Random Pirate Comics: The Blog

Blog of Jonah (aka spambot) of RandomPirateComics.com

Monday, May 22, 2006

More Ups and Downs

As you may have noticed, we are still having some significant downtimes with the site. Our host is aware of the problem and is working on it. Everyone on the same server as us is having the problem, so it’s not just our site. I tried to post an update on the main page before I left for work, but I couldn’t get into my site’s ftp.

Thank’s for being patient!

 

I haven’t had a chance to touch base with Jeremy about the new page yet. He was on vacation over the weekend, so it may be a little late. I will post either way tonight (provided the site is up).

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Site Outages

The site has been down since last night. I’m not sure why it’s down, and I’m none too happy about it.

I hope my hosting service fixes it soon. I’ll post when it’s back up.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Changes

I decided to go with a different template for the blog. The old one was starting to get… well, old.
The sand background look was starting to get a little tiresome, and I’ll most likely update the main site to match. It’s the same color, just without the sand pattern. This should also help save some load time when people go to the site.

I’ve also ordered a Wacom tablet which should be here on Thursday. I had a cheep off brand one awhile back, and I liked it quite a bit. It wasn’t compatible with my laptop, so Jesse has had it ever since. I’ve read nothing but good reviews of the Wacom tablets, so I’m excited to try it out.

Jeremy and I did a guest comic for Theater Hopper which will be up sometime in the next couple of weeks. I’ll post once that is up.

Color Stickguy!

Jeremy decided to give his new wacom tablet a try and do a special “Sunday” edition of Stickguy. I think it turned out really well.
You can click the image to view the full size, or better yet, view it on the main site.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Feulish Humans

We finally have a second vehicle!

A friend of my father-in-law was getting rid of a Chevy Blazer and didn’t want to bother selling it. This was great news for Brittany and me, since we’ve been trying to get a second vehicle for awhile now. We just didn’t want to go out and get ourselves into a bunch of debt by buying something we couldn’t pay off quickly.

I’ve actually been taking the bus lately, but it saves me a lot of time before and after work if I can drive myself to the bus station rather than catching a bus to the station and making a transfer.

Our Geo is supposed to be out of the shop today as well. Oh, you may mock the Geo, but I’d like to see your car get over 30 miles to the gallon. Biotch.

 

Speaking of gas mileage, I watched a recent episode of Myth Busters wherein they busted all the patented enhancement devices being sold online for regular cars. In fact most made the gas mileage worse. One thing I found very interesting was that in a diesel engine, you could power it with used vegetable oil without modifying the engine and it only lost 3 miles to the gallon over diesel gasoline.

They did make an interesting point about it on the show. Currently the used vegetable oil was free and people were just trying to get rid of it, but once companies knew you wanted it, they would start charging you for it.

 

Monday, May 01, 2006

Slackering

I realize I have been a huge slacker and haven’t been keeping the blog up to date.

Well, I have an excuse; I’ve been updating the news posts on the main site much more frequently.

I’ve been considering shutting this blog down, but at the same time I do enjoy the interface that it provides. I can also update it when I’m not on my home computer, which is something I can’t say for the RPC news box.

 

So if you’re looking for the latest news from us, RandomPirateComics.com is definitely the place to check. Things have been a lot busier for us lately since our readership is up 1000%. I’ll bet you think I’m just throwing that number out there, but thems are the facts.

 

Thanks to everyone for reading, and keep checking back! Oh, and we greatly appreciate all of you that have been spreading the word on forums and in other blogs. Word of mouth is always the best policy in the world of interweb cyber comics like ours.