrow, the site will be back at full performance shortly.
Spam Cleanup 9p-12a EST
I’m in the process of cleaning all the spam out of the Snipt.org database. The cleaning process may lead to decreased server performance during the maintenance window from 9p-12a EST 12/22/2012. Please pardon the performance hit while I remove all of these garbage snipts, this will result in faster overall performance once the cleanup is complete. Thanks for your patience.
Snipt.org is once again running a proactive spam protection system. I’m...– Dan Wasyluk, Founder (@danosphere)
Snipt.org is now fully migrated to its new home. Thanks for your patience!– @danosphere
Downtime-Migration - 12AM EST 09.09.2012 (3hrs)
Expect a small window of downtime tonight as I migrate all of Snipt.org to new hosting. The new hosting will provide for lower maintenance costs with higher, more rapid scalability options and a whole load of other cool resources. The codebase, and DNS have already been migrated. I will be shutting off the main site around 12AM EST, 09.08.2012 in order to migrate the...
The snipt editing bug is now fixed!– @danosphere from snipt.org
Minor Bugfixes Posted
Just pushed an update to the site addressing a few issues regarding the display of certain characters, and the “theme browser” not rendering correctly. Other minor backend unmentionables as well ;). Enjoy. Please contact me directly with ANY problems: @danosphere
Up And Running!
Thanks to a nifty little article I’ve gotten everything back and running in far less than the anticipated 24 hours. Everything should be right as rain again, the theme browser page is not operational at the moment but will be restored tonight. Thanks for your patience, no data/snipts were lost in the shuffle! :)
Snipt.org will be experiencing downtime for the next 24hrs. Sorry for any inconvenienve this poses, all snipts and functionality will be restored after this maintenenance window. Thanks for your patience!
Snipt 3.10beta Live!
I quietly rolled out Snipt v3.10b last night. Some of the changes include: Backend optimizations to make everything faster. Fixed some XSS gaps Added expansion memory- the snipt.org website will remember the state in which you prefer to view snipts (expanded or standard) and you can pass the state in the URL by simply adding #expand. Added admin tools to help napalm spam Added the ability to...
Important Note: Major Migration Occurring...
Hello fellow code monkeys! It’s been a long, long time since the last update but I’ve been hard at work trying to make Snipt.org faster, scalable, and more reliable. What started out as a personal project/experiment in enabling code ubiquity is transforming into something bigger, and better and faster. In order to ensure you’re most-valued code...
"Recent" Page Temporarily Down
As you may have noticed, a lot is changing here at Snipt.org! The web UI is much better, the site is faster, and embeds have been optimized too! You may have also noticed that the “Recent Snipts” page is gone! I have taken it down temporarily as I work to cleanup and protect the site from spam. There are some spam countermeasures currently in place, but for some reason the spam keeps...
I attempted to roll the Snipt refresh to the live servers this weekend (as planned) but unfortunately the data migration ran into a snag and has forced me to postpone the refresh until I can properly port the existing data over to the new structure. This isn’t anything major, should be resolved in the next day or two. I’ll be posting here as updates are available. Just sit tight,...
A Better Snipt.org is Coming... Tomorrow.
Hey coders! It’s been far too long since my last post! The site update I talked about in my last post got slightly delayed because I have been torn between multiple simultaneous projects, but that’s no excuse! As you may have noticed (and as @rbarr99 pointed out) Snipt.org twitter logins are down at the moment. This is because twitter has shutdown all support for its...
A Small Update
Hello friendly coders! It’s been a while since iI have touched snipt.org but I have some awesome news for ya! I’m back at it! For serious. Big changes are on the way, all new things people have been requesting for quite some time, and even some new stuff! oAuth! IE support! Faster snipping! It’s all coming, and soon. I am knee-deep in code right now refactoring the entire...
#ServiceAlert - Login Problems
I have been informed people are having issues logging into Snipt.org today using their Twitter credentials. I’m working on fixing this and it should be taken care of in the next few hours. Just wanted to let everyone know I’m on it! #ServiceAlert Update: The problem appears to have been on twitter’s end, login is working again! PS I am working on getting oAuth working now ;)
New RSS Features!
It’s been a while but I managed to sneak in some features people have been asking for using the feedback tab. SniptBox RSS Feeds Alot of people wanted to share the contents of their SniptBox via RSS, well now you can! All SniptBoxes are now equipped with RSS. You can grab the feed by clicking the RSS icon from your SniptBox homepage or via http://box.snipt.org/username/rss. Snipt.org...
Oh Yes, Upgrades are Coming!
Ok, so it appears the API was down after the server move, it is back up now. For those of you concerned with authorizing with the API via GET you can use this tool: http://snipt.org/api/keygen It will provide you a permanent token for the api based on your twitter credentials, to ensure your info is secure. Upgrades are one the way. The current #1 is making the site fully IE7/IE8...
Whoa What Happened This Weekend?!
In case you missed it Snipt.org was down over the weekend. This was due to an unfortunate oversight by our [now previous] hosting provider. I’ll post more on the story in the next day or two, after I’m sure I have all of our data secured. In the meantime Snipt.org is back and running at full steam- on shiny new servers hosted by the good people at rackspace. Again my apologies for the...
If You Bug Us, We Will Fix It
Hey! Hope everyone is enjoying all the new stuff we released last week. Over the weekend we changed a few things to continue our mission to make Snipt.org one of the best pastebins on the net. Thanks to @devmorgan we have updated the Snipt JS Embed to no longer use CSS IDs which he informed us was bad bad bad. Now it uses all CSS-classes so you may need to update your CSS :). Check out his awesome...
Snipt API (and so much more!)
After a short feature-hiatus I’m proud to announce quite a few new things here at Snipt.org. As you may notice we have a sweet new jazzy logo provided by twitter user @miggi. We also have a well designed “extend” page which shows you all the cool new ways you can use Snipt (thanks to @wittyphrasehere). As far as new features and things to play with there are quite a few- ...
Say Hello to Comments!
Sharing code on twitter is a great way to collaborate using Snipt.org, but what if you could discuss the code right the site itself? Now you can. All Snipts now support commenting, proudly powered by DISQUS :). To start collaborating just click the “comments” link in the bottom right hand corner of any Snipt. Comments can be used as a powerful tool, use them to collaborate, to ask...
Easier to Read Code + Categories
You may find a few new things on Snipt when you go to share your code today. There is a new “min/max” feature which will allow you to maximize the width of the code pane to fit more code without scrolling. If you keep a Snipt Box here you can now browse your box by category, making it easier to quickly find the code you need.
More New Stuff on Snipt!
Just rolled out some new features to Snipt, and thought I’d stop by the blog and fill you in! Here is some new goodness for you to play with: Edit / Delete Snipts Yes you can finally edit and delete your snipts- and you don’t even need to login! You can edit snipts for 30days without twitter login and with login you can edit them… forever! Top 10 If you haven’t...
Styling the Snipt Embed
The Snipt embed is a powerful tool- it lets you share the code you store here on Snipt.org in other places- like on your blog or on another website. The embed is much more than a simple script though- it is a highly stylable and customizable embedded item. There are two major styling aspects to the Snipt embed, the container, and the code. Both are fully customizable. In this post I’ll...
More Features from the Lab
There are some new features on Snipt that you might not have seen! Here’s a quick roundup: Themes! There is now an extendable library of highlighting themes for your code here on Snipt- check it out in the themes section. Do you want a theme you don’t see in the library? Just tweet at me and I’ll add it. These themes will be reflected in embedded versions of the snipt, but can...
Bug Fixes and Upgrades!
Just a small update this time. The Snipt code editor has been upgraded with more robust tabbing support! You may also notice some more descriptive error messages to give you a better idea of whats going on when Snipt runs into problems. Thanks to twitter user @billnega for his valuable feedback! Additionally we have added “language memory” to the Snipt code editor so you don’t...
New Feature - Snipt Embedding [beta]
I’m happy to announce you can now embed your Snipts! Just click the “Embed this Snipt” link at the bottom of your Snipt, you will get a short <script>, this will allow you to embed your Snipt anywhere you want! Just copy paste the code into any HTML form! Styling the Embed In addition to embedding Snipts you can also style the embed container. Here are the stylable...
New Features - SniptBox and Private Snipts
Thanks everyone for all the support shown towards Snipt.org! I’m glad people are using this thing, and as such, have added some new features: Snipt Box Snipt Box allows you to easily retrieve code that you snip. It uses your twitter info to create a ‘Snipt Box’ just for you. To use Snipt Box just check “Add to my Snipt Box” from the homepage. You can always...
What is Snipt.org?
Snipt is a tool for developers and non developers alike. It allows you to post long pieces of text or code (Snipts) and share them with people using convenient short URLs. This is useful for things like Twitter and Instant Messaging where being concise is key. Snipt supports over 125 different formats ranging from csharp and actionscript to plain text and ascii. We are constantly adding formats...