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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:37 pm    Post subject: 64 - Unpause Reply with quote

For folks that haven't noticed already a few things.

1. I've started year 4.
2. <a href="http://www.unitedheroes.net/grayhound/year4/chap46.html">Chapter 64 is up</a>
3. <a href="http://www.unitedheroes.net/grayhound/books/">Year 3 has been packaged up</a> as a PDF.
4. Kimmie has yet to file an update, but there's not a lot you'd need to read from the last few chapters anyway.

And yes, I know I need to try and get back to regular updates, but that Mentalmucil stuff tastes terrible.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mentamucil? Form the same company that makes Metamucil? Don't they also make Somnambutol, Flatuol and Fartimol?
Probably not the same quality though.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends on what you had for lunch, I'd presume.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome. You got this out just in time for my final week of the semester. This will help in my neverending quest to procrastinate large writing assignments.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it just my browser, or is the GH page somewhat borken?

But the chapter... ah, tasty. Good to have you back(ish), TA.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was slightly bent due to programmer error and a rush job on my part, but it's fixed now.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JIM, the link that was posted at the top of this thread is a little wonky. If you switch 46 for 64, then it works ok, and doesn't leave you at a weird TGC homepage.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still a HUGE .pdf though. A little judicious zipping is required.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the biggest one was year two, which turned out to be 4MB. That compressed down to less than a MB. Compressing year 3 only shaved about 100KB off.

As it stands, I can afford to have 3900 folks download all three per month (presuming I'm REALLY popular). If I wanted, I could switch things a tad and get another 4600 folks. (Did I mention that Dreamhost is <a href="http://dreamhost.com/rewards.cgi?jrconlin">the best damn hosting company on the Internet</a>?)

Right now, I get maybe 1000 folks pulling the file per month (3000 on the higher months). That's not a huge amount, and well within the limit.

As for making the file smaller for folks on dialup, heh, that's why I provide them as individual chapters in HTML files Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here I am stitching bloody files together. You are a cruel, cruel... sentient being. Mad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geez, go away for a week and somebody actually gets something done. This is kind of a scary trend.

Very nice, though. Especially enjoyed the intro, very Hitchhikers' Guide.

Narratio, maybe you should move somewhere civilized where broadband connections are readily availble, such as South-Central LA, Queens, or (since you seem to like Asia) Communist China. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been to China, spent a couple of years working in Xiamen and Tianjin. Thier connections are not good and many websites are banned.
www.strangecosmos.com for one because of all the funny chinese pictures.

Nah, I'm back home in Thailand in a week +, I need something to do at the airports, this almost counts as a hobby.
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