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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Sorry for the recent silence on the blog here (and Twitter and Facebook) – But on a semi-related note, any intermittent problems you might have noticed with the site should be resolved now! (And the whole month is in the archives, so if there are any strips you didn’t see, they’re all in there now!)

Technical Difficulty Day

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

This morning, there was a power blink at home, and the computer reset itself.

At work, I got a call from a remote site that also had a power blink, and they were having problems with a printer because of it.

Later in the day, due to some server configuration work being done, was unavailable for a little while.

Tonight we had our first PodWarp 1999 call-in show – and Talkshoe froze up on us.

Then after that, a thunderstorm knocked me offline for about half an hour.

The site should update automatically at its usual time (about two hours from now), and you can see tomorrow’s strip then. But if anything goes wrong with that, I think I’m going to have to blame Technical Difficulty Day!

Breaking the silence

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

I haven’t had too much to say here this month! (But there might be something soon enough.) I did renew the domain name for another year, and this time the comic paid for the domain name itself (and is now working on the hosting) through sales of the book – so thank you to everyone who bought a copy so far, and I hope you enjoy it!

In other news, there are two new voting bonuses today – A sprite strip in which the past/present/future Ebb/Neap situation is (sort of) resolved, and the third season of Rumormonger Idol begins. Thanks for voting!

Technical difficulties (fixed)

Monday, January 28th, 2008

The host I’m on was doing some emergency server maintenance over the weekend, so you may have had problems connecting to the site (I did) – but everything should be working now.

Looking back, looking ahead

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Last January I made some comic-related New Year’s Resolutions. I think for the most part I managed to keep them:

  • Update Station V3 every day – yep, did that.
  • Update Z7 at least 50 times – I wound up putting up 98 new strips and getting it back on a regular schedule.
  • Update Ebb’s Children at least 10 times – Update 13 times.
  • Make a few changes to the site – Yep, made a few. Maybe not as many as I planned, but a few!
  • Finish putting together the first Station V3 book – Did that! (And you can buy it here.)
  • Keep things interesting – I certainly hope I did that!

…And I also did a few things I hadn’t planned to do! For example, starting Silence in the Darkness on Q16, the third Station V3 spinoff. It actually had the most visitors of the four comics last month, thanks to visitors from StumbleUpon, and various German web sites, such as this one. (Though Station V3 still had the Pac-Man share of the site bandwidth pie chart, and is back in the lead this month.)

Plans for 2008 include hoping the comics will earn enough through Project Wonderful ads and book sales to pay for their hosting, doing more guest strips for other comics, and generally doing pretty much the same thing I did in 2007! (Except for putting together the first book – I’ll have to work on a second one instead.)

…So keep checking this year and see how I do, and I’ll have a followup post on the subject this time next year. :)