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a quick poll for some info

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First off, welcome new visitors who may be coming from here and there around the internets! I just put up a little advertising, and I hope it works. 😀

Secondly, an idea:

I’ve been playing around with making a [messenger] widget for the Dashboard in OSX. I currently have a friend beta-testing it for me, but I’m curious to know if anyone would be interested in it if I made it a download on the site. Do any of you use a Mac? Comment and let me know.

maintenance!

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Taking a few minutes to do a couple of software upgrades, so the site will look kind of funky for the next 20 minutes or so! Back in a few!

Update: Looks like this is going to take just a bit longer than I expected it to, just hang in there and try to ignore the green?

One half of this upgrade is done, and it’s already taken twice as long as I expected it to. It’s all downhill from here though, and at least everything looks normal again, so there.

unexpected

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Finally. The semester is over, along with exams, so I’m officially on break! Classes were a lot rougher this time around than I expected, though I haven’t got my grades yet so I suppose we’ll see just how rough they actually were soon enough…

With all that out of the way, I finally got around to actually working on the comic again. I had a bunch of free time this week, so I got most of the rest of this chapter sketched out, and some of it partially inked. It’s enough of a head start that I’m hopeful about keeping it updated more regularly from here out.

Anyway, some news:

– The forums got clogged with spam (again) even after my upgrades to try and keep the spammers out. And then the version of phpbb I was running got to be waaay out of date, and potentially insecure. After the recent hack-tastic disaster I had, I didn’t want to take any chances, so I basically just obliterated the whole thing and started new. Again. While I’m annoyed at having to delete the accounts of actual users, along with actual posts, since the database couldn’t be imported into the new phpbb, having a secure forum is a plus, as are the changes it brings. Go check it out!

– [messenger] will be moving servers before the summer is out. I’m running out of space, and just becoming generally frustrated with things as they are. This really shouldn’t be news, but I think it’s a good idea to mention it early on so people don’t assume I either died or gave up when some disaster inevitably hits when I do start transferring things. Hopefully I can afford to move. Anyway.

– LJ: I’ve opened up the restrictions on Ye Olde [messenger] LJ Community so that everyone can join, post, and comment as they please. I started it up just for news posts originally, but since I’m making my news posts here now, there’s no point in keeping it locked up. Seriously, go join.

And that’s about it for now. I’m slowly adding more to the site that never made it through the original rebuild after the hack, so that will be upcoming in the next few days as well. Enjoy!

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