O Human Star's going through site maintenance this week!
Hey guys, just as a head’s up, a friend and I will be doing some site overhaul on OHS this weekend. There may be brief outages today or tomorrow, and I will probably not post an update on Monday while the site shuttles between hosts. (Also, I kind of completely forgot that Sunday is Easter.)
Patreon subscribers will get a little something on Monday, but the next page will go up on Thursday for sure. Sorry about this, guys, but this overhaul was long overdue and it will cut down the amount of site outages and make OHS better than ever.
I remember you made a post about character names some time ago and was wondering if the fact that "Al" looks the same as "Artificial Intelligence" when abbreviated (AI) was another reason you decided on his name or if it's just a delightful coincidence?
Sounds like you’re referring to this post? Basically, I did put a lot of thought into Al’s name and what it made me think of, but that similarity was not one of them. I only noticed it after the fact!
Will you be going to TCAF again this year? It would be super awesome to see you there again! (And buy more stuff. :D)
Not this year, unfortunately! I will be going to just one Canadian convention this year, and that will be VanCAFon May 24 - 25 in Vancouver. Not to say I won’t try coming back to Toronto again, but it may not be until 2015. But if you are going this year, seek out some of my friends who are tabling, like Melanie and Sfé, and talk about how great I am.
It looks like the O Human Star website is down? Did something happen?
Basically, the gist is that enough new readers visited the site over the last few days that my web host temporarily took OHS down to prevent server overload. I’m now in the process of convincing them that the traffic spike won’t happen again and cajoling them to bring OHS back online. It’s a pain.
I’m honestly not sure yet! The last few months have seen me hustling to finish a few different projects as well as planning this year’s convention appearances. Between planned expenses like airfare and taxes, money’s been a little lean this spring, and I probably won’t prepare the next OHS book until I hear back from certain other folks about certain projects later on this spring. So we shall see!