A few years ago, I wrote a post about twitcomike.jp, a site where you could browse a virtual map of the Comiket building to find your favorite artists (if they registered their booth at the website).
The website has changed name, and is now located at twitcmap.jp, just so you know. The site is a great place to discover new Pixiv artists as well.
I hope more artists will use the service, this makes things so much easier.
More details about the website can be found on the old post. I updated the links on that one.
Kamiya Maneki (かみやまねき)
Quite an old artist (career-wise). Maneki has done numerous works for companies like galge.com, Extreme, etc. as well as Comiket appearances (no doujins as far as I know). Her art is rather easy to recognize, with thin lines, light skin colors, and usually a lot of particles (little stars, etc), spread all over the image. For the characters, the hair and the eyes would be the peculiar point (that’s often how artists add their personal touch to differentiate themselves from the rest).
Let’s not forget the cute (and usually busty) side of the characters for maximum moe-ness. Overall, a rather good artist with an excellent portfolio of art (though rather poor on her Pixiv profile), kira-kira stuff.
We got a Japanese Artists post coming this Tuesday (about time for some freshness).
I got so many things to do on my agenda, it’s depressing. Wish I could clone myself sometimes…
For now, let’s focus on the task at hand: Finishing that speculos ice-cream in front of me.
Have a great week.
Last month I started a poll to get your opinion about switching to HTTPS for the main site.
I waited for the vote count to reach 600+ before closing the poll. Below are the results :
I originally didn’t want to put the “Don’t care” option because I know a lot of people tend to be neutral when asked about multiple choices (provided the “neutral” choice is available to them). That point kinda proved true, but I felt the poll would’ve been biased without that choice so in the end I went for the “3 choices” pattern.
Looking at the results, the majority of people are for an HTTPS implementation. A good part would not have minded either outcome, so they probably won’t complain about an implementation either.
A minority felt this was not a necessary move, but that does not mean those votes aren’t important to my eyes (see further down below).
Either way : SSL will be coming on Neregate in a couple months (I have other stuff to take care of first).
Using SSL affects both server performance and page loading times. To somehow balance out this effect and not penalize those who voted “No” because they didn’t want higher load times, I plan on changing the PHP interpreter at the same time, as hinted in a previous post. WordPress is all about PHP, so this would compensate for the extra load times linked to HTTPS. If lucky, this could even speed-up page loading times by a very large factor.
Anyway, we’re not quite there yet, but it’s definitely coming.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the poll, much appreciated.
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