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Saturday
Jul142001

R.I.P. Inkspot :-(




Upon investigating a sharp increase in my spam recently, it turned out that my inkspot e-mail addresses appeared to be functioning again, or at least the redirects to ohi@electricpenguin.com were working. Curious about why someone at Xlibris had finally cleared the logfiles (once the hard drive filled up soon after Xlibris laid off all Inkspot staff, all Inkspot e-mail began bouncing), I went over to the Inkspot main page. Had they sold Inkspot to someone else?


To my surprise, I found that inkspot.com was now redirected to the main Xlibris site instead. All files had been deleted, including the farewells from Inkspot staff.


Inkspot is now truly offline for good. :-(


Even though I knew this would happen eventually, I still felt as if someone had just kicked me in the stomach. I suppose that as long as the site was still online, even though it was basically dead, I could delude myself into thinking that there was an infinitesmal chance that it might eventually be revived somehow, someday, even if I wasn't involved.


Ah well.


Forgive the downer Blathering today (feel free to refer to Parki's Anti-Blathering creation from yesterday instead :-), or check out my new Waiting For Frodo or My Life In A Nutshell strips). I'll be in a better mood tomorrow, I promise.


Feel free to suggest a daily poll question.


Today's Poll:

Were you ever an Inkspot user or on my Inklings subscriber list?

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