Greetings from Hong Kong and a big hello to the 43 imood users we have here!
My trip is going wonderfully and is just about halfway done. Once again, I just wanted to let you folks know that the account difficulties we were having should be fixed. If your account seems to be missing, it might very well be, and for this we are sorry. In order to fix the problem, just create a new account with the same email address you were using before. Your history and buddy lists should be restored properly.
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!
If you find that your account does not appear to exist any more, it is possible that the user record got scrambled during our last outage. Your mood history still exists though, so the thing to do would be to create a new account using the same email address that you were using before.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
Hey gang, sorry for the trouble these past few days. We had some power troubles and, well, I've been soaking up the sun in Thailand and just got back online to fix everything. The good news is that your accounts and whatnot should all be fine. If you were having trouble logging in, try again. Your account was not deleted.
Hope everyone is having as lovely a November as I am.
imood is taking a little break. Or rather, I am going to be taking a little break. I am currently in Bilbao, Spain, and will be making my way through to Barcelona, and then on to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Saipan and Seattle before settling back down in New York City in the middle of December. What this means is that it might take a bit longer to get back to your emails than usual.
Please be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions for immediate assistance.
Thanks for understanding!
I am pleased to announce that I have fixed the email changing function. If you need to change your email address, just head over to the "preferences" section in the dropdown menu after you log in.
London is rainy and cold. As winter decends upon us in the northern hemisphere, I would like to remind all of you to bundle up. Wear your hat and mittens and stay warm.
For all of you in the southern hemisphere, enjoy the summer.
That's right! I just added 158 (WOW!) new moods to imood. Go and check them out now...
Sorry for the downtime folks, we had a power outage.
There are now a couple of more fields on the profile page so we can learn a bit more about you, our loyal users. If you could take a minute today to just fill out the "A Bit About Yourself" section, we would greatly appreciate it.
As an added bonus, we've also updated our profiles to include AIM Screen Names, so get in there and update your profiles!
A lot of you are discouraged as of late because Jesse and I don't respond to your emails with blazing speed, and because updates don't happen frequently. A lot of you fault our "deficient support staff." I wanted to take the time to let you know that imood has no "support staff." Only Jesse and I are around to answer emails, and at that it's usually Jesse who answers anything. I have a full time job, and NO Internet access at home, and Jesse is living the life of a punk rocker in London right now.
This is a poor excuse, I know, but I wanted to let you know why emails go unanswered, why things seem to not get done around here. We love imood, and wish we could work on it every day of the week. But we can't. Imood doesn't pay the bills, in fact, imood adds to the bills. We have BIG, BIG things planned for imood, but they only get done in the wee hours of the night, when dreams become reality, when people are free to dream.
I want to personally thank all of you for your continued use and support of imood, and thus for perpetuating our dream that the Internet can be used to help and connect people, and not just for commerce. Unlimited cheers for you.
Andrew and Jesse
-- The Magic Makers
So, lots of people have been asking for updates, and while there is not much new on the software end of things, I thought that I'd give you guys an update on what's happening with us here. Andrew has recently oved to Philadelphia and is now working for a company that is taking up most of his time. I've moved to London, England for a bit and am currently looking for things to do with my time (besides write and take photos, which I've been doing quite a bit of).
That's about it for now. Watch this space for more updates.
Hi all, just got back from Philadelphia and had a very nice time. As I am now back to my computer I have some updates:
1) No more face submissions will be accepted. Please do not send any more in. If you do, I will systematically delete them. =)
2) It will take me a bit of time to go through them all and decide which ones, if any, I want to add. Please do not email me asking me if I picked your images, or when they will be put up. I'll write news when I do.
3) People whose images I pick will get credit somewhere on imood, so do not worry.
4) I probably won't pick any faces that don't conform to the style of our current faces. If I do like a face enough, that does NOT conform to our standard, I MAY ask the author to redo it.
5) I added three (3) news shirts to the Imood Store! Two baseball three-quarters shirts and another baby doll shirt.
6) Some people have asked, so here's the scoop: We make only two dollars per item sold at the Imood Store.
Please make sure your faces are 15x15 pixels and not the 20x20 that I had
If you have already sent in faces that are 20x20, please send them to me
again with the correct new size.
Sorry for the mix-up.
I will be accepting new face submissions for the next week or two. For me
to consider using your face image on imood it must be: 1) a .GIF file, 2)
20x20 pixels, 3) be on a transparent background, 4) be your own creation,
5) be sent ONLY to the email address below.
If you send multiple submissions please send them in a .zip file.
You may submit your faces to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Joel's help the face images have been restored to their original,
flattened state. We did this because we thought they looked a little
funny all bumped up.
I don't always post when I add new moods, but I just added a batch of 33
really good ones. Enjoy!
We passed the magical 200,000 (yeah!) signed up users mark yesterday and
we're very proud! We hope imood has improved your lives and that it
continues to do so in the future!
-- Andrew & Jesse
This is a few months late, but I wanted to share a picture of Joel Day,
the guy who won the face contest, wearing his prize -- an imood tshirt.
<img src="http://images.imood.com/jday.jpg" alt="Joel Day in imoodWear">
-->Remember, You can get your own fashionable imoodWear at the Imood Store!
Looks like a whopping majority of people would NOT pay for imood. This is
not unexpected. What does this mean? It means that we should all hope that
me and Jesse do not fall out of favor with the gods that look over and
hold imood in the palm of their hand. =)
This poll is in NO way indicative of the future for imood. Running low on money and having a hard time finding a job, I am simply curious to see how much you all value the service imood provides for you.
I have created a poll that I would like you all to fill out -- even if you'd never ever never pay for imood.
I am curious as to how many of you actively use AIM and how many of you
who do, use Subprofile? Would it be useful if you could put a link in your
AIM profile that would link to a page showing your mood inside the profile
window of AIM?
I don't want to spend time on something that nobody will use.
Welcome to the new year everyone!
As you may have noticed imood development has slowed down a bit in the
last month or so. I've been very busy trying to get a job so I can
continue to pay my rent and living expenses. Jesse's a few steps ahead of
me, and being employed spends most of his time in front of a computer
working to ensure his livelihood.
There are a couple small changes to imood that I want to make that I think
would be pretty helpful, and I want to run them by you.
First I would like to add support for AIM, MSN, and other chat clients. I
realize that most of you use something other than ICQ, and there's no
other reason but laziness that you cannot share your chat accounts with
Second, I also know a lot of you use diary websites like livejournal,
opendiary or diaryland to keep your journals. Most of you who do this have
requested a way to do archived mood indicators. This isn't that trivial a
deal for us, so we will have to decide if our server can handle that load.
As it is, generating the current indicators takes up a LOT of server
Those are two things I'd really like to do for you all, and if you have
any feedback on them, please feel free to send me some feedback about them.
Best wishes all!