Title: 942

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

May 2003


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Rant for Wednesday – May 21, 2003

May 21, 2003
3:00 AM

Couple of things to rattle by you guys today. :)

First off, I know the server is slow. We’re doing everything in our power to resolve the issue, and we still have a few more tricks up our sleeve, but we’re definately trying. One of the reasons it’s so slow is because we massively underestimated the sheer volume of people that connect to the site at the same time. It’s insane. And the issue with the archives has been fixed…now they link to the daily.php instead of the index.php, so they have a next button again. ^^; (thanks Ukyo)

Secondly, and this should be going up sometime today, I’m adding an advertisers page to the site, to give information to potential advertisers, like rates, placement, and other things that can be put into the category of “whatnot”. I don’t have placeholder ads put in yet, but I’ll work on those later if I get the chance.

Third, I’m almost finished getting things ready for the first iteration of the Real Life Support Group. The Magic card PDF is finished (just a hair under 14 megs, too), and I’ve got most things in place for the system to start. Now, remember, if you already donated to me for this back last year, you don’t have to do it again. You’re in. I’ll be sending out special letters to you guys. If you haven’t already joined the Real Life Support Group, it’s going to be $5 a month, but you get access to a private section of the forums only visible to supporters, as well as that month’s reward, which is available through the forums. It’s all more or less tied into the forums, because it makes it very easy to distribute things. If you want to get prepared ahead of time, you should go register a forum account, because if you have your username when you sign up, it’ll make things loads easier for me. If not, we’ll work it out later. 😀 Either way, I’m getting ahead of myself, since I’m not even finished with that portion of things. I have to get the advertisers page up first, but that’s mostly finished anyway. And I should probably do the comic. Yeah…I’ll do the comic first. Gah. I’m babbling.

Main reason I’m pushing all this stuff now is because Comic-Con International is coming up, and I’ve got a ton of costs I need to cover, since Fred Gallagher and I went in halves on a booth. 😀 More info on that later. Anyhow, take it easy, and I really am trying to get the server thing worked out. Truly. :)