Was the laptop running, accessing the hard drive while you dropped it? If so, the chances might not be so good, unfortunately, but of course it's worth trying either way.
And I know hindsight is 20/20, so I apologize if I'm stating the obvious here, but hard drives are relatively fragile, so it's worth keeping backups. Even if it's just having an external harddrive on a shelf somewhere, and copying everything over every 2 months, that's a minimum effort solution that can still greatly minimize the potential damage of a hard drive failure. I'd pick up a usb 3.0 hard drive that doesn't use an external power supply.
Chippewa Ghost:When is the donation system for Comic Fury coming back online?
not before the site recode is done
good news on that front (warning: boring code ramble incoming) is that i finished the webcomic viewer a few days ago, which is the biggest chunk of update that was still left (there's some more small stuff, but that will be much less troublesome to update), and it's the biggest chunk of update that will happen simultaneously. I'm just waiting on dreamhost now to set something up correctly (which apparently every time i ask them to do this same thing, requires at least 3 days and multiple false assurances that it's now working) so I can test it on the live server one final time, before swapping everything over.
So that's completely new code for the webcomic renderer (well, it "renders" it as HTML, just don't know a better word), the simple layout renderer, thousands of new lines of code being swapped active at once, scary stuff. But I tested it well and I think all bugs are ironed out now, if not I can always just swap back to the old renderer while I fix things.
The idea here is that things should look mostly exactly identical (I squished a couple bugs with the simple layout renderer), so the change shouldn't really be noticeable. But it enables me to work on lots of things i've been wanting to work on. And obviously a big thing that was sucking away dev time is now done, which is great for the same reason.
e: oh yeah, and under the new system, I set it up so that simple layouts are compiled to dragonslayer, which is then compiled to html, which is then saved to a html cache (tbh that's not even all the layers of cache in there, all the webcomic data gets cached as well). If that sounds like too many steps, keep in mind that the results are saved and only re-generated on changes. Also this means that simple layouts will soon finally be convertible to HTML layouts
yeah that definitely sounds like it's some sort of browser cache problem. I also just checked in chrome and it looks fine for me. Since you said you cleared your cache already, it may be some other website related data that you need to clear in your browser. I googled your problem and found this as a suggested solution, which really just tells you to clear your cache again, but these days browsers have like a million different varieties of that, so maybe it'll help?
Try clearing unrelated data as well. I've had problems in the past with browsers being fucky and then the solution being to clear something that sounds like it couldn't possibly be the problem (I wanna say my history? it was something dumb, but it wasn't the same problem)
Also since you did the usual steps, maybe this is redundant to suggest, but did you try rebooting your PC completely?
except all of that is exaggerated, and users being greeted with a blank screen after filling out a bunch of forms isn't like a great user experience either.
you're talking about mass upload, right? It happens when the cumulative filesize is too big, and the server rejects your request (at least usually, of course it could be something else in specific cases) - there's nothing I can really do with how the page is set up right now, which is that it just uploads everything at once without doing any processing on the browser. The advantage is that it works on literally every browser, the disadvantage is... well there's a lot of disadvantages. As is evident.
well, you can advertise with project wonderful, by embedding a banner in your webcomic, via putting a code they'll give you when creating an ad on their site in your layout HTML. It'll probably not return more than a few cents (anything people bid on it really, so it depends on how many views you get), but a few cents are still better than free bids
the nice thing about electric cars in that regard is also that it's a lot easier to update a few dozen power plants than a bajillion cars, lots of which have outdated technology (often by decades) both in terms of efficiency and pollutant filtering
it's really important to pay attention to the fact that there isn't one creative commons license, there's a bunch of more specific licenses that are all creative commons licenses.
And what you are allowed/not allowed to do depends on that license. You may not be allowed to use it for commercial work, and (not 100% sure on this) some licenses may allow you to use the image, but not modify it.
So the first step is figuring out which specific CC license it is, and what rights that license grants you. The creative commons website is a good resource
JammyTheBirb:Blocking NSFW avatars as a group won't work. There are avatars with outright nudity that are supposedly not allowed, but are up anyway. People wouldn't flag their avatars.
Well, people never report them. I message the ones I see, but I'm not monitoring the front page all day and all night. Really people, I can't stress this enough, if you see something that makes you uncomfortable, report it. Even if it doesn't get removed, I want that feedback. Just send me a short lil' pm with a link to the comic profile
I get almost 0 PMs about comic avatars.
And like, I don't mean to make it sound like I'm just trying to blame everyone else, but I just see all these vague complaints/references in this thread, people trying to be polite and not naming them (which is obviously the right thing to do when talking about this on the public forums), it would be really useful if you could just send me a PM as well, with the specific comic.
I don't want to make anyone feel bad about their work either, but it's really hard to be sure that I'm even on the same page about what people are talking about, when I never get anyone naming specific examples to me.
And especially if the comic in question updates during hours where I'm not browsing the front page, I might not have even seen it. Time zones are probably also a factor, I'm in europe, and a lot of people here are not.
It's new in the text of the ToS, but the registration page also has it. When you agree to the ToS, CF now also saves a copy of them, as of the time of you agreeing (a requirement), so I figured it'd make sense to add it there as well.
I've been enforcing the rule since I've known that I pretty much had to (at least since the alternative is impractical for me)