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< Piro >



Thursday - March 3, 2005

[Piro] - 16:10:00 - [link here]

-- UPDATED (see below) --

Ok, that was fun. Seems like Makoto-rin was in a mood and didn't want to play yesterday. Or today. It took a lot of nikuman and a lot of sappytrashy comics, but Ukyo, Cortana and I were able to coax Makoto-rin out of her funk and she's now happily serving up megatokyo and fredart pages again. Sheesh.

This has taken over a day and a half to get fixed, so i'm getting an awfuly late start on friday's comic. More than likely i'll have to post in the morning sometime, but at least i have a working site to post to. I was getting worried for a while. Part of it is capacity and utilization, part of it is code snafus, and part of it is my fault (im amazed by my ability to break things just by looking at them). There are two things that have come out of this tho - Makoto needs help (so does Nayuki, it seems) and i really need to finish up my stuff for the new Megatokyo site so we can replace the aging back end.

I'll get cracking on fridays comic, now that Makoto is finished with her snit, and then we're going to see what we have to do to prevent further snits from popping up in the future. Thanks for your patience, and i appologize for the downtime.


Few quick things to add this morning - just finishing up the last drawing now, i should have the finished comic up between noon and 1. Makoto seems to be happy this morning, which is a good thing.

Also i have good news for all the readers who are Verizon customers and have not been able to reach the Megatokyo site for months and months. Thanks to the determination of a Verizon customer and Megatokyo reader who would not let the issue go, the block has been removed! She says it took four trouble tickets, but eventually they found that for some reason, and they don't know why, a block was put on the port 53 back on August 24, 2004. They did a general unblock and it seems to have worked - Verizon customers can now reach the Megatokyo site.

Am i irritated that they have been blocking Megatokyo since August and can give no reason why? Yeah, i am. I'd take even a lame reason, but supposedly no one knows why this happened. It makes you wonder about the internet, it really does.

Thank you lilly, your fellow Verison users thank you :) A special thanks to the crew and thier mirror of the english comic. It has very much come in handy for this as well as wednesday's Makoto snit. :)

On a totally unrelated note, just a little thing on ICv2 this morning about Megatokyo volume 3. You'd think with the support you folks give me, i'd manage to not be late with the comic so much :P

(scurries off to finish the comic...)

< Dom >

Want to watch me make bubbles with my spit?

"Wayback machines"

Monday - March 7, 2005

[Dom] - 08:45:00 - [link here]

Have you ever talked to someone, or listened to a song, and suddenly felt like you were young again?

That happened to me this weekend. I was staffing at Anime OverDose as a favor to some friends, and as one of the perks, I got to talk to Rob Paulsen, AKA the voice of Yakko Warner, Pinky, and... well, half of my youth, really.

At one point on Saturday, he came to my station to ask for some information, and he was introduced to me. I told him that I was a huge fan of his work--and honestly, when you look at that list, you'll be hard-pressed to claim that you haven't ever heard and liked his voice work, if you've watched American TV over the past two decades.

So he started talking to me a little about some of his previous work, and slipped in some of his more famous voices, and I swear my eyes grew to the size of dinner plates.

As with many thousands of other twenty-somethings, I grew up glued to the television after school, and high up on my list of shows to watch was the Animaniacs. And so, when he was talking to me as Yakko and Pinky, I was transported back to 1993, sitting in front of the TV listening to the many songs and sketches instead of doing homework (which I'd finish in class anyway, it's not like the 6th grade was very difficult).

And he sang the nations of the world song for us as an extra bonus, so I would definitely like to thank Mr. Paulsen for making me feel young again. He was a cool person to hang out with too, especially when his son went to the karaoke room and belted some tunes with us.

So yeah. Stressful weekend, but it was worth it, because Rob Paulsen made me feel young again--it's rare that that happens, these days.


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