1. I'm starting to see comment spam again. This is of course inevitable, because spambots are pure evil. Those of you who have accounts on the site have the ability to flag comments as spam when you run across them... please feel free to do so. Marked comments are sent to a queue that I can review when I get home, so if you accidentally tag a comment as spam when it wasn't don't worry, I can rescue it and return it to its proper place.
2. There will be a new Kernel Panic tomorrow. And there was much rejoicing.
Two security updates of Drupal back I turned off the transcription module in order to minimize problems when I updated the database. Unfortunately I forgot to turn it back on for a long time. When I finally did I started transcribing comics again (and so have some of you -- thank you very much for your help).
One of the really great things about being on Keenspot was that when my site went down I could send a message off to the list ("ACK! SITE DOWN!") and then a few hours later (taking into consideration that I lived on the East Coast and the admins lived on the West Coast, and that I usually found out about my site being down at 5 or 6 AM, before I went off to work) someone else would fix it.
These days I'm responsible for maintaining my server and the site and pretty much everything else. Just me.
Unfortunately I am not going to be able to attend What the Hell?! Con 2008. This is an unhappy thing because each time I've gone has been an absolute blast. I sort of think of it as my "winter vacation" and I'm very disappointed I'm not going to meet up with my fellow webcomickers, the Yachting Club staff and organizers, and the convention goers... and the Dr. Who room.
From February 8-10 I will be at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina for the 2008 What the Hell?! Con. I've gone for the last two years and had a blast both times... I got to meet other cool webcomic artists, not to mention a couple of you who actually read my comic (!) which was quite an experience for me... honestly, when you're on the web and not a particularly social creature you sort of operate in a vacuum -- other than those of you who post on the site, I have no idea if my audience actually exists, or if you're all web bots trying to post comment spam.