Boring afternoons

Flooded

Friday, August 27, 2004 | 12:18 PM | by
Weee! Look at me! I'm postin'! I'm newspostin'!

Anyway, imagine my horror when I saw Fileplanet last night and their big announcement of an upcoming World of Warcraft stress test for the public. Imagine the look on my face and the horrific images that flashed through my mind of the servers, our precious beta servers, being absolutely flooded with salivating, chomping-at-the-bit fanboys and the "OMGOZorZ! i m 2 play@ NE Wariorz!" monkeys, making the game all but unplayable.

With my heart in my throat, I read on, and was relieved to find that it was a limited time stress test. The monkeys would only be allowed in for seven days, and even then, they don't get to touch our servers. They're going to be put on separate servers, for them to fuck up, and nary a shitbag will touch our holy ground.

Well, aside from the ones that are already there, but that's a rant for another day. Perhaps next week.

I hate to say it, but I don't think I'm going to reach my goal of having all shipping done by this weekend. It is, however, a shoe-in for early next week. I only have a couple hundred more to ship. Which means I can finish them next week and finish up all the work I need to do, and then take my vacation the following week. I'm excited.

There will be a lot of cool new shit going on around here immediately after my vacation, not the least of which is the book going back on sale. I'm only going to have a few hundred of the first print run left to sell, after which the book will be out of stock while I do a second printing. So fair warning now. They're gonna go fast, so make sure your credit cards/paypal accounts or whatnot are ready, if you want one.

Guess what?

Saturday, August 28, 2004 | 02:21 PM | by
Wanna know something interesting? Today's strip is the 400th CAD strip I've drawn.