Though we've been a little quiet recently with some of the team on August vacation, the pre-release test of Hosted Elemental Chat continues to beat our expectations considering the amount of messages and number of users it is supporting with very few issues.There are nearly 250 peers and over 5400 messages. It is exceeding expectations because we haven't yet: 1) optimized for full node networking AND 2) we aren't throttling new writes to the DHT.Both signals and gossip are still working reasonably well and their are fewer cases of major issues than our tests would have predicted. There are occasional connection problems but this will likely be solved by improvements to state handling coming soon.This is great news even before we merge the latest updates from Holochain. Next up we'll invite our Indiegogo Alpha supporters to try out Elemental Chat.In other Holo news we're preparing to open registration to the HoloPort Alpha Program where hosts will have the option of accruing HoloFuel for the use of their HoloPorts if they maintain the requirements or volunteering their HoloPorts.Holochain core, meanwhile, just released a new version (0.0.102) and continues to march forward with sharding. We've also integrated some new steps that get us closer to full support of Holochain on Windows, the last major OS.