< Piro >
Wednesday - January 2, 2002
I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday. I, too, enjoyed my 'break', such as it was... Oddly enough, i was even able to catch up on sleep. I never realized just how overtired i was. Doing much better now.
Last monday i remember how i was just NOT able to draw. I remember struggling all weekend to do a two part chirstmas comic. I remember promising 4 comics for that week. I remember how i felt like i was forcing things, and how i was so ... *unhappy* with the way my drawings, the scripts, and the comic itself was looking. I remember standing in the kitchen saying to myself that i needed a break.
I sat down and wrote a long rant about why i needed a break. Seraphim told me that people don't need excuses and explanations - just take the break, and stop whining about it.
so, i deleted it. ^_^ Glad i did. It was pretty dumb.
Anyways, it's been a rather crazy week. I've been busy with a deadline at work (project is due tomorrow night - i've worked every day since christmas to try to finish it) so... i haven't exactly been goofing off, but not having to do the comic make it so i actually got some sleep this week ^_^. The MT server got a major overhaul over christmas, including new hard drive, new linux kernel and install, and a new slab of memory. Once things settled out, the server has been working well.
Once that settled out, i started having my own problems. Comcast did this lovely switch-over from the old roadrunner network I was on to new comcast.net service... and lets just say it's been less than 'smooth'. A lot of websites are inaccessible to me, including (believe it or not) Megatokyo.com itself. After changing the DNS servers manually, i was able to access the server, ftp, ssh, etc without any problems - but i discovered that comcast has a horribly implemented proxy server in place now... and it has major issues with many popular websites... including mine. I found a way around the problem by manually setting a different proxy server on different ports - its slow and annoying, but it works. It will do till Comcast gets their shit together. (sigh)
Anyways, the new year is here, and its time to get cracking again. We're starting off a little slow with a one-panel filler comic that i had done a while ago (since i am technically still in the middle of a deadline, i was a little short on time tonight to draw up a comic), but we are back to normal MT storyline starting friday.
Thanks for the patience, folks, and thanks for the break. I know it was frustrating for some of you, and people have been predicting the death of MT. heh. gimmie a break. Some people have no faith. Faith is good. We don't really have plans to let you down. :)
Oh, and where is the status bar? we wont need that anymore. My new years resolution is to have a comic up and ready to go every monday wendnesday and friday from here on out. I've cried wolf too often about when things will be done, and i havent really been maintaining the window properly anyways. Less griping, more coimcs - Megatokyo, year 2002. :) Or at least thats the plan ^^;;