retrace your steps.
written on 2019-08-29 by Spriteclad
Heyyyy! Hi. It’s been a while since I updated the si– wait I’ve said that at least four times already. Oops. But yeah, I’ve been busy with work and anxiety and that’s why I haven’t gotten much done in the past few months. But I’m back now, with a few minor updates to the site.
First: this really isn’t something you’ll notice as a user, but this is by far and away the biggest change to the site this update. Basically, I went through the semi-laborious process of converting all the links in the directory from raw HTML to a format called YAML, which basically means I can just plug in directory items into a data file and it’ll just populate on the page. This is way better than me having to copy and paste the same block of HTML over and over while changing the name/URL/description every time. Hooray for SSGs!!
Second: Not only have I added a few more pages to the Directory, BUT I’ve also given the Good Webcomics page a fresh coat of paint!! I’ve added thumbnails for /every/ comic and labels signifying when a comic has finished or been cancelled. I plan on giving almost every other page in the Directory the same treatment, but it might be a while before that happens considering how many images I have to add for each game/application/et cetera.
Third: I decided it would probably be better for my brain if I didn’t keep every single HTML file in the same directory, so I decided to move most sections of the site to their own folders (e.g.
/articles/, etc). I’ve set up server-side redirects to make old bookmarks of those pages redirect to the new ones, but there’s a tiny chance I might have missed an unchanged link to one of the old, now nonexistant pages. If you find a dead link (or image) somewhere, let me know on Twitter.
But yeah, that’s pretty much this update in a nutshell. Sorry for the sporadic updates, I’ve just been bouncing back and forth between hyperfixations like mad (as I always do) and so I keep forgetting to pay attention to the site. I’ll try to update at least one more time before the end of the year.
foot in the door
written on 2019-04-14 by Spriteclad
hi. again. i’m not quite dead, but i’m not quite alive either. sorry for not updating the site in almost half a year… i’m really bad at that. i’m probably going to redesign a huge chunk of it soon and maybe one of these days i’ll be more active on youtube. i’m also thinking about actually turning this news feed into a proper blog, or at the very least adding archives and an rss function to the feed. and maybe writing a few more articles along the way.
i think the reason i haven’t done much in terms of Public-Facing Online Content™ recently is because i can never decide whether to make written content or visual content. i enjoy both immensely and i have major respect for them, but when i try to decide what to make, i just sort of… lock up and never make anything at all. (hence the giant content rut.) there are other reasons as to why i don’t update publicly much, but this is probably one of the biggest.
uh, sorry. got a bit too personal there. let’s go back and focus on the good. i recently played hypnospace outlaw, and i really enjoyed it. go play it if you like ui-based video games. homestuck updated again after a three-year break, so that’s also pretty dang neat.
as for the site, i can’t promise anything, but like i said in the introductory paragraph, changes are coming. eventually. sorry for not keeping you in the loop.
i’ll see you later.
‘tis the season
written on 2018-12-22 by Spriteclad
just checking in to let you know, that no, said youtube video is not coming out this year. sorry. however i have very slightly tweaked the site a bit and i plan to update it more in the coming year.
i hope everyone has a good rest of the year and i hope y’all get more stuff done than i did this year. don’t just stand there, start doing something if you can.