After making some improvements — many of which stem from using the system myself during my own holiday travels — I have brought BumpySkies back online, albeit with rather more humility than displayed during its public debut last month.

I should have made it more clear (to myself, as much as to anyone else) that the service remains very much in beta for the time being, with lots of bugs and lesser usability problems still to find and fix. I feel hopeful that I won’t ever again need to take the system entirely offline for such a long time. The extended outage over the last couple of weeks was unavoidable due to the same “holiday vortex” that I rushed to release BumpySkies ahead of.

I remain eager to receive user feedback about BumpySkies, which always helps tremendously. Please send along any comments to its Twitter account or to email.

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