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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 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 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.

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Today's Poll:

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

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