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Technical Support / IPv6
« on: February 01, 2011, 01:47:40 pm »
Out of interest, what's the plan for IPv6 support?

On another note, the main xepher.net page has:

"Notice: Undefined index: action in /home/httpd/htdocs/header.php on line 61" ...at the top.

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Technical Support / More weird 404s - rotating banner?
« on: April 17, 2009, 11:00:14 am »
Previously I was plagued by a number of spurious 404 errors, which had no connection to anything within any of my pages.  I eventually bodged it by creating stubs of the files it was trying to access, part of the idea being that if it crashed something I might get a better idea of what it was.

I've just checked this morning and the top two this month (currently 60 hits) are:

/-banner.jpg   60   http://www.project-future.org/
/-box.jpg      60   http://www.project-future.org/

...any ideas what they are?  I'm starting to think the rotating banner has freaked out.

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Art / [Music] - Three Little Pigs
« on: April 02, 2009, 03:29:06 pm »
If anyone is interested, I've finally completed my somewhat-overdue fifth album, Three Little Pigs - A Tale of Vengeance.  This is a 1970s-prog rock effort written and recorded by myself.


Since my main site is eating up a lot of bandwidth simply by existing, I've put the MP3 files onto a mirror site, at least for now.  I was tempted to use the space on my xepher account, but since it's primarily for the comic, that seemed a bit mean :P
If possible, try to use the Jamendo bittorrent thing when it becomes available - hopefully in a few days.

Here is the link:  http://www.dougtheeagle.com/tlpatov.htm

The cover art was done by Keaton, and I have Turnsky (Foxfire Chronicles) to thank for the new logo.  There's also some art from my own Project Future comic on the inlay.

Guest vocals include James Rolls as Daniel Ti'Fiona on "The Death of a Thousand Splices", Jairus as Bill Clinton and Tezkat as the news anchorman.  Mastering was done by Alex Balzama at Swift Audio Solutions, London.

A PDF version of the cover with full lyrics and liner notes can be found in the link above.

The bulk of the album, the first 'side' is a concept piece about the children's story.  Basically I started out with the premise of "Why might the wolf have a good reason to break into the house?" and the result was a set of songs that turn the story on its head.  The track titles were shamelessly inspired by Roger Glover's 'Elements' album.

In some ways I'm a little unnerved by it... the resulting suite is probably one of the darkest pieces of music I've put together and the flipside of the album doesn't really balance it properly.  I've made a vow that the next album will be happier.

I think one of my favourites on this album is "The next, a pig on fire".  This started out from a sample of Bill Clinton's infamous "I have sinned," speech, later replaced for copyright reasons.  It took some time for me to find a suitable replacement voice, but I have Jairus to thank for that.  Thanks also go out to Tezkat for his newsreading on the same track.

As usual for me, there is a song inspired by Amber Williams' DMFA comic, this time 'The Dark Price of Eternal Youth', which deals with the quandary any incubus or succubus is likely to face, whether to slowly age and die, or prolong your already generous lifespan by stealing the souls of others.  This is a central theme in my webcomic 'Project Future', from which the illustrative picture of Jakob is taken.  Thanks Ren, for all you've done to make it possible.

All tracks were recorded on 8-track tape at 15ips except 3, 5 & 8, which were  recorded 16¬≠track using two synchronized tape machines.

http://www.dougtheeagle.com

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Technical Support / .htaccess screw-up
« on: February 13, 2009, 04:44:39 pm »
Traditionally I've done redirections using the meta-refresh tag, but since this is generally considered to be a Bad Thing(TM) these days, I decided to try and set up a 301 redirect.  Unfortunately, I got the destination wrong - but it seems to have cached the incorrect destination for good.

Any ideas?  This is something I built for my own testing purposes rather than a critical part of the site, but it is very annoying.

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Hosting Q&A / Statistics
« on: January 21, 2009, 04:33:56 pm »
Is there any provision for website statistics at the moment?  A search wasn't too helpful as the system seems to have changed a lot in that regard.
While traffic is interesting, I'm particularly interested in tracking 404s, as I've found a lot of bad links that way.

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Technical Support / Profile settings
« on: January 21, 2009, 10:08:27 am »
Just as a quick heads-up, because I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else.  While I was setting up my profile on the board I was getting the following error:


sssss() (previously declared in /home/httpd/htdocs/forum/Sources/Load.php(520) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) :
 eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d
code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) :
eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code:1) in /home/httpd/htdocs/forum/Sources
/Load.php(520) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d
code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) :
eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d code(1) : eval()'d
code(1) : eval()'d code on line 1


...it seems to have done everything it should have, i.e. the avatar, site and age are now set, but it might be worth looking into.

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Applications / Project Future (a web comic)
« on: January 17, 2009, 12:14:00 am »
Preamble:
   Desired username: project-future
   email: jpm AT it-he DOT org
   current location of comic:  http://www.project-future.org

** Note to readers - page 46 is a major spoiler, the culmination of the first story arc.  Best to start from the beginning! **

Okay.  I've never been very good at selling myself, so I'll just lay all the facts on the table.
'Project Future' is a webcomic inspired by Amber Williams' DMFA, and tentatively set in the same universe - or one very much like it.  It's not officially associated with its parent, though Amber seems to be enjoying it so I must be doing something right.  The cast is all-original, barring a couple of cameos.  I have also included a quick reference for the race types around about page 11 - it's my intention that the comic be readable without prior knowledge of DMFA, though it's difficult for me to judge if I've succeeded.

Much as I'd love to claim credit for it all, I'm not a great character artist, so the project has been a joint venture with a fledgeling artist by the (pseudo)name of Ren Gaulen, also known as Siegfred Nox (on FA, for example).  He does the lineart and basic page layout - I do the colour work, corrections, video effects, backgrounds and also the final edit-assembly/captioning (in ComicLife).  Oh, and the writing of course.

I have also taken an approach to flashbacks and such which I don't think I've ever seen done before - flashbacks are typically drawn by a guest artist.  Currently we have guest panels by Shadrok, Keaton the Black Jackal and King of Hearts, and more are planned.

Anyway.  The comic officially kicked off last March, following a weekly schedule.  Officially it updates Saturdays - in practice it usually updates around 8pm GMT on Fridays.  There have been a few hiccups the last couple of weeks, but hopefully we should get that sorted soon.

If anyone is curious, the comic has a listing on the Belfry index here:
http://belfrycomics.net/ent/15181
(I don't actually know who submitted it -  found it in the HTTP logs one day)

So.   Why am I asking for space on xepher?  Basically, I'm running out of capacity on my current host.
I have also been running a particular website ( http://www.it-he.org - people who've played Deus Ex, Thief, the Ultima games and so on may have heard of it.) which has been online for about 11-12 years.  It's currently on a 15GB/month bandwidth plan, and as Project Future has been growing in popularity it's taken a sizeable chunk of the bandwidth - about 10% this month, which has pushed me over the limit (again).

What I'd like to do is move the comic to a different host so that IT-HE Software has a bit more room to breathe.  Xepher has played host to a great many comics I admire, e.g. DMFA, Furfire, Foxfire, Last Resort and Bristled (and probably a couple more I forgot), so I figured "I can but try".

Thanks for reading this far.  If there are any questions or anything I've missed instructions-wise, I'll be checking the forums.

Cheers,
JPM (aka Tapewolf, also 'DOUG the Eagle')


**EDIT**

I forgot to mention the rating.  I've tried to calibrate it around 'Abel's Story', a spin-off of DMFA which is rated Web-14.
Project Future does have the odd swear-word, and it has few graphic moments but not many.
Offhand the following pages are the most violent:

http://www.project-future.org/strip.php?strip=20
Daryil massacres people (distant shot) - this earned us our little 'V' on the Belfry

http://www.project-future.org/strip.php?strip=26
Josh is shot in the head - this is the worst.  We probably won't do this much violence again.

http://www.project-future.org/strip.php?strip=47
Severed arm in the imagined panel

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