I’ll be at GenCon in Indianapolis IN this weekend. I’ll be listed as RPG Webcomics 1263. I’ll be sharing a booth with Weregeeks. Our table 1263 is between the Entertainer Spotlight and the Concessions at the top of the map.
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Highlight of Comic Con was selling one of my books to Richard Pini who helped write the books that I used to learn to read. I could give a shit about Dick and Jane but I wanted to find out why the pretty lady was hurting the hot guy in the cage and to do that, I had to know what the words meant.
Got home from San Diego and washed my clothes. Now I’m off to Baltimore Maryland for Otakon. I’ll be at table C05 in Artist Alley. It’s on the corner of Avenue C and 100 Street in Hall E.
I’ll have Devil’s Panties book 5 and Men in Kilts playing cards (PG-13 thanks to a LOT of Photoshop) and Devil and Angel Girl pins and zombie shirts and um.. and other playing cards and… and… and no ponies.
See ya at Otakon!
While my dearest is Madaming her wares at the continent’s largest comic book convention, she has left this modest space in my charge.
The single condition was that I not piss anybody off, which in an Asimovian fashion renders gentlefolk like me nearly mute.
So, starting the week off by playing it safe may be the thing to do. That is to say I will only speak when asked to.
Just a quick update; Dragon Con has us down tentitively for Friday and Saturday nights at 1am in the Hyatt Hanover CDE. Same place as last year.
We will be checking ID at the door. Kilt guys gotta sign a model release form if they wanna get blown so I can use the pictures for posters and calendars. Hopefully I’ll have two photographers this year. There is a limit to the number of men that I’m able to blow in one night so we ask that if you come, come prepared to put on a show. Remember boys, we like to be teased. We want Pin Ups, not Center Folds.
For the last few days the wonderful people at Super Mario Marathon have been playing just about every Mario game ever made to raise money for Child’s Play, a charity for which my dearest has literally sold herself for in the past.
Their ultimate goal seems to be the odd but possibly significant value of $124,564.85.
They are currently at $57,530.00 and appear to have a few days of steam left in them. Let’s get them over the hump and help children across the world take their mind off the pains in their bodies and onto the soreness of their thumbs.
The last day at the beach. Of course it’s sunny and perfect. We have to eat everything out of the freezer in the beach house rental so breakfast is drumstick ice cream diet coke float. I know, diet coke sullies the float and you’re supposed to use vanilla, not drumstick, but it’s that or ginger ale and that’s what I’m planning for lunch. One last slather of sun block and nap in the sand. Gotta go jump in the waves and get some salt in my ears and sand between my toes so that when I go home tomorrow I can find sand in my shoes and remember that just that morning, I was at the ocean.
Each year my family goes to the beach. We bring piles of nail polish and we all paint our toe nails different colors. My mom’s toes have silver sparkles, my sister has polka dots, my brothers toe nails are blue and I’ve been trying to put a dot of each color on my toes but have only gotten 1/4 of the way through the pile of nail polish. My three year old niece has told us that she counted 100 bottles of nail polish but I think it’s closer to thirty or forty. Obby is bonding with my nephew over “old” arcade games. My nephew gets confused when the opening of the game tells you to insert a coin. They’re playing Aliens vs. Predator. It was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a second ago. I think the predator has a banana hammock on. My sister is down on the beach reading a book. I’m thinking of going to take a nap and contemplate a walk. These are the important decisions of a trip to the beach… maybe it’s time for a snack.
Just got back from Dallas and gotta draw and ink todays comic. I got to sleep some in the car while Gina’s husband drove but when I got home I think I used up that rest reading some of the comic books that I got at the show… If Obby asks, it was research.
Akon was awesome! got to see piles of convention friends and did lotsa great over sharing of inappropriateness during panels. I have learned many things.
#1. When drunk and/or over caffeinated at a panel I chose my words and am careful not to over share. If I am sober, I have no such filter and everything just plops out of my mouth without a second thought and the next thing I know I’m …. nevermind.
#2. If I’m on my own in a panel, and no one is there to curb my rambling, it adds to the rampant over share.
#3. I should not post blog entries at 2am after a 13 hour drive… 3 parts Simply Limeade and 1 third Havana Rum…it’s a really really dangerous thing.
So, I fail at HTTP.
The stats on the site have shown about 3000 people per day coming in from geebaonparade.com. I thought: “Sweet!”.
Then I finally got some metrics going on geebasonparade.com and saw that almost all of the people that visit geebas go directly to thedevilspanties.com after visiting.
Then I remembered the part where Jennie had told me that a fan was asking when the April Fools joke would be over….
…The one where I redirected everyone from thedevilspanties.com to geebasonparade.com.
Then I felt like an idiot for not investigating deeper when Jennie first mentioned it to me.
So the short of it is that I should have used a 302(Temporary) redirect instead of a 301(Permanent). I usually do a 301 by default without issues. However with a site this popular there will always be some browsers and ISPs that will misbehave, or in this case behave 100% according to the RFC.
Unfortunately there is no easy way to fix this for everyone unless we issue another 301 redirect on geebasonparade.com to go back to thedevilspanties.com.
This is not something we want to do right now, but we will be forced to if the numbers don’t drop from the current 3000 redirected visitors in the next 2 weeks.
IF YOU ARE STILL BEING REDIRECTED TO GEEBASONPARADE.COM VAPORIZE YOUR BROWSER CACHE.
IF YOU STILL ARE STILL HAVING ISSUES AFTER NUKING YOUR CACHE FROM ORBIT, CALL YOUR ISP OR ADMINISTRATOR AND TELL THEM TO “CLEAR THE REDIRECT FOR THEDEVILSPANTIES.COM FROM THEIR PROXY”.
ALSO I WILL BE COMMITTING EPEEN SEPPUKU.