March 31st, 2005
March 21st, 2005
I’ve only got one more tower to complete, then I can start assembling the bottom half of the castle. But first, I need to buy more ink for my printer. It might be a couple of days to a week or so before I get another ink cartridge ($45 for a tiny cartridge!).
March 20th, 2005
Check out this upcoming Haunted Mansion paper model by Ray Keim (Haunted Dimensions). I’ve been following his work on the model for some time now, and he’s starting to put the graphic quality of my models to shame. Of course, he uses actual photographs and his 3-D rendered model, while I work from my head (and a few photos for reference). I can’t wait until it’s finished; I’m as giddy as a school girl.
Hopefully, he’ll let me place a link to his model page via the [Paper Models page].
March 14th, 2005
Ever since I’ve cleaned out my mailing list of all subscribers (to rid myself of TONS of bad email addresses), I’ve noticed that the number of subscribers has gone from over 1,000 to just over 300. That’s a lot of bad email addresses that were cleared out!
I’m still cleaning out bounced mail, but I hope I’ve cleared up most of it. A lot of the bounced mail can come from one of the following:
1) The email address doesn’t exist. Sometimes, people change their email address and forget to remove themselves from the mailing list. Other times, people accidentally mistype their email address then wonder why they don’t receive updates.
2) Mailing list emails may be automatically filtered as spam or junk mail by your email client/program. Check with your email client/program on how to allow any incoming mail from [email omitted].
3) Some Internet service providers may think that the mailing list is a spamming email address. If this is the case, emails from the mailing list will be blocked for all of the service providers’ customers.
Anyone with a an att.com email address or a mchsi.com email address will not be able to receive updates. I am blacklisted by AT&T and it affiliates (Mediacom). I hope to fix the problem soon.
March 12th, 2005
I probably shouldn’t mention this, but I won’t lie: the Disney Experience’s icon vault has been diminishing over the past year or more, and I’m quickly running out of icons! That’s why there’s been a lot of Flashback icons popping up—which is alright for now (I have a lot of Flashback requests anyway). But there are a few solutions to this growing problem.
One solution is to start producing more icons; it’s been a while since I’ve done any major icon production. It’s not that I don’t want to do them; I just don’t have the time. So any future Web site projects would have to be put on hold for a while.
Another solution—and it does get the job done—is to have more contests. With contests (like Once Upon a Scream), I tend to buckle down and crank out icons like mad.
A third solution would be to release the theme park icons into the fold with the regular icons. That would increase the icon base, but only for the short-term.
July’s 50 Disney Theme Park Attractions event has been modified. Only 45 of the fifty icons will be from the past years; the other 5 icons will be new.
March 1st, 2005
I’ve sneaked in the new wallpaper featruing my new painting. Here’s what the different sections of the painting represent:
Okay, I’ve tried to upload the new site update, but to no avail; the connection doesn’t last long enough. It looks like we’re all going to have to wait.