Josh Manders

Founder @ NiftyCo && Chief Makerlogger

Bump default session age to 8 hours

When you sign into Makerlog you have the option of telling the app to remember you, if you check that the app drops an extra cookie on your machine so when you come back anytime that cookie is valid, you'll be re-authenticated.

But if you don't, you will need to re-authenticate after 2 hours. I bumped that to 8 hours now.

Impelement account confirmation

New users now need to confirm their accounts before they can create anything on the site.


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Josh Manders Author Staff

I just realized I typo'd implement. damnit.


Go through and make sure redirects work

Changing a lot of urls and missed a few cases so I had to update redirect rules for old content.

Open attachments in lightbox modal

Since we store attachments in S3/DO Spaces, they are currently for some reason being uploaded with the wrong content-type causing the browser to download them instead of showing them. While I do need to fix that, a quick fix is to just open the full size in a modal. So now they do.

Restrict usernames to alphanumeric with dashes/underscores

A spammer signed up with a username that had spaces and it broke things, whoops.

Now only allowed alphanumeric with underscores and dashes.

Get the last backup of legacy db

Download the last backup I'll get from legacy server before it goes off line in 10 days.

It's only staying up right now in the event that I need to utilize it for something, but will be completely deleted by March 1st.

Launch Makerlog Next

James Robey


James Kenny

It's Go time!


Makerlog Next is coming this weekend.

James Kenny



kill and recreate redis server

Something keeps happening in the redis system that's causing task logging to break, usually restarting the server clears it out, but this is the 2nd time I've had to destroy the redis instance and recreate it to fix it.

fix legacy server

For the last friggen time!
Carl Poppa πŸ›Έ

need a hug?

Josh Manders Author Staff

@poppacalypse yes plz


Restart server

Task logging was down, restarted server, should be good again.
Carl Poppa πŸ›Έ



Launch Black Friday/Cyber Monday pre-order for Nifty SaaS ->

From now through Cyber Monday, get Nifty SaaS, THE SaaS starter you need to get shit done for only $499 - 45% off launch price.

This starter kit powers all of what NiftyCo builds, including but not limited to the build of Makerlog(NEXT), Primcloud, Prevalidate and BugFeedr.

Show sneak peek of leaderboard design on next


Update notice on header to point to new discussion.

Go viral on twitter