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Friday, January 30, 2009

Is my personal long national nightmare at the beginning of the end?

I don't want to jinx anything, and I'm technically losing the services of the place where my dad has been working (I think I can still post the strip from here), but events may be being set in motion to solve the problems I've been having for the better part of a year.

I'm starting to try various things to solve my laptop's hibernation problem. I just might be about to get at least some of my files back from my old USB drive after over four months. As for my Internet connection and job situation... well, recent events, not to mention the loss of the aforementioned fallback, are starting to make us consider... well, I won't give the jerks downstairs any ammo, but suffice to say I may finally be getting motivated to get a real job.

The backlog for Da Blog remains, and I may well delay the OOTS post this week. A far more profound topic, cutting to the very core of webcomics, is coming up. The OOTS post may be delayed a whole week, or at the very least a day or two, because I feel a multi-part series coming on...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Da Blog for the rest of this week

So after I proclaimed how much less stressed dropping the webcomic post for this week was going to make me, I'm realizing I'm as stressed as ever if not more.

Barring a calamity, Thursday should see the long-awaited posting of the final college football rankings and lineal titles. Friday should see the posting of another sports-related post, one which I actually consider is more vital to get out of the way this month. But it's unlikely I get it out first, so I'm slating it for Friday, though you may see it before then.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I've been bottling this up all week, but I have a big beef with Buzzcomix. And it's not so much that they've been down for the second time in less than a month. As annoying as that is, because they really need to figure out what this problem is and solve it.

No, it's the fact there isn't even a channel to inform anyone what's going on. The old Buzzcomix at least had a forum. I'm not sure the new Buzzcomix even has any sort of "contact us" link. Not that that would matter while the whole site is down, but not having a forum or anything of that sort means no way of letting us know what the problem is when the site does come back.

Even with the site down, they could let a site like Comixtalk know what the dealio is. I haven't found anything in my admittedly brief search to indicate that anyone has any idea what exactly is going on. Did Buzzcomix run over their bandwidth? Were they a victim of a DDoS attack? Did someone have pornographic images? Is the site going back up by the time you read this, later today, tomorrow, at the end of the month, after a while to plug security holes, or ever? WE DON'T KNOW!!! And we basically have no way of knowing.

Well, at least we still have Top Web Comics.