words and counting!
We know you are hard at work on your novels, blog posts, short stories, articles, and other creative writing endeavors. We want to take just a moment to let you know what we are doing to make Yarny better for you.
Last week during our maintenance outage, we put in place some monitoring that is helping us track some of the bugs (big and small) that some of you may be experiencing. As it turns out, the most common cause of these bugs is slow or finicky internet connections. To some of our users, it may seem like Yarny is getting buggier, not better. With the new monitoring though, we can tell that, for some of you, it’s the increasing size of snippets making slow internet connections become more of an issue. You’re writing a lot in Yarny and that’s great. It also means a lot more data moving around on your internet connection.
To address this, we’ve come up with a suite of fixes that will help even slower connections work better with Yarny. Note though, an internet connection speed about equal to that of a 3G cell phone or home DSL connection is about the slowest you will want to use. At this connection speed, if you have large snippets (say, half of your novel is in one snippet), then pause when clicking the version button, or bouncing to another snippet, just to make sure you don’t get too far ahead of your computer. On faster connections this isn’t an issue.
Connection speed is not the only thing we’ve been dealing with. We’ve found some other things in our code that we’ve tweaked to better keep the myriad background tasks from getting jumbled as you click around inside Yarny.
As some of you have already noticed, that quite bothersome “snippet jump” bug still lives. We are doing our best to kill it (this time for good).
At anytime, if you get nervous about your work not saving, or your internet connection dropping, just click the Export icon on the bottom, right corner of each snippet list and your writing will be downloaded to your computer. It’s like taking a snapshot of your writing, just in case. We hope that helps. Keep writing, and keep telling us how you feel about Yarny. After all, we created it for you.
The Yarny Team