Well, there’s just one more day to go, and I’ll be (finally) going under the knife to get this accursed kidney stone out. After what I hope will be a short post-op recovery period, I’ll be happy to return to work, driving, EVE, and well… life.
I still can’t believe it’ll be two months since this stupid thing’s symptoms got acute, and only now do I get to have it dealt with. It’s a complete waste of my productive time, and it’s been the polar opposite of anything resembling time off. Not fun, not recommended by me to anyone at all. And I can’t wait to get back to doing comics again.
So this is me signing off for a few days. See you all on the other side of the gate.
No I haven’t quit doing WDA and ENV, no I haven’t quit playing EVE, and no I’m not dead. What I am is basically bed- and sofa-ridden thanks to a big kidney stone sitting inside my kidney. It’s not going anywhere, and will have to be surgically removed. The symptoms got nasty on the 22nd of December, so you can imagine this hasn’t exactly been a fun time for me. Fear not, though. I’m still around, set some looooong skills training in EVE, and hope to be back to the land of the living soon.
A bit belated, but Warp Drive Active celebrated its 3rd birthday on the 11th of December! I started this thread on the EVE Online forums, and I’m flabbergasted at the number of people who’ve chimed in with awesome comments.
It’s been a heck of a ride so far, doing WDA for this long. I’d never thought I’d ever do something like this, and the fact that it’s been successful this long is equally mindblowing to me. Tons of thanks to all who support it.
Here’s to another three awesome years!!
The Third Alliance Tournament is over now, and Band of Brothers has once again won. :) To commemorate this, there’s a new WDA, complete with a friendly jab of course.
The first weekend of the tournament was technically frustrating, since the streaming servers of the live EVE TV feed were acting up. But things were smooth as silk this weekend, at least for me. The people at EVE TV caught a lot of flack from the forum trolls, but every year things keep getting better and better overall. Better coverage, better commentary, better sets… and it’s all due to the people behind it like Xyliana, spiralJunkie, Xod, and the rest of the team.
Great job, folks.
Almost forgot about this, but a new Warp Drive Active’s went up on Friday, and I just had to get in a friendly jab at EVE TV. :)
Don’t get me wrong, those folks do an awesome job, but there were some goofy technical problems that kept a lot of folks from tuning in at all. Yesterday though, the stream was working fine for me, and it was great to see the action once more.
Thank God.Â I’ve fully migrated my site from my old provider.Â DNS propagation should be done for most civilized parts of the world, so if you can read this, welcome back.
Warp Drive Active’s comment system is back up and working (yay!) and when I get home tonight expect a new one to go up.
And for those who don’t know, EVE TV is broadcasting Tournament action LIVE today.Â Tune in here.
Wow. The reactions I’ve been getting from folks about the EVE Fanfest pictures has been absolutely amazing. I’m beyond happy that I was able to bring a piece of the Fanfest that I experienced to all of you, and thanks for the very kind words. Over the next several days I’ll be in there adding descriptions and such to the images (which will be visible when the image is viewed full size) so as to provide a bit more insight into what’s what, and who’s who.
Warp Drive Active is going through some fun right now, my host has had some security issues so I can no longer do what I do to get the comments component working again. They’re looking into the problem, so sit tight.
Thanks to a suggestion from one WDA reader, I’ve created a blog category here on the site for Warp Drive Active. If you click it on the right, you’ll only see blog entries about WDA. Why should this matter? I’ll be announcing new additions when they happen, so if you’re a big fan of RSS aggregation (and who isn’t), then you can subscribe to the provided RSS feed to keep in the loop about when new comics are added.
I’ll get an RSS button setup on the WDA site this weekend hopefully, as well as start something similar for EVE: Nature Vraie. Hope that helps some of you out, and thanks for the suggestion.