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.

Same site, new IP, wha--hey, a popup!

Submitted by C B Wright on

Last night my site host assigned me a new IP address. They aren't turning the old one off till some time next month, but I wasn't publishing anything today (sorry about that) so I figured I'd get it done.

Update server, update DNS, update mail, reboot server, wait for propagation to... um... propagate.

If you're seeing this, it's done, and hello, you shouldn't notice anything new.

... except for the anti-CISPA popup.

Wait, what? I'm letting popups on my site? Yes, just this one, because it's important.

Unexpected downtime last week; back now

Submitted by C B Wright on

I say "unexpected downtime" but I don't mean the site. I mean me.

On January 31 our DSL went out, "sort of." By "sort of," I mean I had access to everything on the Internet that wasn't immediately useful: I could ping, I could ssh (OK, that was moderately useful) but I couldn't check email, couldn't browse, generally couldn't get anything done. By Friday DSL support had convinced me that it was a modem problem, and I ordered a new one.

Which didn't arrive until Friday.

Nine and a half days of relying on my phone for Internet access made it incredibly difficult to do much over here, especially since I was trying (unsuccessfully) to prevent my bandwidth usage from going over my AT&T data limit. Ah well, such is life; the good news is that I have Internet access once again, and things should return to whatever it is that passes for normal on this little corner of the Internet Ocean.

Well, hopefully better than "normal." We'll see.

Things Will Be Quiet

Submitted by C B Wright on

My DSL is out. It's a long and convoluted story that ends with "I probably won't get service back until Tuesday or Wednesday." Until then, the only Internet Access I have will be from my cell phone.

Don't expect too much around here till then.

Forums Are Offline

Submitted by C B Wright on

In the continuing drama of "as soon as you fix one thing, two more things break" I've had to disable the forums. Today I started getting alerts that there were php errors in the forums, and reports of infinite loops... I went to check it out and some of the forum subsections were... well, not working right.

Fortunately they haven't been used much. I say "fortunately" because it looks like the best way to fix the problem is "nuke and rebuild".

Anyway, forums are offline until I online them again.

Story Arc Viewer Broken (Now Fixed!)

Submitted by C B Wright on

Just a quick FYI... for those of you who use the story arc viewer (i.e., for those of you who click the "Webcomic Storyline" link at the top of each comic in order to view the entire series of comics associated with the storyline) something is broken. You can only view the first five comics of a story arc... the pagers don't work.

I'm trying to figure out why. It's exciting.

UPDATE: I found out why! It's fixed.