Real quick I wanted to apologize for the way the site has been acting lately. I appreciate the mail you guys have been sending me and trust me when I say people are working on it as I type this. I think Tycho mentioned a while ago that we had to invest in a bunch of new hardware. When it comes to computer stuff I’m hardly an expert. I use mine to play WOW and draw. I can tell you what I was told though. We actually purchased five brand new servers and last week they were integrated into our cluster. That made things sort of wonky for a few days and when I suggested they reverse the polarity of the main deflector dish and flash wipe all our DNS proxys they said I was not helping. I know it seems like we have a lot of trouble with the site and your right. I know having a fuck ton of readers is no excuse but we do go through about 400 gigs of traffic every day. We’re creeping up on 2 million page views a day now and that sort of traffic really beat the shit out of our old equipment. Hopefully once this new gear is in place and all the bugs are worked out you’ll see an improvement in the sites performance. Fingers crossed.
I have some pictures here from our day with the third graders.
We printed out a ton of these blank panels for them to create their own cartoons.
H3Y TH4T IS N0T WHUT G4B3 4ND TYCH0 L00K L1K3!!!
We actually had two full classes of third graders this year so the room was packed.
Here I am drawing our sample comic up on the overhead projector.
Tycho and I talked about releasing some materials that teachers could download and use in their classes. I think it’s a good idea and as soon as I get some free time I’ll make that a priority. I should be able to get something out this summer that you can use when school starts up again in the fall.