Took some time off to remind people that i'm having some really terrible internet connectivity issues since last sunday or so. It happened right after a severe storm, so i will assume that the spliced part of my internet cable got damaged again. I still need to report it to the service provider.
Also, i would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who leave a message of appreciation or two. Your messages bring positive vibes and made me realize that despite the "archaic" file format, people still have the need for it. I am fully aware that there are more "modern" means of accessing your favorite novels, via phone apps and such, but the digital book format is the closest thing to an enjoyable experience, sans ads.
Speaking of real life, i did previously mention that i am quite uncertain about the stability of my current job. Well, starting next month, i will be taking up a new position on my current company. About 2 weeks after that, i will be "relocated" to another place for a project that will span for at most, a good 2 years or so. Simply put, i will lose all access to my computer at home, and will be relying my company laptop for editing and update of the epubs. (off-hours, of course)
That would mean losing access to my custom scripts to download the chapters from the source. Which sucks, as i really, really prefer to grab the chapters from the source. I have an alternate "crawler" as an alternative, so i will probably be using that to grab the chapters from then on. Who knows how "reliable" those are, but i don't really have much choice at the moment.
If you notice a drop on the updates in the next few weeks, then the paragraph above is the reason for it.
Getting on to the main point, the topic i want to address are the "privileged" chapters from our resident QI. I wasn't really mindful when i've read about it about two weeks ago in discord, and thought that the chapters are still available via normal ways. It turns out that they designed their model to be accessible only via phone apps, and if you want to access these "privileged" chapters, you are most likely gonna have to use real money.
Long story short, I don't have access to the privileged chapters in QI, nor do the sources for my QI have. Last i checked, RTW is already completed, but the last few chapters are behind "privileged" access. So that sucks. I am not angry, just disappointed that i cannot access them normally. Who knows, maybe someone has access to them and will share it with me. There are times that other people will share their files with me, so in kind, i use their contributions for the updates.
Alright, that's enough rambling for today. I'll see if i can update later.
See you later!