I finally got the blog for Steady Service up and running. The content is still pretty shoddy but the mechanics to publish are now working fine. Just a Small Matter of Copywriting now to get some better content up there. I'll share some more about choosing suitable topics to blog about once I have done so.
A few more people have signed up for the service. The act of turning signups into real accounts doesn't take too long right now, but it is quite tedious and dull. This means I don't enjoy it and put it off, which adds significant friction. This still seems lower priority to fix than getting more people to sign up, but it's work I really need to do soon to improve the customer experience.
I'm also starting on the backend support for Bugzilla. Most of the groundwork for supporting email and PHP apps is already there, but I'm sure new and unexpected challenges will show their head. Today's unexpected challenge: If you have an IP address that is mostly static but changes occasionally, when it does suddenly all the ec2 firewall rules you have setup to permit access to your machines stop working. I'm shocked there isn't already a script that updates your security groups accordingly for this situation. Google finds me other people looking for a solution but no one who has written one.