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December 1, 2006

More computer troubles (long, some tech stuff).

Last Saturday, a few hours after posting this, I made a deal with my supplier in which the issue of the memory sticks was resolved, and I got my PC back with a new motherboard and hard drive. I partitioned and formatted the new drive, installed SuSE linux 10.0 on it and started copying my administration and working files to the new drive, from the old 40 Gig drive which was still installed. I also moved my music collection to a data partition on the new drive and started downloading some old Doctor Who seasons just because I had that much space to fill for the first time in years.
Because of the download, I left the PC on overnight for a few nights. When I got out of bed on Tuesday morning, the PC was unresponsive. I rebooted it and was greeted with a large number of file system errors. Because I needed to plan my travel for a workshop in Emmen, I panicked a bit, but eventually I managed to boot the PC from a Kubuntu LiveCD and after a few attempts managed to mount the partitions on the new drive, causing the reiserfs journal entries to get replayed so the drive could be shut down properly. Yes, this is going to be that kind of post. Long and technical.
I ran fsck a few times with different options as well, but I do think it was mainly mounting the disks that caused the problem to go away for the time being. I shut the PC down, rebooted it after my workshops and it worked normally. So I resumed the download and continued to leave the PC on overnight. One might argue that that was irresponsible, but hey, I knew how to solve the problem if it reoccurred, right? And if it did, I might be able to investigate it in my own time, without running in panic mode, and solve it properly.
Well, that didn't turn out that way. I got the same problem again on Thursday, so I rebooted into Kubuntu LiveCD, did what I did last time, and rebooted my normal system again. Only now I got a new set of hard-drive-related I/O errors during SuSE bootup, and when I rebooted again, I got hard drive errors during the BIOS bootup stage. Eep.
Booting into Kubuntu LiveCD again for another look at my disks turned out to be harder than it had been before. The Hard Drive error occurred before the system decides to boot from the CD... luckily, it doesn't occur every time, and upon repeated tries I got the LiveCD to boot. Unfortunately, LiveCD technology isn't all that reliable, and this one had about five different places in the bootup process where it could and would get stuck, including at the end, when it sometimes displays a 1280*1024 pixel desktop on a screen set to 640*380. Now, there are plenty of linux geeks around who can fly blindly and fix problems like that without being able to see what's on their screen. I'm not one of them. If I can't see nearly all the contents of the screen, I can't fix the screen configuration, so in those situations, all that's left for me to do is reboot and try again.
When I did get Kubuntu to run properly, I found I could no longer see the new drive in the Disk/File system configuration screen, so I figured that at the very least, the file system was a goner, and possibly the hardware as well. So I fetched my portable hard drive from the studio, so I could back up the data that was still on the old hard drive. That way, if the new drive was broken, I'd be able to do a fresh OS install on the old drive. But while I was copying over my working files, the old hard drive also began to fail, and it didn't last long enough to copy over my Opera config files (which contain my email and my password). Upon a remount, the system returned similar I/O errors to the ones I remember seeing on Thursday morning. It's very likely now that that drive is also dead. It's like my computer is rotting!
I've called the shop about the problem. They invited me to bring my PC back to them, but mentioned that they were still drowning in repair work. I've mentioned their workload before - it's a big part of what caused the three-week wait before I got the machine back the first time. It may also have been the cause of some less than stirling workmanship; the intermittent nature of the Hard Drive Errors may be a sign that it's actually functional but not connected properly.
So I've decided to take some cooling-off time in which I weigh my options. I could take it back to the shop; I could take it to another shop; I could get a more hardware-savvy friend to look at it. If I get really desperate, I could open it myself and see if someone didn't connect the yellow wire right.
Or I could give this machine up as a bad job, reevaluate my computing needs and start with a fresh system. If the hard drives are broken and the data on them lost, I have no real reason to keep tinkering with this system; I might as well get something new that's more adequate to my needs right now.
When I bought my current system, I had a need to edit high-res comics in mind, and got a decent processor as well as as much memory as I could fit in. As it turned out, I've only ever used that power a handful of times since. All my productive work is done in the studio - on the desktop PC if possible, on the iBook if necessary. The home machine is used for getting online and playing media, and doesn't do the latter all that well.
And while I'm at it consider that:
1) I consider not having to spend time rummaging in the innards of a computer a good indicator of my quality of life;
2) I find tinkering with Operating Systems and getting software to run somewhat interesting, but it's not something I should spend great amounts of time on, which linux tends to make me do too often;
3) I don't trust Windows - I think XP is ancient and unsafe, and don't think Vista was developed with my interests in mind;
4) I don't have a lot of space in my apartment;
5) Me and my iBook, we get along very well...
...what's to stop me from just plonking a Mac Mini in the space where the PC is now, and join the army of computer dimwit graphical artists for a while? Well, apart from the price of the damned things. But maybe if I work a bit harder while there's no PC at home to distract me, I might earn the money soon enough.
Oh, and there's the issue of getting Macs online through @home.nl. But then I'm a bit fed up with them anyway.

December 5, 2006

Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic

Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic is much more fun than the title promises, and rather well-drawn. I wish it wasn't done in un-inked pencils, and I wish I'd find more fantasy comics that took their influence from fantasy literature (or better yet, the legends that form the source material for other forms of fantasy, or better yet, entirely from the artists' own fevered imaginations, though in the case of a parody comic like this, that wouldn't have worked anyway) rather than roleplaying games, but given these niggling objections, I found this one funny, easy on the eyes and a good way to procrastinate for an hour or so. If you like the manic energy of early Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan or the low-brow sillyness of Pawn, then spend some time in the world of Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic.

December 6, 2006

Unfinished business

I'm finally creating and posting the 800-pixel, half-page versions of the remastered Guðrún. These image files are taken from the same source as the 700-pixels-wide full-page version over on Chronicles of the Witch Queen, but are still taking quite a bit of time to prepare, because at the greater width, the lettering turns out uncomfortably large. So I'm looking again at each page and shrinking the lettering by up to 10%. This latest version is the first in which most of the lettering fits comfortably in the word balloons (because webcomics, bless them, are just Too Damned Small). It still comes out large-ish, but I'm sure I won't feel that way in another 5 years.
I'm posting the new versions as soon as I get them done, so for the next few days, possibly weeks, there will be a moment in the archive where the scan quality and comic size drop abruptly. Right now, everything up to page 30B, originally posted on August 29, 2000, is posted. That's almost half of the story.

This little improvement to the website was made possible by my current computer-less situation at home. To get online, I have to go to the studio, so I dawdle less in the morning and arrive earlier. Because the morning isn't my most creative period, I spend it working on this. Each installment takes about 15 minutes on additional cleanup, lettering changes and preparation for posting, but having one of my favourite Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan stories not look like crap is worth it.

Because there's no bandwagon I won't jump on...

... I am now on ComicSpace. An avatar will follow any year now.

ComicSpace bills itself as a MySpace for webcomics, but also promises to provide hosting for webcomics later on. Since its announcement, it's grown very fast indeed. Only time will tell, but ComicSpace might just throw a spanner in the works for Joey Manley's plans to make Webcomicsnation the Flickr of the Webcomics world. ComicSpace, after all, is being built from scratch, concentrating on the social networking aspect first, whereas the networking on WCN works via a range of only loosely connected tools and generally gives the impression of being grafted on after the hosting stuff was developed. On the other hand, WCN got there first, has an established track record at hosting, and the tools it does have (the Share the Love feature, the Talk About Comics Forums and blog), do work rather well.

We'll see how it goes; if there is to be a contest between the two services I'll be rooting for Webcomicsnation. But it does look like the stakes have been raised a bit.

December 8, 2006

Project Wonderful and Making a Living.

ComicSpace is already turning out to be a neat little earner for its founder Josh Roberts. Indeed, looking at those bids, one can't escape the conclusion that, strange though it may seem, some webcartoonists have entirely too much money.
But I'm pretty sure that once the hype dies down, the ads on there will be worth pretty much what people bid on them. Project Wonderful is a nearly perfect model of capitalism*): accurate information is available to all parties, there's no friction in the form of, say, a labour force needing to be fed and kept safe, and the parties involved are self-interested (read: vain and greedy) enough not to let an undervalued ad go un-bid, while also being rational (read: cheap) enough not to pay more, in the long run, than an ad is worth.

That being said, I think my own ad spots are still being undervalued compared to those on other webcomic sites with thousands of page impressions a day. I still seem to suffer from low visibility, possibly as a result of having been around so long.

The trend is up though; yesterday, my income passed the $2/day mark for the first time, putting it close to my short-term aim of making $3/day. Peanuts compared to what Josh is earning, I know, but that site is very visible right now and serving up tens of thousands of page impressions to people who are nuts about webcomics. I'm beginning to think that my next goal, of making $ 10/day through advertising, might be reachable. That would be the point where I'd be able to free up time to work on Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan. I do that anyway, but whenever I work on the comic, these days, I feel a twinge of guilt for not working on something that pays the bills. $10/day would put the webcomic on the same footing as my single biggest client, so that guilt, that feeling I'm slacking off from something more urgent, would, I think, go away.

$30/day would allow me to work on ROCR as my main project, reducing the others to sidelines. No, really. I could do it. I'm very, er, rational. All right, cheap. So bid on those ads if you want to support me and have a website that needs some more people looking at it.

*) But not quite: apart from the hype factor, participants in the market also come to it from vastly different pre-existing initial situations: some have hightly popular websites, including some where the popularity reflects past merit rather than present and can be said, for the purposes of the model, to be inherited. There is a real risk that PW ends up causing money to flow overwhelmingly from small webcomics sites to large ones, on the basis of these pre-existing conditions. Arguably, ComicSpace is one of them, because it had a huge advantage in the form of the user base of its predecessor, Onlinecomics.net.

December 11, 2006

New bonus feature: The Bare-Pit

There's a new bonus feature below the comic: The Bare-Pit will be tooncast on Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan for the duration of its current storyline, Enchanted. Enchanted is a sequel to the guest storyline I did for The Bare-Pit, Incognito (also here), in which the faerie Abúi ends up in the nudist resort that is The Bare-Pit's regular setting. In Enchanted, Sven Allestedes is trying to help her go back to her own world, but, as a result of interference by Tash, Sven, Tash and Abúi end up in a country full of naked gnomes, elves, etc. Not that different from Abúi's world, then, but it just isn't home. Noodtoonist has done a great job getting his version of Abúi right, and his storyline, which is about to take a turn for the weird, has been very enjoyable so far, as always.

Some fan art by me has also been posted on the Bare-Pit site.

While on the subject of guest and fan art: Saturday's guest comic by Jeroen and Adam linked back to an earlier guest comic by those two, which didn't exist because I'd forgotten to upload it. I've fixed that now, meaning that a total of 8 ROCR updates were posted last week.


Creatures that saw open a guy's head and mess with his brain = comedy gold. Best line: Mit oder ohne Hirn - er guckt immer gleich blöd aus der Wäsche. Reminds me of Gotlib a bit.

December 12, 2006

Using Project Wonderful effectively and ethically.

It's perhaps a bit early for this, but here's what I think I have learned in the past few weeks of advertising through Project Wonderful:

  1. Advertise outside your immediate niche: The most effective ads I've taken out were ads on popular webcomics such as Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal or Questionable Content. These popular general-interest comics probably have more fantasy fans among their reader base than most individual genre fantasy comics have fans.
  2. Go for the pageviews. When you bid on an ad, pay close attention to how many pageviews it has. Pageviews are a pretty good indicator of how many clicks you will get.
  3. Notwithstanding the above, ads on ComicSpace are hugely overpriced (average bid value $7.2 at the time of writing). Don't bid on them until their price drops to, say, a tenth of what it is now. Hype and fads can add value to an ad; in ComicSpace's case, one could argue that the ads are seen by rabid comic fans who are not yet webcomics fans. In practice, though, I've got fewer clicks out of these than other popular webcomics sites or even genre niche sites.
  4. Do bid on ads within your niche if they are cheap.
  5. Skyscraper ads are worth it.
  6. Novelty ads may or may not be worth it (ask Jeff Rowland) but they're going to cost you.
  7. Generally, if you want an ad to stay up, overbid.You may end up having to pay prices similar to those of a traditional ad slot on a similar site.
  8. If you bid on multiple ads within the same block, and only one bid is accepted, cancel the ads that didn't make it after a day or so. Otherwise, they might become the highest bidder after a while, costing you unnecessary money. Double ads add no value. Also, from an ethical point of view, leaving the losing bids up amounts to giving the ad's host a free gift of someone else's money. By the way, if you want to give an ad host a free gift of someone else's money, it's usually possible to guess how high you can bid on a button ad within a block and still lose. This could turn out to be a weakness in the PW system. Don't abuse it.
  9. This may be a browser-specific thing (I tried in Opera and Safari) but it looks like the "edit this bid" feature doesn't do anything useful except cancel a bid. You can't alter the value of a bid, so if you must have an ad on a certain spot, you must bid again. If you bid repeatedly on the same ad, make sure to cancel the losing bids. Otherwise, when the bidder or bidders who caused you to lose the bids cancel theirs (or their bids expire), you may end up bidding against yourself and throwing money away. This has happened to me.

That's it for now. I may add a few more items if I think of any. Or I may not. All of the above is based only on my own experiences, is completely unscientific and may be wrong. Seems to be working for me though.

December 14, 2006

Fair Trade = Free Trade

Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings has a post up on the economics of Fair Trade products, which makes a point I've been meaning to make for some time:

What I am doing, I think, is exactly what standard economic theory says that consumers do: namely, registering my preferences through my purchasing choices.

I mean: this is such a completely unremarkable thing to do, especially to market-oriented conservatives, that I'm constantly baffled at the pushback it gets. One of the whole points of the market is that, absent market failures, it's a wonderful mechanism for transmitting information about consumer preferences to producers, and for giving producers an incentive to meet those preferences. For instance, I drink Diet Coke, and I prefer to drink it in cans, even though it would undoubtedly be cheaper if I bought it in those big two liter bottles. I assume that it's because there are enough people like me in the US that Diet Coke is available in cans. If people preferred it in some other form -- in little Diet Coke-soaked sponges that we could suck on, or Barney-shaped dinosaur containers, or IV drips, or whatever -- then I assume those would probably appear. But when I buy Diet Coke in cans, I don't normally hear about how strange and spooky it is for me to be trying to influence the market by buying the things I prefer. I don't get long lectures on how my decision to buy Diet Coke in cans will paradoxically cause cans to become unavailable. People normally just say: oh, right, cans. Fine. Some conservatives say: thank God you're allowing the market to register your choices, instead of setting up a central planning mechanism to decide on Diet Coke delivery systems. Some liberals add: I hope you recycle them. (I do.) But normally that's the end of it.

Republic of Palau recently criticised, among others, Hilzoy for stating the blindingly obvious in her earlier post on products whose production makes the world a worse place, which includes coffee and chocolate. She did conclude that she was glad that real-world information was finally being made available to Americans who might want to base decisions on that information. I found myself being skeptical, thinking that for every American who would decide to abstain from chocolate or switch to fair trade products, there would be three who would make a point of buying as much chocolate as they could, eat it at chocolate abstainers in a deliberately offensive manner (see: Vegetarianism, responses to), claim that fair trade chocolate is really granola and publish "research" claiming that fair trade chocolate makes you gay (I wonder if those people know how much soy cheap chocolate contains). Hilzoy has this to say about responses like that:

I think the pushback comes from the fact that this is such a liberal thing to do. But one of the points I was trying to make at the end of my earlier post was: it should be a conservative thing to do as well. Anyone who has a preference for products not produced using child labor should welcome the opportunity to register that fact through the market. And market-oriented or libertarian conservatives, in particular, should (I think) regard this as by far the best way to register these preferences. After all, the alternatives, as with Diet Coke delivery systems, generally involve some sort of state action by which our preferences can be enforced. One does not have to choose between these two: one can both advocate for child labor laws throughout the world and refuse to buy stuff made with child labor. But anyone who feels leery of the governmental solutions has, I would have thought, a special reason to hope that the market-oriented solution works, and to encourage it.

As is her standard, Hilzoy is very thorough, meeting several other objections that might be raised including the all-important one about liberal self-righteousness. Read the whole thing.

Your Last Chance To See has now passed.

Baiji.org reports:

Wuhan, 13 December 2006 - The Baiji Yangtze Dolphin is with all probability extinct. On Wednesday, in the city of Wuhan in central China, a search expedition, under the direction of the Institute for Hydrobiology Wuhan and the Swiss-based baiji.org Foundation, drew to a finish without any results. During the six-week expedition scientists from six nations desperately searched the Yangtze in vain.

Douglas Adams is whirling in his urn.

December 15, 2006

White House in Orbit

The current guest comics sequence will be followed up, over the Christmas period, by more archival material. I'll be running the first White House in Orbit serial "Orbital Germans" on the website, in a remastered version based on new, cleaned-up scans.

I'm not nearly far enough along with Feral to resume posting that story. I've got seven pages drawn, but not lettered or coloured. Based on my experience posting the first batch, I would run out of pages in no time even if I had those seven ready to go. So something else will have to run in its place.

As you may know, I've got a love/hate relationship with regular update schedules. As a reader, I like them; as a website publisher, I find it satisfying to have them. But as an artist, I no longer want to be a slave to them. Unless I wring a living wage out of my webcomics somehow, I'm going to produce them at my leisure.

That leaves me with the need to post something else on the website, to keep... and of course, when I announced the interruption of Feral's regular publication, I said something about sidecomics. At least I have been working on that a little bit. But the problem with sidecomics is that they tend to disappear in the vast archives. Some of the batch I posted a year ago have been very succesful, especially the one-pager Chain Mail Bikini which I'd been sitting on for years, convinced, based on the reaction of one person I told the script to, that it wasn't any good at all. But while they do reach their audience eventually, they don't benefit from the exposure that comics posted on the front page get. So from now on, I intend to give every comic I add to the site, whether it's a Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan comic or not, its day in the sun.

I've long been meaning to consolidate White House in Orbit into my main website again. My first effort was with a site hosted on Keenprime several years ago, which never got off the ground. Most of White House in Orbit was made in periods when I was also working hard on other comics. Especially back in 2001, I was maintaining a regular schedule with Rogues of Clwyd-Rhan while also drawing the first season of Floor, and WHIO never got as much time and attention expended on it as it needed. I remember spending a lot of my time working on it being stressed out and frustrated at unstable software. I want to avoid a repetition of that, so don't expect me to run two webcomics simultaneously any time soon. Instead, I will make a serious effort to give WHIO a decent-sized audience, using tools I didn't have at my disposal back in 2001, such as Project Wonderful.

By the way, doing things this way (producing at leisure, running one comic at the time, giving each installment of every comic I post its day in the sun), I should be able to update the site 7 days a week, possibly for as long as a year. So that will be my aim for 2007: 365 updates. Many, perhaps most, of these won't be ROCR updates though, and it may turn out to be necessary to re-brand the site, to start presenting it as reinderdijkhuis.com rather than rocr.net. Not that rocr.net URLs will stop working, but there may well be a change in emphasis. We'll see.

Embarrassingly, there's still some uncertainty as to when the WHIO reruns will start. The most likely date is Sunday, December 17, when the guest comics run out. But there's still a slight chance of one guest comic arriving on Saturday, and if it does, I'll reschedule the WHIO comics and post that on Sunday. If the guest comic doesn't arrive on Saturday, I'll post it on New Year's Eve instead. The flexibility of WillowCMS allows me to do that and still keep the archives coherent in the long run.

Speaking of which, Mithandir has been busy working on new features, which will be rolled out on the ROCR site in the next week or so.

Got something to say about my plans for next year? Comment in the forum!

December 17, 2006

Odds and ends

  • White House in Orbit: Orbital Germans has started. I'm running an ad campaign for it, and I've put up a provisional home page for the series for people to bookmark and link to. Of course, the series also runs on the ROCR.net home page.
  • The "Oh-my-god-why-are-the-scans-suddenly-tiny-and-ugly" point in the Guðrún storyline has been pushed to the comic for November 8, 2000 the comic for November 27, 2000. I'll add some more remastered comics today. It's going reasonably fast now. infinity. The work is done, folks!
  • All this work on Guðrún is making me itch to put it into print. Not that I expect there to be many buyers; after all, only a handful of people have signed up for the Headsmen collection - not nearly enough to lift it out of its current vaporware status. But perhaps Guðrún would be more popular? One never knows.

December 22, 2006

Note to self concerning kittens.

I have promised my brother and his girlfriend to feed their kittens while they are away to England for Christmas. Therefore, I must take care of kittens. I must not, I repeat not, forget to take care of the kittens. If I forget to take care of the kittens, I am an idiot. When I wake up tomorrow morning, the first thought in my head should be of kittens. So should the next, and the one after that. I should pin a note to my alarm clock saying "kittens". I should leave another note on my kitchen table, one on the tea kettle, one in the fridge, wrapped around the cheese, another one on the laptop I've been watching DVDs on these past few mornings, another one on the door of my bike shed, and one pinned to my bike.

I should also write "kittens" on my forehead, in reverse. Though there's a strong likelihood that I'll shower in the morning so unless I've got non-soluble ink or possibly tattoo ink, I might as well not bother. Ditto with writing it on my hand, and in any case I'll be wearing gloves on my way to my brother's house.

In fact, none of these things are likely to stop me from forgetting to go to my brother's house while I'm on my way to my brother's house, which is why I'm posting a note about kittens in this blog, and changing my MSN nick to "Reinder has kittens" I will do the same to my IRC nick in a minute. It's the only way I'll remember to take care of the kittens, provided I don't turn my back on the studio's computer screen.

Who will think of the kittens?

December 24, 2006

Up next: Rocket Bandits

Between Christmas shopping, kittens, work on Gang of Four kicking me in the ass despite all my attempts to keep it simple, another spirited but doomed attempt at mucking out the Augian stable that is my apartment, the need to get a few days off from work and the need to have some semblence of a a life, I have not got any further with work on Feral than I was two weeks ago. So I will continue the reruns of White House in Orbit into January, following up Orbital Germans with Rocket Bandits starting January 1.

This repost doesn't completely get me off the hook work-wise: as the WHIO stories accumulate, it will become more necessary to turn rocr.net/reinderdijkhuis.com into a true multi-comic website rather than one that is dominated by one extremely long series. There's also the need for some more tidying up of the website itself (as you may have noticed, the bonus tooncast of The Bare-Pit has been quietly canceled, simply because it overloaded an already rather bloated front page. It's still on my page of other people's tooncasts though). And when we get to the third series, Engel-im-Flucht, I will have to start re-lettering and possibly re-colouring the story as well. There's a bit of a discussion on the forum about the newspaper texture that I used in the original publication of several WHIO stories; I want to get rid of it, but if enough people want it, I'l add it again, hopefully in a more subtle way than before.

Here's what I need to do to make the site a true multi-comic site:
* Each comic needs to have its own home page, archive listing and chain of linked archived comics pages. This part is actually easy.
* All of the home pages, archive listings and archived comics pages should be visually distinct from those of other comics, without having to add too many extra templates. Consistent use of variables within the templates is the key here, and while it will take some busywork, it shouldn't be that hard.
* The last page posted should be on the site's front page, no matter which comic it is from. This is going to take some more delving into WillowCMS internals, and what's more, it's going to require me to remember stuff I learn for a change. It should be doable; blogs, after all, do this all the time. One difference with blogs, though, is that the navigation buttons should link to comics within the series that the last comic comes from.
* All series archives should be linked on the front page.
* Despite the above, the front page should not be more cluttered than the one I have now. This means something should go. In fact, if it's anything like tidying up my apartment, a lot should go.

The final point is likely to be the hard bit....

December 27, 2006

First rejected PW ad on my site

Here's a first: Today, for the first time, I've rejected an ad on ROCR.net and banned the Project Wonderful member posting it. The advertiser was a tacky Italian lottery site that's probably illegal in my country and for all I know is completely fraudulent. Nuh-uh. No way am I accepting those ads (he said, reminding himself to keep an eye on the google ads that this post throws up).

Generally speaking, as an advertiser, I find it very annoying when a PW site insists on approving every ad by hand. It leads to delays and uncertainty, which degrades the value of the entire service as far as I'm concerned. Because of this, I've set all ad boxes that I host to "automatically accept everything". So far, it's been highly unlikely that anyone hosting ads will be confronted with inappropriate ads. If more gambling-oriented sites of the kind that have been traditionally advertised through spam join the system, that may have to change... but the interface for blocking ads and banning advertisers is actually pretty easy and convenient to use. So I'll leave things as they are and will continue to advise other PW members hosting ads to set their ad blocks to automatically accept everything.

December 30, 2006

Snap on rocr.net - please tell me if it doesn't work

I've just added Snap preview code to Rocr.net's templates, or at least some of them. Snap offers previews of links on web pages. If you find this irritating or it doesn't work properly on your browser, let me know; I think it'll be a nice addition to the site but if enough people complain, I'll take it off again.

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