Friday, July 23,
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As those of you who have been checking the Comments page already
know, my laptop went into extreme meltdown as soon as I reached
Newfoundland early on Thursday morning. The Friday and
Saturday comics, which I had scanned in but not edited, were thus
rendered inaccessible to me. A computer-savvy friend of mine
managed to get the computer working again long enough for me to
edit half of the Friday comic; then it died again. I should
have left a note on the site in the brief window when the laptop
was functional, but I didn't realise it would, well, be a brief
On Sunday evening, my friend attempted to boot up my computer using
Linux and retrieve the relevant files. Unfortunately, the
version of Linux he had downloaded turned out, through no fault of
his own, to be a highly unhelpful edition for visually impaired
people (unhelpful for us but also, I suspect, for visually impaired
people; it was actually really, really horrible in every possible
way). We had to abandon the attempt, since I needed to get
maybe two hours of sleep before catching a plane at 5:20 a.m.
Newfoundland time (that's 3:50 a.m. Toronto time, folks).
This evening, we tried again. However, this evening, my
friend--who is fantastic--was in Calgary, while I was in Toronto.
He guided me through the whole Linux deal over MSN. It
took hours. In the end, however, I retrieved the files.
(Just a note: Linux may be great when you know how to use it,
but when you don't, it seems to be the nightmare mutant offspring
of DOS. I shall have scary dreams about those damn prompts
At any rate, the comic is currently a bit behind, as I could not
progress on it while I was in Newfoundland. I'll be doing the
slowly-but-surely-catching-up thing; I can't do the
catching-up-all-at-once thing, as I've also got plenty of marking
to do. Thank you for your patience.
Incidentally, Newfoundland is very pretty, and now I want a
concertina. Don't ask.
Comics copyright Kari Maaren 2006-2010