The Return of the Podcasts

Submitted by C B Wright on

Waaaaay back when I first started posting fiction I used to post podcasts of every episode I published. You can still go through the archives and listen to my original attempts at recording Pay Me, Bug! -- if you insist -- though when I listen to them these days, I die a little inside.

Having all my fiction in audiobook format is something I really want to happen. My preferred solution for this is to get a brilliant narrator to read all my stories, bringing each character to life. Unfortunately, right now my budget for narrators is...

...well. Me. My budget is me.

Internet Explorer Issues Resolved... Mostly

Submitted by C B Wright on

Those of you who were having issues with the two sidebars overlapping the content area while viewing the site with Internet Explorer 6 and 7 should no longer be experiencing that problem. You may or may not be experiencing other problems -- as mentioned in the previous post, I had to essentially gut the template and rebuild it with duct tape, baling wire and bubble gum in order to get it look roughly the same, but in a way that IE6 and 7 wouldn't barf on.

Oh, THAT'S Why I Hate That Browser

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Two weeks ago I was alerted to a rendering error in the current site template. It was an error that occurred only in Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7, because IE 6 and 7 take creative liberties with Cascading Stylesheets that no other browser on the planet does.

"Well Chris," you might say, "that's something you have to put up with, considering that even now IE is the most popular browser on the Internet."

Working My Way To The Bullpen

Submitted by C B Wright on

Events and things1 have thus far prevented more comics this week, but I hope tomorrow will be better. Meanwhile, I have more information on what you can expect from Unexplored Horizons, the new addition to EvisceratiNet where I will publish my fiction.

I remember back when I was on Keenspot I asked the member's mailing list whether they thought a website devoted to publishing fiction would work. The general consensus was no, and I agreed with them. Common wisdom at the time was that people didn't have the patience to wade through an ocean of text printed on a web browser the same way they would a comic. Common wisdom also stated that even people who were willing to try would find themselves getting tired, because monitor resolutions were so poor compared to the crispness of text on paper. Even as recently as 2007, none other than Cory Doctorow, one of the most successful personalities in the world of independent publishing and e-publishing, wrote that computers and networked electronic devices were antithetical to longform writing (i.e., novels.)

At the time I was swayed by the argument that the web was ill-suited for text-based storytelling, but I was overlooking something important: once upon a time people said that comics didn't belong on the web.

  • 1. Specifically, things that are other events. I say "events and things" in order to make it appear that events are not the only cause of these comics delays. See what I did there? It's called "padding your content."

If you noticed it was broken... I don't think it's broken any more.

Submitted by C B Wright on

A number of you have emailed me to report that a number of recent comics were no longer displaying on the site. I think I've fixed that now. I was modifying the site last night and some things were inadvertently hidden from view. They are now un-hidden...

Thank you for the heads up. Unfortunately there is still no comic today.