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< Piro >

that other site...

"doped up"

Friday - October 5, 2001

[Piro] - 12:41:02 - [link here]

Just a short rant today. I just feel kinda numb today, and most of that is because i was up way too late last night - and the entire time i felt all dopey because i had taken some Benedryl to fight the onset of a cold. It's not impossible to work when you feel like that, it just makes you work sloooooow.

I've been real irritable for the past few weeks - gomen. I think i actually get some kind of perverse kick out of being difficult. Not a very admirable trait, but its only one of my lesser flaws.

Seraphim is doing much better, BTW, and has completely recovered. Allergic reactions to medications are no fun, and i'm glad we're past that. :) Looking forward to a weekend without a medical emergency. :P

A few random, aimless plugs today. I think i should do this more often. There are a lot of websites around that i pop in to visit from time to time, or friends point out to me, or are connected in some way with people i consider friends in the ether. My habit of not linking people very often is a bad one - and has more to do with the laziness of not wanting to go to the trouble of typing in URLs than anything else. ^_^ A few at a time, what the heck. First off, i got an email from Shari that she'd revamped and relaunched Sketch of Love - a very edgy and uber-neat manga/comic/art piece. Secondly, I never did give kudos to Ian over at RPG World. Ian was a part of the Webmanga Panel at Otakon, and he's just generally a cool dude.

There. For some reason (and i don't know how it started) pimping this guy's comic has become something of an inside joke here at MT - course, *I*'d never pimp soup's (rather cool and neato) comic. And to make up for any pimpage that may happen, i'll just throw in a totally random, meaningless and pointless link of some sort.

Ah, what the heck. Most of you should recognize this site, and then there's this site - don't go there...

On a MT Merchandise front, the big news is this - We will be releasing the printers to start printing Pirogoeth posters on either Monday or Tuesday. We'll be printing 1000 of them, and we are going for the high quality print/paper approach. They should be available for purchase in about three weeks.

I'm working on a Megatokyo Beer Stein design right now. I know the damn things are only available till the end of the month, so by the time i get the damn thing up, it's gonna be a real small window in which you can buy one. We had a neat idea that i'm still trying to work out, and of course it requires me to draw some stuff. ^_^ Oh, and l33t N4k1d Skilzz boxer shorts will be available on tuesday. Next month, i'm planning two more shirt designs (both of these will be on colored shirts), and i am going to retire these designs: Does anyone Sp33k l33t, both j00 d34d f00 designs, and the Kimiko Idol design. If you like em, get em now. They come down next month. Lotta work to do, really.

And for those of you wondering where Largo is, he's preoccupied with something far more important that silly things like comics and games right now. :) He'll be back pretty soon, so patience people.

I generally feel like crap today - but its more of a dull dopey buzz from the medication than being really sick. I'm trying preventative measures this time to keep from goin down hard.

... support mt stuff ...

You can support Megatokyo by getting yourself some cool YakPak swag using the link below. Piro has been carrying a black Medium Flapdoozy since the comic started (because that's what i really use ^_^). Also, the YakPak people are cool folk:

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< Largo >

you're already here.

"megatokyo 2.0"

Monday - September 17, 2001

[Largo] - 23:59:00 - [link here]

Tonight, MegaTokyo launched it's new backend, version 2.0!

I've spent the better part of last month doing data entry into this beast, over 160 strips, and 200 rants had to be manually re-entered due to the way we used to store the data, (it wasn't pretty).

I had thought about writing a script to do the conversation for me, but going back over the old data gave me a chance to clean it up, fix some broken links, incorrect dates, etc.

The new backend is running off the defacto standard combination of apache with mysql & php. It's also about 20x faster then the previous backend. Why not give it a few clicks and see if you notice a difference?

ah, I love speed.

It's nice to finally get this system finished, and in production. After the events of last week, it feels good to be creating again. There just isn't a substitute for the feeling of bringing something new to people, in any form.

Well, having done that, I'm going on vacation. In the morning I'll be heading out to somewhere in the mountain ranges of Colorado, so I'm told.

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