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June 30, 2005

Outta Here

All right, I'm heading off. Actually, I'm not going anywhere (actually, I'm on my way to Virginia for the weekend, but I mean, in the larger sense I'm not going anywhere), I'll just be working on a novel. As I've mentioned, I might pop up in the comments from time to time, and I'll be keeping the trackbacks and comments free of spam, but I won't be making entries for a month -- and why should I? The awesome and capable guest bloggers will be keeping you amused and entertained. However, if you find you absolutely cannot live without me, I'll still be putting entries up at By The Way through July, on account that's what I'm paid to do. Otherwise, have an excellent July and wish me luck. I'll be immersed in the universe of The Ghost Brigades, and hopefully the end result is that I'll have a book in which you'll want to get immersed as well. Take care. See you in a month.

Posted by john at June 30, 2005 04:34 PM

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John H | June 30, 2005 05:10 PM

Good luck and God-speed!

P.S. - I like the new background - kind of Van Gogh-ish...

Jim Winter | June 30, 2005 05:33 PM

Why didn't someone tell me Firefox does that cache thing? I got the OMW background instead of this new pastel blue one. (Very nice, btw, once I reloaded.)

claire | June 30, 2005 07:58 PM

have a nice trip, scalzi! jim, how do i reload on safari on mac? i've hit the 'reload' button but i'm still getting the old background.

Jim Winter | June 30, 2005 10:47 PM

You'll have to clear your Internet cache. IE and Firefox are essentially the same regardless of platform (That, or I've just managed to stuff my foot in my mouth.) If hitting reload doesn't work, clear the cache. In IE, it's Tools>Internet Options and on the general tab. In Firefox, it's just Tools>Options with cache on the Privacy tab.

(And if both Darth Gates and Mozilla goobered this up for OS X, I'm taking hostages.)

claire | July 1, 2005 02:56 AM

thanks, jim, for giving me permission to go investigating my stupid new browser. for anyone who's working with safari, which has no "tools" menu, the way to clear your cache is Safari>Empty Cache. obvious, no?

one of these years i will be officially computer savvy.

plus, the clouds are pritty.

wow, i'm spending way too much time on this blog.

Jim Winter | July 1, 2005 09:55 AM

"for anyone who's working with safari, which has no "tools" menu, the way to clear your cache is Safari>Empty Cache. obvious, no?"

Don't feel bad. For some reason I assumed you meant Firefox.

Opera tips, anyone? I've never even seen it, but I can spell it.

dave Munger | July 1, 2005 10:58 AM


I like this slight mod to the original clouds redesign better. Now the clouds in the sidebars are more abstract, and don't compete with the clouds on top.

Anne KG Murphy | July 1, 2005 03:15 PM

Note that to view the newest copy of any page, you can often force the browser to reload the page by holding down the Apple key (Mac) or Control Key (PC) while you click the "Reload" or "Refresh" button on your browser. You usually don't have to clear your entire cache in order to reload a single page.

Patrick | July 1, 2005 03:43 PM

Happy July, John. Good luck with the 'Brigades.'

Heather Braum | July 11, 2005 10:46 PM

Man, I am sitting here on pins & needles waiting for Ghost Brigades.... hope it's a lil longer than OMW... I know I just won't want it to end. Good luck John!!

Peace, Heather

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