Sunday, April 1st 2018 - Introducing DerekCoin

Introducing DerekCoin - the only virtual currency guaranteed to always go up in value.

How is it guaranteed to always go up in value?
Simple. The first DerekCoin costs one dollar. The second one will cost two dollars. And so on.

So, I should buy one right now?
Buy ten! The price will never be this low again. If you don't buy this, someone else will. What if a million people buy them before you and you have to pay a million bucks? You'll wish you got in on the ground floor, that's what.

Does this use blockchain?
We're working on that. I told Adrian to figure out what blockchain is and how to get one for free. Once he figures that out, we're implementing it.

Do I get a physical coin if I buy this?
Of course not. It's virtual currency. I keep a little journal that lists who owns which one.

What kind of security does DerekCoin have?
I've got a lock on the journal.

Can I exchange DerekCoin for hamburgers?
Certainly! If you can find someone who'll trade you. Just tell me so I can update my journal. I'm not going to stop you.

Will you take DerekCoin in exchange for hamburgers?
Currently Derek's Delivery Service is a cash-only business and does not accept DerekCoin.

April Fools


03.26.2018 - Terrence Marks:
We've moved webhosts! Again!
Why? The one we just moved to, there was a limit to how many PHP scripts we could run a day. Our entire archive is PHP scripts. We've got almost 9000 comics in the archive, so if a handful of people decide to read all of them, that's our quota and we're out of gas - come back tomorrow, folks.
And we were close to that quota. We could convert Spare Parts to an HTML-based archive, but that's not a big chunk of our total pageviews. We could set all the archives to a weekly view and hope that the comic doesn't become much more popular, but if we're planning on the comic not becoming more popular then we've got a bad plan.
I mean, we could force everyone to use weekly view but that just means we've got a slightly bigger pool of bandwidth to dole out. We were doing comics back in the early 2000s when this was a thing and bandwidth overages could kill a site, and we don't want to go back to the old days.
So we've moved. Again. Second time in a month. Fortunately, all the MySQL has been MySQLi-ized already and this time I've adjusted all the file paths so it should be easy to do again if we ever need to, and hopefully we won't. This time I went through all the extra files and obsolete pages and removed them.
Let me know if things don't work. I think I've got it all but there's a whole lot of stuff. Hope you like the new digs.

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