You may have read in the news this week that a major bug, nick-named heartbleed, was reported in OpenSSL, the cryptographic library used by websites to encrypt and protect information transmitted over the internet.
Nirvana servers are not affected by this vulnerability. We run an earlier version of OpenSSL that is not vulnerable to the heartbleed bug. (version 1.0.0a to be precise)
That said, if you use the same email/password combination to login to Nirvana that you use on other affected sites, it might be wise to change your Nirvana password, as those sites may have been exploited to expose your passwords in transit. This will reset/rotate your authentication tokens throughout our systems, and you should be good to go.
Some food for thought:
“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Tagging actions in Nirvana with contexts, and the time / energy required, helps you quickly whittle down your available actions based on where you are, how much time, and how much energy you have throughout the day.
Having a short list of actions to chose from helps ensure that you make progress on the important things that matter “right now.”
We will be bringing our main database offline for about 30 minutes tomorrow night starting around 10PM EST (03:00 GMT). You won’t be able to login to your account during this maintenance window. However, you’ll still be able to use the web app and the iOS/Andrdoid apps just fine, provided you’re already logged in. Your data will resume syncing with the cloud (and between your devices) once we bring the database back online.
Sorry for the interruption. We’ll post updates on twitter @nirvanahq to let you know when we start and when we’re done.
We will be upgrading some of our backend systems on Saturday, February 8 between 1:00am-1:30am EST (6:00-6:30 GMT). You likely won’t notice a thing if you are already signed in to your account (on the web or via mobile devices), but you may not be able to login (create a new session) for 2 brief periods during this maintenance window.
Our apologies in advance for the forshadowed blip, but the upside is that we’ll be better prepared for growth on the flipside.
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