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Deadlines [Apr. 28th, 2008|03:51 pm]
Darth Paradox
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I've drawn a line in the sand.

Pyrlogos will launch June 21, 2008.

What the launch looks like, and how often pages come out after that, depends on what I manage to get done between now and then. But I've been working without a constraining deadline for long enough - I don't think it works. There's too much room for me to procrastinate. I need a date that I can panic about and react to.

So I've got May to try to build the buffer up while Sora pokes at the CSS of the site (currently running the ComicPress theme for WordPress) and three weeks in June to iron out the kinks, put together some ad images and other promotional type stuff, and hopefully continue making comics. My production rate in May will determine the schedule I start with, and that plus the total number of comics I have ready as of the 21st will help determine what I launch with and how. (Options include something like the six-pages-at-once launch partiallyclips did for Erfworld, and a quieter launch of one page at a time where I wait to start promoting it until I've got a bit of the story up. We'll see what I can do.)
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From: ex_miang438
2008-04-29 04:23 am (UTC)
Awesome! I look forward to it. And I'd be happy to do more typo-spotting/proofreading if you decide to keep using the filter. :)
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-04-29 05:53 am (UTC)
I'm not yet sure what I'm doing with the filter. It occurred to me at some point that trying to satisfy everybody with every comic wasn't a good way to go, but at the same time it would be good to be able to catch typos and continuity problems before they get published.

I do have to think about it. I may end up reducing the filter to four or five people (instead of the twelve or so in there right now) and trying to make it explictly an error check mechanism, rather than more vague criticism.
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[User Picture]From: deer_mews
2008-04-29 06:53 am (UTC)
Woo! Color me excited! (Which, oddly, enough, appears to approximate my normal flesh tone pretty well. I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.)

Heh. Also, as though you didn't have enough on your plate, I have an idea I need to flesh out, then discuss with someone, and I've nominated you. No need to panic, though; assuming I follow through at my usual rate, expect to hear from me some time in 2012...
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From: kernighan
2008-04-29 09:07 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I'm excited for the solstice now!

The web page looks great, by the way, and I like the logo.

I've been missing the filter thingy... if you want any more input I'd love to keep seeing what you have. Or I can wait till June 21 if you'd rather. Good luck!

Jeremy
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-04-29 11:00 pm (UTC)
I need to rethink what I'm doing with the filter, like I mentioned to miang above. I may yet revisit it.
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[User Picture]From: ryvaendell
2008-05-04 04:44 am (UTC)
Off-topic, but hi!

This is Jen from last night's hanging out and movieness.

*adds you*

Matt is yts88 if you want to add him too. :)
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-05-05 12:00 am (UTC)
Hi! 'Twas a pleasure meeting you last night.

Looking at your rings in your icon, the two stones together kind of remind me of the Earth and the Moon. Nifty.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-05-16 10:58 pm (UTC)

puzzle question

You have two identical spheres that break when dropped from a height greater than X floors. You have a 100 Floor building and you're guaranteed that X is less than 100. Give a strategy to determine the greatest height that the spheres can be dropped from without breaking. [edit: Assume that until a sphere breaks, it is just as strong as it was before you dropped it. ] Once a sphere breaks, you can no longer drop it (cause its broken duh!). Now give a strategy that minimizes the worst case number of times you drop a sphere.
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