Added 2 new A* pages:The AP put out a news article today saying that the Moon is shrinking; apparently some scientists have decided that the look of certain fissures on the Moon's surface indicate that it's been shrinking as it cools from its formation. The interesting thing about this I guess is that the cracks look fairly recent, geologically speaking, and may indicate that the Moon is more geologically active than previously thought.|
Still, poor Moon! And I seem to recall reading somewhere recently that the Moon is also gradually getting farther and farther from Earth. It can't seem to catch a break! Although I suppose that's better than it getting closer and closer.
There was a minor ripple in the webcomics world today as comic hosting site ComicSpace, after a surprise week of downtime, just as surprisingly came back, having apparently deleted many of the comics it hosted, and converted the survivors to a generic WordPress template, while moving them all to different URLs. For instance, I had all five of my comic series mirrored there, but now there's only A*, and it doesn't even fit inside the template it's been stuck in. (You can see it here for now; I'm probably going to delete my account there within a week.)
And no FAQ on the changes, or even an acknowledgment of the change. This is not the way to retain your content providers, ComicSpace! Oh well. It was the weakest of the sites I mirror my comics to, so no big loss I suppose; still, I did have a small number of folks following my comics there; hopefully they'll find their way here or to a more functional mirror site.
Those others are listed on the about page, incidentally. Also today, another of them hit a glitch where it reported having no comics for any of the thousands of webcomics it's hosting. I won't tell you which one since the site has an active admin and presumably they'll get it fixed up shortly. Funkiness like this is sadly rather common on free webcomic hosting services; the one that's been stable for me since I started is also the largest: Smack Jeeves (here's the A* mirror on Smack Jeeves). So well done, SJ; you are a shining light of reliability in the world of free webcomic hosting, and hopefully I haven't just jinxed you.