After several days of searching I found the MHW case badges from many years back. This was the surprise that I mentioned here in an earlier post that I wasn’t sure I could locate. If you would like to have one drop me a line. My email is on the “About Us” page. While the badge itself is free you will have to cover the cost of postage. A S.A.S.E. is my preferred method for taking care of that. Sorry but this offer is limited to those that live in the USA.
Since I am an old man now for the sake of nostalgia I had planned on using the original MHW site Header to make a new Header today. When I say early I mean back when I coded the site by hand in .html (badly I must confess) early. The problem was it seems the font I used from a 1,001 piece budget clip-art collection I bought for that purpose is apparently still a commercial font. Since I can’t find that package and I am not willing to pay FORTY DOLLARS for a twenty plus year old font. It seems that right now I am SOFL. I am not giving up all hope yet though as I am willing to bet I still have the original clip art software package somewhere. If I do, I will eventually make another header using it when / if I find it. In the meantime if you are wondering what the font that shall remain nameless looked like, look no further than the “Books” page.
It’s about time to hang up an “Open” sign and SLOWLY post some news. It is not like anyone is reading this yet though. I still am not satisfied with the site layout yet but if we wait for that to happen I might die first (more on that later). I have been considering trying a Patreon account here in the future. It would be nice if the site could stop getting into my pocket and be able to be self-sufficient enough to at least pay for the hosting.
I had hoped this time when I restarted the site that things could be different, that I could finally implement my original vision of public interactivity that I had for the site twenty years ago. But just like the first time SPAM once again quickly raised its ugly head. As you can probably imagine by SPAM I don’t mean canned lunch-meat, several varieties of which IMO can be quite tasty. In this case I mean “Comment” SPAM. Not five minutes after I made the first new post on the site it started. In an hour I had more than a dozen pieces, porn, extreme politics, racism, sexism, etc. it ran the whole gamut. Since I don’t have the time or inclination to manually approve each and every comment coming in for now I have just turned them off. Sad I know but at the moment this seems the best of the bad solutions. So for some reason if you want to contact me please see the contact information on the “About Us” page.
After an inordinate amount of digging I happened to stumble across the original twenty year old concept artwork I commissioned for MHW. Check them out on the right side of the site. I hope you enjoy it. No promises but I wouldn’t be surprised if there is one or two more surprises coming in the next few weeks. I guess that is all for now. Peace out.
I spent more than four hours yesterday looking to find a theme I could tolerate (barely). Not sure where this is going yet but definitely don’t look for 15 or 20 pieces of news daily like in the past. I will say I look forward to spending more time producing the occasional content than mucking around with the site design and layout.
It’s alive. Be patient. Stay tuned.