Sy Nusidis

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It's ba-a-ack!

Guess I'll be sinking into pain and misery till I can get to the doctor. I woke up with a sinus headache today and it's only gotten worse. Can hardly stand to look at a computer screen. And since I'm going to ComiCon this weekend if I'm at all able, it may be Monday before I get to some things I promised people to do. Don't hesitate to remind me, I'm terrible about forgetting stuff when I'm in this much pain.

Author Bookmarks

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Easy way to bookmark your favorite author at BC:

http://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/author/author_name

The author_name part will be all lower case with _ (underline) characters replacing any spaces in the author's BC author name. Non-alphanumeric characters (except / forward slash) will just be left out.

Dangerous Servers on Home Machines

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I don't know how else to put this warning out but someone, whose ISP appears to be in Virginia, is running a webserver on their machine. When I look at my logs, I can see the ip address of the router and that there is a small local network. Evil types could use the available info to break into such a server and hijack it for nefarious purposes.

Moldy Oldie

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We had a leak inside a wall that we were unaware of until it started making a circle of carpet wet. They came to fix it today and ripped a nice hole in the wall so they could replace the pipe, stirring up a fair amount of dust. I don't know what set me off, mold in the carpet or wall, the dust the workmen made or smoke from the fires on the mountains--I didn't think much about it til about 20 minutes ago when I almost passed out before realizing I was having an asthma attack. Good old inhaler put me right but of course now I've got a headache and I probably won't sleep tonight from the side effects. Better than a trip to the emergency room, though. :)

Soul Survivor

Originally presented on Wed, 2006/08/09

What is life but a journey along an unmapped route toward a certain and inevitable destination? What would you do to tread a different path than the one you have walked so far?


Soul Survivor

by Dr. Richard K. Phillips
 

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Technicult Difficallies

Bob took a look at some of the internal server logs this morning and found about a metric assload of phantom traffic hidden under the carpet. It doesn't seeem to have anything actually to do with our server but apparently is originating on the network at the server farm. We've got the server techs looking at it with Bob consulting but this may have had something to do with the slow performance this past two weeks.

BigCloset Holiday Contest

It had been my intention to have a BC-TS Halloween writing contest this year but while I was distracted, Sapphire started one and I don't think we need two Halloween writing contests in this community. :)

So...announcing the BigCloset TopShelf Holiday Story Contest. Any story with a holiday related theme posted to BC before December 31, 2006 will be eligible. Yes, that includes all the way back to 1999.

Deadpan Detectives

I guess I'm to blame for this having started it all with the one about the zombies. :) Others have decided to share my guilt, so enjoy if you dare. This is just a post to link all the Deadpan Detective stories together, for those who haven't got their recommended daily allowance of puns. :)

Volunteer Editors

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I've had some communications lately from writers wanting help editing and/or posting stories here on BC. If you'd like to help, please respond to this forum post so the would-be authors can get in touch through BC's private message function. Then if things are sympatico you can exchange emails. Much thanks.

Chat Report - Tuesday, Nov 7, 8-10 pm EST and 7-9 pm PST

Either Bob or I, or both, will be in the BigCloset/Stardust chat room this Tuesday evening, November 7, 2006. Planned topic is the future of TG websites. We'll probably schedule another one for Sat or Sun next weekend for people who couldn't be at this one, like most people in Britain and Europe.

New Chat Schedule - Sunday, 12 November, 11 am PST, (2 pm EST, 7 pm GMT) - Topic: TBA

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Bob Arnold and I (or at least one of us) will be in the chatroom this Sunday for at least two hours. What should we talk about?

I've got some suggested topics:

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Pandora -5- and Epilogue - New Donation Premiums

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Pandora -3- Cover     Episode 5 and a new Epilogue in Keshara Narme's Pandora illustrated series are being offered through the Amazon Donations Links. To the right is a thumbnail of the cover of Episode 3.

Want Your Own Home Page?

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I've got some software setup on the new server to help create a community of authors and readers. Each member would have their own homepage, free, with quite a bit of control of how it looks, who can add to it and what appears there. I'd like to test this out before opening it up to everyone so if you are interested in trying it, send me a PM at Erin and I'll send you back the web address for trying this out.

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BC/SD Chat - Saturday, 2 December 2006 - Chat log posted

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We had a good chat and stuck pretty close to the main topic for over an hour. :) Lots of good ideas. Log is up (as comment below) and some notes from after that, maybe. :)

Thanks to all who attended. - Erin

Experiments

Some experimental work on the site caused a few crashes between about 11:45 pm Sun and 1:30 am Mon. Sorry about that if you were on and did something because I had to restore the database so anything done in that time period is gone.

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Closed!

You probably wouldn't like it
if one of your favorite story sites were closed,
but it could happen.

Please, let's all be courteous, kind and considerate
in public comments attached to author stories.

Unpublished

Broken Counter

The hit counter on the page is kept by another website, they appear to be down so I've had to turn the hit counter off. We were on track to have about 3200 visitors which would have been second place on an all time record. Poop!

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