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Development progress and product changes from district0x
Much of the past development cycle for district0x has been spent upgrading and rehabilitating Meme Factory as we address unforeseen issues with our production instance and its IPFS integration. In addition, Name Bazaar has seen all names stuck due to the issue with the new ENS registrar migration released, with subsequent cleanup efforts finalizing this yesterday. Work proceeds with both the District Registry and Ethlance at a steady rate, and new products have entered the brainstorming phase.
Meme Factory has seen a wide array of development progress. From urgent unexpected fixes, to accessory additions to the original application, to infrastructure upgrades, and more. We will continue improve Meme Factory in the following weeks.
Among the most worked on is what we mentioned in our last update, a persistence model for storing and caching IPFS and meme data on our server, so that future updates can be done seemlessly without needing to sync website data against the blockchain. This will result in a better user experience whenever we push updates or restart our server. Alongside this, we encountered an unexpected issue between our AWS instance and IPFS last week wherein we were suddenly completely unable to fetch data appropriately from IPFS, resulting in blank meme images. This had quite a long diagnostic path relating back to our AWS configuration, but additional changes have been made to prevent this kind of fallout in the future.
Beyond this, the aforementioned Twitter bot has been constructed and is in active testing on our QA instance. Additionally, better leader board page sorting options have been made and are awaiting deployment, and further time-based filtering options (e.g. top curators from the past week) are in the works. We’ve also integrated a simple chat interface for Meme ...
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