September 9th, 2019, 9:36 pm
So, this evening, I was visiting my comic page in preparation of uploading a new comic page, and was taken aback to find broken placeholder images in place of the expected navigation buttons. The same issue applied to all the off-site hosted images on my Characters and Links pages.
As it turns out, the image-hosting provider that I've used for many years, Tinypic.com, is closing its doors, and all of the outstanding images are no longer available for use. I had until September 16 to log into my account there and download all the saved images, one-by-one. So, that's exactly what I did. I have now moved all my images to a hosting provider that I hope will be around for a long time.
While I was replacing all the broken images on my Links page, I took the time to do a bit of housecleaning on all the links, removing any that led to pages that were not the same as the websites I originally affiliated with. Now I'm down to just 7 current links -- I suppose that's a consequence of outliving many of the websites I once affiliated with.
Anyhow, I invite you all to check out the updated Links page. If you used to be one of my affiliates and I removed your link in error, or if you're someone new and would like to link-swap with my comic website, send me an email at STP(at)MobianChaos.com, with the subject line "Affiliation," and we'll open up discussions.