After a lot of hard work, we are pleased to announce that Stonehenge Casting is up and running with on some new, more robust servers.
Plus, we’ve taken the opportunity to upgrade the site to version 0.4.
We’ll be having a number of posts about the improvements and how the features of particular interest to both producers and actors.
Howdy, as we mentioned earlier, Stonehenge Casting will be down for some planned maintenance this weekend up until approximately 5pm Sunday.
In the meantime, enjoy the song stylings of Strong Bad. (Yes, we are Homestar Runner fans here at Team J).
We will post again when the site is back up and running.
This weekend, Stonehenge Casting, Team J’s online casting tool, will have a “planned site outage.” That’s how IT folks say, “The website is down, but we know because we took it down.”
From roughly 7pm ET this Friday, August 28th until 5pm ET on Sunday, August 30th, you will not be able to access Stonehenge Casting.
If you’re a producer, please be sure to download and export any information on actors you might need during the weekend before Friday evening.
If you’re an actor, you’re welcome to update your profile this week, but will not be able to access the site from Friday through the weekend.
Why are we doing this? To accomplish three things:
- To move the site to a new, more robust hosting company
- To update the site to version 0.4, which should have some cool new features for both actors and producers
- To prepare for actor registration for Stonehenge 14
There will be follow-up announcements about when the site officially goes down and returns on this blog, on our Stonehenge Casting Facebook page, and our Twitter feed.
As previously mentioned here (as well as via Twitter and our Facebook page), Stonehenge Casting is offline starting now, Saturday, July 12th at 11pm until Sunday, July 13th at 11am Eastern in order to upgrade to version o.3.
Please do not try and log onto to the site at this time.
You will be notified on all our usual channels when the upgrade is complete.
UPDATE, Sunday 11:45am: We have encountered difficulties and will post updates as soon as possible.
We’re happy to announce we’ve completed our testing and the new version of Stonehenge Casting is set to go live on Sunday, July 13th at 11am Eastern. To do that, we’re going to need to take the site down this coming Saturday evening, starting at 11pm.
We ask that all of you log off from the website prior to Saturday at 11pm. If you try and log in between then and Sunday at 11am, you may experience issues
If you have an actor/performer profile on Stonehenge Casting, the changes mean you will need to update your profile.
We’ll be listing all the major changes, but it includes:
- A new “Projects and Preferences” section
- New fields in the “Appearance” section (currently named “Physical Information”)
- New fields in the “Attachments and Links” section (currently named “Attachments”)
We also have some new production companies joining the pilot. From hearing about their projects, we’re confident many of you will look forward to their casting notices.
As previously mentioned, our hosting provider is upgrading the Web servers that StonehengeCasting.com is on. It appears they are on schedule and the site will be back online.
We’ve been informed by the company that hosts StonehengeCasting.com that they will be doing some hardware upgrades which include the servers we’re on.
That means on Wednesday, March 5th, from 10pm Eastern until Thursday, March 6th at 1am, you can expect the site to be unavailable.
We will confirm the start and end of this three-hour window. Yeah, it’s longer than we’d like, but they do this very rarely and we’re sure the Web server is super-groovy-keen (that’s a technical term).
Incidentally, this is one of the reasons we have this blog on separate hosting.
We’re happy to report that version 0.2 of Stonehenge Casting has been successfully completed.
Actors and producers are welcome to log back in for all the casting-related enjoyment they can handle.
Actors, if you don’t see much changed, that’s because this site update was mainly for the benefit of producers, to be able to search, sort, and export your profiles better.
However, now might be an excellent time to update your profile, say, to update your availability or get those measurements you haven’t added yet (future wardrobe people will thank you).
Remember, for site updates and other planned outages, we’ll be communicating that here on the Team J blog — as well as our Twitter feed and Facebook page. And yes, unplanned outages will get onto these channels too — though we’re hoping that’s fairly rare.
As we mentioned previously, we’ve been getting version 0.2 of Stonehenge Casting ready (that’s the new service offered by Team J).
Right now, we’re planning to roll out version 0.2 early Tuesday morning, so all users should plan to be logged out of the system from 5am to 7am Eastern.
Once the site is back up, we’ll update everyone via this blog here.