Silence is golden. Consider that my holiday present for the lot of you: busy times call for a silent Noscope. Contrary to what I planned all along, I’ve actually had work to do in my first month of freelancing. So much that I haven’t had much time for anything else. That’s good.
Coacheye is my first real client project. As is visible in my client portfolio, Coacheye was a fine site already—my job was to simply realign a few gears and spokes, grease the engine and make it all usable like. Great project, great result.
As a favor to an old friend, I’ve made a “digest” tab on the face of Noscope. He was right all along, of course: removing the journal entirely from the homepage wasn’t necessarily a good idea. An extra tab, though, seems to work. But only if it’s cookied: so now it’s cookied.
Noscope moved servers a few days ago. So did ComicWiki, a danish comics lexicon that’s growing out of control. What was technically started by me as an experiment is now legally the property of thousands of nerdy danes, daily. Nerdy danes in the best possible way: really really, really intelligent, so intelligent that they don’t even brag about it. Did you, for instance, know that Han Fucking Solo frozen in carbonite was quite possibly inspired by The Empire of a Thousand Planets, a french comicbook where the protagonist is petrified into a plastic substance? Me either, but that’s damn cool, and it is the work of investigatory nerds.
Of course not all is well in the migration of a server, and most always “foreign characters” are lost in a transition, even if we all use UTF-8 religiously. Note to self: get SSH access and use
mysqldump in the future.
WP Super Cache works well. There are still issues where a cached version of a post isn’t refreshed upon posting a comment. This is further complexified by the fact that logged in users will see one version, cookied users another version, and stray users a third. Donncha: great work man. Could that be made an option? Top of my wishlist: clear post cache for all users when anyone posts a comment. Here’s a promise of a free print if you build that in.
That brings me to prints. More than one (two, actually), have asked me whether I sell prints of the artwork I’ve done on Noscope. The answer is yes! I want to! One of these days I’ll be asking you, esteemed reader, all manner of highly personal questions regarding the setup of such a business. Stay tuned.
Finally, I’d like to thank Stumblers for submitting my Creating Smoke In Photoshop From Scratch tutorial to Stumbleupon for great effect. It’s accounted for 83% all visits for the month of November, which comes to 48,845 pretty individuals. Stumbleupon is now my favourite site in the world. After Wikipedia. And after the Google sites.