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halcyon_shift in squeebook


Wow, so it's been a while. Hi!

We have kind of a good news, bad news thing going on.

Good News
There's a new beta version at http://dev.squeebook.net which (I hope!) takes into account some of the posts that have been left in here on and off as well as including some additional features at last:

- Mobi chapters!
- Chapter titles!
- Chapter ordering!
- Improved encoding!
- No covers! (Unless you want them. Then, easier covers!)
- Improved chapter fetching! Kind of! (100 chapter opuses, you probably still want to grab using other methods)

Bad News
Livejournal is having issues, either with SB, SB's particular server/ip or SB's host, I really have no idea. Although SB tries to be super-considerate of the servers it's getting content from (hence the chapter fetch limits) so I hope it's not SB.

I'm going to give it a few more days and hope LJ loves us again, which is always a possibility. Perhaps there will be a touching reunion. Some kind of movie deal. It could happen.

If not, there's basically two options:

Option 1: We move to another server, which I'm only going to consider if anyone is actually still using this, because it doesn't pay for itself (look, ma, no ads!)

Option 2: Squeebook doesn't fetch LJ, which probably removes its usefulness for 90% of whoever still uses it, so I'd just shut it down and provide alternate links. Or, more accurately, you provide me with alternate links, that I provide in turn because, ironically, I don't actually read ebooks myself.

So if you're invested in SB sticking around, comment! "Me! Me! I'm here!" or something will be fine. If not and are still following this comm anyway (I assume for the ambiance), please do give suggestions for alternates.


I shall now take this opportunity to thank you for creating and maintaining the marvellous invention that is Squeebook. It has proven so *incredibly* useful to me over the last 2+ years I've been using it and I wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to keep it up there. You are fantastic, the website is amazing, and I hope any problems it appears to be causing you disappear quickly.

(Thank you again!)
Thank you! I'm so glad it's been useful :)

March 2013

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