Herein we use two tried and true literary techniques:
- stalling for time
- writing oneself into a corner.
In case you’re wondering what happened to the last two updates, well, Real Life interfered, big time.
Last weekend (4/8 comic):
Decided to get taxes done early (like that worked). Tried an update of Wine (program that lets me run Windows programs under Linux) which hosed my use of Manga Studio 5 to a greater degree than normal. Reverted back to previous version which didn’t put it back like it was. I forget what happened Monday evening. Decided to punt to following weekend…
This weekend (4/15 comic):
Saturday, finished taxes (yay!). Tried to fix basic problem with Wine running MS5; gave up after a while.
Sunday, started on comic, trying to work around existing bug, but needed to get to bed early because I needed to get up early Monday.
Monday: got up early to do ham radio support (net control) for Boston Marathon. I was almost done with my stint (had two stations to close) when the explosions occurred. Stayed another 4 hours. Dropped another ham off at his house on the way home. Still needed to do dinner. Lo-o-o-ong day.
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are already booked. I also have another comic web site to fix on Thursday (not one of mine).
I still need to fix Wine, but I can probably work around it.
I spent the entire weekend rebuilding the framing on a friends garage. The builder who installed it in the first place and the building inspector should both be shot.
As a result, I’m too physically and mentally tired to do a comic this week. (Pathetic, yes?)
(I actually have an idea for a comic, but I’d fall asleep before finishing it. Maybe tomorrow.)
Like the site (not that it’s changed much)? Check out the new Archive and Cast pages.
The bulk of those pages are courtesy of Comic Easel, a new WordPress plugin-based comic system brought to you by Philip Hofer (a.k.a. Frumph) who has been maintaining ComicPress for lo these many years. He has 5 (and counting) excellent videos on YouTube Start here and look for the Migrating from CP to CE videos.
Here is my quick how-to and notes for doing the conversion:
If you didn’t use either a child theme or Companion, you will lose any
customizations. You might want to convert to a child theme, first.
First, fix all the CSS and stuff to get your site looking the way it did (remember that screenshot I had you take? You know, the one I forgot to do when doing my site.).
Now you get to add all your characters to the character list and go
through *all* the comics adding each character in that comic to that
comic’s list. Fun for all of you OCD people.
Add a cast page with the shortcode:
See: this forum page
Added images and css to display them.
For the archives page, add the shortcode:
See: this forum page
I added chapters and moved long storylines to them and added
to the shortcode to get images to show up.
The site might look a tad strange today (and maybe tomorrow if things go slower than expected).
In our latest experiment, we will be converting the site from ComicPress to Comic Easel.
I will post notes on how to do this (with links to neat videos) after I’m done.