Hey folks, just wanted to give you a heads-up that the server's been crashing the last couple of nights. I'm trying to keep an eye on it while we figure out the root cause, but if you can't get to it please drop me a line and let me know.
My apologies for any frustration!
I just got a scary email from Kaldath's sister:
Hey I am Kaldath's sister. He is in the hospital here in NJ and VERY sick. He is having surgery tomorrow and could use some prayers. Don't know how to work this website so maybe you can put the word out for him. He has is personal cell phone but right now it is off as the battery is dead and no charger with him.
I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope things go well for him tomorrow, I can honestly say that much of this community wouldn't exist without Kaldath. All the best, my friend, get well soon and completely.
I was indulging my latest weird past time this morning by watching other people play games (seriously, what's up with that?!) on Twitch.TV and came across a fun new streamer playing Fallout 4 (my other latest addiction) named Atomic Girl. She recognized the name and had very kind things to say about HeroMachine, which was both surprising and flattering!
It turns out she makes really cool dieselpunk and steampunk stuff, so if that's your jam check out her shop or visit her on Facebook.
Good luck with your Twitch career, Atomic Girl!
Tonight I made a major change in how Premium Memberships are handled. Basically the old plugin failed miserably, and I had to replace it. Getting everything converted over has been a pretty big headache and I'm not at all sure I have it working properly.
So, if you are a Premium Member subscriber and you aren't able to log in or get into the no-ads, full-sized versions of HeroMachine in the Premium Member Area, please contact me directly and let me know. I'll need your HeroMachine user name and the email you use for the PayPal payments.
I apologize for any frustration the transition causes and I'll do my best to sort it all out as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!
It's the eight blogiversary of the first post here on HeroMachine.com! Since it's also, coincidentally, Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I wanted to be sure and tell Kaldath and all the mods how thankful I am for keeping the whole enterprise rolling along, and to you all for reading and participating in sharing your creativity through contests and forum posts.
I'm not nearly as involved as I was early on for a host of reasons, but my appreciation for your imagination and your friendship has never diminished. Thank you one and all!