Monday, February 28, 2005
Friday, February 25, 2005
I'm actually quite proud of today's comic. I have some fun stuff in store for tommorow, too. Actually, since I might not draw it tommorow, I have some fun stuff in store for whenever it is that I do the next comic.
See you then.
Autokeen is Annoying Sometimes
If you view the source on any comic page, you'll notice a <noscript> tag with nothing in it. Why is this?
Because it should have a parsed form of ***todays_comics*** in there, but Autokeen apparently can't do that twice. Grumble.
Update: I found the problem and fixed it. But you should still switch to Firefox.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
The Next Project
This'll require some work, and may result in a Massive Cookie of Doom™. This (the Massive Cookie of Doom™, not the work) is something I hope to avoid. Avoiding it may require me to sacrifice some of the nifty functionality of my plans (i.e. the page listing the comics you have and haven't read), but I'll see what I can do.
Then again, I must first complete the transcripts. I can worry about this later.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Why did I do this? Really, I did it so that I could find the comics more easily when stockpiled on my hard drive.
Why do you care? You don't.
Saturday, February 19, 2005
Give me a little bit.
Update: I got them working now, but there's an unsightly space between the date and the beginning of the text. I'll work on fixing that now.
Update 2: Yay. I fixed that too. ON TO THE NEXT PROJECT! That would be an updatable status line towards the top of the page.
Update 3: Okay, that is now done. I have other stuff planned, but I'll do that later. In the meantime, I think I'll have a few cookies.
Update 4: SHIT! In fixing the movies, I broke the transcripts! Must fix that now!
Update 5: Okay, I got the transcripts fixed now. If I noticed anything else, I'll fix that too. Unless I do, though, I'm not updating this post ever again.
Final Touches For Now
Friday, February 18, 2005
I am happy.
On a sad note, it currently works only on the front page comic. The reason for this is that I haven't yet migrated the old transcript files. I'll get around to that soon. In the meantime, look at the transcripts on the front page and say, "Wow. I wish Eli would get around to doing this for the rest."
The New Transcript System
I'm in the midst of updating the index page for the site, so that I may make sure it works as intended. This may take a while, though, so be prepared to wait.
Once I make sure I have the system working, I will proceed to update the entire site with it. Do note that the system will not work on comics without a transcript already made.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Thanks to this handy-dandy search, I have found a way to get around the massive problems I've been having with my transcript code. Now I need to rewrite a large portion of it, but whatever.
The old, nonworking version used this, but the new version will be using this.
And no, even though I'm giving you a massive hint as to what the new system will be, I still won't actually tell you what it is until I finish it. And at that point in time, I'll just put it on the site, so I'm never going to tell you.
Speaking of updates, the transcript for today's comic can be found here. Have fun.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
On the Transcript System
Monday, February 14, 2005
Status of Idiocy
On the other hand, I did make a lot of progress on the new transcript system. I'll give you some details now, because I feel like it.
The new transcript system will offer you a choice between the old, popup-based system and a new, pain-in-the-ass-to-program, nifty-keen system that involves no popups whatsoever. You'll get this choice unless, of course, I decide to be lazy and not make the popup version, in which case you won't be able to choose it. This is quite likely.
It'll use a cookie to remember which system you prefer, as well as (if you're using the cool one, which you should be) your decision about whether or not you want the transcripts enabled by default.
And now, because I'm evil, I'll not tell you exactly what the nifty-keen system will be. However, it'll only take me a couple more days (a week at most) to finish it, so you shouldn't have to wait for too long.
Sunday, February 13, 2005
Boredom Spawns Comics
When it does come up, the transcript will be available here.
In further news, Valentine's Day! OH CRAP!
Maybe I'll make a special Valentine's Day Comic Thing. Probably not. Well, actually, now I have a good idea.
Expect to see one, but don't be surprised if there ain't one.
Update: I will have time to scan the comic tonight.
Friday, February 11, 2005
Thursday, February 10, 2005
I am an Idiot
It seems that, when updating the site template, I accidentally nuked the code that handled the transcript link and pop-up window. Since I don't have a backup that I can find, I have to remake that.
On the positive side, maybe I can find a way to make the link only show up if the transcript actually exists. I'll check on that as I'm rebuilding it.
In the meantime, if you want to read the transcript for tonight's comic, you can get it here. Do note that this won't work until the comic is up.
In other news, it occurs to me that I may need to modify this newsblog to have Keenspace's advertisement up top and notice of host-age (not hostage) on the bottom, in the event that I wish to keep hosting my site there. As I do, I'll see if I can easily do this.
Okay, I think I got the ad and host-notice thing set up. Hopefully I won't need to mess with the code too many times in the future.