Okay, so: I have been working on the site redesign. It is coming together! I think you will like it. I am hoping hoping hoping it will be up and running sometime tomorrow night.
While working on the Oh No Robot integration I realized that I hadn’t been getting email notices about pending transcriptions. I had interpreted the lack of notifications to mean that we just weren’t getting people transcribin’; instead, it turns out there were a whole slew of transcriptions waiting to be approved! Due to my crummy administrative practices, they languished unused and unseen for far too long. Definitely my bad. I feel pretty bummed about it!
ANYWAY, I just approved them. And I promise to keep a much better eye on the Oh No Robot queue from now on. I can only hope our awesome transcribers haven’t gotten too discouraged by my lameness!
In other news, I am going to be out of town for three or so weeks starting this Wednesday. Where will I be? Swatting mosquitoes and outrunning jaguars in Brazil. Seriously! John will be tending things while I’m away.
This means a few things for the site:
- John and I are going to try to do the whole “distance collaboration” thing while I’m away. We’ve done this before (we were on opposite sites of the country for most of the comic’s run) so we’re hoping it won’t affect updates too much. That said, don’t be surprised if you see one or two filler strips during the next few weeks.
- In a cleverly thought out scheme, I scheduled our major site redesign to go live mere hours before I take my leave from the country. Still, if something goes wrong with the site (as it invariably will) please email me with your problem. My net access will be somewhat intermittent, but I’ll try to sort out the issue as quickly as possible. In general, we ask for your patience if anything goes wrong with the site.
- I won’t promise any blog posts while I’m away—but who knows! At the very least I’ll do a wrap-up of the trip once I get back. In the meantime, John’s in charge of the blog. What will he do with it? No one knows.