Curveball Issue 24 Pushed Back to June

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

... well obviously it has, because it's June. Still, a brief explanation is in order.

Issue 24 is a double-sized issue (about 16,000 words instead of the standard 8-10K) so there's more to write. On top of that, I've been putting longer hours in at work because we're testing a new release, so I have less actual time to write. This has made my hope of getting the issue out on time a bit unrealistic.

I hope that it will be out this week. I am positive it will be out this month.

Sorry for the delay. Thanks for your patience. Assuming you are, in fact, patient, and not simply apathetic. :-D

Quick Status Update

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

Y'all have been extremely patient, and I apologize for the continuing delays.

My current situation is still about as chaotic as it has been since, well, June. It looks like the earliest things will start to settle down will be mid-November -- during NaNoWriMo -- which isn't a very calm month for any number of reasons.

That said, things will pick up before then. As in, "starting next week," including a special surprise for you that will require very little effort on my part to provide. Which is the best kind of special surprise. More on that later.

Status Report

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

July has been a difficult month.

I was supposed to have Issue 12 of Curveball out this month. I was also supposed to have the next chapter of The Points Between up. I was also supposed to have a lot more comics up than there actually are.

Instead, I spent most of July trying to find a job.

Issue 12 is currently about 25% complete. The next chapter of The Points Between is about 50% complete. On the other hand, I'm working again, so ability to feed family is once more at 100%.

Apologies for the delay. All the other projects--both fiction and comics--are moving forward. I have a lot of ground I need to make up...

Random Button!

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

The navigation buttons for the comics on the site now have a "Random" button. Clicking the button will take you to a random comic. Hurray for new features!

The button doesn't show up on the comics page, because of Drupal Reasons. I'm working on it. But as soon as you click into the full page view for the comic, it's there...

Potential site warnings ahead

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

A reader pointed out a few days ago that he was getting certificate errors and site warnings when he visited my site. I tracked the problem down to a Drupal module that provides the "like" and "+1" widgets for a number of posts, and deactivated it. However, I am re-activating it in order to try to help troubleshoot the issue for the module developer.

This means that for a while when you visit this site your browser might tell you OH MY GOD THIS SITE HAS A PROBLEM BEWARE OR YOU'LL CATCH A VIRUS AND DIE which is a reasonable thing for a browser to report, but is probably not what will actually happen. Please bear with me for a few days.


Update: The problem was patched, and everything should be working again. If you're getting certificate warnings, please let me know, because it's for something new.

Hello Alabama.

Submitted by Christopher Wright on

I made it. It was a rough trip. I was trying to minimize the pain by splitting it into two pieces -- Saturday driving and Sunday driving.

Saturday driving was supposed to be 5 hours. It wound up being 9 hours because they closed down one of the more important roads I was sort of counting on not being closed down. Sunday I left at 8:30ish and was supposed to arrive around 7:30 (Central time). It wound up being closer to 9 because I had to drive through a pretty heavy rainstorm that apparently spawned a tornado once it hit South Carolina.

But I made it. Expect fun things to appear on this site soonish.